<![CDATA[Phitech]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php UTF-8 20210805 06:43:01 20210805 06:43:01 YBlog RSS Generator 5​​ <![CDATA[Fortinet Research Demonstrates Enterprises Must Adapt to Address Telework Security Challenges Long-term]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=1023 2020 Remote Workforce Cybersecurity Report Shows How Organizations Are Increasing Investments to Secure Remote Work at Scale

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

John Maddison, EVP of Products and CMO at Fortinet
“The COVID-19 pandemic will have lasting effects on how organizations invest in cybersecurity. In fact, over 90% of enterprises plan to invest more to secure telework over the next two years. Given a dramatically expanded digital attack surface, the waves of cyber threats targeting remote workers, and the ongoing cyber skills gap, organizations need to carefully consider what technologies and approaches are needed to secure their telework strategies long-term. They have an opportunity to maximize their investments with cybersecurity platforms designed to provide comprehensive visibility and protection across the entire digital infrastructure, including networked, application, multi-cloud, and mobile environments. This ongoing shift to remote work will also require more than just technology; cybersecurity training and awareness should also remain key priorities.”

News Summary
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated, and automated cybersecurity solutions, today unveiled the 2020 Remote Workforce Cybersecurity Report.

  • The report investigates the cybersecurity challenges that organizations faced as a result of the dramatic shift to telework early this year and the planned investments to secure remote work in 2020 and beyond.
  • This report is based on a survey conducted in June 2020. Participants are employed in 17 different countries, representing nearly all industries and the public sector.
  • For a detailed view of the report, as well as some important takeaways, read the blog. Highlights of the report follow.

The Sudden Shift to Telework Was Challenging for Most Organizations

  • As the COVID-19 pandemic spread rapidly in the first half of 2020, many organizations were required to shift to telework practically overnight as teams around the globe were asked to stay home. Nearly two-thirds of the firms surveyed had to rapidly transition over half of their workforce to telework. In addition, most respondents said the rapid change presented a challenge to their organization, with 83% citing it as moderately, very, or extremely challenging. Only 3% were not at all challenged.
  • In addition, the evolving remote work environment, increased reliance on personal device usage, and overall influx of workers outside the corporate network opened an opportunity for unprecedented cyber threat activity. From opportunistic phishers to scheming nation-state actors, cyber adversaries found multiple ways to exploit the global pandemic for their benefit at enormous scale as evidenced by a recent FortiGuard Labs Global Threat Landscape Report. Threats included phishing and business email compromise schemes, nation-state backed campaigns, and ransomware attacks. In fact, 60% of organizations revealed an increase in cybersecurity breach attempts during the transition to remote work, while 34% reported actual breaches in their networks.
  • With a spike in employees remotely connecting to the corporate network, an increase in breach attempts and overall cyber attacks, organizations cited the most challenging aspects of this transition as ensuring secure connections, business continuity, and access to business-critical applications.
  • At the time of the survey enterprises had already invested in key technologies as a result of the pandemic. Nearly half of organizations invested further in VPN and cloud security, while nearly 40% invested further in skilled IT professionals or network access control (NAC).

There is Still Room for Improvement: Almost All Enterprises Will Invest More in Secure Telework

Given the number of attempted breaches and overall waves of cyber threats targeting remote workers, organizations need to carefully consider what technologies and approaches are needed to secure telework moving forward. Defense strategies need to be adjusted to fully account for the extension of the network perimeter into the home.

  • As of June this year, a long-term shift to telework is anticipated, with nearly 30% of organizations expecting more than half of their employees to continue working remotely full time after the pandemic.
  • Almost all organizations expect to invest more to secure telework long-term, with nearly 60% of enterprises spending more than $250,000 in secure telework investments in the next 24 months.
  • Moving forward, the majority of enterprises surveyed intend to make unplanned upgrades to their existing systems to secure telework. Many also plan to add new technologies not previously in place.
  • Only 40% of organizations had a business continuity plan in place prior to the pandemic. Yet, as a result of the pandemic and the rapid shift to remote work, 32% invested further in this area.

While organizations have made improvements in securing their remote workforces since the beginning of the pandemic, survey data reveals several areas that could be considered opportunities for improving secure remote connectivity. These areas include:

  • Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) – The survey revealed that 65% of organizations had VPN solutions in place pre-pandemic, but only 37% of organizations had multi-factor authentication (MFA). While VPNs play an important role in ensuring secure connectivity, they are simply one part of securing access. Therefore, if not already in place, it is recommended that organizations consider integrating MFA into their remote security plans.
     
  • Endpoint Security and Network Access Control (NAC) – 76% and 72% of organizations plan to either upgrade or adopt NAC or endpoint detection and response (EDR) solutions respectively. As employees work remotely, organizations face challenges to control the influx of non-trusted devices on their networks to enable remote work, creating new security challenges overnight. By adopting NAC solutions, IT teams get increased visibility and control over the users and devices on their network. EDR solutions deliver advanced, real-time threat protection for endpoints both pre- and post-infection.
     
  • Software-defined Wide-area Networking (SD-WAN) for the Home: 64% of organizations plan to either upgrade or adopt SD-WAN, but specifically for the home office. The critical advantage of extending secure SD-WAN functionality to individual teleworkers, especially super users, is that they can enjoy on-demand remote access as well as dynamically scalable performance regardless of their local network availability.
     
  • Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) – 17% of organizations made investments in SASE prior to the pandemic, and 16% invested in SASE as a result of the pandemic. Still, 58% plan to invest in SASE to some degree going forward. Although SASE is an emerging enterprise strategy, it is increasingly seen as an opportunity to combine network and security functions with WAN capabilities to support the dynamic, secure access needs of today’s organizations.
     
  • Skilled Security Professionals - At the start of the pandemic, only 55% of organizations had enough skilled IT workers in place to support the shift to remote work. And while 73% of organizations stated their intention to invest further in skilled IT workers in the next 24 months, the historical lack of skilled IT security professionals could present a challenge.

Additional Resources

About Fortinet
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) secures the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organizations around the world. Fortinet empowers our customers with complete visibility and control across the expanding attack surface and the power to take on ever-increasing performance requirements today and into the future. Only the Fortinet Security Fabric platform can address the most critical security challenges and protect data across the entire digital infrastructure, whether in networked, application, multi-cloud or edge environments. Fortinet ranks #1 in the most security appliances shipped worldwide and more than 465,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses. Both a technology company and a learning company, the Fortinet Network Security Expert (NSE) Training Institute has one of the largest and broadest cybersecurity training programs in the industry. Learn more at http://www.fortinet.com, the Fortinet Blog, or FortiGuard Labs.    

Source:
https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/08/19/2080699/0/en/Fortinet-Research-Demonstrates-Enterprises-Must-Adapt-to-Address-Telework-Security-Challenges-Long-term.html

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2021-08-04
<![CDATA[Fortinet Unveils Cloud-to-Cloud SD-WAN Solution to Simplify and Enhance Multi-Cloud Applications]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=1013 ortinet Secure SD-WAN for Multi-Cloud Showcases Fortinet’s Ability to Deliver Scalable, Cost Effective SD-WAN Anywhere

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

John Maddison, EVP of products and CMO at Fortinet
“For enterprises deploying applications and workloads across multiple clouds, the need to seamlessly manage connectivity and maintain security across the diverse infrastructure is higher than ever. Fortinet Secure SD-WAN solutions provide connectivity and security across diverse cloud infrastructures while optimizing application user experience. Fortinet enables enterprises to realize the true potential of SD-WAN by enabling it to be implemented anywhere. From home, campus to cloud, data center to cloud, and now cloud to cloud, Fortinet delivers the industry’s most scalable, cost effective and secure SD-WAN solution on the market.”

News Summary
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced Fortinet Secure SD-WAN for Multi-Cloud, a networking and security solution that solves common application performance, visibility, cost, and control challenges associated with multi-cloud deployments by enabling SD-WAN across multiple clouds and regions.

Most enterprises today – 93% by recent estimates – have a multi-cloud strategy in place and work with multiple cloud providers to meet a number of business needs, including disaster recovery, data backup, application resiliency, and global coverage. However, managing and securing an assortment of different private and public cloud workloads and environments remains a challenge, with many organizations choosing to connect their clouds via their on-premises data center WAN edge. The use of this type of traditional WAN infrastructure approach, though secure, inhibits multi-cloud capabilities and results in deployment complexity, inconsistent network performance, and expensive connectivity.

Fortinet Secure SD-WAN for Multi-Cloud is a new approach to establishing secure and high-performance connectivity between public cloud workloads running on multiple clouds without increasing cost and complexity. Available in all major cloud providers, Fortinet Secure SD-WAN for Multi-cloud enables a consistent network architecture leveraging SD-WAN capabilities between clouds and empowers application developers and enterprise IT to build a high speed and seamless cloud-to-cloud network and security architecture. Fortinet Secure SD-WAN for Multi-Cloud uniquely offers a secure and effective infrastructure for maximizing the benefits of enterprise multi-cloud deployments by:

  • Automating the deployment of a consistent overlay network across different cloud networks, reducing complexity and increasing agility to save teams time and resources.
  • Offers end-to-end visibility, control, and centralized management that unifies functionality across multiple cloud environments through cloud native integrations.
  • Securely transports application traffic between clouds without needing to backhaul through the data center, enabling better scaling of deployments and reducing latency.
  • Intelligently selects connections based on application characteristics employing dynamic path selection, improving performance and optimizing cost by selecting the best internet or leased line link.
  • Provides an application developer-friendly API to enable programmers the ability to consistently represent their network and security requirements.

Fortinet Performance Advantage On-Premises and in the Cloud
Fortinet delivers Secure SD-WAN as an integrated feature of its industry-leading FortiGate Next-generation Firewall, powered by the industry’s first SD-WAN ASIC to enable better application experience, higher performance, and better cost efficiency – with Security Compute Ratings up to 17 times better than competitor solutions. Fortinet Secure SD-WAN for Multi-Cloud, delivered via FortiGate-VM, a virtual appliance, is powered by Fortinet’s patented vSPU technology and maintains a performance advantage in the cloud, including over 20Gbps of IPsec performance – 10 times the industry average – for fast encrypted connections over internet and leased line links to reduce operational costs. By leveraging the broad FortiGate-VM footprint across all major cloud platforms, as well as market leading FortiGate appliances on-premises, enterprise organizations can benefit from cloud-agnostic consistent multi-cloud networks without compromising on security and performance.

Fortinet Secure SD-WAN for Multi-Cloud, which securely connects applications and workloads across multiple clouds, complements Fortinet’s existing Secure SD-WAN Cloud On-Ramp capabilities to securely connect users and offices to applications and cloud workloads.

SD-WAN for the Entire End-to-End Enterprise
Fortinet delivers a Secure SD-WAN product portfolio designed for the entire end-to-end enterprise with physical appliances for large data centers, branch offices, remote sites, and home offices, as well as virtual appliances for multi-cloud deployments. Fortinet Secure SD-WAN’s ability to scale from home office to branch to cloud all tied to a single operating system via the Fortinet Security Fabric ensures networking and security policies seamlessly work across multiple environments and cloud platforms, enabled by the latest threat intelligence from FortiGuard Labs.

Supporting Quotes
“Node4 uses Fortinet technology to solve our customers’ biggest challenges and requirements, and also in our own network to improve performance for our cloud and SaaS services. Fortinet’s dynamic approach to cloud security and connectivity ensures our data is protected no matter where it goes. Fortinet Secure SD-WAN for Multi-Cloud will allow us to maximize the full potential of our multi-cloud strategy.” 
- Paul Bryce, CCO at Node4

“Our customers are rapidly embracing multi-cloud and need solutions that can secure and connect their complex ecosystems. We always lead with Fortinet Secure SD-WAN solutions as Fortinet provides a consistent feature-rich platform that is both stable and secure. Fortinet has done an excellent job combining the needs of security and the needs of real-time performance into one multi-cloud platform. “
- E. Burke Anderson, President, CEO at North Atlantic Networks

Source:
https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/07/14/2061963/0/en/Fortinet-Unveils-Cloud-to-Cloud-SD-WAN-Solution-to-Simplify-and-Enhance-Multi-Cloud-Applications.html

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2021-07-28
<![CDATA[Fortinet recognized as winner of Microsoft’s 2020 Commercial Marketplace Partner of the Year]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=1021 Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced it has won Microsoft’s 2020 Commercial Marketplace Partner of the Year award. Fortinet was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

As organizations are strained with limited cloud security resources and expertise, there’s growing preference to consume certain security functionalities as Security-as-a-Service and through pay-as-you-go models. Recognizing this, Fortinet offers the broadest set of security solutions that are natively integrated with Azure and available on Azure Marketplace. Products available through Azure Marketplace include Fortinet’s award-winning FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) and FortiWeb Cloud as a Service.

“This award reflects the proven growth and success of Fortinet’s offerings on Azure Marketplace as we continue to see significant customer demand,” said John Maddison, EVP of Products and CMO at Fortinet. “We look forward to building on our shared commitment to ensuring customers can use the cloud with confidence by enabling fast and simple deployment of new security services.”

Microsoft’s 2020 Commercial Marketplace Partner of the Year award recognizes Fortinet for excelling in the marketplace journey. The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during the past year. Awards were classified in several categories, with honorees chosen from a set of more than 3,300 submitted nominations from more than 100 countries worldwide. 

“It is an honor to recognize the winners and finalists of the 2020 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards,” said Gavriella Schuster, corporate vice president, One Commercial Partner, Microsoft. “These partners go above and beyond, delivering timely solutions that solve the complex challenges that businesses around the world face – from communicating and collaborating virtually to helping customers realize their full potential with Azure cloud services, and beyond. I am proud to honor and congratulate each winner and finalist.”

Source:
https://businessmirror.com.ph/2020/08/13/fortinet-recognized-as-winner-of-microsofts-2020-commercial-marketplace-partner-of-the-year/

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2021-07-21
<![CDATA[Fortinet Receives Accolades with CRN’s 2020 Annual Report Card Award Wins]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=1022 By Jon Bove | August 17, 2020
 

As customer requirements continue to evolve, it is essential that vendors are able to support partners in ways that facilitate their growth. Fortinet enables partners to keep up with digital innovations through the Engage Partner Program which offers partners the flexibility to build solutions aligned with customer growth markets, differentiate themselves with an industry-leading security platform and training program, and deliver consumption models that drive successful business outcomes. Fortinet’s partner enablement initiatives, along with industry-leading security products and solutions, allow partners to meet customer demands and set them up for success, regardless of their size or business objectives.

With our commitment to partner innovation, Fortinet is proud to have been recognized as a winner in the following categories of the 2020 CRN Annual Report Card (ARC) Awards: 
 

  • Network Security - Enterprise
  • Network Security - SMB
  • Security Management

Fortinet Recognized for Commitment to Network Security and Security Management

The CRN ARC Awards recognize and celebrate best-in-class vendors who are committed to driving partner growth and demonstrating outstanding channel performance. With over 3,000 solution providers surveyed in North America, receiving accolades for network security and security management is a prestigious honor that highlights Fortinet’s place as a leader in the security industry. Fortinet’s emphasis on product innovation, partnership, and managed cloud capabilities enables partners to align their services with their customers’ security needs, driving growth and profitability.

Organizations of all sizes need both high-performance networks and advanced security, whether they are SMBs or large enterprises. The Fortinet Security Fabric provides broad, integrated, and automated solutions that enable complete visibility and centralized management across customer network infrastructures. The Security Fabric platform also supports cloud interoperability, allowing customers to securely manage and move workloads between multi-cloud.

With cloud adoption growing, customers are challenged with managing and maintaining visibility across clouds, applications and their network. Fortinet’s Fabric Management Center addresses these issues by simplifying network orchestration, automation, and response for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid environments. 

Fortinet’s platform approach enables partners to offer integrated solutions that provide comprehensive end-to-end security. As organizations continue to implement digital innovations, Fortinet partners are equipped with the tools and resources they need to ensure ongoing success and differentiated offerings. 

Fortinet’s Continued Commitment to Channel Partners and Product Innovation

Fortinet is proud to have been named a winner in three categories of the 2020 CRN Annual Report Card Awards, now in their 35th year. Fortinet continuously seeks to foster successful long-term relationships with the channel through network security product innovation and partner enablement. This recognition is a testament to Fortinet’s focus on developing new ways to provide channel partners with the products and services they need to help their customers, as well as their own businesses growth. 

Find out how Fortinet’s Security Fabric delivers broad, integrated, and automated protection across an organization’s entire digital attack surface from IoT to the edge, network core and to multi-clouds. 

Current partners can visit the Partner Portal to find important updates from Fortinet and our partner program.

Source:

https://www.fortinet.com/blog/partners/fortinet-receives-accolades-at-crns-2020-annual-report-card-award-wins?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+fortinet%2Fblogs+%28Fortinet+All+Blogs%29














 
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2021-07-14
<![CDATA[Fortinet earns US Department of Defence's endorsement]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=1011 Fortinet FortiProxy Secure Web Gateway Earns the US Department of Defence’s Endorsement for Its Approved Product List Certification

Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced that its FortiProxy secure web gateway solution has achieved Department of Defence Information Network (DoDIN) Approved Products List (APL) certification.

The certification qualifies designated Fortinet products for sale to Department of Defence (DoD) agencies based on stringent Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) testing, a standardised methodology for the secure installation and maintenance of computer software and hardware.

As attacks become more sophisticated, organisations need an integrated approach to secure themselves from malicious web traffic, websites, and viruses. FortiProxy addresses these issues with one, unified product. FortiProxy is a secure web proxy that protects employees against internet-borne attacks by incorporating multiple detection techniques such as web filtering, DNS filtering, data loss prevention, antivirus, intrusion prevention, and advanced threat protection. More, the solution enables organisations to enforce policy compliance. The secure web gateway solution also helps to reduce bandwidth demands and optimise the network with content and video caching. FortiProxy provides flexible deployment modes from Explicit mode, Transparent mode and Inline deployment enabling organisations to customise their solutions based on their network environment.

 

The addition of FortiProxy to the APL means that the DoD can choose the proven protection of his product to protect against internet-borne threats and advanced web content caching when seeking new technology to address its unique and demanding cybersecurity needs.

Fortinet’s certified security solutions are ideally suited to protect agencies within the intelligence community and the Department of Defence, as well as civilian agencies. The Fortinet Security Fabric protects classified and unclassified Federal systems used by all of the 15 cabinet-level agencies and by numerous independent executive agencies. These platforms make use of our USG products that are specially configured for the Federal market. They comply with Federal certification requirements, including the National Institute of Standards and Technology FIPS 140-2 certification, National Information Assurance Partnership Common Criteria certification, and the Commercial Solutions for Classified certification.

To achieve DoDIN APL certification, FortiProxy was tested against applicable Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) and Security Requirements Guides (SRGs). This includes the following: Application Layer Gateway (ALG) SRG v1r2, Network Device Management SRG v2r14, Network Infrastructure Policy STIG v9r7, Web Server SRG v2r2.

Bob Fortna, President at Fortinet Federal Inc.

“Achieving DoDIN Approved Products List certification for additional solutions, such as our FortiProxy secure web gateway, is another important milestone in our efforts to address the evolving threat landscape and protect the data and networks within the US Federal government. Fortinet Federal’s investment to achieve these certifications demonstrates our continued commitment to the mission critical and unique needs of the Department of Defence.”

Source:
https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/pr/1948612/fortinet-fortiproxy-secure-web-gateway-earns-the-us-department-of-defences-endorsement-for-its-approved-product-list-certification

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2021-07-07
<![CDATA[Fortinet's Secure SD-WAN - empowering remote workforces]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=1019 Secure SD-WAN (software-defined wide area networking) gives you the flexibility to fully secure and support remote workforces at branch offices, home-based offices and on the road. 

SD-WAN combines WAN routing and optimisation capabilities into a single solution and can be deployed as an appliance, virtual machine, as a service or managed service or in the public cloud. 

Secure SD-WAN goes one step further and incorporates comprehensive security services to deliver both networking and security functionality, all managed from a single-pane-of-glass dashboard. 

Protecting the remote workforce

Secure SD-WAN, by specifying common security policies across the extended network, provides significant advantages for remote workers. Branch office staff enjoy the same level of security as the main office as well as optimised WAN performance. And mobile workers are fully-protected as well when they employ an end-point security client integrated with the Secure SD-WAN.

Home-based staff also benefit from Secure SD-WAN architecture. Cost-effective integrated SD-WAN appliances or secure wireless access points, which can be configured remotely via ‘zero-touch’ management, give home-based staff full protection and WAN access. The only limit is the speed of their home internet connection.

Secure SD-WAN: What to look for

When selecting a secure SD-WAN solution for your enterprise, you need to ensure that it will fully protect all of your workforce, regardless of location, device or connection.

The defining characteristic of Secure SD-WAN is security. Branch offices, mobile users and home-based staff represent just a few of the ever-expanding array of network edges. Edges, such as web apps, virtual domains, IoT devices and public clouds, add functionality to your network services but they also expand the attack surface. Your challenge is to protect each and every network edge – and the core - with consistent security.

Streamlined management

Another factor to consider is deployment and management. Ideally your secure SD-WAN would provide a unified management console for real-time monitoring, granular level-visibility and a framework for automating tasks such as bandwidth utilisation, application definition and path selection. 

A tightly-integrated Secure SD-WAN supports network-wide SOAR (security orchestration, automation and response) protection for the remote workforce against known and unknown threats.  Further, with a unified security profile, deploying new instances at branch offices or client devices is much faster.

Secure SD-WAN: The new normal?

Gartner predicts that 60% of enterprises will deploy SD-WAN by 2024. Secure SD-WAN will follow. And why not? Integrated Secure SD-WAN provides security for your staff, remote or otherwise. It automatically takes care of many network management tasks. And you can deploy Secure SD-WAN in a wide variety of consumption models. 

Fortinet has the Secure SD-WAN solution you need to support your remote workforce with the same protection as your network core. Why wait? If your workforce is away from the office, you owe it to them to keep them safe. And the best way to do that is with Fortinet’s Security Fabric featuring Secure SD-WAN.

About the author

Cornelius Mare is Director, Security Solutions at Fortinet A/NZ. As such, it is his business to know what’s happening in the cybersecurity world and how to help enterprises secure their transitional networks without sacrificing speed, functionality or control. In particular, Corne is an expert with hybrid cloud environments and artificial intelligence. These tools, along with other Fortinet security services, help organisations manage their digital transformations with confidence.

About Fortinet

Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) secures the largest enterprises, service providers and government organisations around the world. Fortinet empowers its customers with intelligent, seamless protection across the expanding attack surface and the power to take on ever-increasing performance requirements of the borderless network - today and into the future. Only the Fortinet Security Fabric architecture can deliver security without compromise to address the most critical security challenges, whether in networked, application, cloud or mobile environments. Fortinet ranks #1 in the most security appliances shipped worldwide and more than 375,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses. Learn more at the Fortinet website, the Fortinet Blog, or FortiGuard Labs.

Source:
https://channellife.co.nz/story/fortinet-s-secure-sd-wan-empowering-remote-workforces

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2021-06-30
<![CDATA[Fortinet Advanced Endpoint Security Blocks 100% of Malware in AV-Comparatives Real-World Protection Test]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=1005 AV-Comparative Business Malware Protection and Real-World Protection Tests Validate Fortinet’s Real-time Endpoint Threat Protection Leadership

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

John Maddison, EVP of Products and CMO, Fortinet
“When a device is targeted with malware, every second counts, and this is more important than ever with the increase in remote work today. To be effective, endpoint security solutions need to incorporate real-time post-execution protection rather than just detection, and then integrate closely with the network and other security components to share telemetry, correlate intelligence, and quickly address increasingly sophisticated threats as part of an automated and coordinated response. Fortinet is pleased to have received this recognition for its advanced endpoint protection capabilities and remains committed to third-party testing validations for other products within our Security Fabric platform.”

News Summary
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced the results from AV-Comparatives’ Business Malware Protection Test and the Business Real-World Protection Test.

  • In this year’s Real-World Protection Test of 19 endpoint vendors, Fortinet’s advanced endpoint security, which included FortiEDR paired with FortiClient, demonstrated a 100% block rate of exploits, unknown threats and HTTP malware, and with zero false positives on the Malware Protection Test.
  • The Fortinet solution also demonstrated high effectiveness in detecting malicious malware across multiple vectors, including email, web, and USB (for offline threats), and was proven resistant to all evasion techniques.
  • AV-Comparatives’ reports provide the industry’s most comprehensive test results for security effectiveness and total cost of ownership for endpoint security solutions protecting today’s increasingly intelligent and hyperconnected endpoint devices.

Automated Protection, Detection, and Response
Fortinet’s approach to endpoint security converges protection, detection, and response for powerful security pre- and post-infection. It proactively reduces the attack surface, prevents malware infection, detects and defuses advanced threats in real time, and can automate response and remediation procedures with customizable playbooks. Fortinet endpoint security helps organizations stop breaches in real-time, automatically and efficiently, without overwhelming security teams with a slew of false alarms or disrupting business operations. 

With FortiEDR, Fortinet offers the only endpoint protection solution that provides both comprehensive machine learning antimalware pre-execution and behavior-based post-infection protection. This allows organizations to automatically detect and defuse potential threats in real time, even on already infected hosts. The defusing post-infection protection layer controls outbound communications and file systems modifications to prevent data exfiltration, lateral movement and C2 communications, as well as file tampering and ransomware.

With automated Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) functions for threat hunting and incident response, Fortinet endpoint security eliminates the breach response time gap, dwell time, and helps alleviate alert fatigue for stretched security staff. Its broad OS coverage protects workstations, servers, and virtual machines, including legacy and embedded operating systems. 

Further, FortiClient can also be deployed as an essential and integral component of the Fortinet Security Fabric, delivering endpoint visibility, network access control and automated threat response.

Additional Resources

About Fortinet
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) secures the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organizations around the world. Fortinet empowers our customers with complete visibility and control across the expanding attack surface and the power to take on ever-increasing performance requirements today and into the future. Only the Fortinet Security Fabric platform can address the most critical security challenges and protect data across the entire digital infrastructure, whether in networked, application, multi-cloud or edge environments. Fortinet ranks #1 in the most security appliances shipped worldwide and more than 455,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses. Both a technology company and a learning organization, the Fortinet Network Security Expert (NSE) Institute has one of the largest and broadest cybersecurity training programs in the industry. Learn more at http://www.fortinet.com, the Fortinet Blog, or FortiGuard Labs.  


Source
https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/06/03/2042972/0/en/Fortinet-Advanced-Endpoint-Security-Blocks-100-of-Malware-in-AV-Comparatives-Real-World-Protection-Test.html

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2021-06-23
<![CDATA[Fortinet holds position as fastest-growing SD-WAN vendor]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=1018 Fortinet has again been named the fastest-growing SD-WAN vendor in the latest Omdia report and has announced a new Secure SD-WAN appliance.

The “Omdia Market Share: Data Center Network Equipment Q1 2020” report notes a 247% year-over-year growth in Fortinet’s SD-WAN revenue.

Additionally, according to Gartner market share data, Fortinet has had the highest revenue growth change in SD-WAN equipment market share worldwide between 1Q19-1Q20. 

It currently sits as the second-highest vendor based on revenue for SD-WAN hardware worldwide for 1Q20, according to the latest Gartner market share report. 

The same report counts Fortinet amongst the highest three vendors in worldwide market share for SD-WAN equipment by revenue for 1Q20. 

Fortinet attributes this market momentum to its ability to deliver SD-WAN anywhere – from home to branch to cloud – and support a variety of diverse use cases, including:

  • Complex Fortune 1000 deployments – Security and optimisation in an integrated solution.
    This allows global wide area networks with distributed branch offices to avoid and overcome network impairments such as congestion, latency and packet loss to self-heal and improve performance. It offers application-centric implementation and centralised end-to-end orchestration with automation to simplify operations and reduce time and cost to deploy, provision and manage change. 
     
  • Cloud-centric WAN – Accelerated cloud access with capabilities for cloud on-ramp to seamlessly connect overlay tunnels to multi-cloud.
    With the internet primarily used to access cloud workloads, Fortinet’s integrated advanced security provides secure access, automation and visibility into cloud applications. It also enables SD-WAN between clouds and empowers enterprise IT to build a seamless cloud-to-cloud network and security architecture. 
     
  • Large scale, compact footprint – Integrated WAN edge, WiFi, LTE and security functions to securely connect end-users to critical applications over direct internet links.
    This provides reliable application access with intelligent traffic steering, failover and consistent policy enforcement for compliance. With intuitive orchestration and zero-touch provisioning, replication of business policies at-scale across distributed branch offices is simplified.

“With the increase in work from home and adoption of multi-cloud, a truly effective SD-WAN solution must be able to be implemented anywhere. Fortinet’s dedication to SD-WAN innovation has resulted in the industry’s most extensive and secure SD-WAN solution, able to be deployed across the home, branch, campus and multi-cloud. Fortinet’s continued positive trajectory in the SD-WAN market is a testament to our ability to deliver the best application experience and cost savings for our customers,” says Fortinet CMO and products EVP John Maddison.

Fortinet has also announced a new Secure SD-WAN appliance – FortiGate 80F – powered by Fortinet’s purpose-built SD-WAN ASIC in a desktop form factor, with built-in bypass interfaces to deliver connectivity during planned or unplanned outages.

It is available with built-in WiFi or built-in POE for WAN edge and branch consolidation to support large scale, compact footprint deployments.

Source:
https://securitybrief.com.au/story/fortinet-holds-position-as-fastest-growing-sd-wan-vendor

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2021-06-16
<![CDATA[Leveraging Fortinet’s Dynamic Cloud Security Offerings to Secure VPN Connections]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=1010 By Jonathan Nguyen-Duy | June 19, 2020
 

Fortinet Customer Perspectives

A distributed remote workforce has become the new reality for many organizations, and they continue to look for ways to enhance security within this new paradigm, especially when multiple devices are being leveraged on personal networks to connect back to corporate networks. From a security perspective, in spite of these network changes, organizational goals remain: they need to deliver on business objectives and customer experience while remaining resilient and protecting valuable data, protect against threats, as well as adhering to compliance regulations. 

The following customers turned to Fortinet’s FortiGate-VM solution to secure VPN connections to the cloud, thereby providing seamless VPN connectivity to critical business applications located in the cloud. Because FortiGate-VM can be seamlessly integrated into a larger Security Fabric framework, and can be managed using the same centralized management console, it offers a consistent security posture while protecting connectivity across public and private clouds—all while high-speed VPN connections safeguard data in motion. Sharing the same advanced features as the FortiGate next-generation firewall (NGFW), FortiGate-VM enables and enforces security policies across all environments while providing and maintaining single-pane-of-glass management, consistent policy and configuration distribution, and centralized orchestration. 

Global Cloud-based Company Scales Cloud Connectivity at Reduced Costs

One large cloud-based software company was looking to enhance its cloud security and maximize their VPN throughput across its entire infrastructure to better fit their business and customer needs. Their primary goal was to install a broadband site-to-site VPN connection at each of its locations to serve as a redundant connection for the MPLS traffic headed to their central data center. 

To achieve their goal of maximizing VPN throughput, they deployed FortiGate-VM in AWS. This allowed them to experiment with pay-as-you-go in AWS, which significantly dropped costs. The enterprise licensing agreement that Fortinet offers was also an important feature, letting them directly purchase from Fortinet, contributing to further decreasing overhead.

