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Business and Technology

The Value of Collaborative Threat Intelligence Sharing

In today’s digital economy, speed and efficiency are essential. So is the ability to access data from anywhere and from any device. These demands are forcing the network to change, increasing the amount of data that networks need to manage and the number of devices connected to those networks. This is responsible for growing the potential attack surface of today’s networks.

By Ken XieMarch 09, 2018

Business and Technology

Executive Insights: The Third Generation of Security is Here

Organizations are rapidly adopting mobility, IoT, smart devices, and multi-cloud computing to meet new networking requirements. These changes are increasing the speed and the volume of the data and traffic that networks need to process. These network resources are also being constantly added, removed, or connected to each other, keeping the network’s attack surface constantly changing. The result is we are also creating complex networks that are difficult to track and secure.

By Ken XieFebruary 27, 2018

Business and Technology | Industry Trends

Executive Insights: The Digital Transformation of Security

Securing the entire distributed infrastructure using single set of integrated security protocols and complementary policies require a Security Fabric approach built around interconnected security tools. Such an integrated fabric is able to span the entire network, and then dynamically adapt as network infrastructures adjust to meet changing data and workload needs. And it needs to do all of this at the speed of digital business. 

By Ken XieNovember 30, 2017

Business and Technology

Executive Insights: Securing the Digital World, Part II

Sixteen years ago, Fortinet predicted the emergence of a digital economy where data would be driving business. We understood that this would require scaling the Internet to support hyperconnected network infrastructures. To accomplish this, network infrastructures that hadn’t fundamentally changed for decades would have to be radically redesigned. The challenge was that traditional security solutions were never designed to protect this new environment. To meet this challenge, we began engineering security tools around a universal operating...

By Ken XieJuly 14, 2017

Business and Technology

Executive Insights: Securing the Digital World, Part I

Today’s digital economy is driving a technology revolution. Networks now include on-demand infrastructure, cloud-based services, software defined perimeters, and the growth of smart devices and IoT. Networks and infrastructures are also increasingly hyperconnected. What’s been missing is a security strategy to protect these new environments. The Internet was first begun as a point-to-point networking solution 50 years ago. The first generation of security was connection-oriented because it was primarily a firewall and VPN that...

By Ken XieJuly 12, 2017

Business and Technology

Executive Insights: Effectively Using Threat Intelligence

If we want to get ahead of cybercrime, we must share information. A collection of companies working together to collect and share intelligence will always have better visibility into the threat landscape than one organization on its own. Seeing new threats as soon as they emerge increases our ability to respond and protect valuable resources. There is a lot of raw data for organizations to use, from both global sources and within their own networks. Unfortunately, most security infrastructures were not designed to effectively consume, correlate,...

By Ken XieFebruary 13, 2017

Industry Trends

Innovation Insights: Protecting A Hyperconnected World

People, things, and ideas, connected together by IoT and the cloud, are driving the new digital economy. This new hyperconnected world is not only changing how companies do business, but also how people work, live, and learn. It is changing the world at an unprecedented rate. What does this hyperconnected world look like? It is estimated that by 2020 we will have deployed over 50 billion networked devices and over 20 billion connected IoT endpoints. That is about 4.3 connected devices for every person on the planet. And each of these devices...

By Ken XieJanuary 10, 2017