Technology Companies Realize Transformative Benefits From Advanced SD-WAN With Integrated Security
By definition, technology companies are in the business of delivering digital innovation for their customers. Their research and development teams use cutting-edge tools and systems, however, these can often expand the attack surface and create complexities for corporate network security.
Technology companies often hold unique cultural recognition, possess critical intellectual property, and maintain valuable customer information. Thus, they are attractive and continuous targets for criminals and their ever more sophisticated cyberattacks. These types of organizations need best-of-breed security solutions that not only scale to meet their unique challenges but are capable of nimble adaptation with these rapid-growth organizations.
Consolidation and Integration
Cybersecurity has traditionally been deployed one solution at time, in response to each rapidly emerging problem or reactive challenge. These solutions lack meaningful levels of cross-vendor integration and automation, making effective response to new threats simply too slow and ineffective.
Industry experts have proposed and recommended a connected platform, to address the continuously growing number of devices and solutions required to monitor data and communications between users and applications.
The Fortinet Security Fabric consolidates point-product vendors into a cybersecurity platform, allowing for much tighter integration, increased automation, and a more rapid, coordinated, and effective response to threats across the network.
Fortinet Solves Key Challenges Facing Technology Organizations
High Performance and Low Latency
The volumetric scale and speed of modern infrastructures require platforms that can route, inspect, and block traffic without impacting application performance and ultimately, the user experience.
Our Secure Networking approach converges networking and security into a single, accelerated solution. A specially designed operating system and security processors work in concert to greatly improve network performance and security posture. This enables Fortinet to inspect and deliver data with latency at a fraction of other solutions.
Massive Growth and Rapid Response
Automation is key to maintaining the rapid scale required by current technology-driven organizations. Not only has the volume of users and devices increased tremendously, but their locations are now most often outside of traditional security perimeters, creating an enormous attack surface.
Specific tools have come to the market to usher in the era of increased automation. FortiSOAR security orchestration automation and response (SOAR), systematizes repetitive tasks that would otherwise require additional staffing or draw resources away that are best suited for more in-depth evaluation of complex and layered cyberattacks. FortiSOAR integrates with our other dedicated tools as well as third-party Fabric Partners.
Visibility in the Distributed Enterprise
Technology companies often maintain multiple branch offices around the world to attract top talent, supporting resource-intensive work like R&D—often in coordination with remote support staff and management.
Secure and reliable connections between these sites, headquarters, and public cloud services are critical and Fortinet can deliver all of the necessary components of a secure SD-WAN and SD-Branch solution.
Work From Anywhere
The way people work has fundamentally evolved, and organizations need to ensure employees can work productively, safely, and securely whether they are located in the office, at home, or on the road.
The Fortinet Work From Anywhere solution delivers endpoint, network, and remote access security integrated into the Fortinet Security Fabric. Our unique approach enables consistent security and user experience regardless of where the worker—or the application—is located.
Intellectual Property and Content Security
For technology organizations in the media and entertainment space, content is prized intellectual property. It can include finished products like music files, videos, and movies, but also material that is never intended to be public—scripts, contract negotiations, and more. Pirated content affects the bottom line, and the release of confidential content can seriously impact brand reputation—and that of the associated artists.
Fortinet can secure and scan data in transit as well as a patented ability to scan for viruses while it is stored (at rest) in public cloud infrastructure. Fortinet is a proud member of the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) and the Content Delivery and Security Association (CDSA).
Digital innovation in the media and entertainment industry is focused heavily on the customer experience, with rapid consumer adoption of streaming services, online gaming, and augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR). These services place heavy reliance on rapidly expandable cloud-based facilities, IoT devices, and mobile networks. Interruptions in service can rapidly degrade a company’s brand reputation.
Fortinet builds and enables security solutions that span every delivery platform, from the largest data centers to a single mobile device using a transitive cloud service. By integrating and automating the complimentary solutions in a single operating system, FortiOS, we enable best-of-breed overall security that can reach the most enforcement points and enable effective response. This reduces the exposure window while maintaining a consistent consumer experience.