Implementing FortiGate-VM in AWS provided this customer with the industry’s highest performance, value, and flexibility for its dynamic cloud environments. This customer also now has consistent security posture and connectivity protection across its public and private clouds. At the same time, high-speed VPN connections not only protect their data and sensitive information, but also allows them to take better advantage of the elasticity, reliability, and scalability of the public cloud.

Leading SaaS Organization Turns to Fortinet to Secure its Cloud Migration 

A leading SaaS company that provides business support services to thousands of customers a year wanted a holistic cloud security solution to protect a virtual private cloud environment as they embarked on their cloud migration journey.

The organization’s security team was finding it difficult to auto scale to protect their new cloud environment, and the cloud architecture team was having to provide custom coding to keep up with scale out efforts. They selected Fortinet’s FortiGate-VM as it provided advanced protection across the company’s workloads that exceeded the security team’s needs, without compromising the scalability and user experience that the networking team required. As a result, Fortinet has now become their adopted standard for their cloud migration. 

One of the features and key benefits most important to this transition included the ability for administrators to do everything the network team and the security team required on the same console. They also had terrestrial data centers and were looking to move data to the private cloud environment. Fortinet accelerated this transition with purpose-built cloud security to protect workloads and business applications across on-premises data centers and cloud environments with multilayer security for cloud-based applications. 

World-Class Healthcare Company Secures VPN Connections to the Cloud

As modern healthcare-related priorities continue to shift, healthcare organizations must be aware of the cyber risks that can evolve. One private European healthcare provider needed to better secure their customers’ information across its multiple locations, and they needed a solution that would protect their infrastructure from a broad array of potential threats.

To secure their VPN connections to the cloud, Fortinet was able to provide seamless integration by creating an express route between the company’s data center and their Azure cloud environments using its FortiGate-VM solution. Fortinet’s FortiGate-VM allowed the healthcare provider to natively integrate with Azure, and then delivered centralized management of its cloud and on-premise deployments for end-to-end visibility of workloads. It also gave them full control of their applications, further enhancing visibility. With FortiGate-VM, customers like this healthcare provider can safely implement auto scaling to increase their overall SSL VPN capacity and availability without needing to redesign their existing deployment to achieve significant scalability.  

Fortinet’s Dynamic Cloud Security Enables Scalability, Flexibility and Agility 

As organizations continue to work remotely, they need to leverage an effective cloud offering to secure their VPN connections to the cloud. With FortiGate-VM, teleworkers can securely connect to and across all environments, all while reducing costs and without hindering performance or visibility. These three customers were able to do just that plus more with the help of Fortinet. And Fortinet is helping thousands of customers just like these secure every layer of their networks, including any application on any cloud infrastructure, every single day. 

Learn how Fortinet’s dynamic cloud security solutions provide increased visibility and control across cloud infrastructures, enabling secure applications and connectivity from data center to cloud. 

Read these customer case studies to see how Hillsborough Community College and WeLab implement Fortinet’s dynamic cloud security solutions for secure connectivity from data center to the cloud. 


Source:
https://www.fortinet.com/blog/business-and-technology/leverage-fortinets-dynamic-cloud-security-offerings-to-secure-vpn-connections?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+fortinet%2Fblogs+%28Fortinet+All+Blogs%29

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2021-06-09
<![CDATA[強化資安 Fortinet Secure SD-WAN打入次世代防火牆市場]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=1007 自動化網路資安廠商Fortinet(NASDAQ:FTNT)宣布Secure SD-WAN解決方案的創新功能已被各大小型企業客戶部署於家庭辦公室、分支機構與分散雲中,以提供最佳的使用體驗與安全性。

 

Fortinet Secure SD-WAN已整合至業界領先的FortiGate次世代防火牆,以作為防火牆功能之一。此防火牆採用業界首創的SD-WAN ASIC,可提供更愉悅的應用體驗、更高效能與更高的成本效益。

 

為了更容易執行網路變更,並以最少IT人力與基礎架構資源擴大遠距工作範圍,同時維持業務持續運作,內建SD-WAN的FortiGate產品組合能從Fabric Management Center中央管理控制台提供彈性且簡單明瞭的商務原則,能在幾分鐘內迅速配置好大規模的組態,為語音/視訊會議與SaaS等協作應用程式提供最佳效能。

 

Fortinet的Secure SD-WAN產品組合不僅能應用在企業使用案例,還可以各種產品形式提供,從大型資料中心專用的解決方案,到分支機構、遠端據點,甚至到小型家庭辦公室專用的設備。Fortinet Secure SD-WAN可以從家庭辦公室延伸至分支機構與分散雲,這也是此產品脫穎而出的主要原因。

Source:
https://www.chinatimes.com/realtimenews/20200615004563-260410?chdtv

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2021-06-02
<![CDATA[Fortinet Again Named a 2021 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Network Firewalls]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=1065 By Muhammad Abid | April 16, 2021

 

Fortinet is proud to announce that, for the second consecutive year, we have been recognized as a Customers’ Choice in the April 2021 Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Network Firewalls report.

Additionally, Fortinet was named a Customers’ Choice for the second year in a row in the February 2021 Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: WAN Edge Infrastructure for Fortinet Secure SD-WAN.

Fortinet was also recognized as a Leader in both the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls and WAN Edge Infrastructure reports.

We continue to differentiate ourselves from the competition by accelerating convergence of networking and security using a single platform.

Customers’ Choice in the April 2021 Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Network Firewalls report

The Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice is a recognition of vendors in this market by verified end-user professionals, taking into account both the number of reviews and the overall user ratings. To ensure fair evaluation, Gartner maintains rigorous criteria for recognizing vendors with a high customer satisfaction rate.

We take great pride in this distinction, which is entirely based on the reviews of customers across industries, company sizes, and regions. And with 1,713 reviews as of April 15, 2021, Fortinet has the most total reviews of any vendor in the Network Firewalls market.

Fortinet also scored highest in the enterprise data center Use Case for two consecutive years in the 2019 and 2020 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Network Firewalls reports with scores of 3.67/5 and 3.71/5 respectively.

As an integral part of the Fortinet Security Fabric, our FortiGate Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFWs) enable a Security-driven Networking approach to protect any network edge and any user at scale, while ensuring high performance. And powered by Fortinet’s custom built Security Processing Units (SPUs), FortiGate NGFWs offer the industry’s highest security compute rating.

With FortiGate NGFWs, organizations can:

  • Manage internal and external security risks: FortiGate NGFWs provide complete visibility into applications, threats, and networks to keep operations running and ensure business continuity. Further, network-based segmentation stops lateral threats and protects against application vulnerabilities with enhanced AI/ML powered by FortiGuard services to thwart cyberattacks.
  • Achieve optimal ROI through consolidation: FortiGate NGFWs seamlessly converge and accelerate networking and multiple security functions into a single solution to reduce cost and optimize user experience. 
  • Improve operational efficiency: Fortinet’s Fabric Management Center streamlines operations across Security Fabric and extends beyond to 400+ ecosystem integrations with a consolidated view to simplify enterprise-wide workflows.

Here is a small sampling of the top reviews posted by Fortinet customers on the Gartner Peer Insights website*:

Stable and Reliable Firewall” — Cloud Infrastructure Engineer in the Finance Industry, Firm Size: 50M-250M USD
Overall user rating: 5/5 stars
"We use FortiGate in our company's HQ and many of the branches across the country. For a company that deals mainly with sensitive customers data, we needed to make sure that our networks are protected by the best firewall solution that's available (also thanks to Gartner reviews)." 

Tons Of Value in a Small Package — Director of IT in the Retail IndustryFirm Size: 500M-1B USD
Overall user rating: 5/5 stars
"We decided to deploy the full Fortinet network stack including FortiGate 60E's to all 90+ of our retail locations. We further deployed FortiGate 200E's in HA pairs to all datacenter locations. These UTM appliances are some of the best and most feature rich I have ever used." 

Delivered What We Were Looking For — VP, Deputy CIO in the Finance Industry, Firm Size: 1B-3B USD
Overall user rating: 5/5 stars
“Our experience with implementing this solution has been very satisfactory. We went with Fortinet for price and simplicity and have received what we were looking for." 

"Strong Firewall Solution That Protects Your Business Systems" — Programmer in the Finance Industry, Firm Size: 50M – 250M USD 
Overall user rating: 5/5 stars
"Very easy to implement and configure, especially if you already have other Fortinet products in your network they all bind in to the one "security fabric" and provide a great overview of all your network devices and events in your network. Also the price is superb for such product."

"NGFW That Needs To Be In Your Company" — PHP Backend Developer in the Finance Industry, Firm Size: $50M – 250M USD 
Overall user rating: 5/5 stars
"FortiGate NGFW is the main guard of our IT infrastructure. All network goes through it. It can easily handle all our traffic. Now, most of the employees are working from home so VPN is getting hit really bad, but that is not a problem for FortiGate."

Read more reviews for the FortiGate Next Generation Firewall.

In addition to these customer recognitions, Gartner analysts have also recognized Fortinet in several of their Gartner Magic Quadrant reports, including:

  • Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls (Sep 2020)
  • Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms (Aug 2019)**
  • Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management (Feb 2020)
  • Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls (Oct 2020)
  • Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure (Sept 2020)
  • Gartner Magic Quadrant for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure (Nov 2020)

We are proud to have again received this distinction and would like to thank all our customers who have submitted reviews.

Learn more about this distinction and write your own review for the FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall on Gartner Peer Insights.

*Reviews have been edited to account for errors and readability.

**This research is currently archived and is only provided here for historical purposes.

Gartner Critical Capabilities for Network Firewalls, Rajpreet Kaur, Adam Hils, Jeremy D'Hoinne, 10, November 2020.

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls, 09 November 2020, Rajpreet Kaur, Adam Hils, Jeremy D'Hoinne

The Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice badge is a trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc., and/or its affiliates, and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved. Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice constitute the subjective opinions of individual end-user reviews, ratings, and data applied against a documented methodology; they neither represent the views of, nor constitute an endorsement by, Gartner or its affiliates.

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advice technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designations. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to its research including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.


Source:

https://www.fortinet.com/blog/business-and-technology/fortinet-named-2021-gartner-peer-insights-customers-choice-network-firewalls?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+fortinet%2Fblogs+%28Fortinet+All+Blogs%29

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2021-05-26
<![CDATA[Fortinet Achieves MEF 3.0 SD-WAN Certification]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=1009 Demonstrates Fortinet Secure SD-WAN’s Ability to Comply with the Highest Industry Standards Required by Service Providers to Deliver SD-WAN Services

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

Nan Chen, President at MEF
“MEF 3.0 SD-WAN certification is a competitive differentiator that aims to help organizations make informed decisions when selecting an SD-WAN solution. We congratulate Fortinet on this achievement, which shows its commitment to addressing WAN transformation requirements of both service providers and enterprises.”

News Summary
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced that Fortinet Secure SD-WAN has been certified to support MEF 3.0 SD-WAN services. This certification aims to establish a common language for defining SD-WAN technologies and enables communication service and technology providers to validate that their solutions comply with the highest industry standards for performance, assurance, and agility.

Fortinet is among some of the earliest SD-WAN technology vendors certified by MEF, the world’s defining authority for standardized services designed to address the most demanding networking needs of today’s digital transformation efforts. The organization is comprised of 200 members and is supported by over 130 service providers worldwide. Spirent, MEF's SD-WAN Authorized Certified Test Partner, validated Fortinet’s conformance to the industry-leading SD-WAN Service Attributes and Services (MEF 70) global standard.

Fortinet has been actively engaged as a member of MEF since 2017, and is closely partnering with MEF to develop new SD-WAN security standards. Fortinet currently leads a key Initiative in the MEF Applications Committee on Application Security for SD-WAN Services (MEF 88) and has won two MEF 3.0 Proof of Concept awards, one for developing security standards for secure connections between separate SD-WAN devices, and another for ensuring application security for SD-WAN services.

Supporting Quote
“Fortinet has demonstrated SD-WAN market leadership as a certified SD-WAN product. We believe MEF 3.0 SD-WAN certification will help to eliminate confusion in the market and accelerate the adoption of SD-WAN. It is an important step in providing enterprises a standards-based benchmark to select an SD-WAN vendor."
- Marc Cohn, Head of Virtualization at Spirent, and primary Spirent representative on the MEF Certification Committee

“Achieving MEF 3.0 SD-WAN certification serves as another proof point of Fortinet’s commitment to MEF and our ability to support service providers in delivering differentiated managed SD-WAN services. We look forward to continuing our strong partnership with MEF to define SD-WAN and security standards to support service providers and their customers.”
- John Maddison, EVP of products and CMO at Fortinet


Source:
https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/06/18/2050156/0/en/Fortinet-Achieves-MEF-3-0-SD-WAN-Certification.html

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2021-05-19
<![CDATA[Sangoma Highest in PBX Customer Satisfaction for 2020]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=998 In the Eastern Management Group’s new 2020 PBX study, Sangoma ranked highest in customer satisfaction out of 33 unified communications providers evaluated. Xorcom and Dialpad also turned in blue-ribbon performances.
 
In its latest annual global satisfaction research, the Eastern Management Group collected data from thousands of IT manager customers. Each rated their company's unified communications provider on 12 measurements covering product, vendor experience, and customer delight. The findings are in our "2020 Premises and Hosted PBX Customer Satisfaction" report.
 

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Table of PBX vendors
 
 
 
Sangoma’s Strong Satisfaction Scores
Customers rate Sangoma the best of 33 vendors in the customer satisfaction measurements of technology and product, purchase experience, installation, and overall satisfaction. When asked if they would recommend Sangoma to a friend, customers gave Sangoma the highest rating — four out of four stars.
 
Sangoma UC Portfolio
Sangoma has a broad communications portfolio, including UC, VoIP phones, session border controllers, communications platform as a service, and SIP trunking. The UC lineup consists of on-prem, cloud, and virtualized systems, under the Switchvox banner.
 
  • UCaaS — Switchvox Cloud is a fully-featured UC solution designed for SMBs. Premium features, including presence, messaging, conferencing, and mobility, are included with a basic package, all for about $20 per seat. This low price per seat compares handsomely in Eastern Management Group price models that show premium features from many well-known UCaaS vendors can add $6 per month more, or about 30%, to the price per seat. Here, Sangoma seems to be at an advantage.
  • Premises — The Switchvox UC Phone System includes the same features listed for the cloud version, again at no additional cost. Applications like collaboration, mobility, chat, video chat, quick dial, status, and presence, are free.
Sangoma UC systems are not just for SMBs, which the Eastern Management Group classifies as systems up to 300 seats. Our survey shows that 16% of all Sangoma system purchases are made by customers with more than 300 seats, and most of them — 10 of the 16% — exceed 500 seats.
 
Eastern Management Group’s survey shows both premises PBX and cloud each account for substantial numbers of Sangoma’s UC deployments.
 
Our research shows Sangoma UC systems are well distributed across the 20 vertical markets we track. A large number are in healthcare, retail, education, finance, professional services, personal services, and government.
 
Behind the Curtain
Acquisitions play an essential role at Sangoma. The addition of Digium, VoIP Supply, VoIP Innovations, and other companies has added depth to the business.
 
Financially, Sangoma performs well. Annual revenue for FY 2019 was $109 million, 91% higher than the prior year, according to the company’s annual report. Gross margins exceeded 60% of revenue for the year, and EBITDA was $12 million.
 
Sangoma’s R&D expenditure, exceeding 17% of revenue, has likely been a contributor to Sangoma’s customer satisfaction measurement scores. Sangoma is a growing company that, in our satisfaction survey, gets deserved customer recognition.
 
Rounding Out Top 3
As noted above, Xorcom and Dialpad also faired well in our customer satisfaction research.
 
This is not the first year Xorcom has been at the top of more than one customer satisfaction measurement in the Eastern Management Group’s yearly survey. In 2020, Xorcom rated number one in support, moving up from the number two spot last year. Training could be part of the reason Xorcom scores well here. All you need to do is review the syllabus of Xorcom’s 35 section free course on the “Basics of CompletePBX 5” to see the company’s exceptionalism at work.
 
Like Sangoma, Xorcom receives the four star maximum for our Recommend-To-A-Friend rating. Xorcom customers include brands like 3M, Verifone, and many hotels like Hilton.
 
Xorcom’s total satisfaction scores earned the company a spot in Eastern Management Group’s top five PBX vendors for 2020.
 
As for Dialpad, out of 33 competitors in the study, it rated number one for innovation, as well as for value. In each category, Dialpad received four stars out of a possible four.
 
Innovation and value can be seen intersecting on Dialpad’s website home page. The company’s website boasts that if COVID-19 is disrupting your business, Dialpad will help and here’s how: Dialpad Talk Pro and UberConference Business are free to help keep customers connected. That’s compelling innovation and value.
 
Look under the hood of Dialpad’s technology, and it’s full of AI tools. AI will coach a customer’s salesforce and contact center agents. Dialpad calls these applications dialpadSell and dialpadSupport. I haven’t seen this type of tool available elsewhere.
 
Final Thoughts
Despite the growth of PBX competition, Eastern Management Group’s 2020 customer satisfaction measurement scores, for all vendors combined, improved by four percent over 2019. It’s a remarkable achievement for a capable group of providers.

Source:
https://www.nojitter.com/unified-communications/sangoma-highest-pbx-customer-satisfaction-2020
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2021-05-12
<![CDATA[Fortinet FortiProxy Secure Web Gateway Earns the U.S. Department of Defense’s Endorsement for Its Approved Product List Certification]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=1000 SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

Bob Fortna, President at Fortinet Federal Inc.
“Achieving DoDIN Approved Products List certification for additional solutions, such as our FortiProxy secure web gateway, is another important milestone in our efforts to address the evolving threat landscape and protect the data and networks within the US Federal government. Fortinet Federal’s investment to achieve these certifications demonstrates our continued commitment to the mission critical and unique needs of the Department of Defense.”

News Summary

Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced that its FortiProxy secure web gateway solution has achieved Department of Defense Information Network (DoDIN) Approved Products List (APL) certification. 

The certification qualifies designated Fortinet products for sale to Department of Defense (DoD) agencies based on stringent Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) testing, a standardized methodology for the secure installation and maintenance of computer software and hardware.

As attacks become more sophisticated, organizations need an integrated approach to secure from malicious web traffic, websites, and viruses. FortiProxy addresses these issues with one, unified product. FortiProxy is a secure web proxy that protects employees against internet-borne attacks by incorporating multiple detection techniques such as web filtering, DNS filtering, data loss prevention, antivirus, intrusion prevention, and advanced threat protection. More, the solution enables organizations to enforce policy compliance. The secure web gateway solution also helps to reduce bandwidth demands and optimize the network with content and video caching. FortiProxy provides flexible deployment modes from Explicit mode, Transparent mode and Inline deployment enabling organizations to customize their solutions based on their network environment.

The addition of FortiProxy to the APL means that the DoD can choose the proven protection of his product to protect against internet-borne threats and advanced web content caching when seeking new technology to address its unique and demanding cybersecurity needs.

Fortinet’s certified security solutions are ideally suited to protect agencies within the intelligence community and the Department of Defense, as well as civilian agencies. The Fortinet Security Fabric protects classified and unclassified Federal systems used by all of the 15 cabinet-level agencies and by numerous independent executive agencies. These platforms make use of our USG products that are specially configured for the Federal market. They comply with Federal certification requirements including the National Institute of Standards and Technology FIPS 140-2 certification, National Information Assurance Partnership Common Criteria certification, and the Commercial Solutions for Classified certification.

To achieve DoDIN APL certification, FortiProxy was tested against applicable Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) and Security Requirements Guides (SRGs). This includes the following: Application Layer Gateway (ALG) SRG v1r2, Network Device Management SRG v2r14, Network Infrastructure Policy STIG v9r7, Web Server SRG v2r2.


Source:
https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/05/18/2034993/0/en/Fortinet-FortiProxy-Secure-Web-Gateway-Earns-the-U-S-Department-of-Defense-s-Endorsement-for-Its-Approved-Product-List-Certification.html

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2021-05-05
<![CDATA[NTT West Chooses Fortinet Secure SD-WAN and SD-Branch to Deliver Security-Driven Networking Services]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=996 Fortinet Secure SD-WAN and SD-Branch Enable NTT West to Deliver a Flexible, Agile LAN/WAN Management Service Offering
May 06, 2020 09:00 ET Source: Fortinet, Inc.
 
 

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

News Summary
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced Nippon Telegraph and Telephone West Corporation (“NTT West”) has selected Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN and SD-Branch solutions as the foundation of its "FLET’S SDx" subscription service. This service, which enables centralized management of both WAN and LAN — providing complete branch consolidation with simple management — comes with built-in security features enabled by Fortinet’s FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) to provide customers with a flexible, secure network environment that adapts rapidly to change.

With an increasing number of business-critical applications and services in multiple cloud environments and IoT device adoption growing, distributed organizations with remote offices seek to reduce network complexity while improving security and performance. By selecting Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN and SD-Branch solutions as part of their service, NTT West is able to provide their customers with efficient, secure and cost-effective network management. Fortinet Secure SD-WAN combines next-generation firewall security with SD-WAN functionality in a single device, allowing distributed enterprises to securely deliver high-speed application performance with advanced threat protection. This security-driven networking approach enables organizations to scale their network infrastructures without compromising security, which provides effective protection for today’s dynamic environments. Fortinet Secure SD-Branch further extends the benefits of Secure SD-WAN to distributed branch offices and provides consolidated branch services for network edge and device edge protection. As part of the Fortinet Security Fabric, these solutions also receive real-time application and threat intelligence updates to protect against zero-day threats.

Together with Fortinet, NTT is able to provide the following key benefits to their customers:

  • Centralized management for the entire branch: Organizations can manage both their WAN Edge and LAN from a central location, which consolidates the entire branch operations and improves visibility, control, and operational efficiency.
  • Automation-driven operations: As part of its Secure SD-WAN solution, Fortinet offers zero-touch provisioning, which eliminates the need for local configuration even at remote office locations, reducing the need for additional IT personnel.
  • Integrated Security: Advanced security features such as next-generation firewall, antivirus, web filtering, intrusion prevention and application control are integrated into the FLET’s SDx service to protect enterprise networks.

“Through our Secure SD-WAN and SD-Branch solutions, Fortinet is positioned to support NTT West as it delivers a flexible, agile solution to customers,” said John Maddison, EVP of Products and CMO of Fortinet. “By leveraging a security-driven networking approach, Fortinet’s solution addresses multiple uses cases and can grow with businesses as they require further connectivity to multiple clouds, open new branch offices, and adapt to digital innovation requirements.”

Additional Resources

About Fortinet
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) secures the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organizations around the world. Fortinet empowers our customers with complete visibility and control across the expanding attack surface and the power to take on ever-increasing performance requirements today and into the future. Only the Fortinet Security Fabric platform can address the most critical security challenges and protect data across the entire digital infrastructure, whether in networked, application, multi-cloud or edge environments. Fortinet ranks #1 in the most security appliances shipped worldwide and more than 440,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses. Both a technology company and a learning company, the Fortinet Network Security Expert (NSE) Institute has one of the largest and broadest cybersecurity training programs in the industry. Learn more at http://www.fortinet.com, the Fortinet Blog, or FortiGuard Labs.

Source:
https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/05/06/2028472/0/en/NTT-West-Chooses-Fortinet-Secure-SD-WAN-and-SD-Branch-to-Deliver-Security-Driven-Networking-Services.html

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2021-04-28
<![CDATA[Fortinet advises Cyber Distancing and Network Isolation to protect organizations from cyberattacks.]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=994 Fortinet, a global player in broad, integrated and automated cyber security solutions, announced that over the past several weeks, FortiGuard Labs has been monitoring a significant spike in COVID-19 related threats. Cybercriminals are unleashing a surprisingly high volume of new threats in this short period of time to take advantage of inadvertent security gaps as organizations are in a rush to ensure business continuity. 

Cybercriminals Are Exploiting the Rapid Change to Our Digital World

An unprecedented number of unprotected users and devices are now online with one or two people in every home connecting remotely to work through the internet. Simultaneously there are children at home engaged in remote learning and the entire family is engaged in multi-player games, chatting with friends as well as streaming music and video. FortiGuard Labs is observing this perfect storm of opportunity being exploited by cybercriminals as the Threat Report on the Pandemic highlights:

  • A surge in Phishing Attacks: FortiGuard Labs research shows an average of about 600 new phishing campaigns every day. The content is designed to either prey on the fears and concerns of individuals or pretend to provide essential information on the current pandemic. The phishing attacks range from scams related to helping individuals deposit their stimulus for Covid-19 tests, to providing access to Chloroquine and other medicines or medical device, to providing helpdesk support for new teleworkers. In addition to scams targeting adults, some phishing attacks target children with offers of online games and free movies, or even access to credit cards to buy online games or shop online. 
  • Phishing Scams Are Just the Start: While the attacks start with a phishing attack, their end goal is to steal personal information or even target businesses through teleworkers. Majority of the phishing attacks contain malicious payloads – including ransomware, viruses, remote access trojans (RATs) designed to provide criminals with remote access to endpoint systems, and even RDP (remote desktop protocol) exploits. 
  • A Sudden Spike in Viruses: The first quarter of 2020 has documented a 17% increase in viruses for January, a 52% increase for February and an alarming 131% increase for March compared to the same period in 2019. The significant rise in viruses is mainly attributed to malicious phishing attachments. Multiple sites that are illegally streaming movies that were still in theatres secretly infect malware to anyone who logs on. Free game, free movie, and the attacker is on your network.
  • Risks for IoT Devices magnify: As users are all connected to the home network, attackers have multiple avenues of attack that can be exploited targeting devices including computers, tablets, gaming and entertainment systems and even online IoT devices such as digital cameras, smart appliances – with the ultimate goal of finding a way back into a corporate network and its valuable digital resources. 
  • Ransomware like attack to disrupt business: If the device of a remote worker can be compromised, it can become a conduit back into the organization’s core network, enabling the spread of malware to other remote workers. The resulting business disruption can be just as effective as ransomware targeting internal network systems for taking a business offline. Since helpdesks are now remote, devices infected with ransomware or a virus can incapacitate workers for days while devices are mailed in for reimaging. 

Solutions and Countermeasures

Organizations should take measures to protect their remote workers and help them secure their devices and home networks. Consider adopting the same strategy for cyber viruses that we are adopting in the real world. Cyber social distancing is all about recognizing risks and keeping our distance. Isolation is all about segmenting networks and quarantining the malware from spreading across the network. Here are a few critical steps to consider:

Endpoint Security: Endpoint Security provides a VPN client to ensure that remote traffic remains secure. For organizations looking for an even more robust endpoint security solution a EDR solution provides advanced, real-time threat protection for endpoints both pre and post-infection, in addition to robust antivirus technologies installed at the kernel to detect and prevent malware infection, it can also respond to device breaches in real-time by detecting and defusing potential threats before they have the chance to compromise the system. 

Connectivity: VPN connections can be run and managed independently, organizations with large numbers of remote workers may need the addition of an Enterprise Management Server solution. An EMS solution can securely and automatically share information between endpoint and the network, push out software updates, and assign security profiles to endpoints. 

Access to Cloud Applications: Driving all traffic through a VPN tunnel can actually have a doubling impact on network traffic. In addition to all of the remote workers connecting into the network, the network will also need to manage all of the outbound connections to cloud services. However, since this traffic will not be run through the organization’s edge security solutions, these direct connections will require a cloud-based security solution.  Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) will provide visibility, compliance, data security, and threat protection for access to SaaS and other cloud-based services being used by an organization.

Network Access Control: Cybercriminals intend to exploit this rapid transition to a teleworker strategy by hoping to get overlooked by masquerading as a legitimate corporate end-user or IoT device, or by hijacking a legitimate device. Network Access Control tools can see and identify everything connected to the network, as well as control those devices and users, including dynamic, automated responses. Network Access Control enables IT teams to see every device and user as they join the network, combined with the ability to limit devices access in the network, and automatically react to devices that fall out of policy within seconds.

Network Segmentation: Network segmentation ensures that devices, users, workflows, and applications can be isolated to prevent unauthorized access and data loss, as well as to limit exposure if there is a breach at the network perimeter. Next Generation Firewall enables segmentation at the network perimeter further this can be enhanced using an Internal Segmentation Firewall.

Zero-Trust Network Access: The best security posture during this period is to consider that every user and device has already been compromised. 

Combining all of the solutions outlined above organizations can ensure that devices and users are limited to access network resources they require to do their job, and nothing more.

Source:
https://www.expresscomputer.in/news/fortinet-advises-cyber-distancing-and-network-isolation-to-protect-organizations-from-cyberattacks/54696/

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2021-04-21
<![CDATA[Fortinet’s Scalable and Secure Teleworker Solution in AWS]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=993 By Ali Bidabadi and Praveen Lokesh | May 01, 2020
As organizations adopt a comprehensive teleworking policy, creating a reliable, scalable, and secure connectivity solution for their expanded remote workforce has become extremely important. Many organizations have already migrated some or all of their workloads and applications to Amazon Web Services (AWS) to take advantage of the elasticity, reliability and scalability of the public cloud. As a result, customers demand a solution that not only integrates with AWS native services, but also enables their remote workforce to connect to enterprise applications deployed in hybrid cloud environments in an agile and reliable manner.
Fortinet Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) Virtual Appliance is available in the AWS Marketplace. The FortiGate NGFW supports various Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) instance types and configurations to offer customers scalable SSL VPN and IPSec capabilities. This allows hundreds of users to concurrently and securely connect to applications deployed in their AWS accounts via an encrypted connection (like IPSec or SSL). Additionally, FortiGate-VM leverages AWS c5n instances to distribute packet processing workloads across all available vCPUs. It also leverages the redundancy and resiliency of AWS to ensure business continuity in the event of a natural disaster. In this blog, we will discuss some of the design considerations to deploy a scalable, secure solution in AWS using FortiGate-VMs.  We will also outline how the solution can be launched in AWS.

