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Business and Technology

Results from the Third Annual “ETSI NFV Plugtest + OPNFV SFC/NSH” Event

For three years now, ETSI has conducted an NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) Plugtest event that provides an opportunity for vendors and open source communities to meet, collaborate, and assess the level of interoperability of their implementations and solutions, especially in multi-vendor environments.

By Nicolas ThomasSeptember 14, 2018

Partners

Fortinet Fabric-Ready Partner Spotlight: Q&A with Cloudify

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.

By John MaddisonDecember 20, 2017

Threat Research

Fortinet in ETSI Security Week

Fortinet participated as a sponsor and panellist at the NFV (Network Function Virtualization) tracks at ETSI Security Week, held on June 14th at ETSI’s headquarters in Sophia Antipolis, in the South of France. Fortinet is a participant in the ETSI NFV ISG group, focusing on NFV security, and earlier this year, Fortinet also participated in the ETSI plug-test to ensure VNF’s interoperability with different NFV stacks in real-world environments.

By Nicolas ThomasJuly 05, 2017

Industry Trends

Security Leads the Way for MSO Evolution to MSP

Like every other service provider segment, MSOs are looking for ways to leverage recent changes in technology and customer buying patterns in order to expand their addressable market and service offerings. MSOs now have an opportunity to claim a larger share of this growing business market by providing a new set of commercial services built on a number of new technologies. With the commercial availability of SD-WAN technology, for example, MSO’s now have a path to create competitive offerings that were previously confined to telecommunications...

By Rick MashburnNovember 30, 2016

Industry Trends

Securing Next-Generation Data Centers

Data Centers are undergoing the most radical transformation since they were first created. For decades, they were walled off and isolated vaults containing some of an organization’s most valued assets. Only a handful of data center shamans were authorized to query that data center for information. It’s no coincidence that that largest data center vendor in the world is named Oracle. But today, everyone from executives to employees and consultants to even customers now have access to data center resources, often using homegrown applications...

By Ronen ShpirerOctober 17, 2016

Industry Trends

Fortinet Achieves VMware Ready™ Status for Network Functions Virtualization!

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) offers unprecedented opportunities for service providers to adopt new business models, radically lower costs and increase the speed of innovation and delivery of next-generation services. While the potential benefits of NFV are enormous, ensuring effective security is a key consideration for service providers. Protecting these highly dynamic environments requires a Security Fabric with tightly integrated security and network technologies that share intelligence, and collaborate to detect, isolate, and respond...

By Warren WuOctober 17, 2016

Industry Trends

The Right VNF Security Can Help Unlock the Promise of NFV (and SDN)

If current trends bear out, virtualization is poised to revolutionize networking. As communication service providers (CSPs) look for opportunities to provide greater value to their customers and deal with competition from non-traditional competitors, they have embraced SDN and NFV to catalyze an amazing network and services transformation. Many feel that SDN and NFV will allow networking to join a trajectory that has already revolutionized storage and compute by creating on-demand access to networking resources and enabling a vast new set of services. A...

By Richard OrgiasSeptember 12, 2016

Industry Trends

FortiHypervisor: Another Fortinet Innovation Milestone

Most organizations face challenges with deploying new networking services on traditional CPE.  They need to adapt quickly to changing business conditions, but their CPE infrastructure gets in the way of quickly deploying or customizing a service.   The impact to business is real.  For one, it takes too long to deploy new services.  Traditional on-premises equipment is function-specific, resulting in multiple boxes being deployed for multiple services.  You need to add a new service?  This requires a new box,...

By Rajoo NagarAugust 15, 2016

Industry Trends

Interoperability is the Key to Successful SDN/NFV Implementations

The key to success in the emerging world of white box hardware, SDN, NFV, NFV Orchestrators (NFVO), and Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) is interoperability.  The promise of a new kind of network - easy to provision, flexible, easy to automate, and most critically, a source of new value-added functions is dependent on a whole range of disparate elements working together. This is no easy task, and it’s made no easier by the fact that there are still no widely adopted standards for interoperability. However, that did not stop the New IP Agency...

By Abel AberraMay 24, 2016