The volume of cyberattacks is growing at an unprecedented rate, increasing as much as nearly 80% for some organizations during the final quarter of 2017. One reason for this acceleration in the attack cycle is that in order for malware to succeed today it needs to spread further and faster than even before. This allows cybercriminals to stay a step ahead of new efforts by vendors to improve their delivery of updated signatures and patches.
ForeScout Technologies offers a highly scalable, heterogeneous platform that provides Global 2000 enterprises and government agencies with agentless visibility and control of traditional and non-traditional devices, including Internet of Things (IoT) and Operational Technology (OT) devices, the instant they connect to the network. As a Fabric-Ready partner, Fortinet and ForeScout work together to deliver an integrated solution to solve the challenges of IoT and OT security in the enterprise.
Nearly two years ago, we unveiled our technology vision of the Fortinet Security Fabric. And today, with the release of FortiOS 6.0, we have turned that vision into a full-fledged reality with a truly integrated and automated security framework designed for today’s dynamic networks. FortiOS is already the world’s most deployed network security operating system, and this latest release delivers more than 200 new features and capabilities designed to strengthen and expand the power of the Security Fabric through broad visibility, integrated detection of advanced threats, and automated response, combined with the continuous trust assessment required to secure today’s digital business.
Digital Transformation Without an Equivalent Security Transformation is Leaving Organizations More Vulnerable 2018 is lining up to be the year of Digital Transformation. Just about every organization looking to remain viable in the growing digital marketplace has some sort of digital transformation in progress or one in the planning stages for this year. These projects range from implementing basic applications to better interact with online consumers, to converging OT and IT networks, or even pushing their entire infrastructure to the cloud.
Even if the enterprise security team has a handle on its individual clouds, multiple secure clouds are not the same thing as a secure multi-cloud. This requires a single secure enterprise network that spans the data center (physical or software defined) and all the private and public clouds to which an organization subscribes.
With this latest NGFW innovation in place, Fortinet has once again widened the performance and security gap between our closest competitors and us. And our ongoing commitment to an engineering-driven architectural approach to security ensures that this gap will only continue to widen, ensuring that customers always have access to the cutting edge security tools they need to enable their continued success in the new digital economy.
ShipServ, in a recent move to a more cloud-based IT infrastructure, adopted several Fortinet products to protect the company’s networks. I recently talked to Dominic Aslan, ShipServ’s vice president of IT operations, about the company’s move to the cloud and its use of Fortinet tools.
2017 was another landmark year for cybersecurity. In reviewing our quarterly Threat Landscape reports, it is clear that 2017 has been notable primarily for three things: the rapid digital transformation and expansion of the potential attack surface, the increasing sophistication of cyber attacks, and a lapse in basic cybersecurity hygiene, largely being driven by digital transformation coupled with the growing cybersecurity skills gap.
Fortinet recently sat down with Amir Levy, Director, Technical Market Development, CTO Office, Cloudify, a new Fabric-Ready Partner, to learn more about their solution, how they solve customer challenges, and why they have chosen to become part of our Fabric-Ready Partner program.