Multi-Region Deployment with AWS Transit Gateway and AWS Route 53

While there are different ways to design a resilient architecture in AWS, most designs consider deploying services in at least two AWS regions to enable disaster recovery and avoid service disruption in the event of a natural disaster, such as an earthquake. Additionally, by deploying resources in two or more availability zones within an AWS region, customers can ensure fault tolerance. Figure 1 depicts a multi-region FortiGate deployment that leverages AWS Route 53 to help connect SSL clients (FortiClient) to a region with the least latency. In this architecture, two regional cloud security services hubs (us-east-1 and us-west-1) have been deployed. Each cloud security services hub is comprised of two FortiGate instances.
Figure 1. Multi-region teleworker deployment with FortiGate-VM and AWS Route 53Figure 1. Multi-region teleworker deployment with FortiGate-VM and AWS Route 53
As shown, Route 53 enables VPN clients to get an IP address from a FortiGate endpoint to terminate VPN connections based on latency. In addition to regional redundancy, an AWS design best practice includes deploying at least two FortiGates, each in a distinct availability zone. Multiple FortiGate design options, such as active/active and active/passive, are available. Multivalue Answer Routing in Route 53 can be used to distribute the IPSec VPN traffic across FortiGates in each region, as shown in Figure 1. 
Most customers deploy applications in multiple VPCs that need to be accessible by remote clients. AWS recommends leveraging the AWS Transit Gateway for connectivity between centralized shared services VPC and all application VPCs. As depicted in Figure 2, FortiGate-VMs in the cloud security services hub can be connected to an application VPC via an AWS Transit Gateway. In this architecture, an AWS NLB load balances SSL VPN traffic across the two FortiGates in the hub VPC using 5 tuple hash (Source IP/Destination IP, Source Port/Destination Port and Protocol). 
As shown in Figure 2, two subnets in the cloud security services hub terminate VPC attachments connected to the Transit Gateway. Once SSL VPN tunnels are terminated at one of the FortiGates, remote users can then access applications deployed in the application VPCs. For example, if a remote user needs to access a workload in the Application VPC B, a specific route (10.20.0.0/16) in the private subnet’s route table will be used and the traffic will be routed to the transit gateway via a Transit Gateway attachment as shown in Figure 2. Note that the route table in each private subnet contains routes to the application VPCs via the Transit Gateway attachment. Additionally, they contain a default gateway route that points to the FortiGates’ private ENI in each availability zone. The return traffic will be routed via transit gateway back to the hub VPC. The route table in the FortiGate entry subnet, where the VPC attachment is terminated, has the default gateway set to the private ENI of the FortiGate – this way, the return traffic can take the same path back to the remote user. Customers can create IPSec VPN connections from their on-premises to FortiGates in the Hub VPC or Transit Gateway. This will enable remote users to access the on-premises resources as well.  
Figure 2. Remote Access SSL VPN with FortiGate-VM and AWS Transit GatewayFigure 2. Remote Access SSL VPN with FortiGate-VM and AWS Transit Gateway

Additional Design Considerations

The architectures discussed earlier in this document are meant to provide a reference design for a scalable teleworker solution in AWS. However, there may be additional important design considerations that need to be accounted for when deploying the solution in your AWS environment. These may include:
  • Scaling out with FortiGate Autoscaling – Customers can deploy a FortiGate ASG integrated with the AWS transit gateway. This feature is built into the FortiOS (FortiGate’s purpose-built operating system) to allow for a smooth scale in/scale out solution. This can be deployed using a CloudFormation template available at Fortinet’s official GitHub repository.
  • Inside tunnel CIDR (classless inter-domain routing) – Plan your hub VPC CIDR (where the FortiGates reside) to accommodate all remote clients. For instance, if you expect 300 employees to connect to a FortiGate, a VPC with /24 CIDR won’t have enough IP addresses for one to be allocated to each client. Although it is possible to apply source NAT at each FortiGate, it is generally not a recommended practice since many organizations require full client visibility.
  • FortiGate instance type/size – as mentioned previously, there are several different instance types/sizes of FortiGate solutions available in the AWS Marketplace. FortiGate-VM can achieve the best performance (up to 20Gbps IPSec traffic ) when turned on with the C5n.18xlarge instance due to the enhanced networking capability that the FortiGate-VM can fully achieve, as well as other optimizations such as auto CPU affinity. Note that to support a greater number of tunnels and higher throughput, a FortiGate-VM can be scaled up to a higher instance size.

Launching FortiGate-VM from AWS Marketplace

To launch a FortiGate-VM from the AWS console, log in to the AWS Management Console, select the AWS region where your resources are located, and navigate to EC2 landing page. Click on launch instance and enter FortiGate in the search field. This will bring up the associated links in the AWS Marketplace. Click on the link to choose the FortiGate-VM.  
FortiGate-VM for AWS supports both on-demand licensing and bring-your-own-license (BYOL) models. The On-Demand Model offers a free trial that will let users try FortiGate-VM in AWS without incurring software charges.  You can choose the licensing model that best suits your licensing needs. 
Once you select the right Amazon machine image (ami) for the FortiGate-VM, you can subscribe to the Fortinet FortiGate Next Generation Firewall software and click on Continue. At that point, it will let you select the instance type for your FortiGate-VM. Fortinet supports a wide variety of instance types in AWS, ranging from 1 vCPU t2.small to 72 vCPU C5n.18xlarge instances. Fortinet strongly recommends utilizing the C5n instance type to take advantage of AWS enhanced networking to achieve maximum network throughput. In the next step, choose the VPC where you want to deploy the instance and the subnets that you want the FortiGate-VM instance to be deployed in.
Figure 3. Choosing an instance size when launching FortiGate in AWSFigure 3. Choosing an instance size when launching FortiGate in AWS
You can leave the storage (Step 4) and tags (Step 5) as default, and navigate to the Security Groups section. Once there, click on Create New, choose a name for the security group, and add the ports that you intend to use for managing the firewall as well as the ports used for traffic. By default, the recommended FortiGate ports will have HTTP (TCP Port 80), HTTPS (TCP port 443), SSH(TCP Port 22), and other management ports. For SSL-VPN, you can use 10433 or any other custom port other than 443, since 443 is used for FortiGate’s HTTPS management. 
Choose “save” once all the required ports are added to the security group along with the right source. The source can be anywhere (0.0.0.0/0 and ::/0) for SSL-VPN, or a specific range of IP addresses for things like source IP access control. The next step is to select the key pair. For key pairs, you can select an existing key pair or choose “Create a key pair in EC2” to create a new key pair. The public key will be added to the EC2 instance, which allows you to access the instance using the corresponding private key. After making the selection, review all the settings and launch the instance.
Figure 4. Adding inbound rules to a Security GroupFigure 4. Adding inbound rules to a Security Group
Once your FortiGate-VM instance is running, associate an Elastic IP address to the internet facing interface of that instance. The Elastic IP will be used to manage the FortiGate-VM (on HTTPS) and to complete the configuration of IPSec/SSL-VPN. IPSec VPN uses UDP port 500 and 4500 (if NAT is used). Allow these ports in the security groups if you choose to use IPSec VPN for remote access. SSL-VPN users would also be using the Elastic IP on the custom port that was selected for SSL-VPN in the security Group. A single FortiGate-VM in AWS for SSL-VPN solution would be a single point of failure, so to provide high availability, fault tolerance, and resiliency we recommend deploying a FortiGate HA Cluster across multiple availability zones in a single region. 
To provide disaster recovery, the same setup can be replicated in another region, with the traffic load balanced by Amazon Route53. Amazon Route53 supports multiple routing policies one of which is latency-based routing policy which serves the user’s requests from the AWS region that has the lowest latency. Within each region, additional record sets can be created with multivalue answer routing to load balance connections to the FortiGates. Multivalue answer routing policy let’s users configure Amazon Route53 to return multiple values in response to DNS queries. Detailed information about Amazon Route53’s latency based routing can be found here. To configure multivalue answer routing, refer to the documentation here. Traditionally, FortiGate’s clustering protocols work over multicast, but in AWS the configuration synchronization happens over unicast (UDP and TCP). It also leverages AWS features like AWS Lambda, API Gateway, and CloudWatch metrics for the failover process.  
In a FortiGate (Active-Active) A-A solution in AWS, FortiGates are launched in two different availability zones. This solution does not provide failover for ingress traffic, as this should be handled by external resources such as AWS ELB or Route53 services. In a FortiGate (Active-Passive) A-P solution in AWS, FortiGates are launched in two different availability zones. During failover, the Elastic IP of the Active Device is disassociated from the Active FortiGate and associated with the Passive FortiGate. In both Active-Active and Active-Passive soltuions, if one of the FortiGate-VM fails, the route tables for the private, protected subnets are also changed so that the traffic now flows to the active FortiGate-VM. 
FortiGate NGFW Active-Active Solution can be deployed using a CloudFormation template from Fortinet’s official GitHub repository. FortiGate NGFW Active-Passive Solution can also be deployed using the related CloudFormation template from Fortinet’s official GitHub repository.  

Virtual Private Network

Virtual Private Networks (VPN) let sites and users connect to private networks over the public network (internet) to gain secure access to their resources. Instead of using expensive leased lines or other infrastructure, organizations can use utilize the relatively inexpensive, high-bandwidth internet. Since the internet is universally readily available, VPNs are used extensively for remote connectivity both for site-to-site and remote access VPNs.  Two of the most used types of remote access VPNs are IPSec and SSL-VPN. 
A managed client-based VPN service provided by AWS is the AWS Client VPN. It enables you to securely access your AWS resources as well as datacenter environments. FortiClient is Fortinet’s Client VPN software, and the added value FortiClient brings is in its embedded security features, increased flexibility and configurability, and lesser restrictions on the client computers and networks.  

Remote Access to Data Center Networks via VPN Through FortiGate-VM in AWS

FortiGate-VM can act as an SSL-VPN Gateway and IPSec VPN Gateway to terminate AWS VPN connections. The FortiClient software that runs on the Client computer manages all the details of encrypting, encapsulating, and sending packets to the remote VPN gateway (a FortiGate-VM in AWS). 
Users who can connect to VPN should be defined on the firewall.  The user configuration becomes much simpler if you integrate it with existing authentication servers through LDAP or RADIUS. Integrating with existing authentication servers, such as Windows AD, lowers the chance of making mistakes in the configuration of users and user groups. 
FortiToken can be used for two-factor authentication (2FA) to ensure that the end-user is who they claim to be by requiring authentication information as well as a dynamic token code that FortiToken Generates. 
Split tunneling lets users access the corporate network through the VPN but still access the internet – which is prevented from going through the SSL VPN tunnel. Split tunneling can be enabled on FortiGate-VM for both SSL VPN and IPSec VPN. 

IPSec VPN

On the Client computer, the FortiClient application acts as the local VPN gateway. Packets destined for the AWS VPC networks are encrypted, encapsulated into IPSec packets, and sent through the VPN tunnel to the FortiGate unit. Packets for other destinations are routed to the internet as usual. IPSec packets arriving through the tunnel are decrypted to uncover the original IP packets. 
This document shows how to configure FortiGate-VM to act as a VPN Gateway. 
The following configuration enables split tunneling for the VPN connections in the phase 1 configuration:
config vpn ipsec phase1-interface
   edit "for_AWS"
        set ipv4-split-include "local_network" 
   next
end
 
Also, using chacha20 as the encryption mode in phase 2 improves the IPSec connection performance. It can be enabled in phase2 config, as shown below. 
 
config vpn ipsec phase2-interface
   edit "for_AWS_Ph2"
        set proposal chacha20poly1305
   next
end
 
With firmware release 6.2.3, we have added auto-affinity to spread the load of encrypting and decrypting IPSec packets across available vCPUs. 
With the FortiGate hardware platform, it is possible to offload IPSec processing to a specific ASIC. In a virtualized environment like the public cloud, FortiOS does not have access to hardware acceleration. To optimize IPSec encryption and decryption through a FortiGate-VM running in AWS, a user has to disable the software decryption asynchronization that is used by the FortiGate hardware platforms. 
config system global
   set ipsec-soft-dec-async disable
end
 
If the number of IPSec connections or throughput requirements increase, FortiGate-VM can be scaled up to a higher instance type to get IPSec throughput as high as 20Gbps and also support more IPSec connections. This is made possible by selecting the correct instance type and also configuring the IPSec optimizations above. FortiGate’s IPSec throughput can reach up to 20 Gbps. One instance type that can achieve that throughput in AWS is C5n.18xlarge, which uses an Intel Xeon Platinum 8124M (turbo GHz 3.5) processor. 

SSL-VPN

There are two modes of operation for SSL-VPN, which include tunnel mode and web mode. 
SSL-VPN Tunnel Mode: In this mode, once the tunnel is established between the client and the FortiGate-VM in AWS, the SSL VPN client encrypts all traffic from the remote client computer and sends it to the FortiGate-VM through the SSL VPN tunnel. This mode provides a transparent experience for the end user. There is no proxying done on the FortiGate, and it can be used for accessing a wide range of applications.  
Enabling split tunneling for tunnel mode in SSL-VPN is done at the portal level.
config vpn ssl web portal
    edit "aws-ssl-portal"
        set tunnel-mode enable
        set split-tunneling  enable
        set split-tunneling-routing-address "10.212.1.0"
        set ip-pools "SSLVPN_TUNNEL_ADDR1"
    next
end
SSL-VPN Web mode: In web mode, there is no need for an SSL-VPN client on the client computer. It is a clientless access mode that allows network access using a web browser and its built-in SSL encryption.  Remote Users can authenticate to FortiGate-VM’s SSL VPN Web Portal, which provides access to network services and resources, including HTTP/HTTPS, Telnet, FTP, SMB/CIFS, VNC, RDP, and SSH. When a user starts a connection to a server from the web portal, FortiOS proxies this communication to the requested resources.
Since Web mode proxies all its communication through the FortiGate-VM, it places an overhead on the FortiGate’s resources and supports only certain applications. For most teleworkers who remain connected through the VPN for longer periods, Tunnel mode is the better option. It is transparent to the user after a successful connection and it allows the users and networks to exchange a wide range of traffic regardless of protocols or applications.
This link has the instructions for configuring the FortiGate-VM and the FortiClient software for remote access through SSL-VPN in split tunnel mode. 
In our design depicted earlier in this document, we showed end users connecting to the FortiGate-VM in AWS through SSL-VPN and then allowing them to access the on-premises networks through Direct Connect or VPN. This document shows how to configure SSL-VPN to IPSec VPN for such a use case.
SSL VPN operates on HTTPS protocol at Layer 7. If the FortiGate-VM in AWS needs to handle a large number of SSL-VPN connections, you can scale out the FortiGate-VM in an autoscaling group and use an Application Load Balancer to load balance the SSL-VPN connections between the FortiGate-VMs, as explained in the “additional design considerations” section of this document.

Conclusion

In this blog post, we discussed how organizations can leverage FortiGate-VM in AWS to provide teleworkers with secure connectivity and best-in-class network throughout. FortiGate-VM’s integration with native AWS services such as Transit Gateway and Route 53, as well as important design considerations were explained. Finally, we outlined steps to launch FortiGate-VM in AWS, and the configurations required to take advantage of FortiGate-VM’s optimization features. The Fortinet teleworker solution enables organizations to securely connect their remote workforce to AWS workloads and applications, and ensures business continuity by leveraging the purpose-built FortiOS software as well as the scale and resiliency of AWS.

Source:
https://www.fortinet.com/blog/business-and-technology/fortinets-scalable-and-secure-teleworker-solution-in-aws.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+fortinet%2Fblogs+%28Fortinet+All+Blogs%29
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2021-04-14
<![CDATA[Fortinet Secure SD-WAN Improves Application Performance for Global Company]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=991 By Nirav Shah | April 16, 2020

Large, distributed organizations rely on business applications to deliver valuable resources and services to users, and as a result, must ensure uptime to keep those business-critical applications running and users productive. 

Recently, Fortinet worked with a global company contending with those challenges. Specifically, this customer was seeking to improve performance and management capabilities to ensure application availability and user productivity. 

And Then There Was One

With 1500 branch offices and three datacenters spread geographically around the world, deploying new branches was key to the business’ growth plans, but proved time-consuming and often difficult to integrate into existing infrastructures. Previously, this organization’s branch offices included multiple legacy point products for network and for security, which made centralized management difficult and provided no visibility. 

The incumbent solution was a combination of a traditional ISR router from a major networking vendor managing an MPLS connection and a separate firewall appliance from the same vendor. Adding SD-WAN would require the deployment of yet another device because neither the router nor the NGFW were able to provide SD-WAN services. Security would then need to be configured to run as an overlay solution on top of the SD-WAN appliance, significantly increasing capital and operating expenses, and the organization would still be forced to keep their MPLS links. 

Fortinet was the only vendor the organization considered that offered all of these functions in a single, high performance appliance, with centralized management for both network and security policies through an integrated console. As a result of selecting the Fortinet Secure SD-WAN solution, the company was able to eliminate their disconnected and isolated networking and security point products and replace them with one unified appliance, thereby reducing complexity. Fortinet surpassed the global company’s expectations, starting from proof of concept, with zero touch deployment, centralized management, and the ability to auto-provision configuration and business policies globally from their HQ.

Improving Performance for Business-Critical Applications & Users

Because of Fortinet’s integrated approach and proven networking and security performance, both the CIO and CISO selected Fortinet Secure SD-WAN to enable faster cloud adoption and significantly improve user experience for its nearly 15,000 employees. Moreover, the company is now able to offer its users a significantly improved experience with more consistent connectivity and high-performance reliability by tapping into the LTE capabilities built into FortiGate appliances. 

For example, sharing and collaboration is an important business priority and the organization heavily relies on cloud-based applications. As a result, this global organization needed its SD-WAN solution to offer single touch integration with specific cloud providers for faster application access and control. The Fortinet Secure SD-WAN solution natively supports major cloud providers to enhance application optimization by up to 5X, while reducing latency and producing a better user experience. 

Key Benefits

The company experienced the following benefits of the Fortinet Secure SD-WAN solution: 

  • Improved user experience performance: The performance of business-critical applications instantly improved by a factor of five.
  • Reduced Complexity: Replacing multiple point products with an integrated solution built around the benefits of Fortinet Secure SD-WAN reduced complexity while yielding a 60% cost savings.
  • Reduced WAN Cost: Augmented MPLS with broadband and LTE is saving up to 30% on contract renewal. Also, the complete removal of MPLS is on the roadmap. 
  • Centralized Management: The Fortinet Secure SD-WAN solution’s zero touch deployment capabilities and network visibility have reduced troubleshooting cycles by 50%.

Take a security-driven approach to networking to improve user experience and simplify operations at the WAN edge with Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN solution.

Source:
https://www.fortinet.com/blog/business-and-technology/fortinet-secure-sd-wan-enabled-a-global-company-with-1500-branch-offices.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+fortinet%2Fblogs+%28Fortinet+All+Blogs%29

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2021-04-07
<![CDATA[Enghouse Integrates with Microsoft Teams for Contact Center ]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=989 Enghouse Cloud and Communications Center support advanced integration with MS Teams

MARKHAM, ON, March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ - Enghouse Systems Limited (TSX:ENGH) is participating in the  Microsoft Teams Connected Contact Center certification program and now offers cloud and on-premise contact center options for Microsoft Teams.

For customers deploying Teams, Enghouse Interactive offers Enghouse Cloud, which provides Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS), and Enghouse Interactive Communications Center (CC) V11.0, which supports on-premise or private cloud deployment options.

Enghouse Cloud and Enghouse Interactive Communications Center are fully featured omni-channel contact center solutions which include customer self-service and IVR, queuing and routing, and delivery of calls to Teams clients on agent desktops. These offerings also provide a suite of management tools for the contact center, including recording, quality management, and comprehensive reporting and analytics.  Both use Teams Direct Routing to enable organisations to choose their own telephony options for voice connectivity, while leveraging call delivery, supervisor monitoring and control of calls handled by agents using Teams across any number of physical locations.

"I'm proud of our strong and successful relationship with Microsoft," said Vincent Mifsud, President of Enghouse. "We've been on a journey with them for more than a decade, integrating to their solutions through Lync and then Skype for Business. Now, our integration to Microsoft Teams takes this up to a new level, helping Enghouse and Microsoft enhance the game for contact centers."

Mr. Mifsud noted that the application of the Enghouse Interactive product with Microsoft Teams is a key step in the evolution of the truly collaborative contact center, combining the strength of interaction management with the ability to leverage the best resources – information and people – to optimize the customer experience. Now agents can leverage intelligent coaching, shared knowledge and experts across the business.

"Enghouse Interactive can help deliver all this, working in conjunction with Microsoft," said Mr. Mifsud. "As a longstanding partner for development of Microsoft-integrated solutions, we offer well-defined migration paths to Microsoft Teams for contact centers on Skype for Business or any legacy PBX."

Enghouse Interactive is well equipped to deliver this as it has hundreds of contact center customers using Skype for Business and thousands of customers on other legacy PBX platforms, many of whom are considering options to migrate to Teams. With solutions that support multiple telephony options simultaneously, the Company can assist customers in moving their contact centers to Teams at their own pace.  

"Enghouse Interactive is a longstanding partner of Microsoft," said Andrew Bybee, Principal Group Program Manager, Microsoft Calling and Meeting Ecosystem at Microsoft Corp. "We're pleased that they have announced availability of Microsoft Teams voice-integrated solutions. We look forward to helping our joint customers benefit from Teams in contact center environments and build on the power of teamwork with Microsoft 365 to transform and maximize their customer experience."

About Enghouse 
Enghouse Systems Limited is a leading global provider of enterprise software solutions serving a variety of vertical markets. Its strategy is to build a more diverse enterprise software company through strategic acquisitions and managed growth within its business sectors: Contact Center / Video Collaboration, Networks (OSS/BSS) and Transportation/Public Safety. Enghouse Interactive is a wholly owned unit of Enghouse Systems whose mission is to deliver customer interaction management solutions. Enghouse Systems shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:ENGH). Further information about Enghouse is available at www.enghouse.com.

SOURCE Enghouse Systems Limited

Source:
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/enghouse-integrates-with-microsoft-teams-for-contact-center-301032283.html

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2021-03-31
<![CDATA[Fortinet: Security in the era of 5G]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=981 PARTNER CONTENT: 5G presents an opportunity for telecom operators to tap into new revenue streams emerging from the digitalization of industries. If you look at different industrial sectors, 5G can deliver the mix of capabilities required for them to move forward on their digital innovation: bandwidth, high reliability and low latency, robust IoT support, ability to run and consume applications and services when and where needed. 5G will play a major role in coming to smart factories, autonomous cars, smart cities, smart energy, smart transportation, smart healthcare, and more.

Is 5G more secure?
Due to its nature, 5G possesses aspects that are more secure than the previous generation. 5G has enhanced user authentication that allows, among other benefits, better IoT authentication with the mobile network. Moreover, the device authentication is now encrypted (unlike 4G where the authentication was in the clear) with strong 256-bit encryption. 5G can also logically segment the network (network slicing), providing different security customization per slice.

Are there new security risks with 5G?
As 5G is built on a completely new set of technologies, such as API signaling, virtualization, and containers, they produce new risk factors that have to be dealt with. More important, 5G’s unique capabilities positions it as a critical component in different industries’ evolution and innovation (the connected/autonomous car, smart cities, smart manufacturing, smart healthcare, etc.). 5G will connect a significantly higher number of devices (telephone, tablets, connected cars, IoT, etc.) and therefore a security breach or attack would potentially cause significant impact and wide-ranging impact on the industries. This may make 5G an attractive means and attack vector for cybercriminals.

How can telecom operators operate the transition from 4G to 5G?
The transition from 4G to 5G is gradual and requires major investments from telecom operators. From a technological perspective, 5G breaks with the past and requires a completely different architecture and technologies. They must not only build their 5G Radio Access Network (RAN), but also the core network, which is the backbone of their infrastructure. The biggest difference with 3G/4G is that mobile networks transform from a relatively static, hardware-based architecture to a dynamic, software-based environment. Then you have a virtual, cloud-native environment, where core components and functionalities can be distributed anywhere in the network. There is no longer a concept of a core, everything is a function.  This is very different from past mobile generations that mostly provided connectivity and targeted the consumer segment.

What about the security approach to implementation for 5G vendors, operators and enterprises?
5G calls for security by design and this should be implemented both for the purpose of protecting the operator but also for protecting the customers and their use cases. Security, unfortunately, has never been a top of mind factor in most cellular technology and services/use cases. However, in light of all that has been said previously, 5G requires the attention of all stakeholders as they all have a role to play to ensure a 5G network is secure. The operators must ensure that the 5G service delivery infrastructure is secure in order to deliver internal and external business and service continuity. The operators also must ensure that specific use cases and their ecosystems are secured in order to protect themselves and their consumers. 5G vendors should implement relevant 5G standards as they relate to security and provide integration with expert security vendors’ solutions for 5G environments. And, finally, enterprises planning to use 5G services/use cases should ensure that the appropriate security tools and controls are available and meet their own security requirements.

To conclude, the introduction of 5G could become a significant enabler for all industry allowing them new business opportunities and increasing their productivity, only if security is considered from the beginning of 5G services and use cases. Knowing that there’s no such thing as a 100% secure network and that threat actors will manage to do some havoc, security’s role is to reduce the risk as much as possible and provide visibility and insight so that when a security breach occurs, its impact is limited and the recovery can take place rapidly. For the mobile network operators, they should invest and deliver these security capabilities and SLAs as well as incorporate security and integrate with a wider security vendor’s ecosystem.

Source:
https://www.mobileworldlive.com/latest-stories/security-in-the-era-of-5g/

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2021-03-24
<![CDATA[Fortinet Recognized as a 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for WAN Edge Infrastructure]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=988 Customer Feedback and High Ratings Acknowledge Fortinet Secure SD-WAN
March 26, 2020 10:31 ET Source: Fortinet, Inc.
 
 

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

John Maddison, EVP of products and CMO at Fortinet 

“As the pioneer of Secure SD-WAN, Fortinet is committed to delivering the most comprehensive SD-WAN and next-generation firewall solution to our over 21,000 global SD-WAN customers. We believe customer reviews, such as Gartner Peer Insights, provide candid insights into product capabilities, implementation processes, and support infrastructure. We’re pleased to be recognized by Gartner Peer Insights as a Customers’ Choice in WAN Edge Infrastructure with the most total reviews among all vendors.”

News Summary 
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced that it has been named a 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for WAN Edge Infrastructure for its Secure SD-WAN solutions. The Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice distinction is based on feedback and ratings from end-user professionals who have experience purchasing, implementing or using Fortinet Secure SD-WAN.

Fortinet established the concept of Secure SD-WAN with the introduction of integrated SD-WAN functionality into its industry leading FortiGate Next-generation Firewalls in 2016. Since then, Fortinet’s security-driven networking approach to SD-WAN has enhanced user experience while reducing costs and complexity for organizations of all sizes and verticals worldwide. Today, Fortinet is the undisputed leader of “Secure SD-WAN” with over 21,000 SD-WAN customers globally.
               
Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN solution was also recognized by Gartner in the latest Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure, which named Fortinet a Challenger with highest ability to execute and furthest completeness of vision in the Challengers quadrant.* Additionally, Fortinet received the highest score for the “Security-Sensitive WAN” use case in the November 2019 Gartner analyst research report, “Critical Capabilities for WAN Edge Infrastructure.” 
               
Fortinet believes today’s announcement of its designation in the first Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for WAN Edge Infrastructure continues its momentum in the SD-WAN market. With 263 total verified ratings as of March 24, 2020 – the most reviews of all vendors – Fortinet customers of all sizes and industries have provided honest reviews, which Fortinet believes is an indication of its commitment to delivering best-of-breed SD-WAN solutions. Fortinet believes its ability to offer the broadest set of enterprise-grade use cases, such as NGFW, segmentation, IPS, and SD-WAN using a network firewall, has contributed to this distinction. The following are just a few reviews from some of Fortinet’s over 21,000 SD-WAN customers:

"A Leading Solution In SD-WAN Technology," Infrastructure and Operations, $250 – 500M USD company
"We have been using FortiGate's SD-WAN solution for about 6 months. At the center we use Forti Manager and Forti 100F, a physical device connected to it. In our branches, we use the Forti 60E (DSL supported) model. Thanks to SD-WAN solution, we started to use all our lines efficiently. Fortinet in this solution satisfied us with its easy implementation and high performance."

"Simple Implementation, Robust Management, And Feature Rich Configuration Options," Senior Network Engineer, $500M - 1B USD company
"We have been very pleased with the Fortinet NGFW and SD-WAN solutions. The ease of configuration, robust CLI, and new features being added regularly, has made us very pleased with the solution. Fortinet may not focus as much on SD-WAN as other vendors do, but they have a broad portfolio and the integration of NGFW security and SD-WAN into a single platform has made policy, image, troubleshooting, and configuration management much easier. Even though Fortinet's bread and butter is security, they are quickly moving their SD-WAN technology and features to be on par with other specialized SD-WAN vendors. Fortinet's NGFW solution is extremely robust, high performing, and very feature rich. There is a feature for just about any custom NGFW setting you can think of. This is far better than our previous solution which is very well known."

"Easy Going To Deployment & Configure, Directly Insight In The Connectivity," Security Officer, $1B - 3B USD company
“Single appliance for: SD-WAN + advance routing + NGFW functions helped us consolidate other point products… We liked that Fortinet was able to address all our key SD-WAN use cases for voice, video and cloud… We also liked Fortinet’s approach of complete branch transformation by extending WAN Edge to SD-Branch so that we can have deeper integration between WAN and LAN for simplified operations with consistent security. Fortinet understood the problems unique to our environment and shared product roadmap and strategy. Customer service response time was fast and high-quality.  The overall experience from fast deployment with Zero-Touch deployment, migration from current solutions, and on-going management of the solution has been really smooth.”

Learn more about the Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice distinction and read additional reviews from our customers in the blog.

Source:
https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/03/26/2007089/0/en/Fortinet-Recognized-as-a-2020-Gartner-Peer-Insights-Customers-Choice-for-WAN-Edge-Infrastructure.html

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2021-03-17
<![CDATA[Fortinet Introduces Self-Learning AI Appliance for Sub-Second Threat Detection]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=984 FortiAI Leverages Deep Neural Networks to Automate Threat Detection and Remediation, Expanding Fortinet’s AI-Driven Security Offerings

John Maddison, EVP of products and CMO at Fortinet “Fortinet has invested heavily in FortiGuard Labs cloud-based, AI-driven threat intelligence, allowing us to detect more threats, more quickly and more accurately. FortiAI takes the artificial intelligence knowledge from FortiGuard Labs and packages it specifically for on-premises deployments. This gives customers the power of FortiGuard Labs directly in their environment, with self-learning AI to identify, classify and investigate sophisticated threats in sub-seconds.”

Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, announced FortiAI, a first-of-its-kind on-premises appliance that leverages self-learning Deep Neural Networks (DNN) to speed threat remediation and handle time consuming, manual security analyst tasks. FortiAI’s Virtual Security Analyst  embeds one of the industry’s most mature cybersecurity artificial intelligence developed by Fortinet’s FortiGuard Labs – directly into an organization’s network to deliver sub-second detection of advanced threats.

Organizations Face an Uphill Battle

Security architects confront many challenges when it comes to discovering and remediating threats, including:

  • Cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated. While traditional cyber threats continue, sophistication of advanced attacks – often enabled by artificial intelligence, machine learning and open source communities – are increasing. As a result, organizations and their defenses are challenged to keep pace with threat evolution.
  • The attack surface is expanding. Millions of new applications, growing cloud adoption and the increase in connected devices are creating billions of edges that security teams need to properly protect and manage. Organizations are challenged to keep pace with the threat volume resulting from many potential entry points.
  • Security teams are constrained due to the cyber skills shortage. The cybersecurity industry faces a skills gap that has become a top emerging risk for organizations. There are not enough skilled professionals available to properly triage, investigate and respond to the growing number of threats – potential and actual – making it easier for cybercriminals to outpace legacy security processes and tools.

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Self-Learning AI Adapts Organizations’ Threat Protection

To address these challenges faced by security professionals today, Fortinet is unveiling FortiAI Virtual Security Analyst to accelerate threat remediation. FortiAI handles many of the time consuming, manual tasks currently expected of security professionals, preserving their time for higher value security functions. FortiAI’s self-learning capabilities continue to get smarter once deployed in an organization’s network.

