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Business and Technology

Choosing a WAF Solution? Third-Party Evaluations can Help

In Gartner’s latest Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewall MQ report for 2018, Fortinet has been placed in the Challenger quadrant, while also showing continued movement in ability to execute, closer to the Leader quadrant.

By FortinetSeptember 10, 2018

Threat Research

The Apache Struts 2 Vulnerability

It now appears that this crime was enabled through an exploit that targeted a Java vulnerability in Apache Struts 2, which is an open-source web application framework for developing Java web applications that extends the Java Servlet API to assist, encourage, and promote developers to adopt a model–view–controller (MVC) architecture.

By Aamir LakhaniSeptember 18, 2017

Industry Trends

5 Network Security Challenges That Will Keep Financial Services CIOs On Alert in 2017

The financial services industry was a primary target for cybercriminals in 2016, and due to the value of its data, it will remain in the crosshairs as we embark on 2017. As a result, financial services CIOs will be faced with security decisions and challenges that will likely keep them up at night. While this isn’t an exhaustive list of challenges CIOs will face in the coming year, we’ve outlined several challenges we believe nearly all financial services organizations will have to face in 2017. Let’s take a closer look. 1....

By Brian Forster March 16, 2017

Industry Trends

Not Concerned About Web Application Attacks in Financial Services? Well, You Should Be

IT teams in the financial services industry have historically invested in, and deployed, web application firewalls (WAFs) to comply with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS). However, many of today’s data security professionals recognize that unprotected web applications have become attractive targets for cybercriminals looking for easy entry points into their networks. In fact, according to recent data, 83 percent of enterprise IT executives believe application security is critical to their IT strategy. Additionally,...

By Brian Forster January 30, 2017

Industry Trends

The Move to Consolidation and Integration: Simplifying Security in Financial Services

In meeting with large financial institutions, the single biggest thing we keep hearing about is the need to simplify and consolidate their security infrastructure. As Financial Services has evolved from person-to-person transactions to a fully digital business model, the industry’s networks have evolved as well, become increasingly complex and more difficult to defend. During this evolution, as new threats have emerged, financial organizations have gone out and purchased a host of different security products, often from different vendors,...

By Bart RichardsJanuary 23, 2017