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Intent-Based Segmentation: Beyond Zero Trust

The paradox of today’s networks is that while applications, and workflows need to move freely across a distributed network, open environments allow attackers to also easily move across that network to cause damage. Intent-based Segmentation solves that problem by enabling the flexibility and adaptability that today's networks require, without compromising on security or performance.

By Jonathan Nguyen-DuyApril 03, 2019

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Why Today’s Financial Organizations Should Deploy Internal Segmentation Firewalls

As is the case across most of today’s industries, the latest IT technological advances like the cloud, Internet of Things (IoT), and mobility have all blurred the lines between traditional network boundaries, making them harder to secure by the day. Security challenges are escalating in part because there are an increasing number of network access points that can open doors to sensitive financial data. For example, many devices inside of today’s financial networks, such as routers and switches, are not security aware. Once these devices...

By Bill HoganMay 05, 2017

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Byline: Solving IoT Security - Pursuing Distributed Security Enforcement

For many of us in the Security Industry, the possibility of using Internet of Things (IoT) devices as a launchpad for an attack has been mostly theoretical. However, information obtained after the massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack against the services offered by appears to show that the threat is real and immediate. The definition of IoT is often a little vague. Generally speaking, I consider any device with an IP address associated with it to be some sort of an IoT device, though not all of them are problems. The ones...

By Ken McAlpineFebruary 09, 2017

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Securing The Internet of Things – Industrial Control Systems

The Internet of Things (networks of uniquely identifiable endpoints, or "things," that communicate without human interaction using embedded IP connectivity) is the next industrial revolution. Estimates say there will be 24 Billion IoT devices installed by 2020, and $6 Trillion will be invested in IoT devices over the next 5 years. With that kind of growth and investment, protecting each of these “things” and their corresponding interactions with other components, including our networks, will be critical. So where is this...

By Daniel ColeSeptember 14, 2016

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Three Ways Insider Security Threats Have Recently Impacted Financial Institutions

Insider security threats are commonly plaguing today’s financial institutions. Read this post to find out the most common threats.

By Brian ForsterSeptember 01, 2016

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The First Step Towards Change is Awareness. The Second is Acting on it. 

In our everyday lives we all seem to be continually looking for knowledge or information to help improve a situation, or at least make sure we don’t end up in a bad one.  Let’s take for example, traffic.  If we live or work in a crowded city with lots of traffic, we are always looking to understand where the traffic jams and accidents are, and discover where the best routes are before we drive home from work so we can avoid getting stuck in traffic.  This behavior seems second nature to us. Most of the time, we do it without...

By Anthony GiandomenicoAugust 23, 2016

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Turning Network Security Inside Out

Over the years, network security solutions and deployment has been built on the assumption that threats originate outside the enterprise network – trust was put in the internal network, while security was mostly deployed at the perimeter to provide protection from the outside threats and hackers. While security infrastructure has evolved to reflect the evolution of threats and technology, its deployment remained focus around the perimeter. However, breach analysis information shows that a significant number of threats have been entirely overlo

By Ronen ShpirerJune 06, 2016

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Network Security for the Software-Defined Data Center

Scott Berger has his pulse on the IT security industry, and he talked with us at HIMSS 2016 to share some insights on the value of Fortinet’s Next-Generation Firewall into a VMware NSX Environment, the rise of internal segmentation firewalls and the need to implement these solutions without compromising clinician workflow. “Fortinet offers one of the most complete security ecosystems in both the physical and the virtual space of the software-defined datacenter,” he says. While many people still view security as more or less...

By Susan BiddleMay 13, 2016

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Why Internal Segmentation Firewalls are Indispensable in Healthcare

You could call healthcare security breaches a rising epidemic.  According to Christopher Moynier, Healthcare Systems Engineer for Fortinet, it could “become a life or death situation.” Healthcare organizations today are uniquely vulnerable to insidious security threats. This is due in part to the extremely high value of their data, but it’s also because healthcare has lagged behind in security. For years, healthcare IT administrators have been pushed to adapt to new regulatory schemes and provide new functionality for providers...

By Susan BiddleApril 11, 2016

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A Secure Foundation: Keep Your Enemies Close and Your Internal Network Closer

I don’t think a day goes by without hearing about another company that was a victim of a data breach.  These companies are not small either.  Organizations like the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), United Airlines and many others have all lost very sensitive data.  Despite significant investments in the latest next-generation technologies, software defined networks, virtualized data centers, and new detection and alerting capabilities for anomalous traffic we still seem to be losing the...

By Anthony GiandomenicoApril 08, 2016