CyberGlossary

Learn more about network security topics with our CyberGlossary

 Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity encompasses every measure taken to defend an organization from a cyber attack, unauthorized access, or data damage or loss. This includes processes, technologies, architectures, and even user education.

Firewall

Firewall

A firewall is the key component of network security, acting as the guard against malicious traffic, data loss, and unauthorized access. Traditionally, a firewall was put at the perimeter to determine which traffic to let into the network and which to keep out. Today, it’s recommended to have a firewall at the core of your network as well, such as an internal segmentation firewall, as threats do slip in and spread. A firewall platform can be hardware, software, or a combination. 

Network Security

Network Security

Network security refers to the technologies and policies used to defend any network, network traffic, and network-accessible assets from cyber attacks, unauthorized access, and data loss. It must protect at both the edge and inside the network, with a layered approach.

IoT Security

IoT Security

IoT security is the act of securing Internet of Things devices and the networks they’re connected to. In the business setting, IoT devices include industrial machines, smart energy grids, building automation, plus whatever personal IoT devices employees bring to work.

Multi-Cloud Security

Multi-Cloud Security

As cloud adoption accelerates, organizations are increasingly reliant on cloud-based services and infrastructures. Yet, organizations often end up with a heterogeneous set of technologies in use, with disparate security controls in various cloud environments. Fortinet Multi-Cloud Security Solutions provide the necessary visibility and control across cloud infrastructures, enabling secure applications and connectivity from data center to cloud.