FortiAI leverages Deep Learning known as Deep Neural Networks, which mimic neurons in the human brain, to make complex decisions based on its scientific analysis of threats specific to the organization where it is deployed. As FortiAI’s artificial intelligence continues to mature, organizations benefit from having FortiAI’s Virtual Security AnalystÔ effectively transform and adapt threat protection.

FortiAI Levels the Playing Field

Fortinet’s Deep Neural Networks (DNN) approach enables FortiAI to revolutionize threat protection by:

  • Automating time-consuming manual investigations to identify and classify threats in real time: Organizations using legacy security processes combined with limited security staff find it difficult to perform manual investigations for each threat alert. This creates additional risks including a data breach or security incident due to slow response time. To solve this, FortiAI automates investigations using DNN to identify the entire threat movement and uncover patient zero and all subsequent infections in a sub-second.
  • Transforming security processes for instant detection and remediation of attacks: FortiAI’s Virtual Security Analyst significantly reduces the time organizations are exposed to threats by scientifically analyzing characteristics of threats and generating an accurate verdict to accelerate threat response.
  • Delivering tailored threat intelligence to significantly reduce false positives: False positives are a burden for security analysts to investigate and it is time consuming to determine threats versus non-threats. Through tailored threat intelligence, FortiAI learns new malware features as it adapts to new attacks instantaneously and reduces false positives.

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On-premises Protection for Air Gapped Networks

Another key distinction of FortiAI is that it offers on-premises AI suitable for organizations that have air gapped networks. Operational technology environments, government agencies and some large enterprises must adhere to strict compliance regulations and/or security policies that limit their network’s connection to the internet. FortiAI with its self-learning AI model does not require internet connectivity to learn and mature, enabling organizations with closed environments or stringent security policies to stay ahead of threats.

Fortinet’s AI-driven Technologies Automate Threat Protection
Fortinet has a longstanding history of helping customers strengthen their security posture by leveraging artificial intelligence. Some of the existing Fortinet offerings and services, complemented by the new FortiAI, that leverage various forms of AI, such as least squares optimization and Bayesian probability metrics, include:

  • FortiGuard Labs Threat Intelligence: FortiGuard Labs uses proven advanced AI and machine learning to gather and analyze over 100 billion security events every day. This threat intelligence produced by FortiGuard Labs is delivered to customers through its subscription services available for a range of Fortinet’s products, including the flagship FortiGate NGFWs. As a result, customers benefit from artificial intelligence deployed in global labs for faster threat prevention.
  • FortiSandbox: Fortinet is the first security vendor to introduce AI to sandboxing to automate breach protection. FortiSandbox includes two machine learning models to its static and dynamic analysis of zero-day threats, improving the detection of constantly evolving malware, such as ransomware and cryptojacking. Through the use of a universal security language to categorize malware, FortiSandbox also connects discussions between network and security teams, leading to more integrated and improved security operations.
  • FortiEDR: Fortinet’s FortiEDR uses machine learning to automate the endpoint protection against advanced threats with real time orchestrated incident response functionalities. Customers also benefit from more control of network, user and host activity within their environments.
  • FortiInsight: FortiInsight uses machine learning analytics to effectively monitor endpoints, data movements and user activities to detect unusual, malicious behavior and policy violations attributed to insider risk.
  • FortiWeb: To better protect web applications and APIs, FortiWeb applies machine learning to tailor a unique defense for each application. As a result, FortiWeb can quickly block threats while minimizing the false positives that may interfere with end user experience.
  • FortiSIEM: FortiSIEM leverages machine learning to recognize patterns in typical user behavior like location, time of day, devices used and specific servers accessed. FortiSIEM can then automatically notify security operations teams when anomalous activities occur, like concurrent logins from separate locations.

As cyber criminals look to exploit the expanding digital attack surface with sophisticated attacks, the breadth and depth of the Fortinet Security Fabric’s AI-driven technology provides customers with unparalleled threat prevention, detection and response that can be instant and automated.

“Deploying FortiSandbox to protect our organization against zero-day threats was seamless through Fortinet’s Security Fabric platform. FortiSandbox secures our perimeter, client and mail servers, and ultimately is protecting our assets from advanced unknown threats. Leveraging FortiSandbox’s AI-driven capabilities has helped us keep pace with AI-driven threats, all while providing an easy and simplified way to configure and manage our security.”
– Dario Palermo, System and Network Administrator at Ente Autonomo Volturno

Source:
https://www.aithority.com/security/fortinet-introduces-self-learning-ai-appliance-for-sub-second-threat-detection/

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2021-03-10
<![CDATA[Fortinet report reveals global cyber crime trends]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=982
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Bad actors are attempting to exploit any possible opportunity throughout the digital infrastructure and are maximising global economic and political realities to achieve their goals.

Global trends demonstrate that while the prevalence and detection of threats may differ from country to country, the sophistication and automation of attacks remain consistent across the board.

These were two of the findings of Fortinet’s FortiGuard Labs Global Threat Landscape Report.

Derek Manky, chief, security insights and global threat alliances at FortiGuard Labs, says in the cyber arms race, the criminal community has often had a distinct advantage due to the growing cyber skills gap, the expanding digital attack surface, and by leveraging the element of surprise with tactics such as social engineering to take advantage of unsuspecting individuals.

“To get out ahead of the cycle of increasingly sophisticated and automated threats, organisations need to use the same sort of technologies and strategies to defend their networks that criminals are using to attack them. That means adopting integrated platforms that leverage the power and resources of AI-driven threat intelligence and playbooks to enable protection and visibility across the digital infrastructure,” he adds.

Not so Charming Kitten

The research revealed significant levels of activity across regions associated with Charming Kitten, an Iranian-linked advanced persistent threat group, in Q4. 

Active since approximately 2014, the malefactors have been associated with numerous cyber espionage campaigns.

Recent activity suggests the group has expanded into the election disruption business, having been linked to a series of attacks on targeted e-mail accounts associated with a presidential election campaign.

IOT in the crosshairs

In addition, the research showed IOT devices remain a challenge due to their exploitable software and these threats can affect unexpected devices such as wireless IP cameras.

The vulnerability of these devices is exacerbated when components and software are embedded into various commercial devices sold under a slew of brand names, often by different vendors. 

Moreover, these components and services are often programmed using bits and pieces of pre-written code from a variety of common sources, and are vulnerable to exploit, which is why many of the same vulnerabilities crop up repeatedly across a wide range of devices. 

The scale combined with the inability to easily patch these devices is a growing challenge, and spotlights the difficulties of supply chain security, the research showed.

Old dogs, new tricks

While there is constant pressure to keep ahead of new threats, businesses sometimes forget that older threats and vulnerabilities have no expiration date, and bad actors will continue to exploit them as long as they work. 

“A case in point is EternalBlue. The malware has been adapted over time to exploit common and major vulnerabilities. It has been used in numerous campaigns, including, most notably, the WannaCry and NotPetya ransomware attacks,” says Fortinet.

Examining IPS triggers detected in a region not only shows what resources are being targeted, but may also indicate what threat actors could focus on in the future, either because enough of those attacks were ultimately successful, or simply because there is more of a certain type of technology deployed in some regions, but this isn’t always the case.

Assuming that organisations patch their software at roughly the same rate in each region, if a botnet was simply probing for vulnerable instances of ThinkPHP before deploying an exploit, the number of detected triggers should be much higher in APAC. 

However, only 6% more IPS triggers were detected in all of APAC than in North America from a recent exploit, indicating these botnets are simply deploying the exploit to any ThinkPHP instance they find. 

In addition, when taking a similar look at malware detection, the majority of threats targeting organisations are Visual Basic for Applications macros

As the number of applications skyrocket, and more and more connected devices widen the perimeter, billions of new edges are being created that have to be managed and protected.

At the same time, companies are facing attacks that are increasingly sophisticated, and target the expanding digital infrastructure, including ones being driven by artificial intelligence and machine learning.

“To effectively secure their distributed networks, organisations have to shift from protecting just security perimeters to protecting the data spread across their new network edges, users, systems, devices and critical applications,” the company says. 

Source:
https://www.itweb.co.za/content/j5alr7QaEOj7pYQk

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2021-03-03
<![CDATA[Fortinet shares insights on how organizations can address 5G challenges]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=1054 In 2020, remote work became the norm as organizations worldwide were forced to rapidly shift their operational models. However, even once the COVID-19 pandemic subsides and some employees move back into the office, many others will continue working from home into the future.

Indeed, “work” is increasingly viewed as something we do as opposed to a place we commute to and from. With this in mind, security and IT teams must adjust their strategies to manage this new hybrid workforce at scale effectively.

Below, cybersecurity solutions firm Fortinet highlights the factors that play into the security of these environments, including the cloud, general security infrastructures, and employee cybersecurity awareness.

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5G for network performance, security

Organizations have long been cautioned against the dangers of a piecemeal security approach that can leave gaps in protection. They have also been warned that a lack of a comprehensive, coherent digital transformation strategy with an integrated security solution presents long-term challenges. And this was before the pandemic hit.

When COVID-19 entered the picture, workforces around the world transitioned to a remote structure with little warning. This meant networks that were already in a precarious position were stretched even further in size and scale to maintain business continuity. The need for such rapid expansion meant that many businesses let security fall by the wayside.

This rapid network expansion, however, was less of a journey into uncharted territory and more of an acceleration of trends that were already occurring. Now, with 5G entering the picture, additional security challenges are presenting themselves. Many do not realize how unprepared they may be for the additional changes coming down the pipeline.

The 5G that many companies are familiar with has low bandwidth and is generally under 6 gigahertz, a stark contrast to what is emerging on the scene — new smartphones can use 5G bandwidth at performance levels of 24 gigahertz and above. This will fundamentally change network performance requirements on the edge for both devices and applications; it will also require the appropriate security infrastructures to monitor and manage this new level of performance.

The new 5G is expected to power everything from manufacturing and energy grids to autonomous vehicles and consumer brands. Businesses that do not proactively prepare for this shift will start to encounter latency issues and severely diminished user experiences and will ultimately get left behind.

Tackling 5G security

Demands on networks will increase significantly, particularly at the edge, and increased complexity will simultaneously lead to evolving security needs. But simply adding security on top of the network can create bottlenecks. The key is to find a way to increase network capabilities securely in a way that doesn’t impact the user experience.

Two approaches are on the table for addressing the challenges of 5G. The first approach is to deploy security at the 5G carrier level. The second requires focusing on edge security since the edge is where 5G is used either as a backup connection or, increasingly, as a primary connection. No matter the approach, the edge will require AI (artificial intelligence-predictive and ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit)-accelerated performance.

The cloud edge, in general, will require new levels of highly optimized security even if 5G isn’t considered a priority. Complex hybrid networks now span collections of clouds and data centers, requiring more virtual devices and firewalls to handle the load. And while 5G will make transactions and applications faster, it will also enable faster cyberattacks. Proper management requires extreme consistency in security policy and deployment strategy.

Time to prepare is Now with 5G

Today, 5G represents about $5 billion in operator-billed revenue opportunities. This is projected to grow to an astounding $357 billion by 2025, representing a significant shift in how and where 5G is used. Therefore, meeting the performance and security needs of 5G will be crucial to any company wishing to remain viable.

Many organizations do not currently have this capability. Previous strategies of chasing best-of-breed devices mean that many organizations have a legacy security setup made of a hypercomplex patchwork of increasingly difficult-to-manage infrastructures. Last-minute deployments in the wake of the pandemic did not help matters. Adding 5G on top of such architectures is likely to compound the issue and lead to a whole host of problems and vulnerabilities.

Workarounds are no longer the answer. Now is the time for organizations to deploy coherent and comprehensive 5G network security strategies. But they must act quickly as the needs of a 5G world will only grow from here, and 6G is less than a decade away.

Source:
https://backendnews.net/fortinet-shares-insights-on-how-organizations-can-address-5g-challenges/

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2021-02-24
<![CDATA[Fortinet and Equinix Accelerate Cloud Connectivity with Fortinet Secure SD-WAN]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=976 Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN Solution Enhances Equinix’s Network Edge as an Additional Global Offering for Enterprise Customers
February 06, 2020 09:00 ET Source: Fortinet, Inc.
 
 

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced that it is teaming with Equinix, a global interconnection and data center company, to accelerate cloud connectivity with the addition of Fortinet Secure SD-WAN on Equinix’s Network Edge.

Enterprise organizations are increasingly turning to SD-WAN to improve user experience, reduce costs and optimize connectivity to multiple cloud platforms from branch and campus locations. Today over 21,000 customers have chosen Fortinet Secure SD-WAN, many of them choosing to deploy directly from the branch to accelerate their cloud adoption and improve application and user experience for business applications. For enterprises that are adopting a cloud-first strategy – moving their workloads exclusively to the cloud – or a hybrid multi-cloud strategy – using multiple public clouds at the same time for faster connectivity from WAN edges – Fortinet Secure SD-WAN is now available as a virtual network service via Network Edge on Platform Equinix.

The addition of Fortinet Secure SD-WAN to Network Edge allows Equinix to empower enterprise customers with a cloud on-ramp solution across multiple public clouds with full-featured SD-WAN that is scalable from mid-market to large distributed enterprises. With Fortinet Secure SD-WAN now available via Network Edge on Platform Equinix, enterprise customers are able to resolve latency challenges while accessing multi-cloud applications and optimize their cloud connectivity without compromising on security. Adding a colocation option extends the reach of Fortinet Secure SD-WAN, which is available via hardware appliance, as an NFV for on-premises deployments, and as a virtual appliance in all major cloud providers. Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN solution assures accelerated throughput to workloads located in any public cloud provider globally, with full multi-cloud and hybrid cloud support.

With integrated next-generation firewall security, Fortinet Secure SD-WAN now available in Equinix’s Network Edge marketplace allows organizations to not only accelerate cloud connectivity across public clouds and SaaS applications, but also enable consistent security. Simplified operations with centralized management and analytics allow enterprise customers to enable zero-touch provisioning for faster deployment. Flexible licensing models via bring-your-own-license or subscription-based pay-as-you-go allow customers to pick the licensing model that best meets their needs.

Supporting Quotes

“The majority of our customers use multiple cloud providers, so it’s really important for them to be able to choose where they deploy services. Collaborating with Equinix and offering Fortinet Secure SD-WAN via Network Edge gives our customers additional deployment flexibility, allowing them the option to host services outside of their branch location and accelerate their cloud journey.” ⁠— John Maddison, EVP of products and CMO, Fortinet

“Equinix’s Network Edge services accelerate digital transformation for global businesses by enabling companies to modernize networks virtually. By offering Fortinet Secure SD-WAN as a virtual network service on Network Edge, customers can potentially reduce capital expenses while seamlessly deploying simplified WAN Edge operations closer to end users, clouds and valuable ecosystems in more global locations.” ⁠— Bill Long, Senior Vice President, Core Product Management, Equinix

Additional Resources

About Fortinet

Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) secures the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organizations around the world. Fortinet empowers its customers with intelligent, seamless protection across the expanding attack surface and the power to take on ever-increasing performance requirements of the borderless network - today and into the future. Only the Fortinet Security Fabric architecture can deliver security without compromise to address the most critical security challenges, whether in networked, application, cloud or mobile environments. Fortinet ranks #1 in the most security appliances shipped worldwide and more than 425,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses. Learn more at http://www.fortinet.com, the Fortinet Blog, or FortiGuard Labs.

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Other trademarks belong to their respective owners. Fortinet has not independently verified statements or certifications herein attributed to third parties and Fortinet does not independently endorse such statements. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, nothing herein constitutes a warranty, guarantee, contract, binding specification or other binding commitment by Fortinet or any indication of intent related to a binding commitment, and performance and other specification information herein may be unique to certain environments. This news release may contain forward-looking statements that involve uncertainties and assumptions, such as statements regarding technology releases among others. Changes of circumstances, product release delays, or other risks as stated in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, located at www.sec.gov, may cause results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in this press release. If the uncertainties materialize or the assumptions prove incorrect, results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. Fortinet assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, and expressly disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

source:

https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/02/06/1981110/0/en/Fortinet-and-Equinix-Accelerate-Cloud-Connectivity-with-Fortinet-Secure-SD-WAN.html

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2021-02-17
<![CDATA[Fortinet Named a 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Network Firewalls]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=975 Fortinet is proud to announce that we have again been named a 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Network Firewalls in their second survey. This Customers’ Choice recognition is based on the ratings of vendors by verified end-user professionals across a variety of industries and from locations around the world. The distinction takes into account both the number of end-user reviews a vendor receives, along with the overall ratings score a vendor receives from those end users.

The fact that this recognition is entirely based on customer feedback is a special point of pride for us, as our entire focus is on delivering a “Security-Driven Networking” approach to deliver the broadest set of enterprise-grade use cases, such as NGFWSegmentationIPS and SD-WAN using network firewall, along with a positive user experience. With 1,772 verified ratings as of Jan 27, and 448 submitted in just the past 12 months, Fortinet customers of all sizes and industries have provided honest reviews attesting to our ongoing commitment to delivering the highest quality security solutions and services.

Here is a small sample of the hundreds of comments and feedback posted by Fortinet customers on the Gartner Peer Insights website for FortiGate NGFW:

Services Industry

"Fortinet FortiGate - The Best Firewall Solution For Any Organization," Analyst, $1B-3B company

"We use the FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) as it provides the best UTM solution that is very easy to manage and work with. Since it provides good VPN, SD-WAN, IPSEC, and SSL features it has helped our organization in many ways. This is the best financially effective firewall with an extraordinary degree of security. FortiGate is a security product that verifies our organization's network from attackers and untrusted networks. My involvement with FortiGate has been astounding."

Financial Services

"Seamless Implementation," Manager IT Security Operations, $500M-1B company

"Excellent products, very stable hardware and operating system. Supports seamless implementation, administration, management, and upgrades."

Government

"Intuitive Firewall With More Features Than You Will Probably Use," Sr. System Engineer

"We really like the breadth of options this firewall can check off of our requirements list. My boss was excited with the possibility that we might replace both our old content filter and our old firewall. In addition to saving money on the dual cost of Firepower and the ASA maintenance. It can also load balance and BGP route, which we might take advantage of in the future."

"Works Well, Provides the Best Protection," Software Engineer

“The FortiGate firewall provides the best protection for our company. We have been using a FortiGate firewall for the past several years and have never encountered an issue…We can configure different routing paths, different policies, and much more. FortiGate also has many advanced security features such as Antivirus, Web filtering, Application Filter, and Intrusion Protection…Performance is good and it performs well even in high traffic networks."

Healthcare

"Rule Creation and Assignment is Very Simple, You'll Love this NGFW and its Ease Of Use," Sr Analyst Administrator, $500M-1B company

"FortiGate NGFW has enough features to enable any company with the latest technology. It can be used for many purposes, and the integration with the ecosystem is fantastic. NGFW also allows you to create and customize policies based on roles, locations, and departments. Your system administrators will love how easy it is to use this tool."

Manufacturing

"One Of The Best Firewalls In The World," CIO, <$50M company

"What I like about FortiGate is the easy administration for users of any network level. The creation and implementation of security policies is the easiest to use; just choose source interface, destination interface, and ports and you have created a security policy. Customization is a great advantage for network administrators because in a few clicks you can adjust it to the requirements of the company. FortiGate has a great variety of UTMs in which web filtering and application control stand out. The option of having SD-WAN is advantageous when having more than one Internet provider, and the reports are of great help when solving problems. FortiGate is one of the best firewalls at all levels…Totally recommended. I would strongly recommend FortiGate firewalls for their ease of administration and learning."

Education

"FortiGate Works Exactly Like It Should and Provides Peace of Mind," Co-ordinator, Network & Operations

"Fortinet has been excellent to work with. The few times we have had to contact their support they have been very knowledgeable and were able to resolve our issues quickly. We haven't had to contact their support much because their documentation and user forums have lots of good info and their products just work, so we have rarely needed to contact them."

"Fortinet FortiGate Is Well Suited For Any Sized Business To Protect Its Internal Network," Knowledge Specialist

"We have two firewalls, one at each datacenter. They are configured as active-passive. All traffic coming and going passes through them for the entire organization. This ensures that all packets to and from users are managed and controlled. If you have straight forward needs, this thing is a good workhorse…[What I like most is] creating and managing access control policies that allow specific traffic in and out of the network. Once you get it set up, it's easy to create new policies, specify ports, and configure IP ranges. "

"Robust Product, Robust Safety!," System Administrator

"We use Fortinet's email gateway and firewall solutions. Just like the email gateway solution, the security solution is very successful. We switched to this product about 8 months ago. The transition took place without any problems." 

 

While the Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice distinction is based solely on end user reviews, Gartner analysts have also recognized Fortinet in several Gartner Magic Quadrants: including their Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls (Sep 2019), Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms (Aug 2019), Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management (Dec 2018), Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls (Sep 2019), Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure (Nov 2019), and Magic Quadrant for Wired & Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure(Sep 2019).

We’re proud to have earned this research recognition and are honored to be recognized as a 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Network Firewalls.

Peer reviews from organizations of your size and in your industry are invaluable when looking for a critical security solution. We strongly encourage IT professionals, regardless of industry, to consult Gartner Peer Insights before making a decision that could affect the safety and security of your organization and your critical digital assets.

Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice constitute the subjective opinions of individual end-user reviews, ratings, and data applied against a documented methodology; they neither represent the views of, nor constitute an endorsement by, Gartner or its affiliates.

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.


Source:
https://www.fortinet.com/blog/business-and-technology/fortinet-named-2020-gartner-customers-choice-network-firewalls.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+fortinet%2Fblogs+%28Fortinet+All+Blogs%29

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2021-02-10
<![CDATA[Fortinet Wins an SD-WAN Whopper]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=974 Fortinet signed a whopper of an SD-WAN deal to fortify Burger King’s Brazilian franchise with its Secure SD-WAN platform. The meat of the deal calls for Fortinet to deliver a hybrid-WAN deployment to all of Burger King Brazil’s Burger King and Popeyes locations in the country.

Since entering Brazil nearly 20 years ago, Burger King Brazil has opened more than 800 locations. Meanwhile Popeyes, a subsidiary of Burger King Brazil, joined the fun in 2018, and has since opened 23 locations. As part of the deal, Fortinet has already deployed is SD-WAN platform in 70 of the 823 locations.

According to Fortinet, Burger King Brazil is already seeing lower WAN costs by transitioning off of MPLS connections to a hybrid WAN using multiple broadband links. The vendor also claims Burger King Brazil’s operations teams have managed to reduce the total number of open-connectivity related incidents by roughly 26%.

“Fortinet’s security-driven networking approach to SD-WAN offers customers like Burger King Brazil increased performance, visibility, and control without sacrificing overall security,” explained John Maddison, EVP of products and CMO at Fortinet, in a statement.

Source:
https://www.sdxcentral.com/articles/news/fortinet-wins-an-sd-wan-whopper/2020/01/

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2021-02-03
<![CDATA[Fortinet Hits the Accelerator as Official Partner of Formula E’s BMW i Motorsport]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=973 Fortinet Teams Up with ABB Formula E Championship Team BMW i Andretti Motorsport, Reinforcing Commitment to Acceleration, High Performance and Energy Efficiency

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

John Maddison, EVP of products and CMO at Fortinet
“Fortinet’s involvement in Formula E is a natural fit as it strongly aligns with our focus on engineering and high performance. To accelerate the processing of security and networking functions, we design our own unique security processors. These purpose-built Fortinet SPUs radically increase the speed, scale and performance of our solutions, setting industry Security Compute Rating records. We’re excited to be part of Formula E and to join forces with BMW i Andretti Motorsport team.”

News Summary 
Fortinet® (FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, has joined BMW i Andretti Motorsport as the official partner for their Formula E team as part of Fortinet’s commitment to accelerate innovation, high performance and energy efficiency.

The ABB FIA Formula E Championship is the world’s first racing series for fully-electric single-seater cars. These electric cars deliver immense acceleration and performance while pushing the development of e-mobility forward. Like Formula E, Fortinet drives digital innovation through our breadth of offerings that make up the Fortinet Security Fabric. Fortinet’s products powered by Fortinet SPUs are engineered with the same emphasis on acceleration, high performance and energy efficiency. Given these synergies, Fortinet has partnered with the BMW i Andretti Motorsport team, marking the most significant engagement with a motorsports team in the company’s history.

Accelerating CPU Performance with Fortinet SPUs 
Similar to the Formula E series, Fortinet continues to digitally innovate and set industry records for performance and speed. Fortinet SPUs outpace what is available in the market with the highest Security Compute Ratings for the following benchmarks:

  • Stateful Firewall throughput
  • IPsec VPN performance
  • Concurrent sessions
  • Sessions per second

The Fortinet Family of SPUs are specially designed security processors that provide unmatched performance at a fraction of the cost of traditional CPUs, providing accelerated network security, accelerated graphics rendering and accelerated AI in the cloud. Fortinet’s FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall appliances are powered by the following security processors:

  • Content Processor 9 (CP9): The CP9 protects applications while optimizing user experience with the least performance degradation. The CP9 works as a CPU co-processor, taking on resource-intensive security functions such as SSL/TLS decryption – including TLS1.3 – IPS and antivirus.
     
  • System-on-a-Chip 4 (SoC4): Fortinet’s SoC4 is a purpose-built security processor that has achieved the highest Security Compute Ratings in the industry to support customers’ WAN Edge transformation. SoC4 consolidates network and content processing functions on a single chip to deliver fast application identification, steering and overlay performance. 
     
  • Network Processor 6 (NP6): Fortinet’s NP6 works with FortiOS functions delivering superior firewall performance for IPV4, IPV6 and multicast traffic with ultra-low latency down to three microseconds.

About the ABB FIA Formula E Championship

BMW i Andretti Motorsports and Fortinet will be participating in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. Races will take place at various locations around the globe, including Rome, Paris and Seoul. The most recent Formula E race was on January 18 in Santiago, Chile, with the season running through July 2020. Fans can stay up-to-date on the team’s drivers and schedules, along with the entire race season, here.

Supporting Quotes

“There’s a clear alignment between Fortinet and BMW i Motorsport centered around our shared focus on digital innovation, accelerated technology and high performance. The cooperation between our brands creates promising marketing potential on and off the racetrack and we are proud to name Fortinet as our new partner.”
- Jens Thiemer, Senior Vice President Customer & Brand BMW

Additional Resources

About Fortinet
Fortinet (FTNT) secures the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organizations around the world. Fortinet empowers its customers with intelligent, seamless protection across the expanding attack surface and the power to take on ever-increasing performance requirements of the borderless network - today and into the future. Only the Fortinet Security Fabric architecture can deliver security without compromise to address the most critical security challenges, whether in networked, application, cloud or mobile environments. Fortinet ranks #1 in the most security appliances shipped worldwide and more than 425,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses. Learn more at http://www.fortinet.com, the Fortinet Blog, or FortiGuard Labs.    

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source:
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/fortinet-hits-accelerator-official-partner-140010752.html

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2021-01-27
<![CDATA[Fortinet provides cloud security to online payment solutions Yedpay]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=972 Fortinet, a security firm that offers integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, announced recently that merchant payment solutions company Yedpay has deployed an end-to-end Fortinet Security Fabric to help bolster security as it moves its infrastructure to the cloud.

Fortinet’s cloud security solutions enable Yedpay to protect its current operations, stay ahead of cyberattacks and confidently expand service offerings to grow the business.

Established in Hong Kong in 2014, Yedpay provides a platform for e-commerce payments for thousands of small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that are underserved by other financial services providers. Its infrastructure connects merchants with payment issuers and supports marketing and analytics tools. Like other organizations in the financial services sector, Yedpay is now leveraging virtualization and cloud computing to help it deliver applications and services with greater speed and flexibility.

 

Have you read “Fortinet predicts use of AI, swarm tech in cyberattacks”?

 

Digital innovation

Fortinet is able to power Yedpay’s speed of digital innovation with an equally agile security strategy achieved through the Fortinet Security Fabric. All Fortinet solutions seamlessly work together, are easily managed and also integrate smoothly with Yedpay’s existing security solutions to ensure consistent and secure connectivity across complex multi-vendor networks and different hardware, virtual environments, and cloud environments.

With expertise in working with fintech startups and other financial services companies around the world, Fortinet helped Yedpay accelerate its cloud migration journey and reduce management and operational overheads without compromising security.

“We deployed Fortinet Network Firewalls five years ago to protect our on-premise network infrastructure. Fortinet was the clear choice to help us move our workloads to a public cloud environment with their Fortinet Security Fabric offerings,” said Alva Wong, co-founder and chief information security officer, Yedpay. “Every component of the Fortinet Security Fabric is fully integrated into the entire network and every part of the security architecture is visible via a single console that is user-friendly and easy to operate. With Fortinet, a secure cloud migration that would normally take a year took us only a month.”

The Fortinet Security Fabric is an intelligent platform that unifies various security solutions across the network to detect, block and remediate attacks. It reduces and manages the attack surface through broad visibility, stops advanced threats with artificial intelligence-driven breach prevention, and reduces complexity via automated operations and orchestration across endpoints, access points, network elements, the data center, applications, cloud, and data.

Fortinet Security Fabric

The Fortinet Security Fabric offerings deployed by Yedpay includes:

The FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall, with vendor-agnostic interoperability and advanced threat prevention built in to provide outstanding network visibility.

The FortiWeb Web Application Firewall (WAF) provides Yedpay with AI-based behavioral scanning for threat detection and protection from the OWASP top ten most critical web app security risks. This includes cross-site scripting (XSS) and SQL injection attacks.

The FortiSIEM provides Yedpay cross-correlation of the Security Operations Centre and Network Operations Center (SOC-NOC) analytics and automated workflows. It also provides single-pane-of-glass management to speed up and improve threat response, free time up for critical business operations and stop breaches before they occur.

“Migrating to cloud environments adds extra complexity and risks if security isn’t part of an organization’s cloud strategy from the onset. Customers like Yedpay rely on Fortinet to provide advanced security for all their deployments as they’re moving to cloud environments. In addition to protecting the expanded attack surface, Fortinet’s dynamic cloud security offerings, which are part of the Fortinet Security Fabric, simplify operations with single-pane-of-glass management and don’t compromise network performance,” John Maddison, EVP of products and CMO at Fortinet.

“Fortinet provides us with an end-to-end security solution and a single point of contact with deep multi-vendor integration. This not only gave us peace of mind during the migration but continues to give us an easy way to secure our network architecture that is also highly scalable, incredibly powerful and cost-effective,” Mr. Wong added.


Source:
https://backendnews.net/2020/01/18/fortinet-provides-cloud-security-to-online-payment-solutions-yedpay/
 

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2021-01-20
<![CDATA[GTT Expands SD-WAN Portfolio by Adding Fortinet Secure SD-WAN]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=971 MCLEAN, Va.--(Business Wire)--GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), a leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced it has expanded its SD-WAN service offering by adding Fortinet Secure SD-WAN as a technology option. GTT delivers Fortinet Secure SD-WAN as a managed service and supports any last-mile access solution to meet specific client requirements for advanced security, application performance and cost efficiency. The addition of Fortinet enhances GTT’s existing managed SD-WAN service offerings for enterprise clients.

 

The GTT SD-WAN offering that uses Fortinet technology includes integrated next generation firewall and unified threat management functionality combined with an SD-WAN edge device and router, providing an attractive return on investment with robust security features. The GTT SD-WAN service offering with Fortinet is particularly suitable for distributed enterprises and branch networking applications in industries such as retail, quick service restaurants, hospitality and financial services.

