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FortiGate-VM Next-Generation Firewall Extends Support for VMware NSX-T Data Center

Fortinet is announcing more extensive interoperability between Fortinet’s FortiGate-VM and VMware’s NSX-T Data Center to provide organizations centralized visibility into all workload environments.

By Lior CohenMarch 05, 2019

Industry Trends

Implementing Security with Digital Transformation Initiatives

Fortinet’s Vice President of Strategic Programs, Jonathan Nguyen-Duy, recently hosted a webinar called “Implementing Security with Digital Transformation Initiatives.”  This talk touched on why digital transformation is so crucial across industries, as well as the technological capabilities organizations need to adopt in order to ensure a successful digital transformation.  

By Susan BiddleOctober 19, 2017

Industry Trends

The Power of Virtual Cell Wi-Fi

Wireless access has not only revolutionized networks. It has profoundly changed our culture. It has transformed how and where we work, how we interact through social media, and how we stay connected with family and friends. The challenge we are now facing is Wi-Fi saturation. Given the number of connected devices online now, and the predictions for exponential growth over just the next few years, we need to ensure that we are building wireless networks that can accommodate both the volume of connections and connected devices coming, the increase...

Industry Trends

The Open Security Requirement in the Age of the Cloud

In a 2015 article posted by Forbes, it was reported that 87 percent of people hadn’t heard of the term “Internet of Things” (IoT). At that time, Gartner Inc. estimated that there were 4.9 billion connected devices in use. Fast forward to 2017, and Gartner now reports that number has grown  to 8.4 billion, with a look ahead to 2020 predicting that 20.4 billion connected devices will be in use. The IoT has gained traction in day-to-day life by adding new applications and capabilities at a rapid rate, and as this technology begins...

By Amy ThompsonMay 08, 2017

Industry Trends

Data Driven Security – James Cabe’s Interview with Intel Chip Chat

The following is an excerpt from an Intel Chip Chat interview with James Cabe, Global Alliances Manager at Fortinet. Chip Chat is a podcast series of informal interviews with some of the brightest minds in the industry, hosted by Intel employee Allyson Klein.

By John WeltonMarch 31, 2017

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

Innovation Insights: Securing Today’s Evolving IT Environments Requires Four Things

Networks are evolving rapidly. The transformation to a digital business model has extended the network beyond the perimeter, which means that today’s networks and their related security are becoming borderless. IoT and cloud solutions require organizations to worry about an attack surface that may not even be visible to IT. Worse, many IoT devices are headless, run simple communications protocols, and are unable to run a client or even be patched. Instead, they rely exclusively on the access layer for security. In addition, critical and...

By Bill McGee and John MaddisonSeptember 26, 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

Q&A: Protecting Businesses while Migrating to Clouds and Software-Defined Data Centers with Fortinet

As businesses require more speed and flexibility in delivering applications and services, cloud computing has emerged as the model best aligned to meet the needs of many organizations. Data centers especially are evolving rapidly into both private and public clouds, along with customer demands for fast and secure cloud infrastructure and services. Fortinet’s Warren Wu shares more perspective on the intersection of cloud computing and security technology. At a high level can you talk about the intersection of cloud and security today? Over...

By Darlene GannonAugust 30, 2016