A member of MEF since 2017, Fortinet brings its expertise as a security leader to MEF’s vision of enabling agile services for the digital economy. As a result, Fortinet has recently been named to chair a MEF committee on Security-as-a Service (SECaaS).
The Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure was just released and we believe our placement as the challenger with furthest completion of vision is the result of our recent strategic motions and product innovations.
IoT and 5G are important technological achievements that are changing the world. However, this optimism needs to be tempered with clear thinking and planning if we want to keep up with the consequent evolution of the threat landscape happening at the same time.
The decision to deploy an SD-WAN may be straightforward, extracting the full range of benefits requires an in-depth evaluation of a variety of other supporting components. If ignored, it is all too easy for the enticements of speed and agility to overshadow some of the more fundamental needs of a corporate environment, such as security.
As network leaders assess their SD-WAN options, however, what is often missing from their deliberations is how to adequately address security risks. SD-WAN vendors are increasingly embedding security features into their offerings, but these tend to be basic, Layer 3 network controls and not the robust security functions that these environments require.