“Clients rely on GTT to securely connect their locations across the world and to every application in the cloud,” stated Rick Calder, GTT president and CEO. “Our broad portfolio of SD-WAN service options, that now includes Fortinet, ensures that clients can run their applications with superior security, performance and reliability to support their business goals.”

“Fortinet Secure SD-WAN allows GTT to build a smart connectivity platform that delivers additional value to customers through security, analytics and cloud-acceleration services,” stated John Maddison, Fortinet SVP of products and CMO. “The combination of GTT’s Tier 1 global IP network and Fortinet Secure SD-WAN enables high-performing and differentiated services for GTT clients worldwide. We’re pleased to partner with GTT to deliver our carrier-grade secure SD-WAN solution to global enterprise organizations.”

“By adding Fortinet as another vendor platform, GTT has enhanced and broadened its SD-WAN service to offer enterprises even greater networking agility and integrated security capabilities,” commented Mike Sapien, vice president & chief analyst US for enterprise services at Ovum. “The integration of SD-WAN technology with GTT’s Tier 1 IP network offers performance and efficiency advantages when leveraging the core network for internet traffic destined for the cloud.”

Source:
http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/4556587

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2021-01-13
<![CDATA[Fortinet predicts advanced AI, counter threat intelligence to evolve]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=970 Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated, and automated cybersecurity solutions, today unveiled predictions from the FortiGuard Labs team about the threat landscape for 2020 and beyond. These predictions reveal methods that Fortinet anticipates cybercriminals will employ in the near future, along with important strategies that will help organizations protect against these oncoming attacks. 

 


Organizations need to adopt security strategies that maximize integration, advanced AI, and actionable threat intelligence to proactively protect against modern attacks.
Highlights of the predictions follow:

 

Changing the Trajectory of Cyberattacks

 

 Cyberattack methodologies have become more sophisticated in recent years magnifying their effectiveness and speed. This trend looks likely to continue unless more organizations make a shift as to how they think about their security strategies. With the volume, velocity, and sophistication of today’s global threat landscape, organizations must be able to respond in real time at machine speed to effectively counter aggressive attacks. Advances in artificial intelligence and threat intelligence will be vital in this fight.

 

The Evolution of AI as a System

 

 One of the objectives of developing security-focused artificial intelligence (AI) over time has been to create an adaptive immune system for the network similar to the one in the human body. The first generation of AI is designed to use machine learning models to learn, correlate and then determine a specific course of action. The second generation of AI leverages its increasingly sophisticated ability to detect patterns to significantly enhance things like access control by distributing learning nodes across an environment. The third generation of AI is where rather than relying on a central, monolithic processing center, AI will interconnect its regional learner nodes so that locally collected data can be shared, correlated, and analyzed in a more distributed manner. This will be a very important development as organizations look to secure their expanding edge environments.

 

Federated Machine Learning

 

In addition to leveraging traditional forms of threat intelligence pulled from feeds or derived from internal traffic and data analysis, machine learning will eventually rely on a flood of relevant information coming from new edge devices to local learning nodes. By tracking and correlating this real-time information, an AI system will not only be able to generate a more complete view of the threat landscape, but also refine how local systems can respond to local events. AI systems will be able to see, correlate, track, and prepare for threats by sharing information across the network. Eventually, a federated learning system will allow data sets to be interconnected so that learning models can adapt to changing environments and event trends and so that an event at one point improves the intelligence of the entire system.

 

 Combining AI and Playbooks to Predict Attacks

 

 Investing in AI not only allows organizations to automate tasks, but it can also enable an automated system that can look for and discover attacks, after the fact, and before they occur. Combining machine learning with statistical analysis will allow organizations to develop customized action planning tied to AI to enhance threat detection and response. These threat playbooks could uncover underlying patterns that enable the AI system to predict an attacker's next move, forecast where the next attack is likely to occur, and even determine which threat actors are the most likely culprits. If this information is added into an AI learning system, remote learning nodes will be able to provide advanced and proactive protection, where they not only detect a threat, but also forecast movements, proactively intervene, and coordinate with other nodes to simultaneously shut down all avenues of attack.

 

 The Opportunity in Counterintelligence and Deception

 

 One of the most critical resources in the world of espionage is counterintelligence, and the same is true when attacking or defending an environment where moves are being carefully monitored. Defenders have a distinct advantage with access to the sorts of threat intelligence that cybercriminals generally do not, which can be augmented with machine learning and AI. The use of increased deception technologies could spark a counterintelligence retaliation by cyber adversaries. In this case, attackers will need to learn to differentiate between legitimate and deceptive traffic without getting caught simply for spying on traffic patterns. Organizations will be able to effectively counter this strategy by adding playbooks and more pervasive AI to their deception strategies. This strategy will not only detect criminals looking to identify legitimate traffic, but also improve the deceptive traffic so it becomes impossible to differentiate from legitimate transactions. Eventually, organizations could respond to any counterintelligence efforts before they happen, enabling them to maintain a position of superior control.

 

 Tighter Integration with Law Enforcement

 

 
 Cybersecurity has unique requirements related to things like privacy and access, while cybercrime has no borders. As a result, law enforcement organizations are not only establishing global command centers but have also begun connecting them to the private sector, so they are one step closer to seeing and responding to cybercriminals in real-time. A fabric of law enforcement as well as public and private sector relationships can help in terms of identifying and responding to cybercriminals. Initiatives that foster a more unified approach to bridge the gaps between different international and local law enforcement agencies, governments, businesses, and security experts will help expedite the timely and secure exchange of information to protect critical infrastructure and against cybercrime.

 

 Cyber Adversary Sophistication is Not Slowing Down

 

 Changes in strategy will not go without a response from cyber adversaries. For networks and organizations using sophisticated methods to detect and respond to attacks, the response might be for criminals to attempt to reply with something even stronger. Combined with more sophisticated attack methods, the expanding potential attack surface, and more intelligent, AI-enabled systems, cybercriminal sophistication is not decreasing.

 

 Advanced Evasion Techniques

 

 A recent Fortinet Threat Landscape report demonstrates a rise in the use of advanced evasion techniques designed to prevent detection, disable security functions and devices, and operate under the radar using living off the land (LOTL) strategies by exploiting existing installed software and disguising malicious traffic as legitimate. Many modern malware tools already incorporate features for evading antivirus or other threat detection measures, but cyber adversaries are becoming more sophisticated in their obfuscation and anti-analysis practices to avoid detection. Such strategies maximize weaknesses in security resources and staffing.

 

 Swarm Technology

 

 Over the past few years, the rise of swarm technology, which can leverage things like machine learning and AI to attack networks and devices has shown new potential. Advances in swarm technology, have powerful implications in the fields of medicine, transportation, engineering, and automated problem solving. However, if used maliciously, it may also be a game changer for adversaries if organizations do not update their security strategies. When used by cybercriminals, bot swarms could be used to infiltrate a network, overwhelm internal defenses, and efficiently find and extract data. Eventually, specialized bots, armed with specific functions, will be able to share and correlate intelligence gathered in real-time to accelerate a swarm’s ability to select and modify attacks to compromise a target, or even multiple targets simultaneously.

 

 Weaponizing 5G and Edge Computing

 

 The advent of 5G may end up being the initial catalyst for the development of functional swarm-based attacks. This could be enabled by the ability to create local, ad hoc networks that can quickly share and process information and applications. By weaponizing 5G and edge computing, individually exploited devices could become a conduit for malicious code, and groups of compromised devices could work in concert to target victims at 5G speeds. Given the speed, intelligence, and localized nature of such an attack, legacy security technologies could be challenged to effectively fight off such a persistent strategy.

 

 A Change in How Cybercriminals Use Zero-day Attacks

 

 Traditionally, finding and developing an exploit for a zero-day vulnerability was expensive, so criminals typically hoard them until their existing portfolio of attacks is neutralized. With the expanding attack surface, an increase in the ease of discovery, and as a result, in the volume of potentially exploitable zero-day vulnerabilities is on the horizon. Artificial Intelligence fuzzing and zero-day mining have the ability to exponentially increase the volume of zero-day attacks as well. Security measures will need to be in place to counter this trend.


Source:

https://www.manilastandard.net/index.php/tech/business0/314549/fortinet-predicts-advanced-ai-counter-threat-intelligence-to-evolve-.html]]>
2021-01-06
<![CDATA[Organizations Leverage Fortinet SaaS Offerings for Advanced Security and Simplified Management]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=1016 As organizations look to enhance their on-premises and cloud security, they need the proper tools in place that don’t introduce risks and complexities. A study from IDG found that 48 percent of respondents believe that increased complexity is a primary downside in using multiple clouds. Additionally, it’s difficult for organizations to fill critical cloud security roles, with a recent Fortinet survey finding that the most commonly cited position that is hard to hire for is the cloud security architect role. Fortinet is addressing these challenges for its customers with its Security-as-a-Service (SECaaS) offerings delivered through FortiCloud.

Among Fortinet’s customers, Continent 8 Technologies, Illinois State Treasurer, and SuperCare Inc. are leveraging FortiCloud’s SECaaS offerings to As a result, these customers have confidently adopted various cloud environments without worrying that it will slow down their operations or introduce security risks.

Continent 8 Secures Web Apps and APIs Leveraging FortiCloud

Continent 8 Technologies is a leading provider for hosting, networking, security, and cloud infrastructure managed services. As Continent 8 was looking to expand its managed security services to further secure customers’ web applications and APIs, it turned to Fortinet. Continent 8 uses Fortinet FortiWeb Cloud, which is delivered through FortiCloud, to offer Continent 8 Cloud WAF.

This web application and API security offering seamlessly integrates with Continent 8's IP Transit and DDoS protection services to further protect sensitive information and mission-critical applications. MSSPs like Continent 8 can expand their security services with the broadest set of SECaaS offerings to effectively protect customers’ entire attack surface.

Illinois State Treasurer Enhances Cybersecurity

When the Illinois State Treasurer’s IT team was looking to upgrade its legacy security environment, it selected Fortinet to implement new solutions that integrated security visibility and improved usability. By using FortiGate Cloud, part of the FortiCloud offering suite, the Treasurer’s Office was able to manage its FortiGate Next-Generation Firewalls from the cloud to achieve greater visibility into their network and isolate network traffic to a particular endpoint or application.

The Treasurer’s Office now has an easy-to-use, single-user interface, making it easy to make configurations and run analytics off-premises. Security reports provided by FortiGate Cloud have been a critical resource, providing the hard data necessary to answer auditors’ questions and demonstrate compliance with required security controls.

SuperCare Inc. Simplifies Security Management

SuperCare Inc. was seeking new solutions to simplify how it remotely managed security policies for their customers and enhance its own network security. Through FortiCloud’s SECaaS offerings, SuperCare Inc. now can use a single sign-on to manage multiple security appliances. As SuperCare Inc. looked to adopt new cloud environments, it needed easy deployment and setup, which is exactly what Fortinet provided through FortiCloud. SuperCare Inc. has been able to install solutions that it can customize to its needs and easily adjust security policies and profiles.

Dynamic Cloud Security Solutions for Any Environment

Organizations want to confidently roll out their cloud strategy without concerns of cloud-specific security vulnerabilities. This is why it is important that security solutions protect any cloud environment from multiple threat vectors and the entire range of exploits, both old and new. 

Meanwhile, the cyber threat landscape continues to become more sophisticated, making it hard for organizations to keep up. Many organizations do not have the tools they need to provide the visibility and control they require across their various workloads and applications. Fortinet’s customers are finding that through its Dynamic Cloud Security offerings, including FortiCloud, they are able to reap the benefits promised by the cloud—such as agility and scalability—without compromising security.

Learn how Fortinet Dynamic Cloud Security solutions provide increased visibility and control across cloud infrastructures, enabling secure applications and connectivity from data center to cloud.

Source:

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3568128/organizations-leverage-fortinet-saas-offerings-for-advanced-security-and-simplified-management.html

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2020-12-30
<![CDATA[Fortinet Customers Use FortiCloud’s SaaS Offerings to Eliminate Complexity and Ensure Cloud Security]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=1015 FortiCloud Delivers the Industry’s Most Comprehensive Cloud-Delivered Security-as-a-Service Portfolio

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
John Maddison, EVP of products and CMO at Fortinet 
“As our customers continue to rely more on cloud environments and applications, Fortinet offers the broadest and most integrated portfolio to secure all of their workloads. Customers need to secure their applications and cloud environments with as little management overhead as possible. FortiCloud simplifies security management while enhancing security both on-premises and in the cloud.”

News Summary
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced it is helping Continent 8 Technologies, Illinois State Treasurer and SuperCare Inc. secure and centralize management of their cloud environments through its Security-as-a-Service delivery platform, FortiCloud

  • Through FortiCloud, Fortinet delivers many of its Security Fabric’s products and solutions as Security-as-a-Service (SECaaS) offerings. This has made it easy for customers ranging from small businesses to enterprises and managed security service providers (MSSPs) to secure their users, applications and critical data in the cloud.
  • FortiCloud enables customers to access and manage a range of Fortinet solutions and services from an online portal with a common user experience. Customers are able to centralize the management of multiple Fortinet devices and quickly make on-premises configurations from anywhere.
  • FortiCloud delivers the industry’s most comprehensive Security-as-a-Service portfolio, including FortiGate Cloud, FortiWeb Cloud and FortiCWP, through a single sign-on. FortiCloud also provides access to FortiCare services, which includes global support for all Fortinet products.

Removing Cloud Complexities and Security Risks
In IDG’s 2020 Cloud Computing Survey, 48 percent of respondents cited that increased complexity is a primary downside in using multiple clouds. The issue is that many organizations don’t have tools in place that provide the visibility and control they need across their networks, introducing security risks as the number of sophisticated threats continue to increase. This is coupled with the cybersecurity skills gap that is even more prevalent for cloud security roles requiring specialized cloud expertise, making it difficult for organizations to properly manage security without exhausting their cloud resources.

Organizations like Continent 8, Illinois State Treasurer and SuperCare Inc. have benefited from FortiCloud’s delivery of SECaaS offerings by eliminating complexity and enabling advanced security and centralized cloud-based management. All this while preventing their cloud adoption from slowing down their operations and introducing security risks.

Customers Secure and Manage Dynamic Cloud Environments Through FortiCloud
Fortinet’s customers are using FortiCloud to simplify how they’re securing and managing their applications or clouds, to create new managed security services that expand business opportunities or to enhance on-premises security, among other advantages. Below is an overview of how Continent 8, Illinois State Treasurer and SuperCare Inc. are using FortiCloud’s SECaaS offerings to maximize the benefits of adopting cloud environments.

Continent 8 Technologies
As a leading provider for hosting, networking, security and cloud infrastructure managed services, Continent 8 Technologies seeks to secure their customers’ applications irrespective of whether they are hosted within or outside their global network. To help achieve this, Continent 8 Technologies is leveraging Fortinet’s FortiWeb Cloud—delivered through FortiCloud—to protect their customers’ applications easily and seamlessly. As a result, the company has expanded its managed security services to offer Continent 8 Cloud WAF for securing customers’ web applications and APIs.

“Continent 8 Technologies leverages FortiWeb Cloud, part of the FortiCloud family of offerings, to deliver Continent 8 Cloud WAF,” said Leon Allen, Innovation Director at Continent 8. “As a result, our web application and API security offering seamlessly integrates with Continent 8's IP Transit and DDoS protection services to further protect sensitive information and mission-critical applications.”  

FortiCloud makes it simpler for MSSPs like Continent 8 to expand their security services and offer the broadest set of SECaaS offerings, delivering the security their customers need to effectively protect across the entire attack surface.

Illinois State Treasurer
When the Illinois State Treasurer’s IT team was looking to upgrade its legacy security environment, it turned to Fortinet to implement new solutions that integrated security visibility and improved usability. By using FortiGate Cloud, part of the FortiCloud offering suite, the Treasurer’s Office was able to manage its FortiGate Next-Generation Firewalls from the cloud to achieve greater visibility into their network and isolate network traffic to a particular endpoint or application. Additionally, the Treasurer’s Office also uses FortiAnalyzer—also from the FortiCloud suite—to obtain a much deeper dive into its network, which has improved overall visibility and security analytics.

Joseph Daniels, Chief Information Officer at the Illinois State Treasurer said, “Fortinet’s Security-as-a-Service offerings through its FortiCloud suite enables us to streamline management and integrate security across all our environments. We deployed FortiGate Cloud to manage Fortinet’s next-generation firewalls from the cloud through an easy-to-use, single user interface, making it easy for our team to make configurations and run analytics off-premises. The weekly security reports provided by FortiGate Cloud have been a critical resource, providing us with the hard data necessary to answer auditors’ questions and demonstrate compliance with required security controls.”

SuperCare Inc.
SuperCare Inc. has been able to simplify how it remotely manages security policies for their customers through FortiCloud’s SECaaS offerings, including FortiGate Cloud. FortiGate Cloud provides SuperCare Inc. with a single sign-on to manage multiple security appliances.  

“FortiCloud is easy to use,” shared Di Wang, Infrastructure Manager at SuperCare Inc. “Specifically, FortiGate Cloud is very critical when it comes to initial deployment, setup and ongoing management of the NGFW we have installed—all which can be done from the cloud. It’s great that it can be customized to our needs and we could adjust our security profiles and firewall policies after analyzing data from the last few months. We have also scheduled the reports to be emailed to us periodically, which is very convenient. I believe that the FortiCloud offerings greatly enhance the network security of our company, and would definitely recommend it to others.”

Soruce:
https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/07/21/2064916/0/en/Fortinet-Customers-Use-FortiCloud-s-SaaS-Offerings-to-Eliminate-Complexity-and-Ensure-Cloud-Security.html

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2020-12-23
<![CDATA[Fortinet Receives Industry Awards for Transforming the SD-WAN Market]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=968 Legacy WAN Solutions Fail to Deliver on Digital Transformation

Digital transformation at the branch office, including remote retail locations, school campuses, and healthcare and financial offices, is fundamental if today’s distributed workforce is going to be able to keep up with evolving business and consumer demands. Conducting digital business today requires access to critical services and applications located in the cloud. And many of these business-critical applications, such as unified communications, are highly sensitive to bandwidth limitations or things like jitter or lag times that often result from unreliable connections, which becomes an obstacle for efficient operations.

Historically, these remote locations were all connected to business applications and services through a single connection back to the core network. An MPLS connection and WAN router provided reliable, yet static connectivity for millions of offices. However, because this hub-and-spoke model means that all applications and access to online resources need to be backhauled through the core network, local servers are being overwhelmed with huge volumes of traffic, along with the capacity of the fixed MPLS and router combination at the branch office. As a result, productivity and user experience are severely impacted.

Traditional SD-WAN Still Leaves Organizations Vulnerable

While SD-WAN solutions address this challenge with a more flexible and dynamic connectivity strategy, early-to-market solutions failed to consider the security needs of these connections. The one thing that the traditional model had going for it was that all traffic was at least inspected and secured using the full stack of enterprise-grade security solutions deployed at the core. Direct access to cloud and internet services from the branch means that protection is no longer available. Unfortunately, the vast majority of SD-WAN solutions on the market provide little more than a VPN and a stripped down firewall to protect this critical link in today’s distributed networks, which leaves organizations poorly protected and highly vulnerable.

Fortinet is Positioned as a Challenger in Gartner WAN Edge Infrastructure Magic Quadrant

Fortinet believes that our focus on Secure SD-WAN innovation contributed to our placement of highest ability to execute and highest completeness of vision in the Challengers Quadrant of the November 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure. Unlike many SD-WAN solutions, we think Fortinet Secure SD-WAN is one of the few solutions on the market that addresses the FULL range of challenges being faced by organizations, combining advanced connectivity and traffic and application management functionality with a full suite of integrated security solutions, including NGFWIPS, antivirus/anti-malware, web filtering, a full range of VPN options, and advanced threat protection solutions such as sandboxing.

In fact, in the November 2019 Gartner analyst research report, “Critical Capabilities for WAN Edge Infrastructure,” Fortinet received the highest score in the “Security-Sensitive WAN” use case, and ranked within the five highest for all remaining WAN Edge use cases. Gartner went on to recommend that “users consider the set of critical capabilities as some of the most important criteria for [WAN Edge infrastructure] acquisition decisions.”

Secure SD-WAN Recognized with Top Industry Awards

The marketplace is taking notice. For example, Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN just received CRN’s 2019 Tech Innovator award in the “Networking – SD-WAN” category, as well as CRN’s 2019 Product of the Year in the Security-Network – Technology subcategory. These awards are just a small reflection of the impact that Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN solution is having on transforming the market.

We have also been recognized for our work with MEF, the group responsible for defining SD-WAN certifications and standards. In addition to winning two MEF 3.0 Proof of Concept awards – one for developing security standards for secure connections between separate SD-WAN devices, and the other for ensuring application security for SD-WAN services – we also lead a key Initiative in the MEF Applications Committee on Application Security for SD-WAN Services (MEF88).

Additionally, Fortinet’s secure SD-WAN solution has received two consecutive NSS Labs “Recommended” ratings and showcased the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO), resilient high availability for better user experience, and high WAN performance for cloud applications.

Secure SD-WAN Protects Innovation Through Security-Driven Networking

With over 21,000 Fortinet Secure SD-WAN customers and counting, organizations are quickly learning that digital transformation without security is a dead end. Instead, manufacturers and businesses alike need to take an aggressive security-first approach that ensures that all innovation includes security-driven networking to ensure that flexibility and adaptability don’t leave organizations exposed to today’s increasingly aggressive – and successful – cybercriminals.

Take a security-driven approach to networking to improve user experience and simplify operations at the WAN edge with Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN solution.

Read more about Fortinet's recent customer momentum to learn why global service providers such as Orange Business ServicesSoftBank Corp, and Ooredoo Kuwait choose Fortinet Secure SD-WAN.

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https://www.fortinet.com/blog/business-and-technology/fortinet-receives-industry-award-transforming-sdwan-market.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+fortinet%2Fblogs+%28Fortinet+All+Blogs%29

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2020-12-16
<![CDATA[Fortinet Leapfrogs Cisco With 21,000 SD-WAN Customers]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=967 Fortinet says its FortiGate Secure SD-WAN technology has been adopted by 21,000 customers, leapfrogging Cisco by about 1,000 businesses.

“Customers continue to recognize the importance of integrated security and SD-WAN as they select Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN solution to reduce complexity and enhance their organization’s security posture,” said John Maddison, EVP of products and CMO at Fortinet, in a statement. “As a leading SD-WAN vendor, Fortinet empowers organizations to achieve optimal user experience, visibility, and security at their WAN edge to enable digital innovation.”

The company’s customer count lines up with the findings of Gartner’s latest magic quadrant WAN edge report, which estimated Fortinet had approximately 21,000 WAN edge customers. However, the report suggested that these customers were primarily leveraging the company’s next-generation firewall (NGFW) or unified threat management (UTM) capabilities.

But the company’s customer count reflects organizations that have specifically deployed the company’s SD-WAN technology, according to Nirav Shah, senior director of products and solutions at Fortinet.

“We have a number of customers in distributed enterprise just using us for next-generation firewall functionality, but 21,000 customers are leveraging FortiGate for Secure SD-WAN,” he wrote in an email to SDxCentral.

Fortinet’s claim places the rising SD-WAN vendor ahead of Cisco, which by some metrics is considered to be the market leader in the SD-WAN space.

Late last month Cisco announced it had 20,000 SD-WAN customers spread across its Viptela and Meraki SD-WAN platforms.

Source:
https://www.sdxcentral.com/articles/news/fortinet-leapfrogs-cisco-with-21000-sd-wan-customers/2019/12/
 

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2020-12-09
<![CDATA[Fortinet’s Latest Firewall Integrates Networking and Security in a Single Platform to Protect Any Edge and Large Remote Workforces]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=1034
Fortinet, Inc.
Thu, October 29, 2020, 9:00 PM GMT+8·7 mins read
 
 

FortiGate 2600F offers up to 10x higher performance enabled by Fortinet SPUs, allows customers to replace multiple point products to reduce cost and complexity

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

John Maddison, EVP of Products and CMO at Fortinet
“Enterprise organizations are accelerating their digital innovation initiatives while also having to secure a remote and hybrid workforce. In this complex environment, deploying enterprise-class security anywhere is essential. Fortinet’s security-driven networking approach accelerates the convergence of networking and security to protect any edge, including enterprise data center, WAN, and cloud edges - all from a single network firewall platform.”

News Summary
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced the FortiGate 2600F, Fortinet’s latest network firewall that enables security-driven networking to protect multiple edges including hybrid data centers, multi-cloud environments and large-scale remote workforces. Powered by Fortinet’s purpose-built security processing units (SPUs), NP7 and CP9, the FortiGate 2600F offers some of the highest performance figures in the industry with Security Compute Ratings of up to 10 times higher than competitor solutions to enable the following use cases for large enterprises:
  • Highspeed cloud on-ramps: The FortiGate 2600F enables highly secure and extremely fast cloud on-ramps to connect enterprise data centers to multiple cloud environments, allowing organizations to effectively use cloud-based applications to analyze big data.

  • Protect any edge at any scale: The FortiGate 2600F provides full visibility with SSL inspection (including TLS1.3), detects unauthorized applications and threats, and protects users and data that traverse through hybrid data center environments to manage external risks. FortiGate 2600F offers hardware-accelerated resiliency through IPv4 and IPv6 DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) metering for flooding attacks to ensure business continuity for services edge.

  • Flexibility to empower large remote workforces: The FortiGate 2600F is engineered for flexibility to enable a large remote workforce to come online with speed and productivity. The FortiGate 2600F ensures confidentiality and integrity of sensitive company data in transit and monitoring to align with an organization’s existing cybersecurity. The FortiGate 2600F offers an average of 9x faster IPsec VPN to allow organizations to implement business continuity while sustaining ongoing operations.

  • Simplify operations and realize better ROI: A recent Fortinet survey of cybersecurity leaders showed almost 70% of organizations are concerned about insider threats. FortiGate 2600F combines segmentation, SD-WAN and network firewall capabilities in a single compact platform to help large enterprises reduce complexity, simplify operations and take advantage of ROI benefits. The 2600F also reduces the attack surface through segmentation and protects corporate data and business applications with AI/ML-powered FortiGuard Labs Services. FortiGate 2600F enables hardware-accelerated VXLAN segmentation to enable secure and super-fast communication within hybrid IT architectures leveraging Virtual Extension LAN (VXLAN).

FortiGate 2600F vs. Competitors
Below is a comparison of the top network firewalls on the market against the FortiGate 2600F series. Security Compute Rating is a benchmark (performance multiplier) that compares FortiGate performance versus the industry average of competing products across various categories that fall within the same price band.

Specification

FortiGate
2601F

Industry 
Average

Security
Compute
Rating

Palo Alto
Networks
PA-5220

Check
Point

SG-6700

Cisco
FPR-
2140

Juniper
Networks
SRX4100

Firewall

198Gbps 

29Gbps

7x

N/A

26Gbps

20Gbps

40Gbps

IPsec VPN

55Gbps 

5.9Gbps

9x

11Gbps

4.61Gbps

3.2Gbps

5Gbps

Threat Protection 

20Gbps

7.9Gbps

2.5x

10Gbps

5.8Gbps

N/A

N/A

SSL Inspection 

20Gbps

1.7Gbps

10x

1.9Gbps1

N/A

1.4Gbps

N/A

Concurrent
Sessions

24M

3.5M

7x

4M

2M

3M

5M

Connections Per Second

900k

167k

5x

180k

164k

75k

250k

1NSS Labs NGFW 2019 Performance Comparative Report

Powered by Security-Driven Networking and the Fortinet Security Fabric
Fortinet security processing units (SPUs), including the NP7 and CP9, are engineered to radically increase the speed, scale, performance, efficiency and value of Fortinet solutions while greatly improving user experience, reducing footprint, and lowering power requirements. Fortinet solutions, including the FortiGate 2600F, deliver security-driven networking and a platform approach via the Fortinet Security Fabric, which converges networking and security across the entire connected environment and provides protection whether on-premise, virtual or cloud-based environments using any device or application.

Source:
https://www.google.com.tw/search?sxsrf=ALeKk00kPqzH8huRPDYMA9AEmiGGiKNEXQ%3A1604025807276&source=hp&ei=z32bX7axDsaXr7wP-tyk-AU&q=linux+network+manager+service&oq=linux+network+manager+service&gs_lcp=CgZwc3ktYWIQAzIFCAAQywEyBggAEAgQHjIGCAAQBRAeMgYIABAIEB4yBggAEAgQHjIGCAAQCBAeOgcIIxDqAhAnOgQIIxAnOgUIABCxAzoICAAQsQMQgwE6AggAOgQIABAeOgYIABAKEB5QxRRYwm5giHNoAXAAeACAAUCIAdsJkgECMjmYAQCgAQGqAQdnd3Mtd2l6sAEK&sclient=psy-ab&ved=0ahUKEwj21M3jpdvsAhXGy4sBHXouCV8Q4dUDCAk&uact=5

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2020-12-02
<![CDATA[Fortinet Recognized as a Visionary in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=1037 SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

John Maddison, EVP of Products and CMO at Fortinet
“LAN Edge connectivity is foundational to digital innovation, but complexity often makes it difficult to support and secure. Fortinet technology simplifies management while increasing the security of the network by tightly integrating an organization’s network infrastructure and security architecture. We believe that our ability to execute our Security-driven Networking approach enables us to offer customers a simplified, secure, accelerated network and user experience. More, we also believe our Security-driven Networking approach is why Fortinet is placed as one of two companies in the Visionary Quadrant in the 2020 Gartner Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure Magic Quadrant.”

News Summary
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced its position as a Visionary in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure.

  • Gartner defines a vendor in the Visionaries Quadrantas one that “demonstrates an ability to increase features in its offering to provide a unique and differentiated approach to the market. A Visionary will have innovated in one or more of the key areas of access layer technologies within the enterprise (for example, security, management or operational efficiency). The ability to apply differentiating functionality across the entire access layer will affect its position.”
  • Fortinet believes this placement, coupled with the cybersecurity provider’s legacy as an innovator, is further reinforcement that Fortinet and its Security-driven Networking strategy delivers a unique and differentiated approach to the infrastructure market. 
  • Fortinet’s Security-driven Networking approach to wired and wireless networking provides customers with a feature-rich offering that is secure by design and not by add-on, integrates into a larger platform to reduce complexity, and increases features without additional licensing to best address IT’s long-term TCO goals

Fortinet’s vision is based upon the key tenets of:

  • Reduced Cost: Fortinet LAN Edge solutions reduce overall TCO and eliminates overlays by bundling features into FortiGate Next-generation Firewalls without the need for licenses. No additional license or cost is required to enable LAN Edge management, and even Network Access Control (NAC) features can be enabled and leveraged without the need for additional costly licenses.
  • Simplified Management: Fortinet LAN Edge solutions simplify management by utilizing a single management platform for LAN and network security. IT cycles are minimized by having a consolidated location to manage various aspects of the network.
  • Reduced Complexity: Fortinet LAN Edge solutions reduce complexity by centralizing LAN management and security functions into the FortiGate Next-generation Firewall. A single view of complex LAN networks makes for easier management with less worry about unintended disruptions​.

