Digital business is transforming how organizations and individuals communicate, operate, and interact. These changes not only hold the promise for new opportunities, but also bring new risks to data, economies, and resources. Which is why Fortinet is a Gold Sponsor at this year’s IBM Think 2018, being held March 19-22 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
Accelerate 18 began with a series of keynotes to a capacity crowd of Fortinet partners, sales people, and for the first time, customers. Beyond the expected executive addresses and other talks and workshops, Fortinet announced the evolution of our Security Fabric architecture – and more importantly – demonstrated how Fortinet is uniquely positioned in the industry to deliver the next generation of network security.
Healthcare has become the second largest sector of the U.S. economy, accounting for 18% of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2017, and is rivaled only by U.S. Federal Government’s 20% share of GDP in the same year. Not surprisingly, IT spending in healthcare is keeping pace, reaching $100 billion in 2017.
We live in exciting times. Digital Transformation (DX) is the integration of digital technology into all areas of the business. This is resulting in fundamental changes both to how businesses operate and how they deliver value to their customers. Organizations are looking to expand their market, and digital transformation is one of the key strategies they are utilizing to achieve growth as well as associated business objectives.
Providing security to businesses today is a far different proposition than it was just a few years ago. Looking back, security in the first decade of the 2000’s was a bolt-on proposition. Businesses would spec out the current demands from their users and customers then design an infrastructure that could handle relatively static requirements for the business to be both secure and productive.
A Conversation with Fortinet’s CTO and co-Founder, Michael Xie
In the intensifying rush to develop and deploy network security strategies that can handle the drastic increase of today’s cyberthreats, I fear that many organizations are falling into a trap that is already having far-ranging consequences. Rather than approaching the admittedly intense challenges of security with the methodical approach and longview perspective of managers of complex data centers, they are behaving like harried consumers—reactively buying a specific, standalone solution to tamp down a challenge or crisis as it emerges. It is a tactical solution to a strategic problem—not only insufficient in the short-term, but also extremely corrosive to the long-term security and functionality of the systems that are designed to store and safeguard critical information.
To cut to the chase, the technical features of Fortinet solutions are only half the story when it comes to the Fortinet Security Fabric's unmatched ability to deliver managed security services. Its secret sauce for managed security services providers (MSSPs) is really about adaptability, integration, and automation, as expressed through six properties of Fortinet-based managed security solutions.
FortiSandbox has already proven itself effective in the 2017 BDS test with a 99% Breach Detection rate, earning a Recommended rating four out of four years. And now, integrated with other Security Fabric components – namely, FortiGate, FortiMail, and FortiClient – it has achieved another NSS Recommended award with this latest 2017 BPS test.
Bob Fortna joined Fortinet as president of Fortinet Federal Inc. earlier this year. We sat down with Bob to get his perspective on his new role and learn about what he envisions for Fortinet in supporting Federal agencies and partners. As the Fortinet Federal Inc. leader, what do you see as the company’s role as a Federal agency partner? As prime targets for the most sophisticated adversaries seeking to impact national security, public safety, and civilian services, Federal Government agencies require the most comprehensive...