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Business and Technology

Fortinet’s FortiDDoS Supports BGP Flowspec

Fortinet is proud to announce that BGP Flowspec has now been incorporated into FortiDDoS This new functionality enables Service Providers to provide an effective solution to customers when a DDoS attack saturates their Internet links. Flowspec automates the coordination of traffic filtering by providing service providers with information that identifies specific packets to be dropped during a flood. Such a hybrid solution, combining a cost-effective FortiDDoS at the customer premises providing the first level of mitigation, with and a cloud-based scrubbing center providing volumetric attack mitigation, provides important benefits to customers impacted by these sorts of attacks.

By Hemant JainApril 04, 2018

Business and Technology

FortiDDoS Launches Support for FortiGuard Domain Reputation Service for IoT and Botnet Based DDoS Attack Mitigation

The FortiGuard Domain Reputation Service License for FortiDDoS is yet further ammunition to use against the growing threat of the IoT and botnet attacks, which are easier than ever to launch due to proliferation of open source code for such attacks, and growing availability of vulnerable devices.

By Hemant JainSeptember 06, 2017

Industry Trends

Strengthening the Security Fabric of Blockchain

Blockchain is a shared and continuously reconciled database used to maintain a list of digital records, called blocks. It is quickly becoming an important tool not just for financial information, but also for managing and recording virtually all types of data, such as medical and other records, identity management, and transaction processing. Because a blockchain database is distributed and interconnected, it provides several essential services. The first is transparency. Because data is embedded within the network as a whole, it is by definition...

By Hemant JainJune 20, 2017

Industry Trends

Certification Marks for IoT Devices – A Suggestion to the FTC and California

According to a recent prediction detailed in the Deloitte Global TMT Predictions 2017 report, incidents of DDoS are expected to rise to 10 million attacks during the year. The escalation of DDoS, according to them, is primarily due to the growing base of insecure IoT devices, readily available online instructions for unskilled attackers, and rising uplink data speeds. One of the solutions Deloitte Global has recommended is certification marks for connected devices. They propose that device vendors should obtain security certification for their...

By Hemant JainApril 13, 2017

Industry Trends

A Multitude of IoT Operating Systems Is Bad News for the Safety of the Internet

Unfortunately, many IoT devices are headless, meaning that they literally cannot be patched, so other security measures will have to be developed. Until then, the Internet will face the havoc resulting from IoT-based shadownets for hire, and major DDoS attacks and Cybersecurity wars will be launched by exploiting IoT vulnerabilities.

By Hemant JainJanuary 04, 2017

Industry Trends

Fortifying the Smart Cities

San Francisco’s muni fare system was recently hacked, and it turns out that intruders installed ransomware on the system, and demanded money to undo the hack. Some might ask why, despite being located amid a hub of the best brains in cyberspace, didn’t San Francisco muni foresee this coming? But as the saying goes, hindsight is 20/20. A better question to ask is, why are smart cities around the world so prone to such smart attacks? And, what risks can they reasonably foresee, and how do they plan for them? Global Growth and...

By Hemant JainDecember 08, 2016

Industry Trends

Managing the Attack Surface of a Smart City

Smart cities are being planned the world over. Technology development always goes through two phases for any new discipline: first – tools are developed, and infrastructure is built and enabled. And second – the technology is scaled up. In the case of smart cities, we are in the first phase, where many of the kinks and challenges are still being ironed out. Here are some examples of services a smart city might provide: Coordinated energy control of air conditioners at homes during hot summer days to manage and preserve city...

By Hemant JainNovember 24, 2016

Industry Trends

Black Nurse DDoS Attack: Power of Granular Packet Inspection of FortiDDoS with Unpredictable DDoS Attacks

A well-known aspect of criminals in any space is that they are unpredictable. They look for holes and vulnerabilities in systems and try to use them to their advantage. Security systems, therefore, have to be architected in a way that assumes attack unpredictability. A new threat emerging on the horizon is called BlackNurse DDoS attack. Fortinet protects organizations against this content based protection, with the IPS signature  "BlackNurse.ICMP.Type.3.Code.3.Flood.DoS", as well as with behavior-based protection through our FortiDDoS...

By Hemant JainNovember 14, 2016

Industry Trends

Mirai Botnet ­: Protect Your Infrastructure with FortiDDoS

As further details become available for the massive distributed denial of service attack against Dyn on Oct 21 2016, here are some things FortiDDoS customers can do to protect themselves from a potential Internet of Things (IoT) botnet-based DDoS attack like Mirai. Mirai spreads by compromising vulnerable IoT devices such as DVRs. Many IoT manufacturers failed to secure these devices properly, and they don't include the memory and processing necessary to be updated. They are also usually not in control of the destination of their outbound...

By Hemant JainOctober 24, 2016

Industry Trends

When Half the Internet Goes Down Due to a Cyber-Assault on DNS Infrastructure

On Oct 21, 2016, yet another cyber assault happened on a large DNS provider's infrastructure, bringing down websites and services on the east coast of the United States. While it is easy to launch these attacks, the solutions available in the market have not kept pace. FortiDDoS is the only hardware logic solution in the market today that easily distinguishes between attack traffic and legitimate traffic at high rates and keep services up during such attacks. The DDoS attack on the DNS infrustructure of Dyn, a major DNS provider,...

By Hemant JainOctober 21, 2016