Fortinet’s approach enables a unique take on the LAN edge that leverages FortiGate Next-generation Firewall capabilities as a network controller, offering consolidated visibility and centralized management and reporting to ease management and simplify deployment and provisioning.

Fortinet Solves Customers’ Biggest LAN Challenges
Fortinet has been named a Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure1 for three years in a row. This Gartner Customers’ Choice recognition is based on the ranking of vendors by verified end-user professionals – both the number of end-user reviews and the vendor’s overall user rating are considered when determining these rankings. Fortinet believes that this additional customer validation further highlights that Fortinet’s simple, secure, and scalable approach to LAN Edge resonates with customers. Building off the power of Security-driven Networking and our industry-leading FortiGate Next-generation Firewall, Fortinet offers a LAN Edge solution that can scale to any deployment’s needs, from campus to branch to the remote worker.

  • Campus Networks: Fortinet’s LAN Edge solution creates a single consolidated configuration reducing the chance for error, and a common platform for day-to-day management of network and security. Security-driven Networking eliminates the need for additional “bolt on” solutions to integrate management and security functions.
  • SD-BranchSecurity-driven Networking approach to LAN Edge allows consolidation of the three main components of the branch network (SD-WAN, Firewall/Security, and the network layer) into a single standard platform for all branches. This simplifies remote oversight and administration of distributed sites to a single converged solution per site.
  • TeleworkerFortinet’s Security-driven Networking approach to LAN Edge works for remote wireless Access Points as well. Leveraging a central FortiGate at headquarters reduces configuration and management complexity for IT while allowing remote users to have the same experience as connecting at a corporate office.

Supporting Quote
“Fortinet’s secure and scalable infrastructure solutions enable us to offer our customers a highly proven and differentiated LAN edge solution that easily enables them to securely and cost-effectively deploy network equipment in a secure framework through Security-driven Networking.”
-- Dave McMorrow, Principal & Co-Founder, NuSpective Solutions


Source:

https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/11/10/2124202/0/en/Fortinet-Recognized-as-a-Visionary-in-the-2020-Gartner-Magic-Quadrant-for-Wired-and-Wireless-LAN-Access-Infrastructure.html

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2020-11-25
<![CDATA[Fortinet Again Named as a Leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=1040 Eleventh Consecutive Year Fortinet Recognized in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

John Maddison, EVP of Products and CMO at Fortinet
“We believe Fortinet delivers the broadest and most complete security platform in the industry. We have pioneered the Security-driven Networking approach, integrating security into every element of the network and enabling customers to protect any edge, at any scale. Fortinet has been named a Leader in this year’s Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Firewall. Fortinet also recently announced its placement as a Leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure. We credit our continued successes to our ongoing commitment to innovation, unique and flexible security platform, and approach to securing the entire attack surface – whether on-prem or in the cloud.”

News Summary
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced it has been recognized as a Leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls. This marks the 11th time Fortinet has been recognized in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls for completeness of vision and ability to execute.

Fortinet’s FortiGate Next-generation Firewalls (NGFWs) are an integral component of Fortinet’s Security Fabric platform, which provides broad visibility and protection across the entire attack surface. Fortinet FortiGate NGFWs protect any edge and at any scale because they are powered by purpose-built Security Processing Units (SPUs) resulting in the industry’s highest Security Compute Rating. Fortinet continues to drive innovation with its Secure SD-WAN offering as well, with advanced routing and industry’s most flexible security options via an integrated NGFW or SASE-based cloud-delivered security.

Fortinet believes its placement in the Leaders quadrant is largely due to the company’s ongoing commitment to offer a Security-driven Networking approach, which integrates security into every element of the network and enables customers to:

  • Manage operational and security risks for better business continuity: Digital transformation offers tremendous opportunities for businesses to create value and realize efficiencies. However, it also creates new security risks, such as expanding the attack surface for would-be cyber adversaries. With Fortinet NGFWs, customers can achieve full visibility into their networks, applications, and potential threats. Fortinet offers the industry’s highest Security Compute Rating through the power of the company’s purpose-built Secure Processing Units (SPUs - e.g. NP7) to deliver optimal user experience at any scale.
  • Reduce Cost and Complexity: As the digital attack surface expands, security teams must also expand their defense capabilities. Fortinet NGFWs allow customers to build defense in depth through segmentation, dynamic trust, and advanced security inspection to keep operations running. FortiGate NGFWs protect business applications with AI-powered and ML-powered FortiGuard services, eliminating the need of point products and resulting in optimal total cost of ownership (TCO).
  • Improve Operational EfficienciesA single-pane-of-glass management enabled by Fabric Management Center provides a complete and consolidated view across a variety of network edges, on-prem or in the cloud. Fabric Management Center provides automation, and orchestration for the Security Fabric that extends to 400+ ecosystem integrations. This simplifies enterprise-wide workflows across FortiGate, FortiManagerFortiAnalyzer, and Ecosystem Partners.

Building off the power of Security-driven Networking and our industry-leading FortiGate NGFWs, Fortinet also offers industry’s most flexible and hyperscale security solutions to meet escalating and often unpredictable capacity needs that can quickly outpace an organization’s security solution performance capabilities.

In addition to being recognized as a Leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls, Fortinet was named a 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Network Firewalls. Fortinet believes that this additional customer validation further highlights that Fortinet’s simple, secure, and scalable platform approach resonates with customers across all industries.

SUPPORTING QUOTE
“Fortinet’s continuous leadership in the network firewall market and continued innovation enables us to offer a highly flexible and secure offering that we can scale to meet our customers’ escalating needs. The combination of FortiGate Network Firewalls and the Fortinet Security Fabric platform allows us to offer our customers high-performance security solutions that protect across the entire attack surface.”
 Justin, Tibbs, National Security Practice CSO, Presidio

Source:

https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/11/13/2126767/0/en/Fortinet-Again-Named-as-a-Leader-in-the-2020-Gartner-Magic-Quadrant-for-Network-Firewalls.html

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2020-11-18
<![CDATA[FortiWeb Cloud WAF-as-a-Service for Google Cloud]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=966

Today, Fortinet is announcing the availability of FortiWeb Cloud WAF as Service for the Google Cloud Platform. FortiWeb Cloud WAF-as-a-Service (FWCWaaS) is a cloud-based SaaS web application firewall (WAF) that protects public cloud-hosted web applications from the OWASP Top 10, zero day threats, and other application layer attacks. Also available on AWS and Azure, FWCWaaS enables organizations to protect their web applications deployed to any of these public cloud platforms against known and unknown threats with the same robust protection. Whether you’re looking for protection against the OWASP Top Ten to meet PCI-DSS compliance requirements or need to defend against sophisticated attackers using the latest zero-day exploits, FortiWeb Cloud WAF as a Service offers the protection your business-critical applications require.

Organizations increasingly rely on web applications to interact with customers, enhance collaboration and productivity, manage data and workflows, and put critical information and services at everyone’s fingertips. As a result, increasingly strategic applications are being built by DevOps teams to support their organization’s mainline business and impact more strategic initiatives in the company.

The challenge is that the increasing use of, and reliance on web applications also expands the potential attack surface that security teams need to defend. And because these applications and services are under constant development, this constantly changing attack surface demands something more than a simple signature-based approach to detecting threats. FortiWeb addresses this challenge by using Machine Learning (ML) to dynamically learn each application using live traffic analysis as a baseline and then continuously building a model for detecting anomalous behavior that requires deeper inspection. Using ML, FortiWeb tailors a unique defense for protecting each specific application, blocking threats while minimizing the false positives that drive administrative overhead and that can interfere with the end user experience.

How FortiWeb Cloud WAF as a Service Can Help

With FortiWeb Cloud WAF delivered as a SaaS solution, DevOps teams do not have any hardware or software to maintain, which means they can remain focused on their most critical job, developing and refining business-critical applications. And because FortiWeb Cloud WAF is provided as a cloud SaaS, deployment can be done in minutes, with minimal initial configuration.

FortiWeb provides complete protection against the OWASP Top 10 Threats, combined with a continuously updated security posture, ensuring that applications that rely on it are always able to address the latest threats.

FortiWeb Cloud WAF’s Critical Differentiators

FortiWeb Cloud WAF has a number of key differentiators that can be critical for DevOps teams to consider:

First, it leverages the public cloud to deliver a SaaS solution rather than requiring DevOps teams to stand up their own infrastructure in their own data centers. This approach delivers maximum scalability because it’s delivered as a true SaaS solution in a public cloud (rather than simply spinning up separate VMs for each customer), provides low latency for performance-sensitive applications, as well as potential bandwidth savings when an application is hosted in the same cloud region (so organizations only pay intra-region bandwidth rates.)

The next differentiator is simplified onboarding. True SaaS solutions do not have an infrastructure to deploy, configure, or manage. In addition, FortiWeb Cloud WAF also includes a simplified default configuration right out of the box, with access to advanced configurations for customers who need them. And by taking advantage of public cloud elasticity, it can be deployed in minutes – which means it is ready to go by the time the DNS changes that redirect traffic to the WAF have propagated.

Finally, it provides robust protection backed by the same detection techniques we use in other FortiWeb form factors. As can be seen in the following image, FortiWeb secures applications using more than just rules and signatures. It is also enhanced with Machine Learning behavioral validation to detect unknown threats that evade other detection techniques. 

Source:
https://www.fortinet.com/blog/business-and-technology/fortiweb-cloud-waf-for-google-cloud.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+fortinet%2Fblogs+%28Fortinet+All+Blogs%29

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2020-11-11
<![CDATA[Fortinet Named a Leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=1031 Placed Higher in Ability to Execute and Further in Completeness of Vision Than its Position the Previous Year

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

John Maddison, EVP of Products and CMO at Fortinet
“A few years back while the entire industry was thinking about SD-WAN as a siloed product, at Fortinet we took a Security-driven Networking approach, combining networking and security to be the first vendor to deliver Secure SD-WAN. We’re pleased to be placed in the Leaders quadrant of the 2020 Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure, something we feel is another strong indicator of Fortinet’s ability to deliver better user experience with consistent security for our customers. We believe Fortinet will continue to disrupt the industry with solutions rooted in Security-driven Networking principles, next by delivering the most flexible security via SASE.”

News Summary
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced it has been positioned in the Leaders quadrant of the Gartner September 2020 Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure, placing higher in ability to execute and further in completeness of vision than its position the previous year.

Fortinet Delivers the Industry’s Most Flexible SD-WAN Solution
Fortinet continues to drive innovation of Fortinet Secure SD-WAN to deliver an organically developed solution that consolidates advanced routing, self-healing SD-WAN capabilities, and intuitive orchestration with the industry’s most flexible security options via integrated next-generation firewall or SASE-based cloud-delivered security. Fortinet’s dedication to SD-WAN innovation has also resulted in the industry’s most extensive and secure SD-WAN solution, able to be deployed across the home, branch, campus and multi-cloud. Fortinet Secure SD-WAN helps customers realize significant benefits, including:

  • Better user experience: Fortinet customers can dynamically learn and overcome WAN impairments at all edges through comprehensive self-healing SD-WAN capabilities, which are powered by purpose-built ASICs for higher performance. AI and ML-powered application learning provides visibility and control to deliver the best application performance possible.
  • Reduced costs and complexity: Fortinet’s Security-driven Networking approach converges networking and security into a unified Secure SD-WAN solution with centralized orchestration, enabling customers to reduce point products and operational complexity and achieve the best possible total cost of ownership (TCO).

Earlier this year, Fortinet was named a 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers Choice for WAN Edge Infrastructure. This distinction is based on feedback and ratings from end-user professionals who have experience purchasing, implementing or using Fortinet Secure SD-WAN.

Fortinet was also named the fastest growing SD-WAN vendor by Omdia, which noted 247% year-over-year growth in Fortinet’s SD-WAN revenue from 1Q19 to 1Q20. Fortinet believes this additional accolade showcases Fortinet’s ability to deliver one of the top SD-WAN solutions on the market.

Fortinet Showcases a Clear Vision of the Future of SD-WAN
Customers who choose Fortinet Secure SD-WAN are able to futureproof their investments by extending SD-WAN to address emerging use cases with new cloud-delivered security innovations providing flexible SASE solutions for today’s diverse workforce anytime and anywhere. With the broadest availability for multi-cloud, continued innovations in unified cloud orchestration will enable end-to-end visibility and control anywhere. Fortinet was one of the first vendors to showcase the SD-WAN to SD-Branch expansion and continues to innovate to provide tighter integration, security and analytics between the LAN Edge and WAN Edge.

Supporting Quotes
“Fortinet Secure SD-WAN helped us accelerate cloud services with automated cloud on-ramps. We were also able to consolidate branch services by extending to Fortinet Secure SD-Branch using both their wireless and switching solutions. The entire operation successfully enabled secure direct communication for our 1,600 employees.”
-Ricardo Girardelli, Network Architect, Creditas

“Fortinet Secure SD-WAN is flexible in the deployment models that it supports and reduces cost and complexity for customers. The combination of SD-WAN, security, SD-Branch, reporting, and automation make Fortinet's Secure SD-WAN a compelling full-stack solution for branches and campuses.”
-Robert Short, Vice President-Strategic Services at Liquid Networx

 



source:
https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/09/29/2100799/0/en/Fortinet-Named-a-Leader-in-the-2020-Gartner-Magic-Quadrant-for-WAN-Edge-Infrastructure.html

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2020-11-04
<![CDATA[Fortinet Tightens Partnership with Google Cloud to Provide Advanced Cloud Security and Accelerate the Cloud On-Ramp]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=964 SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

John Maddison, EVP of product and CMO at Fortinet
“Distributed cloud and on-premises infrastructures introduce new risks to the expanding digital attack surface. This is why it’s especially crucial for organizations to implement consistent security and centralized management across the entire infrastructure. Fortinet provides this through the Fortinet Security Fabric and today we’re announcing extending our Security Fabric’s cloud security offerings to Google Cloud. Through our extended collaboration, we’re providing customers advanced cloud security across regions, office locations and environments.”

News Summary 
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced extended integration of its cloud security portfolio with Google Cloud to offer customers migrating to Google Cloud Platform (GCP) advanced security for their workloads and applications. The tightened integration is comprised of a new reference architecture helping customers connect distributed branches to GCP with Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN solution and the availability of Fortinet’s FortiWeb Cloud WAF-as-a-Service in the Google Cloud Marketplace.

Gartner expects that by the end of 2019, more than 30 percent of technology providers’ new software investments will shift from cloud-first to cloud-only. As cloud continues to become mainstream for organizations, security can’t be an afterthought. Organizations adopting cloud face the reality of their digital attack surface widening, which introduces new risks if multi-cloud security isn’t consistent across the network infrastructure. This is coupled with fragmented management systems that compromise visibility across on-premises and cloud environments.

Fortinet is collaborating with Google Cloud to alleviate these challenges for end users by integrating its cloud security solutions with GCP. Fortinet’s cloud security portfolio is managed by a single management system as part of its Fortinet Security Fabric, providing IT teams with comprehensive visibility and consolidated management across the growing attack surface.

Advancing Security and Accelerating the Cloud On-Ramp

Working with Google Cloud, Fortinet will provide the following:

  • Fortinet has introduced a reference architecture for customers to connect facilities to GCP with Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN solution. Fortinet’s unique Secure SD-WAN approach tightly integrates security and SD-WAN functionality into a single offering. Using this reference architecture, customers can design and build cloud on-ramp solutions for GCP, providing secure high-speed connectivity across Google Anthos deployments on-premise and in GCP, as well as SSL inspection for office connectivity through the Fortinet Secure SD-WAN solution. Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN solution gives customers enhanced user experience and optimized WAN management across various locations at a lower cost without compromising security. 
     
  • Fortinet FortiWeb Cloud WAF-as-a-Service is now available on Google Cloud Platform. FortiWeb WAF-as-a-Service offers easy and effective machine learning-enabled security for GCP based web applications and offers advanced zero-day attack protection, as well as easy fine-tuning of security policies and protection of web resources. Customers can now rapidly protect applications through instant activation of Fortinet’s Cloud WAF solution directly from the GCP marketplace. Fortinet already provides the FortiGate Next-Generation FirewallFortiManagerFortiAnalyzer and FortiWeb products on GCP as part of its cloud security portfolio. 
     
  • Fortinet’s FortiCWP will integrate with GCP’s Cloud Security Command Center to provide advanced workload protection and visibility. Leveraging Fortinet’s FortiGuard-based threat intelligence, FortiCWP will conduct deep analysis of activities and data in GCP to enable customer to detect threats or anomalies. This will allow IT teams to respond with instant remediation. Google Cloud Security Command Center integration with FortiCWP is expected to be available in early Q1 2020.

Google Cloud Platform is a member of the Fortinet Fabric-Ready Partner program, a premium category of Fortinet’s technology alliance partnerships and a key part of the Fortinet Security Fabric. In addition, Fortinet joined the Google Cloud Advanced Security Specialization to further collaborate in enabling customers to take advantage of cloud security’s benefits. 

Fortinet is attending the Google Cloud Security Forum at Google Event Center (MP7) in Sunnyvale, CA on Monday, December 16, 2019.

Supporting Quotes

“We’re delighted to expand our partnership with Fortinet to deliver tightly integrated security solutions to our joint customers. With Fortinet’s new SD-WAN reference architecture and support for Anthos, customers will be able to securely move their data from on-prem to the cloud, between data centers, or to a hybrid environment with the highest levels of security and protection.”
-Manvinder Singh, Director, Partnerships at Google Cloud.

Additional Resources

About Fortinet
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) secures the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organizations around the world. Fortinet empowers its customers with intelligent, seamless protection across the expanding attack surface and the power to take on ever-increasing performance requirements of the borderless network - today and into the future. Only the Fortinet Security Fabric architecture can deliver security without compromise to address the most critical security challenges, whether in networked, application, cloud or mobile environments. Fortinet ranks #1 in the most security appliances shipped worldwide and more than 425,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses. Learn more at http://www.fortinet.com, the Fortinet Blog, or FortiGuard Labs.


Source:
https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/12/16/1961138/0/en/Fortinet-Tightens-Partnership-with-Google-Cloud-to-Provide-Advanced-Cloud-Security-and-Accelerate-the-Cloud-On-Ramp.html

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2020-10-28
<![CDATA[McAfee MVISION Cloud for Containers: A CASB and CSPM integrated security platform]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=963 McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, announced McAfee MVISION Cloud for Containers, thereby becoming the first unified cloud security platform to integrate container security with its Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) and Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) security solution.

McAfee MVISION Cloud for Containers

Leveraging NanoSec’s zero trust application visibility and control capabilities for container-based deployments in cloud environments, the solution provides customers with the ability to speed up application delivery while enhancing the governance, compliance and security of their container workloads.

Container security has long been treated as separate from other Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) security solutions, requiring evaluation, investment and management of multiple, niche products thus increasing total cost of ownership and complexity and reducing security.

McAfee MVISION Cloud for Containers integrates Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) and Vulnerability Scanning for container workloads into the existing McAfee MVISION Cloud platform to give customers a unified cloud security solution where consistent security policies can be implemented across all forms of cloud IaaS workloads.

McAfee MVISION Cloud integrates with DevOps tools, helps users “shift-left” to pre-emptively improve compliance and secure container workloads by running security audits in the DevOps pipeline and providing security incident data directly back to the development teams.

Additionally, McAfee MVISION Cloud also continuously monitors the production deployments of these container workloads to ensure configuration drift does not compromise the security of the applications.

McAfee MVISION Cloud for Containers provides:

  • Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM): integrate Configuration Audit checks for containerized workloads to ensure the container platforms run in accordance with CIS and other best practice compliance standards. This is designed to ensure security checks for the complete container stack including the configuration of the virtual machine the container runs on, as well as the storage, network, and other Platform as a Service (PaaS) services the container may be accessing.
  • Vulnerability Scanning of container images: identify and prevent the use of weak or exploitable components of the container images. This reduces the overall risk profile of the application by minimizing the attack vectors.
  • “Shift Left” DevOps Integration: perform CSPM and Vulnerability Scanning checks earlier in the application development lifecycle. Identify risk and provide meaningful feedback to developers within the build process. Additionally, continuously monitor and prevent configuration drift on production deployments of the container workloads.

“McAfee MVISION Cloud for Containers extends our leading data security, threat prevention, governance, and compliance capabilities of the MVISION Cloud platform to now cover containers in addition to SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS environments,” said Rajiv Gupta, senior vice president of Cloud Security, McAfee.

“By delivering consistent security across an organization’s cloud stack and by integrating that security natively into DevOps processes and toolsets to discover and address security issues before applications are deployed, McAfee is further extending its leadership in the cloud security space and providing more proof of its commitment to help customers leverage the power and security of the cloud.”

“MVISION Cloud gives our company the freedom to choose the best application architecture without having to develop and implement new security tools,” said Robert Fish, Enterprise Security Architect at Electronic Arts (EA). “We also utilize its security capabilities for the non-container aspects of IaaS Security, including compute, storage and networking.”

Source:
https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2019/12/12/mcafee-mvision-cloud-for-containers/
 

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2020-10-21
<![CDATA[Fortinet Acquires SOAR Provider CyberSponse]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=962 Security Orchestration, Automation and Response Addition to Fortinet Security Fabric Further Empowers Security Operations Teams to Achieve Higher Efficiencies and Accelerate Incident Response
December 12, 2019 09:00 ET Source: Fortinet, Inc.
 
 

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

Ken Xie, Founder and CEO at Fortinet
“The growing number of security tools being deployed by enterprises have introduced operational complexities that make organizations more vulnerable to breaches. With the integration of CyberSponse’s powerful SOAR platform into the Fortinet Security Fabric, we will offer customers accelerated incident response and the ability to standardize and scale processes that will enhance security posture and reduce business risk and associated costs.”

News Summary 
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of CyberSponse, a leading Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR) platform provider based in Arlington, Virginia. CyberSponse, already a Fortinet Security Fabric partner, will further extend the automation and incident response capabilities of FortiAnalyzerFortiSIEM and FortiGate, for example, and further simplify security operations.

Simplifying Security Operations
Today’s cyberthreat landscape is constantly evolving. Furthermore, the increasing number of point security products adds to alert fatigue that exacerbates an already complex security operations environment that is set against the backdrop of a cybersecurity skills shortage. To combat this complexity enterprises and service providers seek to simplify their operations and maximize the efficiency of today’s security operations centers (SOCs) by consolidating and triaging alerts from a wide range of security products, automate the analysis and the repetitive tasks to save valuable resources, and leverage well-defined playbooks to enable real time incident response.

The combination of Fortinet and CyberSponse will equip security analysts across organizations of all sizes with a powerful, patented solution that is unique and differentiated, including:

  • Enterprise-grade scalable architecture with distributed multi-tenancy that augments streamlined SOC operations and enables MSSPs to deliver managed detection and response (MDR) services with ease.
  • Over 325 connectors to easily integrate with all major security vendors and technologies and offers a single, centralized point of visibility and control.
  • More than 200 out-of-the-box easy-to-configure playbooks to automate incident response action sequence and routine tasks.
  • The most advanced case management modules with incident timeline and asset correlation views, plus an automated ROI or savings measurement tool.
  • Ensuring granular role-based access control to secure user-related data.

“Organizations are still looking for advanced incident response (IR) capabilities that can help them be more efficient. To meet these goals, large organizations will gladly embrace a SOAR solution from Fortinet that can help them enhance automation, orchestration and response capabilities and maximize efficiencies, savings, and speed.”
Jon Oltsik, Senior Principal Analyst and Fellow at Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG)

“This is an ideal match. CyberSponse’s mission has always been to make security operations management effortless and effective with innovative yet disruptive technology. The combined powerhouse of Fortinet’s Security Fabric and CyberSponse’s SOAR technology will ensure customers are protected by the most sophisticated global security operations platform that includes hundreds of integrations enabling streamlined out-of-the-box playbook execution.”
Joseph Loomis, Founder and CSO at CyberSponse

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Additional Resources

About Fortinet
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) secures the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organizations around the world. Fortinet empowers its customers with intelligent, seamless protection across the expanding attack surface and the power to take on ever-increasing performance requirements of the borderless network - today and into the future. Only the Fortinet Security Fabric architecture can deliver security without compromise to address the most critical security challenges, whether in networked, application, cloud or mobile environments. Fortinet ranks #1 in the most security appliances shipped worldwide and more than 425,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses. Learn more at http://www.fortinet.com, the Fortinet Blog, or FortiGuard Labs.

Source:
https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/12/12/1959912/0/en/Fortinet-Acquires-SOAR-Provider-CyberSponse.html

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2020-10-14
<![CDATA[Fortinet Placed Highest in Ability to Execute in the Challengers Quadrant of the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=961 Fortinet's Secure SD-WAN Solution Simplifies Operations, Reduces Costs and Enables a Cloud-Ready Branch December 04, 2019 11:00 ET Source: Fortinet, Inc.
 
 

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

John Maddison, EVP of products and CMO at Fortinet
“As one of the highest ranked vendors in enterprise SD-WAN market share worldwide with one of the fastest growing revenue shares, we believe enterprise organizations recognize that Fortinet delivers the best approach to SD-WAN. Based on industry validation, customers can feel confident in knowing that Fortinet Secure SD-WAN, powered by the only purpose-built SD-WAN ASIC in the industry, provides the fastest application steering and best user experience. We believe our position in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure1 further highlights Fortinet’s leadership in the SD-WAN market.”

Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced its position as a Challenger with the highest ability to execute and furthest completeness of vision in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure. Fortinet was also recently named by Gartner as one of the highest three vendors in worldwide market share for enterprise SD-WAN equipment by revenue for 2Q19, experiencing 234% growth in revenue quarter-over-quarter between 1Q19-2Q19 to reach $46M in 2Q19.2 Fortinet believes its placement in the Gartner Magic Quadrant and market share placement is largely due to its commitment to helping customers reduce WAN complexity and cost while enhancing application experience by delivering advanced security and SD-WAN functionality in a single easy-to-use offering available in an appliance or virtual machine in all six major cloud providers.

Fortinet Solves Customers’ Biggest WAN Challenges
Fortinet Secure SD-WAN helps customers tackle some of the biggest challenges facing WAN deployments by enabling three key use cases:

  • Simplify Operations: Enterprises deploying SD-WAN often experience complexity as they try to manage disparate point-products that aren’t inherently built to work together. Fortinet delivers routing, SD-WAN and advance security in a single offering to simplify operations and allow for unified management. Fortinet Secure SD-WAN’s deep API support enables advanced analytics for network health monitoring and automates compliance reporting to meet industry regulations and security standards. Zero-touch provisioning further reduces complexity and allows customers to deploy a new branch in minutes instead of weeks. Customers can also extend the security of Fortinet Secure SD-WAN to the enterprise branch via Fortinet Secure SD-Branch.
     
  • Reduce Costs: Choosing FortiGate Secure SD-WAN allows customers to consolidate point-products into one enterprise-grade solution to significantly reduce capital costs. Augmenting MPLS with broadband reduces operational costs while a full stack of integrated security functions – including NGFW, IPS, anti-virus and anti-malware, web filtering, SSL inspection (including TLS 1.3), and sandboxing – ensures security without compromise and limits the potential costs related to a security breach.
     
  • Enable a Cloud-Ready Branch: Customers are often challenged with poor user experience, which is often a result of backhauling traffic back to the data center, leading to ineffective connectivity to their multi-cloud environment. On-ramping branch offices and other remote locations to the cloud through Fortinet Secure SD-WAN enhances customers’ application experience and extends the cloud’s power, flexibility, and productivity gains to all users. An integrated CASB service protects SaaS applications and traffic to prevent problems related to Shadow IT and is enhanced via Fortinet’s custom-built SD-WAN ASIC to allow for faster application prioritizing and steering to further enhance user experience and accelerate cloud connectivity.

Fortinet Secure SD-WAN is Recognized by Customers 
Fortinet’s NGFW solution has received the most reviews of all vendors in the Gartner Peer Insights WAN Edge Infrastructure Market as of December 3, 2019. Fortinet believes that this customer recognition further highlights Fortinet’s leadership in the SD-WAN market.

Additional Third Party Recognition of Fortinet’s SD-WAN Innovation
The FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall, an integral part of the Fortinet Secure SD-WAN solution, was recently named a Leader in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls3. Additionally, Fortinet Secure SD-WANFortiGate Next-Generation Firewall and FortiGate Next-Generation IPS have all received “Recommended” ratings from NSS Labs. Fortinet believes this additional recognition underscores its commitment to SD-WAN innovation and focus on delivering the best performance and advanced security to truly transform our customers’ WAN edge.

Supporting Quotes:
“Fortinet Secure SD-WAN enables us to quickly and cost-effectively introduce differentiated services to help our customers realize their digital ambitions. Masergy has embedded the Fortinet Secure SD-WAN edge devices into our Managed SD-WAN portfolio delivering security, advanced routing, and SD-WAN functionality in a single offering including a single portal. Simplified operations including zero-touch provisioning and the ability to enable a cloud-ready branch have been key to our success in leveraging Fortinet Secure SD-WAN."
- James Parker, CEO, Masergy

“Fortinet Secure SD-WAN was the only solution we found that enables simplified operations and full provision of routing, SD-WAN and advance security across all of our branches—using a single device. Because the solution is integrated into the FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall, Fortinet Secure SD-WAN allows us to reduce capital and operational costs without expanding the attack surface. We estimate that we will achieve 100% return on investment within five years.”
- Sébastien Griet, Infrastructure Director, HR Path

“Fortinet’s carrier-grade solution allows us to deliver one of the Nordic Region’s first secure SD-WAN services. The ability to tightly integrate advanced security into a flexible and cost-effective SD-WAN managed service offering was a huge factor for choosing to partner with Fortinet. Simplified operations and integrated next-gen firewall capabilities ensure we’ll have the level of visibility, control and security needed to effectively protect our customers’ data and applications using our SD-WAN service.”
- Tomas Flodin, Product Manager, Telenor Sweden

Additional Resources

1Gartner, Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure, Jonathan Forest, Mike Toussaint, Neil Rickard, 26 November 2019.

2Gartner, Market Share: Market Share: Enterprise Network Equipment by Market Segment, Worldwide, 2Q19, Joe Skorupa, Christian Canales, Nareesh Singh, 20 September 2019.

3Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls, Rajpreet Kaur, Adam Hils, Jeremy D'Hoinne, John Watts, 17 September 2019.

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Gartner Peer Insights reviews constitute the subjective opinions of individual end users based on their own experiences, and do not represent the views of Gartner or its affiliates.

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Fortinet
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) secures the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organizations around the world. Fortinet empowers its customers with intelligent, seamless protection across the expanding attack surface and the power to take on ever-increasing performance requirements of the borderless network - today and into the future. Only the Fortinet Security Fabric architecture can deliver security without compromise to address the most critical security challenges, whether in networked, application, cloud or mobile environments. Fortinet ranks #1 in the most security appliances shipped worldwide and more than 425,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses. Learn more at http://www.fortinet.com, the Fortinet Blog, or FortiGuard Labs.    

Source:
https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/12/04/1956335/0/en/Fortinet-Placed-Highest-in-Ability-to-Execute-in-the-Challengers-Quadrant-of-the-2019-Gartner-Magic-Quadrant-for-WAN-Edge-Infrastructure.html

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2020-10-07
<![CDATA[Spirent integrates CyberFlood Data Breach Assessment with Fortinet Security Fabric]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=960 Spirent Communications has announced that it has integrated its CyberFlood Data Breach Assessment solution with the Fortinet Security Fabric. The integration was achieved through Spirent’s participation in the Fortinet Fabric-Ready Interoperability Program and provides Fortinet customers with automated security policy recommendations, enabling them to respond proactively to security vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, and other weaknesses discovered during the on-going assessments powered by Spirent CyberFlood.

