Fortinet is excited to announce the integration of the Fortinet Security Fabric with Amazon GuardDuty to automate remediation and threat intelligence in Amazon Web Services. This integration accelerates time-to-protection in the cloud by using dynamic FortiGate firewall rules to block new detected threats.
Because digital technologies are widely available to everyone, this flattens the competitive advantage. How an enterprise and a CSP manages their DX implementation becomes the defining factor of a successful transformation. There are three factors to emphasize with your customers.
Cloud adoption is on a steady upward march. It's not uncommon to hear that laggard organizations, even those that are highly regulated and historically slow to adopt new tech, are leveraging SaaS applications or a private cloud. But one thing that has surprised some pundits: As digital transformation pushes CIOs forward, your customers are not moving workflows to a single massive public cloud. They're hedging, spreading workloads across several cloud environments. RightScale's latest State of the Cloud Survey reports that 85 percent of enterprises currently use a multicloud strategy. As to the mix, IDC predicts that public cloud will account for almost 32 percent of all IT infrastructure spending in 2020, while private cloud will represent a little less than 20 percent.
Organizations today are not only aggressively moving many of their workloads to the cloud, but many of them are doing so using a multi-cloud model. They leverage one provider for specific functionality and another for location or for cost. At the same time, critical data is being distributed and processed across a variety of additional cloud-based applications and services. Nearly all of them have some sort of a private cloud as well, with nearly half using multiple hypervisors to manage those environments.
Federal agencies are under pressure to make a timely, secure shift to the cloud with minimal disruption. For many, however, this is easier said than done. With a wide array of data that falls under a variety of privacy and protection regulations, "how?" is a complicated question.
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.
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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.
Fortinet cloud security is now available across all five major cloud providers. We’re excited to announce that our flagship FortiGate virtual machine is now available for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) through the Cloud Launcher marketplace.
The nature of the MSSP business offers an ideal playing field for fast-footed players to develop innovative offerings targeting the most vexing cybersecurity problems facing private and public organizations. MSSPs thrive by integrating off-the-shelf products with innovative thinking and effective action to address urgent customer needs. The recipe for MSSP visionary success calls for equal parts technical savvy, street smarts, and fanatical devotion to end-customer success.