“With constantly evolving security threats and ever-changing networks and infrastructure, time-to-action is a critical capability for keeping networks secure and optimized. Integration with the Fortinet Security Fabric provides customers with a wealth of knowledge and visibility, connecting CyberFlood’s continuous assessments to an organization’s security infrastructure – a connection that produces important policy and heuristic change recommendations in real time. We are pleased to become a Fortinet Fabric-Ready Technology partner and make security more proactive, closing gaps that can be exploited by attackers,” said Jurrie van den Breekel, vice president of business development and product management at Spirent.

The Spirent-Fortinet technology alliance enables threats emulated by CyberFlood to be correlated with events identified by Fortinet, highlighting security holes. CyberFlood can then recommend changes that fortify network defenses against threats of all kinds and address faulty or incomplete configurations. These recommendations are provided automatically, reducing response times while maximising security team productivity.

The integration is available in the most recent release of CyberFlood and is already supported with the Fortinet Security Fabric. Spirent continues to integrate with other vendor products and services to extend automated security policy and heuristics recommendations across a wide variety of solutions.

Source:
https://www.crn.in/security/spirent-integrates-cyberflood-data-breach-assessment-with-fortinet-security-fabric/

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2020-09-30
<![CDATA[Orange Business Services引进Fortinet Secure SD-WAN解决方案]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=959 全球通信解决方案提供商与数字服务集成商Orange Business Services以及全球领先的集成自动化网络安全解决方案提供商Fortinet于18日共同宣布:Fortinet Secure SD-WAN将为Orange Business Services旗舰产品Flexible SD-WAN提供更丰富的安全解决方案。Flexible SD-WAN解决方案向企业用户提供敏捷的多云就绪型网络连接功能,以使终端用户获得更为优越的使用体验。随着FortinetSecure SD-WAN这一项新技术的加入,企业用户选择使用这项技术,就能获得更好的端到端性能表现、弹性以及下一代防火墙安全功能。

  Orange Business Services与Fortinet在安全托管服务方面已有多项合作,Fortinet的FortiGate下一代防火墙产品也已经入驻Orange Business Services的NextGenHubs。该产品作为Flexible SD-WAN原生多云支柱的关键使能技术,能保障用户从边缘到云端的安全连接。扩充后的产品组合将一并配置SD-WAN功能和下一代防火墙安全功能,为用户提供安全的SD-WAN解决方案。在满足中端市场和大型客户关键需求的同时,提高性能,提升投资回报率(ROI)。

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  Orange Business Services企业业务线副总裁Anne-Marie Thiollet表示:“将双方的合作领域扩展到SD-WAN解决方案,是我们作为全球集成商来完善产品线的重要措施。这也有助于我们更好地为全球范围内日益增长的企业用户提供服务,满足他们多样化的行业与应用场景需求。Fortinet能很好地将SD-WAN技术与下一代防火墙安全功能在单一产品中融合或作为虚拟功能融合,是我们在考虑扩大产品线时首选的合作伙伴。Fortinet带来的这项新技术让我们的旗舰产品Flexible SD-WAN得以满足中端市场的关键需求,从而由此显著地从竞争对手种脱颖而出。”

  “SD-WAN技术的价值取决于其安全性、经济效益以及能否加速云端连接。Orange Business Services旗下这款融合了Fortinet Secure SD-WAN的产品融合了以上三项条件。” Fortinet产品执行副总裁兼CMO John Maddison表示,“Fortinet和Orange都坚信真正有效的网络,其应用程序接口表现与网络安全自动化对运营效率具有同样重要的意义。Fortinet的Secure SD-WAN技术为业内许多用户提供了安全计算评级最高的广域网(WAN)终端转型支持。我们期待与Orange继续合作,共同赋能SD-WAN,在全球包括新兴市场在内的各个领域实现广域网边缘转型。”

  与全球市场领导者共同创新

  在全球著名咨询机构Gartner2019年2月发布的全球网络服务魔力象限(Magic Quadrant)报告中,Orange Business Services作为市场的“领导者”(“Leader”)获得了“执行能力”(“ability to execute”)的最高分;而在Gartner2018年10月发布的广域网边缘基础架构报告中,Fortinet作为业内的“挑战者”(“Challenger”)在“前瞻性”(“completeness of vision”)上获得了最高分。如今,这两个企业进一步加强联合,共同实现具有创造性和经济性的托管SD-WAN服务。Orange Open Lab把共同创新作为指导企业执行基础架构转型项目的重要优先事项,有利于与客户进行共同研发。而Fortinet的全新SD-WAN技术将完全整合到Orange Open Lab环境中。


Source:
https://news.hqew.com/info-351825

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2020-09-23
<![CDATA[Fortinet Introduces the World’s First Hyperscale Firewall]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=1020 FortiGate 4400F is the Only Firewall Capable of Securing Hyperscale Data Centers and 5G Networks, Delivering the Industry’s Highest Performance with Security Compute Ratings of up to 13x

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- John Maddison, EVP of products and CMO at Fortinet 
“Fortinet continues to push the boundaries of hardware-accelerated performance to enable the convergence of security and networking – what we call Security-driven Networking. The FortiGate 4400F Network Firewall delivers unprecedented scale and performance that is up to 13 times better than comparable products. As the only network firewall capable of securing hyperscale data centers and 5G networks, FortiGate 4400F leads the industry in what is possible for data center security.”

News Summary
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced the world’s first hyperscale firewall, FortiGate 4400F, setting new milestones for Security Compute Ratings to deliver unparalleled performance, scalability and security in a single appliance to meet escalating business needs. FortiGate 4400F is powered by Fortinet’s latest seventh generation network processor (NP7) to offer hardware-acceleration, making it the only network firewall that is fast enough to secure hyperscale data centers and 5G networks.

Hyperscale Data Centers Require Hyperscale Security
Today’s most digitally innovative organizations face escalating and often unpredictable capacity needs that are quickly outpacing their security solution’s performance capabilities. As a result, security has become the choke point for traffic entering and exiting most hyperscale data centers, adversely affecting user experience, and bringing productivity to a crawl, causing many network admins to feel pressured by business demands to forego security safeguards. Allowing all traffic to flow freely into and out of an organization’s network without security opens organizations up to the risk of cyberattacks, which can severely damage their brand reputation and cause potential loss in revenue due to extended downtime. While many organizations have successfully deployed hyperscale network architectures, achieving hyperscale security has been a significant challenge. To-date, some vendors claim to implement hyperscale security through multiple firewalls orchestrated together to achieve a hyperscale architecture, which has proven to be cumbersome and expensive. The hardware acceleration via purpose-built NP7 network processors of FortiGate 4400F uniquely delivers the first single compact appliance with security performance and scale that keeps up with the growth of today’s hyperscale data centers and enables the following use cases:

  • High Velocity e-Retail: Allows high-velocity e-retail businesses to deliver the best possible user experience for their customers by supporting tens of millions of connections per second, enabling essential layer 4 security, and delivering hardware-accelerated prevention of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.
  • Cutting-edge research: Enhances productivity for cutting-edge research facilities and other verticals like oil and gas by supporting the secure transfer of extremely large datasets – also known as elephant flows – of up to 100Gbps. For situations that require encrypting at high speeds, IPsec can be turned on non-intrusively to support high-bandwidth IPsec tunnel flows.
  • Financial institutions, cloud providers and other large enterprises: Allows businesses to launch services in the most agile and secure fashion possible to increase productivity and revenue. By accelerating VXLAN-based segmentation, FortiGate 4400F enables super-fast communication between massively scaled services (such as compute, storage, or apps) that are co-hosted on physical and virtualized domains. These large scale segments can be protected with essential Layer 4 or advanced Layer 7 security.

5G Speeds Need Security at Scale that Can Keep Up
Today’s hyperconnected world allows user-to-user, user-to-machine, and machine-to-machine communication, which in turn puts huge demands on security to be delivered at massive scale. As 4G transitions to 5G, these demands will be pushed to their limits as network operation teams must ensure both security and business continuity. Most solutions lack the required scale to overcome IPv4 address scarcity, growing mobile bandwidth demands, and increasing numbers of encrypted tunnels connecting infrastructure, which in turn holds carriers back from being able to support a large set of  customers. FortiGate 4400F uniquely addresses these pain points, delivering:

  • Carrier-grade network address translation (CGNAT) that enables hyperscale Packet Delivery Network (PDN) while preserving user experience with hardware-accelerated user session setup rates, low latency and hardware-assisted logging for audit and control.
  • Critical scale for Security Gateway (SecGW) at 4G and 5G mobile for Radio Access Network (RAN) control to enable services providers to build high capacity networks that maximize return on investment.
  • Allows service providers to differentiate their customer offerings by delivering additional value-added services such as parental control with technologies like URL filtering.

FortiGate 4400F vs. Competitors
Below is a comparison of the top firewalls on the market against the FortiGate 4400F series. Security Compute Rating is a benchmark (performance multiplier) that compares FortiGate Network Firewall performance versus the industry average of competing products across various categories that fall within the same price band.

Specification FortiGate 4401F Industry
Average
Security Compute Rating Palo Alto
PA-70502
Checkpoint
CP28000
Cisco
FPR-4145
Juniper
SRX54003
Firewall 1.2Tbps 165Gbps 7x N/A 145Gbps 80Gbps 270Gbps
Concurrent Sessions 600M1 46M 13x 32M 32M 30M 91M
Connections per Second 10M1 0.822M 12x 623K 615k 350k 1.7M
IPsec VPN  420Gbps 39Gbps 11x 28Gbps 49Gbps 18Gbps 60Gbps
Threat Protection  70Gbps 34Gbps 2x 37Gbps 30Gbps N/A N/A
SSL Inspection 65Gbps 10Gbps 6.5x N/A N/A 10Gbps N/A
  1. Target values - Enabled by a Hyperscale License
  2. PAN: Calculated with 1-NPC (100G-NPC) cards, no services and support​
  3. ​Juniper: SRX5400E-B2-AC

FortiGate 4400F showcases the industry’s highest performance with Security Compute Ratings up to 13x better than the competition. As a result, organizations can enjoy far greater headroom for digital innovation with Fortinet TCO savings and have the resources to respond to unexpected events. 

Powered by Security-driven Networking
FortiGate 4400F leverages security-driven networking principals to enable ultra-scalable, secure distributed networks and hyperscale data centers. Security-driven Networking solutions are not only faster and scale further than the competition, they are also much more cost-effective, delivering the industry’s best price/performance in a compact form factor for additional lower costs associated with lower rack space, power and cooling requirements. Fortinet also offers industry leading automation and orchestration capabilities as part of Fabric Management Center and FortiOS. Additionally, Fortinet continues to be a proponent of Open APIs and is committed to support industry initiatives like OpenConfig with the goal of delivering automation to streamline operations.

The FortiGate 4400F, as a part of an integrated security platform via the Fortinet Security Fabric, also provides security for hybrid data centers as follows:

  • Protection from known attacks with AI-powered FortiGuard services including web filtering and intrusion prevention system services.
  • Proactive threat detection for any segmentation that a customer plans to adopt with a Security Compute Rating of 2x.
  • Full visibility into threats and removes blind spots with SSL inspection including TLS 1.3 that is 6.5x better than competing products.
  • Protection of business critical applications and servers by offering virtual patching using high performance consolidated IPS.

Supporting Quotes
“Fortinet’s highly differentiated high-end firewalls enable us to deliver security-driven networking for our customers to protect IT systems, platforms, and applications. FortiGate is a long-term advanced security solution that consolidates point-products and reduces cost and complexity. FortiGate 4400F will uniquely allow us to provide hyperscale security solutions that preserve user experience and business growth for our largest customers.”
- Mike McGlynn, Vice President, Global Security at WWT

“Security has long been an issue for organizations with the largest capacity needs - it simply hasn’t been able to keep up, causing many network admins to make the tradeoff between meeting business demands and maintaining a strong security posture. Hyperscale data centers and 5G networks have the biggest need for security that can keep pace with unprecedented user and enterprise demands. Fortinet is delivering security performance figures that far exceed those of competitor solutions to finally give hyperscale organizations the ability to efficiently and effectively secure their business.”
-  Zeus Kerravala, Founder and Principal Analyst at ZK Research


Source:
https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/08/06/2074284/0/en/Fortinet-Introduces-the-World-s-First-Hyperscale-Firewall.html

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2020-09-16
<![CDATA[Fortinet Now Integrates with AWS CloudFormation Registry and CLI to Enhance Cloud Security]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=955 By Ali Bidabadi | November 18, 2019

Many organizations have adopted Infrastructure as Code (IaC) methodologies and are now leveraging IaC tools to create and manage complex deployments that would otherwise take days or weeks to implement. With the REST APIs and integration with popular IaC tools such as Terraform, Fortinet has enabled organizations to automate the provisioning of security services to various virtualization and cloud platforms.

Recently, Fortinet became an official Terraform provider, allowing users to directly create and manage Fortinet-specific resources, such as system interfaces and firewall policies. Additionally, Fortinet has taken advantage of cloud native IaC tools such as AWS CloudFormation service to build solutions, including CloudFormation templates, that allow automatic deployment of its products along with the required AWS resources. While those ready-made templates automate provisioning of the AWS resources, organizations often need to rely on AWS services and constructs such as User Data and AWS Lambda Function to create third-party specific resources.

Now, with the integration of its newly-launched AWS CloudFormation third-party resource provider framework, Fortinet has taken its IaC and AWS automation offerings to the next level.

What is the AWS CloudFormation Third-Party Resource Provider Framework?

Today, if customers want to automate the configuration of their third-party security services running in AWS accounts, they either rely on User Data and custom scripts to push the configuration during the bootstrapping process, also known as day 0. Or, they need to leverage services such as AWS Lambda Function to interact with third-party resources via an API at some later stage of the application lifecycle.

For example, in order to create a new firewall admin account, after the VM boots up, AWS users would have to run a custom script. However, the recent enhancement to the AWS CloudFormation service allows vendors to model and automate third-party resources, such as a FortiGate admin account, by enabling them as resource providers for the CloudFormation service.

Resource providers are treated as first-class citizens within CloudFormation. One can use CloudFormation capabilities to create, provision, and manage these resources in a safe and repeatable manner, just as you would any AWS resource. Using resource providers for third-party resources provides users a way to reliably manage these resources using a single tool, without having to resort to error-prone and time-consuming methods like manual configuration or custom scripts. An end user would only need to declare these resources in the same manner as they would declare native AWS resources such as EC2 instances.

Third-Party Vendors Can Build Resource Providers Within CloudFormation

A resource provider includes a resource type specification, as well as handlers that control API interactions with the underlying AWS or third-party services. There are three major steps in developing a resource provider:

Model – create and validate a schema that serves as the definition of a resource. The first step in creating a custom resource is modeling that resource, which involves generating a schema that defines the resource, its properties, and their attributes.

Develop – add logic that controls what happens to the resource at each stage in its lifecycle. Once a resource type is modeled its schema is validated, the next step is to develop the resource which consists of implementing “Create”, “Read”, “Update”, and “Delete” handlers.

Register – register the resource provider with CloudFormation in order to make it available for use in CloudFormation templates. Once registered, custom resource providers can be viewed in the CloudFormation registry section of the AWS CloudFormation console.

Additionally, runtime logging via AWS CloudWatch can be enabled. This enables the accessing of resource logs to help diagnose and debug any issues.

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Fortinet is Now an Official AWS CloudFormation Provider

As automation has long been one of the main pillars of the Fortinet cloud security strategy, we have now integrated our offerings with the AWS CloudFormation third-party resource provider framework.  The goal is to provide organizations with a seamless experience in automating the creation of Fortinet-specific resources such as system interfaces, and admin accounts.

CRUD handlers for each of these resources have also been implemented to ensure full support for every stage of the lifecycle of a resource. For example, “Create” stack applied to a CloudFormation template that includes a FortiGate (Fortinet Next Generation Firewall) DNS System as a declared resource, will invoke the create handler of that resource. Similarly, “Update” stack operation will result in the invocation of the update handler of the System DNS resource provider.

This new integration simplifies many use cases that have historically relied on manual and/or custom invocation of third-party resources. In the first release, creating three FortiGate resources within the CloudFormation will be supported. These resources are System Interface, System DNS, and Admin Account.

For example, customers can now take advantage of the Fortinet “Admin Account” resource provider to directly create admin accounts on a FortiGate. In the future we plan to support creating Tunnel interfaces on a FortiGate to provision VPN IPsec tunnels between FortiGate devices and AWS-managed services such as the AWS Transit Gateway. Without this resource provider, users would have to write error-prone User Data scripts or custom Lambda Functions triggered by certain events in their AWS accounts.

How This Offering Helps Your Organization

Fortinet’s CloudFormation resource provider support provides organizations with a seamless way to create, update, and delete firewall resources in AWS accounts. It abstracts away the underlying complexity, thereby allowing customers to deploy Fortinet firewall resources in the same way as they would deploy any native AWS resource.

Read about how Fortinet integrates with HashiCorp Terraform.

Visit our AWS resources on GitHub here and read this post on the AWS blog for more information on this integration.

Learn more about how Fortinet’s multi-cloud solutions provide visibility and control across cloud infrastructures to secure applications and connectivity. 

Source:
https://www.fortinet.com/blog/business-and-technology/fortinet-now-integrates-with-aws-cloud-formation.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+fortinet%2Fblogs+%28Fortinet+All+Blogs%29

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2020-09-09
<![CDATA[Fortinet:今年全球病毒活動量增加131%,影響層級達「國家級」]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=1027 強調深化台灣在地經營

Fortinet透過旗下威脅情報中心FortiGuard Labs公布最新《全球威脅型態報告》,顯示今年在全球地區的病毒活動量相比過往增加131%,其中主要與今年因為新型冠狀病毒疫情影響,許多人必須在家中透過網路遠距工作,因此也成為許多駭客攻擊對象,甚至影響層級更達「國家級」。

 

而在攻擊形式中,手法不僅更加複雜,同時也變得更具目標針對性,除了鎖定居家工作使用裝置攻擊之外,針度物聯網裝置、營運設備的勒索攻擊更是不減反增。

報告中同時指出,台灣在2020年上半年相比亞太地區和全球地區面臨更嚴重威脅,包含病毒攻擊,或是透過殭屍網路 (Botnet)發動攻擊均有明顯增加,同時企業部署的入侵防禦系統也有較高觸發率。

FortiGuard Labs安全洞察及全球威脅聯盟負責人Derek Manky 表示,「2020年上半年我們見證了前所未有、高度敏捷的網路威脅型態,他們的攻擊策略跟著疫情而迅速調整。網路上的『社交距離』在此時更需被重視,企業和組織需更加認識各種風險、積極布局並調整防禦策略,以充分確保延伸到家庭甚至是各類型終端設備的網路安全性。」

在台灣經營近20年之下,Fortinet表示除了在台灣設置專屬FortiGuard Labs實驗室之外,更比照美國同時在台設置研發及物流中心,並且在台營運範圍涵蓋完整在地服務,包含研發中心、物流中心、威脅情報中心、業務銷售到技術支援等,藉此提供更深入的全方位服務。

就Fortinet北亞區總經理陳鴻翔表示,「Fortinet在台灣擁有擁有近200位員工人數,包含超過百人的研發中心員工,以及800多家在地經銷夥伴,可見Fortinet對台灣科技人才培育的信心與市場投資的承諾。未來,Fortinet也將持續投資台灣,並與台灣產官學界協力,以Fortinet獨有的威脅防禦技術,持續為各界提供最完整的資訊安全服務,提高台灣資訊安全能力的水平,共同建構完善的資安生態圈。」

另外,Fortinet也強調旗下產品超過75%以上在台灣製造與出口,並且讓台灣代工廠的年收益達新台幣150億元,同時也強調未來將更深入經營台灣市場。


Fortinet北亞區總經理陳鴻翔

目前Fortinet在全球擁有超過660個智慧財產權專利,相較競爭對手達成三倍左右,並且提供Fortinet Security Fabric、Fortinet Secure Access、Fortinet Secure SD-WAN、FortiSASE與FortiEDR在內服務,藉此確保企業自動化安全基礎架構,並且透過整合式防火牆、交換器、無線基地台強化企業內網防護能力,同時確保居家工作環境、分支機構與企業雲端安全,以及擴充彈性,而防護技術也能透過特徵學習以自動化形式阻斷攻擊行為。

Source:
https://mashdigi.com/fortinet%EF%BC%9A%E4%BB%8A%E5%B9%B4%E5%85%A8%E7%90%83%E7%97%85%E6%AF%92%E6%B4%BB%E5%8B%95%E9%87%8F%E5%A2%9E%E5%8A%A0131%EF%BC%8C%E5%BD%B1%E9%9F%BF%E5%B1%A4%E7%B4%9A%E9%81%94%E3%80%8C%E5%9C%8B%E5%AE%B6/

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2020-09-02
<![CDATA[Orange Business Services Selects Fortinet to Offer Secure SD-WAN]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=954 Orange Business Services Selects Fortinet to Offer Secure SD-WANImage Credit: Fortinet

Orange Business Services has chosen Fortinet Secure SD-WAN to enrich its flagship Flexible SD-WAN offering.

This global SD-WAN solution, which provides businesses with an agile, multicloud-ready connectivity solution to ensure superior end-user experience, will integrate Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN solution as a new technology option. The new option gives businesses an additional choice for agile SD-WAN solutions with end-to-end top-level performance, resiliency and next-generation firewall security.

Building on an already-established partnership between Orange Business Services and Fortinet around managed security services, the Fortinet FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall is also already present in the NextGenHubs deployed by Orange Business Services. This is a key enabler of the native multicloud pillar of Flexible SD-WAN that ensures customers benefit from secure connectivity from the edge to the cloud. The extended scope will now provide enterprises with a secure SD-WAN solution that integrates next-generation firewall security and SD-WAN functionality in a single offering. This will deliver higher performance and improved return on investment (ROI), a key requirement for many midmarket and large customers.

Source:
https://www.thefastmode.com/technology-solutions/15908-orange-business-services-selects-fortinet-to-offer-secure-sd-wan

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2020-08-26
<![CDATA[Fortinet Introduces Self-Learning Artificial Intelligence Appliance for Sub-Second Threat Detection]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=980 FortiAI Leverages Deep Neural Networks to Automate Threat Detection and Remediation, Expanding Fortinet’s AI-driven Security Offerings

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

John Maddison, EVP of products and CMO at Fortinet
“Fortinet has invested heavily in FortiGuard Labs cloud-based, AI-driven threat intelligence, allowing us to detect more threats, more quickly and more accurately. FortiAI takes the artificial intelligence knowledge from FortiGuard Labs and packages it specifically for on-premises deployments. This gives customers the power of FortiGuard Labs directly in their environment, with self-learning AI to identify, classify and investigate sophisticated threats in sub-seconds.”

News Summary 
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced FortiAI, a first-of-its-kind on-premises appliance that leverages self-learning Deep Neural Networks (DNN) to speed threat remediation and handle time consuming, manual security analyst tasks. FortiAI’s Virtual Security Analyst™  embeds one of the industry’s most mature cybersecurity artificial intelligence – developed by Fortinet’s FortiGuard Labs – directly into an organization’s network to deliver sub-second detection of advanced threats.

Organizations Face an Uphill Battle
Security architects confront many challenges when it comes to discovering and remediating threats, including:

  • Cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated. While traditional cyber threats continue, sophistication of advanced attacks – often enabled by artificial intelligence, machine learning and open source communities – are increasing. As a result, organizations and their defenses are challenged to keep pace with threat evolution.
     
  • The attack surface is expanding. Millions of new applications, growing cloud adoption and the increase in connected devices are creating billions of edges that security teams need to properly protect and manage. Organizations are challenged to keep pace with the threat volume resulting from many potential entry points.
     
  • Security teams are constrained due to the cyber skills shortage. The cybersecurity industry faces a skills gap that has become a top emerging risk for organizations. There are not enough skilled professionals available to properly triage, investigate and respond to the growing number of threats – potential and actual – making it easier for cybercriminals to outpace legacy security processes and tools.

Self-Learning AI Adapts Organizations’ Threat Protection 
To address these challenges faced by security professionals today, Fortinet is unveiling FortiAI Virtual Security Analyst™ to accelerate threat remediation. FortiAI handles many of the time consuming, manual tasks currently expected of security professionals, preserving their time for higher value security functions. FortiAI’s self-learning capabilities continue to get smarter once deployed in an organization’s network.

FortiAI leverages Deep Learning known as Deep Neural Networks, which mimic neurons in the human brain, to make complex decisions based on its scientific analysis of threats specific to the organization where it is deployed. As FortiAI’s artificial intelligence continues to mature, organizations benefit from having FortiAI’s Virtual Security AnalystÔ effectively transform and adapt threat protection.

FortiAI Levels the Playing Field 
Fortinet’s Deep Neural Networks (DNN) approach enables FortiAI to revolutionize threat protection by:

  • Automating time-consuming manual investigations to identify and classify threats in real time: Organizations using legacy security processes combined with limited security staff find it difficult to perform manual investigations for each threat alert. This creates additional risks including a data breach or security incident due to slow response time. To solve this, FortiAI automates investigations using DNN to identify the entire threat movement and uncover patient zero and all subsequent infections in a sub-second.
  • Transforming security processes for instant detection and remediation of attacks: FortiAI’s Virtual Security Analyst™ significantly reduces the time organizations are exposed to threats by scientifically analyzing characteristics of threats and generating an accurate verdict to accelerate threat response.
  • Delivering tailored threat intelligence to significantly reduce false positives: False positives are a burden for security analysts to investigate and it is time consuming to determine threats versus non-threats. Through tailored threat intelligence, FortiAI learns new malware features as it adapts to new attacks instantaneously and reduces false positives. 

On-premises Protection for Air Gapped Networks
Another key distinction of FortiAI is that it offers on-premises AI suitable for organizations that have air gapped networks. Operational technology environments, government agencies and some large enterprises must adhere to strict compliance regulations and/or security policies that limit their network’s connection to the internet. FortiAI with its self-learning AI model does not require internet connectivity to learn and mature, enabling organizations with closed environments or stringent security policies to stay ahead of threats.

Fortinet’s AI-driven Technologies Automate Threat Protection
Fortinet has a longstanding history of helping customers strengthen their security posture by leveraging artificial intelligence. Some of the existing Fortinet offerings and services, complemented by the new FortiAI, that leverage various forms of AI, such as least squares optimization and Bayesian probability metrics, include:

  • FortiGuard Labs Threat Intelligence: FortiGuard Labs uses proven advanced AI and machine learning to gather and analyze over 100 billion security events every day. This threat intelligence produced by FortiGuard Labs is delivered to customers through its subscription services available for a range of Fortinet’s products, including the flagship FortiGate NGFWs. As a result, customers benefit from artificial intelligence deployed in global labs for faster threat prevention.
     
  • FortiSandbox: Fortinet is the first security vendor to introduce AI to sandboxing to automate breach protection. FortiSandbox includes two machine learning models to its static and dynamic analysis of zero-day threats, improving the detection of constantly evolving malware, such as ransomware and cryptojacking. Through the use of a universal security language to categorize malware, FortiSandbox also connects discussions between network and security teams, leading to more integrated and improved security operations.
     
  • FortiEDR: Fortinet’s FortiEDR uses machine learning to automate the endpoint protection against advanced threats with real time orchestrated incident response functionalities. Customers also benefit from more control of network, user and host activity within their environments. 
     
  • FortiInsight: FortiInsight uses machine learning analytics to effectively monitor endpoints, data movements and user activities to detect unusual, malicious behavior and policy violations attributed to insider risk.
     
  • FortiWeb: To better protect web applications and APIs, FortiWeb applies machine learning to tailor a unique defense for each application. As a result, FortiWeb can quickly block threats while minimizing the false positives that may interfere with end user experience.
     
  • FortiSIEMFortiSIEM leverages machine learning to recognize patterns in typical user behavior like location, time of day, devices used and specific servers accessed. FortiSIEM can then automatically notify security operations teams when anomalous activities occur, like concurrent logins from separate locations.             

As cyber criminals look to exploit the expanding digital attack surface with sophisticated attacks, the breadth and depth of the Fortinet Security Fabric’s AI-driven technology provides customers with unparalleled threat prevention, detection and response that can be instant and automated.

Supporting Quotes
“Deploying FortiSandbox to protect our organization against zero-day threats was seamless through Fortinet’s Security Fabric platform. FortiSandbox secures our perimeter, client and mail servers, and ultimately is protecting our assets from advanced unknown threats. Leveraging FortiSandbox’s AI-driven capabilities has helped us keep pace with AI-driven threats, all while providing an easy and simplified way to configure and manage our security.” 
- Dario Palermo, System and Network Administrator at Ente Autonomo Volturno

Additional Resources

About Fortinet
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) secures the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organizations around the world. Fortinet empowers our customers with complete visibility and control across the expanding attack surface and the power to take on ever-increasing performance requirements today and into the future. Only the Fortinet Security Fabric platform can address the most critical security challenges and protect data across the entire digital infrastructure, whether in networked, application, multi-cloud or edge environments. Fortinet ranks #1 in the most security appliances shipped worldwide and more than 440,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses. Both a technology company and a learning company, the Fortinet Network Security Expert (NSE) Institute has one of the largest and broadest cybersecurity training programs in the industry. Learn more at http://www.fortinet.com, the Fortinet Blog, or FortiGuard Labs.    

Source:
https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/02/24/1989284/0/en/Fortinet-Introduces-Self-Learning-Artificial-Intelligence-Appliance-for-Sub-Second-Threat-Detection.html

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2020-08-19
<![CDATA[Fortinet Recognized as Winner of Microsoft’s 2020 Commercial Marketplace Partner of the Year]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=1014 Fortinet Recognized as Winner of Microsoft’s 2020 Commercial Marketplace Partner of the Year Award Underscores Fortinet’s Commitment to Enable Easy and Secure Deployment of SaaS, VM or Container Security Solutions to Protect Azure Workloads and Applications

News Summary
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced it has won Microsoft’s 2020 Commercial Marketplace Partner of the Year award. Fortinet was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

As organizations are strained with limited cloud security resources and expertise, there’s growing preference to consume certain security functionalities as Security-as-a-Service and through pay-as-you-go models. Recognizing this, Fortinet offers the broadest set of security solutions that are natively integrated with Azure and available on Azure Marketplace. Products available through Azure Marketplace include Fortinet’s award-winning FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) and FortiWeb Cloud as a Service.

“This award reflects the proven growth and success of Fortinet’s offerings on Azure Marketplace as we continue to see significant customer demand,” said John Maddison, EVP of Products and CMO at Fortinet. “We look forward to building on our shared commitment to ensuring customers can use the cloud with confidence by enabling fast and simple deployment of new security services.”

Microsoft’s 2020 Commercial Marketplace Partner of the Year award recognizes Fortinet for excelling in the marketplace journey. The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during the past year. Awards were classified in several categories, with honorees chosen from a set of more than 3,300 submitted nominations from more than 100 countries worldwide.

“It is an honor to recognize the winners and finalists of the 2020 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards,” said Gavriella Schuster, corporate vice president, One Commercial Partner, Microsoft. “These partners go above and beyond, delivering timely solutions that solve the complex challenges that businesses around the world face – from communicating and collaborating virtually to helping customers realize their full potential with Azure cloud services, and beyond. I am proud to honor and congratulate each winner and finalist.”

Additional Resources

About Fortinet
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) secures the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organizations around the world. Fortinet empowers our customers with complete visibility and control across the expanding attack surface and the power to take on ever-increasing performance requirements today and into the future. Only the Fortinet Security Fabric platform can address the most critical security challenges and protect data across the entire digital infrastructure, whether in networked, application, multi-cloud or edge environments. Fortinet ranks #1 in the most security appliances shipped worldwide and more than 455,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses. Both a technology company and a learning organization, the Fortinet Network Security Expert (NSE) Institute has one of the largest and broadest cybersecurity training programs in the industry. Learn more at http://www.fortinet.com, the Fortinet Blog, or FortiGuard Labs.

Source:
https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/07/16/2063384/0/en/Fortinet-Recognized-as-Winner-of-Microsoft-s-2020-Commercial-Marketplace-Partner-of-the-Year.html

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2020-08-12
<![CDATA[Fortinet, Siemens pair up to better secure operational technology]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=953

Fortinet also landed a SD-WAN deal from SoftBank ahead of its first investor day.

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Fortinet and Siemens unveiled a partnership designed to better secure operational technology networks in markets such as utilities, transportation and oil and gas.

The announcement comes as Fortinet holds an analyst meeting in New York on Monday. The investor meeting is Fortinet's first in its decade as a public company. Fortinet competes with Palo Alto Networks, Checkpoint, and Cisco among others.

Under the alliance, Siemens will integrate its industrial and operational technologies and control systems with Fortinet's cybersecurity platform and Fortinet Security Fabric. The aim is to better secure edge computing and Internet of Things devices. The two companies also entered a global resell agreement.

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Fortinet's security fabric. 

 

The first effort from Fortinet and Siemens will be the integration of the FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall with the Ruggedcom Multi-Service Platform family of switches and routers. The Siemens gear is typically used in industrial settings such as electrical substations. Siemens will also bundle Fortinet's FortiGate Next-Generation firewall with its equipment.

Fortinet Chief Marketing Officer John Maddison said in an interview that edge computing and IoT are increasingly critical growth markets for Fortinet now and in the future. "Edge computing will need low latency compute and be built out in factories and other industrial areas. Coupled with 5G there will be a need for a new security model," said Maddison.

For now, Fortinet is growing at a rapid clip courtesy of its SD-WAN security portfolio. To that end, Fortinet announced that SoftBank will use Fortinet SD-WAN to expand its managed security services. SoftBank in Japan provides SD-WAN services to enterprise customers.

SoftBank will provide advanced security services, network analytics, and cloud on-ramp connectivity to enterprises. Maddison said Fortinet's SD-WAN portfolio for carriers is faring well as many are choosing to pull back from software-defined approaches to integrated hardware and software security appliances to improve performance.

 

In its just reported third quarter, Fortinet delivered a net income of 46 cents a share on revenue of $547.5 million, up 21% from a year ago.  Ken Xie, CEO of Fortinet, said that the company saw strong growth in its security fabric, cloud, and SD-WAN offerings.

For fiscal 2019, Fortinet projected revenue between $2.13 billion and $2.15 billion with non-GAAP earnings between $2.39 and $2.41 a share.


Source:
https://www.zdnet.com/article/fortinet-siemens-pair-up-to-better-secure-operational-technology/

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2020-08-05
<![CDATA[Fortinet Underlines Importance Of Promoting Cybersecurity Awareness To Protect Children Online]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=952

Fortinet’s shares a few best practices to incorporate into every child’s internet usage to ensure they are safe, secure and maintain their privacy online:

 

 

 

Fortinet, integrated and automated cyber security solutions, today reminded  how important it has become to make sure  children fully understand their digital profile, as well as the devices and applications they use daily as internet-based devices  put them at risk of being compromised by cyber criminals.  

With a wide array of fun games and educational material just one click away the internet has become such an important resource in every child’s life. Many aspects of a child’s life, including school and communicating with friends, are dependent on devices that are connected to the internet. Unfortunately, cyber criminals are aware of this and oftentimes target kids for their own gain.

Fortinet’s shares a few best practices to incorporate into every child’s internet usage to ensure they are safe, secure and maintain their privacy online:

The Importance of Online Privacy: Discuss online security with children, start by explaining the importance of keeping information private to strengthen their online security and to keep their family’s data safe. As many online activities require personally identifiable information (PII) such as name and date of birth, children must know where and when they should share this type of information. For older children, this extends to banking information as well. It’s crucial that the child understands that they should never share their account details with anyone online, outside of official and verified representatives and should minimize the amount of PII they share overall.

Create Online Guidelines: We cannot always control what children do online, however, establishing a set of rules to follow while online will help to protect them. Having specific lists of websites and applications children can use allows parents to determine how they use the internet, guaranteeing their safety. The same principles can be applied to social media, where parents can create guidelines for what is acceptable to share and whom they can connect with.

Secure their Devices: Personal devices and online accounts have become prime targets for cyber criminals looking to steal personal information. It is of paramount importance that parents make sure their own devices and the child’s devices, are secure. Learning the security features that are built into the websites and applications children use, as well as applying additional security layers to their devices will make it more difficult for cyber criminals to breach their profiles.

Defend Against Cyber Threats:. For online accounts, security starts with using a strong password. Some best practices to follow include making a new password for every account, as well as avoiding the use of common phrases. Enabling multi-factor authentication (MFA) is the next step in bolstering account security. MFA works by adding an extra step to the login process to verify identity. This is usually done in the form of a unique code being sent over email or text to a user-confirmed mobile phone number attached to the account that must be entered before the account is logged into. 

Unsecure networks, such as public Wi-Fi are often used by cyber criminals as a way to gain access to devices that are connected to it. When using public wi-fi confirm the network name and exact login credentials with the appropriate staff before logging in.

Monitor Online Activity: It is important to monitor the online activity of children to make sure they are not overstepping into areas that could put them at risk. Keeping the computer in a public area, allows parents to easily intervene if the child misuses online resources.

Parents of older kids should be careful to monitor their online purchases are made from secure sites. Furthermore, recent threat research from FortiGuard Labs shows that ecommerce platforms have been under increased attack and that there has been an increase in card skimming scams to steal financial data. Monitoring your children’s online purchases ensures you can step-in if you see suspicious activity that may indicate your child’s personal information has been compromised.

“With the internet becoming a mainstay in every child’s life, protecting them online has become a necessity for all parents. Protecting a child online encompasses aspects of both owning and securing their internet usage. Ultimately, maintaining an understanding of what children do online, as well as making sure they are secure, culminates in online safety.”, said Rajesh Maurya, Regional Vice President, India & SAARC, Fortinet.

source:
http://bwcio.businessworld.in/article/Fortinet-Underlines-Importance-Of-Promoting-Cybersecurity-Awareness-To-Protect-Children-Online/13-11-2019-178887/

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2020-07-29
<![CDATA[Review: The Fortinet FortiGate 60E Gives Small Agencies High-Level Security]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=951 Designed for drag-and-drop protection at satellite and regional offices, this security device punches above its weight.

When people think of the federal government, the images that come to mind are of massive marble buildings in Washington, D.C., that span city blocks. But the government exists all over, not just inside the Beltway.

The thousands of smaller remote and branch offices scattered throughout the country need the same high level of cybersecurity as those centralized digital fortresses.

The Fortinet FortiGate 60E security appliance might be a good way to offer that protection. It’s a tiny, under-1U-sized appliance designed for installation at the gateway to a remote or small office.

MORE FROM FEDTECH: Find out how to choose between software-defined perimeters and VPNs.

FortiGate 60E Provides Expansive Cybersecurity

It offers anti-virus ana­lysis, application filtering, ASIC VPN, firewall protection, an intrusion prevention system, URL filtering, VPN support and web threat protection, and it works almost as soon as it’s plugged in and connected to the wired gateway.

Most firewalls and next-generation security appliances are difficult to manage, especially ones that pack multiple features into a single box. Fortinet simplified those functions, using a unified operating ­system called FortiOS 5 that drives each component, paired with a graphical user interface that is easy to control. 

It’s also simple to create unique firewall rules for the equipment and user needs of each office, and the 60E can store as many as 5,000 of them. 

The fact that each feature shares a common interface means learning how to program one equals proficiency with all the others as well.

The Fortinet FortiGate 60E

 

Handle Massive Amounts of Session Traffic 

The FortiGate 60E proved more than capable of handling the kind of traffic generated by a small or even a medium-sized office

In stress testing, it was able to process 25,000 new ­sessions per second and more than half a million ­concurrent TCP sessions with no hint of slowdown, and it’s actually rated to go higher. 

The total maximum throughput is 3 gigabits per second, which is probably more than any small government outpost will need. 

Given the capacity, however, agencies could configure and protect up to 10 virtual domains, which could come in handy if different agencies share space in the same branch office and need protection that’s tightly configured for their specific missions.

For good protection and ease of use, agencies with small facilities will find the Fortinet FortiGate 60E a good fit.

MORE FROM FEDTECH: Read about how federal agencies are training employees to spot phishing attacks.

Reinforcements Are Ready to Assist the FortiGate 60E

The Fortinet FortiGate 60E next-generation security appliance is a powerful defensive tool designed to be dropped into a small or branch office and provide robust protection against a variety of threats — and it does. But it’s also part of a family of appliances designed to work together for even greater security.

I happened to have some Fortinet gear in the lab from previous reviews, including an email and a sandboxing tool. Like the FortiGate 60E, they were built around a common architecture that streamlines throughput and prioritizes quick protective actions.

It’s conceivable that the branch offices of extremely security-minded feds might want a little more protection than the 60E offers; for example, the ability to sandbox files. Thankfully, the common interface makes it easy to add in other Fortinet appliances if needed.

Using the graphical interface on the FortiGate 60E, it was easy to set up an automatic process that sent certain files over to the sandbox for deeper analysis. And it was similarly simple to send them back once complete, or to program automatic actions on the 60E if any threats were found. 

Realistically, the commonality between Fortinet devices these days means that adding new appliances almost feels no more difficult than adding a software module

Offices that don’t mind losing a little bit of the baseline simplicity of the FortiGate 60E can easily add more protection to their defenses, and then still manage almost everything from a central location.

FORTINET FORTIGATE 60E

Data Transfer Rate: 3Gbps
Max Concurrent TCP Sessions: 1.3 million
Supported New Sessions: 30,000 per second
Firewall Rules Capacity: 5,000
Max Concurrent SSL VPN Sessions: 100
Dimensions: 6.3x8.5x1.5 inches
Weight: 1.98 pounds 


Source:
https://fedtechmagazine.com/article/2019/11/review-fortinet-fortigate-60e-gives-small-agencies-high-level-security

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2020-07-22
<![CDATA[TCTS and Fortinet launch secure SD-WAN managed services for Microsoft Azure Virtual WAN]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=958 Tata Communications Transformation Services (TCTS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Communications, and Fortinet, working with Microsoft Azure, have launched a fully managed SD-WAN offering for Azure Virtual WAN. The TCTS SD-WAN offering will help service providers create solutions to further enable enterprises with seamless migration to Azure, thereby helping to accelerate their revenue in IT migration to public clouds. This joint offering will also enable inter-branch connectivity for customers using the Microsoft backbone and help them to meet SLAs while securing access to applications running on Azure.

In collaboration with Azure, Fortinet and Equinixi, TCTS has augmented Azure’s current Virtual WAN offering in which application policies can be centrally configured using Fortinet’s SD-WAN technologies integrated with Equinix Network Edge to create Virtual Network Services that deliver enhanced performance and security protection.

Madhusudhan Mysore, Executive Chairman and CEO of TCTS said, “TCTS’s Cloud Networking-as-a-Service was developed to address the most complex real-world enterprise IT migration to the cloud. It offers a best-in-class white-labeled managed service provider (MSP) offering for operators worldwide to help them accelerate their MSP revenues through Microsoft’s worldwide enterprise customer base. TCTS has a significant set of highly skilled CNaaS technical consultants to provide white-labeled services to operators worldwide, thereby supporting the easy adoption and ongoing use of Microsoft Azure.”

“Wide Area Network (WAN) requirements for the enterprise are becoming more cloud centric. Microsoft Azure Virtual WAN (VWAN) is addressing these needs by allowing devices and sites to connect to Azure’s public cloud more easily and globally. TCTS’ SD-WAN managed services over Azure’s VWAN, will enable service providers worldwide to deliver CNaaS managed services,” added Ross Ortega, Partner Program Manager, Microsoft Azure Networking at Microsoft Corp.

Through this offering, enterprises at any given site can use a hybrid deployment of MPLS and Internet to steer the traffic between mission critical traffic (MPLS and Carrier Ethernet) and non-mission critical traffic (Internet), which further connects directly to Azure via Azure ExpressRoute. This connection can be established leveraging TCTS’ highly commended platform, ‘Virtual Cloud exchange,’ for building within native service provider environments or white-labeled options using the Equinix’ Cloud Exchange Fabric (ECX Fabric) and Network Edge solution offerings within their data centers globally.

Rajesh Maurya, Regional Vice President, India & SAARC, Fortinet said, “Enterprise cloud adoption is driving a global WAN transformation by leveraging SD-WAN technology, but this increases security risks. Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN offers best-of-breed SD-WAN, next-generation firewall security, advanced routing and WAN optimization capabilities integrated into a single offering. TCTS’ Managed SD-WAN offering with Fortinet provides communication service providers with a turn-key solution to deliver robust, secure and low latency connectivity services.”

TCTS’ Virtual Cloud exchange (US patent pending) automates connection and management to Azure and other public cloud delivered via a fully managed turn-key white-label solution for CSPs worldwide. With this service from TCTS, service providers can enable Azure enterprise customers to choose either a standard offering that needs no further SD-WAN Virtual Network Function (VNF) in Azure, or a more advanced option that places a SD-WAN VNF in Azure to deliver SD-WAN application traffic steering and security protection.

TCTS will provide customers with professional services for Azure CNaaS capabilities in planning, deployment and operations.

Source:
https://www.crn.in/news/tcts-and-fortinet-launch-secure-sd-wan-managed-services-for-microsoft-azure-virtual-wan/

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2020-07-15
<![CDATA[Safe-T Joins Fortinet as a Fabric-ready Technology Alliance Partner]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=957 HERZLIYA, Israel, Dec. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Safe-T® Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: SFET) (TASE: SFET), a provider of Secure Access solutions for on-premises and hybrid cloud environments, today announced that it has joined the Fortinet Fabric-Ready Technology Alliance Partner program with its Software Defined Perimeter solution, to help organizations create a secure and agile remote access suit, based on Zero-Trust concepts. The integration with Fortinet delivers an advanced Zero Trust Network Access solution to control who can access internal and cloud services and how access is granted.

The joint solution grants access to applications on a need-to-know basis, while giving users fast and seamless access to the resources they need. This creates a "verify-first, access-second" Zero-Trust approach across an organization's applications, enabling enhanced security, greater visibility, and better user experience.

Safe-T's SDP solution controls the access to internal services and utilizes Fortinet FortiAuthenticator to authenticate each user. The joint solution can be deployed either by using Safe-T's on-premises SDP deployment or with Safe-T's cloud SDP service.

"Unlike the traditional approach to IT network security, Zero-Trust security means that no one from inside or outside the network is trusted by default, and verification is required from everyone trying to gain access to resources on the network. By implementing this methodology, the organization can guarantee that its' applications and files are exposed only to those who are really supposed to have access to such data, thus prevent and reduce breaches," said Eitan Bremler, VP Products & Technology at Safe-T. "Joining the Fortinet Fabric-Ready Partner Program allows us to expand our eco-system of identity providers and integrate with the leading FortiAuthenticator solution. Through this integration, organizations can now create a 'verify-first, access-second' Zero-Trust approach across organizations' applications to minimize the attack surface ad reduce risk, as well as the complexity and costs associated with the growing need to protect enterprise systems and data."

Fortinet's technology alliance partner program is built on Fortinet products and solutions to help customers get even more value from their security deployments. Technology alliance partners are a key part of the Fortinet Security Fabric, which enables the development and delivery of truly comprehensive, end-to-end security solutions that can dynamically adapt to the evolving network architecture as well as the changing threat landscape. Alliance solutions provide customers with more effective security, and are pre-integrated, saving time and resources in deployment, operations, and support. Please visit the Fortinet Technology Alliances Ecosystem  page for more information about this program.

About Safe-T®

Safe-T Group Ltd. (Nasdaq, TASE: SFET) is a provider of Zero Trust Access solutions which mitigate attacks on enterprises' business-critical services and sensitive data, while ensuring uninterrupted business continuity.

Safe-T's cloud and on-premises solutions ensure that an organization's access use cases, whether into the organization or from the organization out to the internet, are secured according to the "validate first, access later" philosophy of Zero Trust. This means that no one is trusted by default from inside or outside the network, and verification is required from everyone trying to gain access to resources on the network or in the cloud.

Safe-T's wide range of access solutions reduce organizations' attack surface and improve their ability to defend against modern cyberthreats. As an additional layer of security, our integrated business-grade global proxy solution cloud service enables smooth and efficient traffic flow, interruption-free service, unlimited concurrent connections, instant scaling and simple integration with our services.

With Safe-T's patented reverse-access technology and proprietary routing technology, organizations of all size and type can secure their data, services and networks against internal and external threats.

At Safe-T, we empower enterprises to safely migrate to the cloud and enable digital transformation.

Safe-T's SDP solution on AWS Marketplace is available here.

For more information about Safe-T, visit www.safe-t.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other Federal securities laws. Words such as "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "estimates" and similar expressions or variations of such words are intended to identify forward-looking statements. For example, Safe-T is using forward-looking statements in this press release when it discusses the advantages of its SDP solution, the advantages of the joint solution and its potential to address market need and/or demand. Because such statements deal with future events and are based on Safe-T's current expectations, they are subject to various risks and uncertainties and actual results, performance or achievements of Safe-T could differ materially from those described in or implied by the statements in this press release. The forward-looking statements contained or implied in this press release are subject to other risks and uncertainties, including those discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" in Safe-T's annual report on Form 20-F filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on March 26, 2019, and in any subsequent filings with the SEC. Except as otherwise required by law, Safe-T undertakes no obligation to publicly release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. References and links to websites have been provided as a convenience, and the information contained on such websites is not incorporated by reference into this press release.

PRESS CONTACT: 
Karin Tamir 
Karin.Tamir@safe-t.com 
+972-9-8666110

Source:
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/safe-t-joins-fortinet-as-a-fabric-ready-technology-alliance-partner-300967108.html

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2020-07-08
<![CDATA[Carrier-Class Dialogic BUZZ™ UCaaS Platform Wins Industry Award from Capacity Media]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=949 PARSIPPANNY, N.J., Nov. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Dialogic, a cloud-optimized applications and infrastructure solutions provider for service providers, enterprises, and developers, announced today that the Dialogic® BUZZ™ UCaaS platform offered as a collaboration between Dialogic and Epsilon, a cloud-centric global connectivity and communications service provider, was the recipient of the Best Unified Communications Innovation Award at the Capacity Europe 2019 Global Carrier Awards ceremony held in London on October 30, 2019 and hosted by Capacity Media.

The BUZZ UCaaS offering combines the features of the Dialogic BUZZ UC platform with Infiny by Epsilon to create a powerful, fully managed and hosted carrier-class UCaaS platform that delivers unmatched UC and software-defined networking (SDN) capabilities.

Dialogic BUZZ delivers a single UC platform for all business communication needs, including video conferencing, unified communications, and PBX functionality. It is a multi-tenancy, brandable, full-stack, cloud-scale solution that raises the bar for both innovation and usability.

Infiny by Epsilon is an on-demand connectivity platform, that gives enterprises and service providers a suite of high-performance network services at the click-of-a-button. Users can access Epsilon's carrier-class network and interconnect to over 220 data centers, providing optimized voice and video QoS levels to customers.

"We are delighted to be chosen for this award, which recognized our efforts to give service providers and channel partners an accelerated path to competitive and innovative UCaaS cloud offerings," said Bill Crank, President & CEO of Dialogic. "With an API-driven, microservices architecture, Dialogic BUZZ is able to continually evolve and incorporate new, cutting-edge functionalities without disrupting existing deployments."

"This award validates the powerful combination of Dialogic BUZZ and Infiny to deliver a one-stop UCaaS platform for all unified communications and connectivity needs," added Jerzy Szlosarek, Chief Executive Officer, Epsilon. "It is a compelling offer, opening new revenue lines for the wholesale market, and which can now provide a complete UC solution leveraging our global network fabric."

Visit the Dialogic website for more information on Dialogic BUZZ. For more information on the UCaaS offering with Epsilon, see the press release announcing the collaboration.

About Dialogic

Dialogic is a leading cloud-optimized solutions provider for real-time communications media, applications, and infrastructure to service providers, enterprises, and developers around the globe. Based in Parsippany, NJ with offices worldwide, Dialogic works with 48 of the world's top 50 mobile operators, and nearly 1,000 application developers build and deploy on agile networks. Learn more about how Dialogic is enabling agility by following us on Twitter @Dialogic, and visiting dialogic.com and the Dialogic Blog for the latest industry news, trends and advice.

Dialogic and Dialogic BUZZ are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Dialogic Corporation or a subsidiary thereof ("Dialogic"). Other trademarks mentioned and/or marked herein belong to their respective owners.

About Epsilon

Epsilon is a cloud-centric global connectivity and communications service provider, connecting to 220 data centres in 39 cities. The company's SDN platform, Infiny by Epsilon, combines on-demand connectivity, a web-based portal and APIs to give partners simple and effective solutions. All Epsilon services are powered by a carrier-grade, hyper-scalable global backbone that connects the world's communications and technology hubs. Epsilon is headquartered in Singapore with offices in London, New York, Dubai and Sofia.

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2020-07-01
<![CDATA[Fortinet Expands Integration of Cloud Security Offerings with Microsoft Azure to Provide Advanced Protection]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=948 SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 

John Maddison, EVP of product and CMO at Fortinet
“Fortinet is helping our customers protect, consume and deliver cloud through our dynamic cloud security offerings. Using Microsoft Azure allows our customers to implement broad protection across their cloud deployments as well as on-premises infrastructure. Today’s announcement strengthens our collaboration as we work together to provide end-to-end security across the expanding digital attack surface.”

News Summary 
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced the expansion of the Fortinet Security Fabric’s dynamic-cloud security offerings with Microsoft Azure, providing customers with an easier way to connect, manage and protect their cloud workloads on Microsoft Azure.    

Organizations turning to Azure want to take advantage of the public cloud benefits without compromising security. While Microsoft secures the Azure infrastructure and isolates the tenants, customers are responsible making sure their cloud configuration is secure. Fortinet provides customers that utilize Azure with the confidence to deploy any application in the cloud while maintaining a consistent operational model and managing risks. The Fortinet Security Fabric’s dynamic cloud solutions help Azure users connect and protect their cloud workloads and offers security capabilities that are delivered from the cloud.

Delivering dynamic-cloud security solutions

Fortinet is working with Microsoft to enable joint customers to reap the benefits provided by cloud environments without compromising security. Today’s announcement includes:

  • FortiGate Secure SD-WAN now integrates with Azure Virtual WAN to accelerate their cloud on-ramp by improving customer QoE and security. This is done through product integration and automation that simplifies connectivity to Azure Virtual WAN using Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN offering. This integration automates the creation and tear down of branches connected to Azure Virtual WAN and provides centralized management of connected clouds across offices and regions. FortiGate Secure SD-WAN’s integration with Azure Virtual WAN also ensures optimal performance and security at the branch for customers accessing applications on Azure. 
     
  • Fortinet FortiCWP’s integration with Azure provides customers with increased visibility into their cloud workloads activity and configurations, as well as the ability to conduct deep analysis of data stored in Microsoft Azure blobs. By leveraging deep integration with Azure as well as utilizing FortiGuard-based threat intelligence, customers get comprehensive and most up-to-date threat information pertaining to their cloud workloads. FortiCWP works across clouds and leverages cloud providers’ APIs to gain a comprehensive view across workloads in any cloud region, enabling customers to detect threats and subsequently deploy necessary protection to mitigate these risks.
     
  • Fortinet is also delivering FortiWeb Cloud WAF-as-a-Service from Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Organizations protecting their web applications are struggling to find a working balance between operational overhead and security effectiveness. Fortiweb WAF-as-a-Service offers the ideal combination by exposing pertinent configuration parameters, while automating provisioning of protection resources and fine-tuning security policies. Customers can now activate Fortinet’s WAF solution instantaneously and have the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution automatically provision resources through the Azure marketplace. Fortinet’s WAF SaaS solution does not require administrators to possess specific web application security skills, enabling rapid application deployment. Other products already available on the marketplace include FortiGate VM Next-Generation Firewall, FortiWeb VM, FortiMail VM, FortiManagerFortiAnalyzer & FortiSandbox for Azure.

As organizations increase their adoption of Azure to build or migrate applications their technology footprint diversifies and expands. As a result, organizations are increasing their attack surface and risk. To mitigate these risks and properly secure workloads and applications, organizations need to securely connect their organization to the cloud. This can be done with the implementation of cloud security for their web applications and cloud platforms that is managed easily and seamlessly.  

Tightened integration through the Fabric-Ready program

The Fortinet Security Fabric’s dynamic cloud security solution set provides Azure customers with an extensive portfolio of integrated security solutions to address this need. By implementing the Fortinet Security Fabric on Azure, customers can deploy a fully integrated security solution that seamlessly spans dynamic clouds, which consist of on-premises and hybrid cloud environments.

Fortinet has a broad range of Security Fabric integrations with Microsoft products, including the extensive solutions with Azure referenced above, as well as FortiNAC integration with Microsoft InTune and SCCM, and FortiMail integration with Microsoft 365. By integrating its solutions, Fortinet and Fabric-Ready Partner Microsoft provide customers with end-to-end security that is pre-validated, saving time, costs and resources in systems integration, deployment, operations and support.

Supporting Quotes

“We are pleased to expand our collaboration with Fortinet through the integration of their Secure SD-WAN solution and Microsoft Azure’s Virtual WAN offering. As customers look to simplify branch connectivity and extend application workloads on Microsoft Azure, FortiGate Secure SD-WAN offers a rich branch and corporate connectivity solution for customers looking to secure and optimize their cloud on-ramp requirements." 
-Reshmi Yandapalli, principal product manager at Microsoft Azure


Source:
http://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/11/04/1940531/0/en/Fortinet-Expands-Integration-of-Cloud-Security-Offerings-with-Microsoft-Azure-to-Provide-Advanced-Protection.html

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2020-06-24
<![CDATA[Fortinet Rated Top End-to-End Healthcare Cybersecurity Solution in Client Experience, 2019 Book Market Research User Survey]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=947 Hospital system and physician organizations ranked cybersecurity firms by industry client satisfaction and loyalty scores via independent key performance indicators.

Press Release – updated: Nov 4, 2019 09:00 EST

TAMPA, Fla., November 4, 2019 (Newswire.com) – ​Black Book Market Research LLC’s annual poll of healthcare cybersecurity products, services, outsourcing and consulting clients spanned 17 functional areas of cybersecurity including: Authorization and Authentication Solutions; Blockchain Solutions; Compliance and Risk Management Solutions; Cybersecurity Advisors and Consultants; Cybersecurity Training and Education; DDoS Attack Prevention; End Point Security Solutions; Access Management; Firewall Networks; Data Encryption; Intrusion Protection Solutions; Threat Detection and Prevention; Network Security; Email Protection; and Cybersecurity Data Analytics.

The full listing of cybersecurity rankings in each category can be found at Black Book’s website https://blackbookmarketresearch.com/health-data-security-and-privacy.

“It is imperative that cybersecurity leaders continue to focus on and execute the fundamentals of patient privacy and data protection as many hospital C-Suites are still diverted by other IT initiatives in 2019 like EHR optimization, analytics and revenue cycle management transformation,” said Doug Brown, founder of Black Book and lead researcher on the Q3 2019 study.

Black Book anticipates demand for outsourced information security, consulting and support to increase faster than security technology products and software purchases as security job vacancies exceed qualified candidates and weak security training programs keep the majority of healthcare provider organizations vulnerable.

Black Book Market Research LLC measures customer satisfaction across eighteen copyrighted key performance indicators: Strategic Alignment of Vendor Offerings to the Client’s Mission and Goals; Innovation and Optimization; Training and Education; Client Relationships and Cultural Fit; Trust, Accountability, Ethics and Transparency; Breadth of Offerings; Deployment and Implementation; Customization; Integration and Interfaces, Interoperability and Connectivity; Scalability and Client Adaptability, Vendor Staff Expertise and Performance; Reliability; Brand Image and Marketing Communications; Marginal Value Adds; Vendor Financial Viability and Managerial Stability; Data Storage Services; Support and Customer Care; and Best of Breed Technology and Process Improvement.

“As investments in comprehensive, enterprise-wide solutions increase, it is critical that IT leaders validate to the entire management team that cybersecurity expenditures transcend basic data protection to truly shielding patient safety and ensuring financial strength,” said Brown.

In total, 2,876 cybersecurity system users and senior-level managers participated over the nine-month crowdsourced survey.

Source:
https://www.thechestnutpost.com/news/fortinet-rated-top-end-to-end-healthcare-cybersecurity-solution-in-client-experience-2019-book-market-research-user-survey/

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2020-06-17
<![CDATA[Government Healthcare Entity Expands Secure COVID-19 Testing Sites with Fortinet]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=1002 For many healthcare organizations, the COVID-19 pandemic created a sudden need for temporary testing and treatment facilities. This, in turn, required an expansion of secure network connectivity. However, the expansion associated with COVID-19 that one national government healthcare entity experienced was larger than most healthcare organizations.

During normal operations, this healthcare entity was responsible for operating over 130 hospitals and treatment locations. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization needed to open over 20 additional sites as quickly as possible in order to cope with the crisis. By creating new locations, the government entity could work to curb the spread of the virus by providing a local treatment option to infected citizens.

The organization already had a trusted relationship with Fortinet and leveraged the Fortinet Security Fabric to manage network security for their hospitals scattered across the country. When the need arose to securely connect the testing sites to the existing network, the organization trusted Fortinet to provide a solution that would arrive in time to open the new facilities.

A Sudden Need for New Healthcare Locations

The government healthcare entity was already using the secure software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) capabilities integrated into FortiGate next-generation firewalls (NGFW) to securely network over 130 sites and improve user experience for business critical applications.

The new treatment locations created during the COVID-19 pandemic needed to deploy the same SD-WAN connectivity as quickly as possible to send test data for processing. These new sites were often repurposed hotels and conference centers with limited networking or security infrastructure. Every site required a FortiGate NGFW to provide a secure connection to the existing healthcare network.

In many locations, the remote site was capable of connecting over the public internet. However, in some rural locations, broadband internet was not available. In both types of locations, FortiExtender 3G/4G WAN extenders enabled healthcare providers to use mobile networks, either as a backup option or the primary means of connecting over the WAN.

Rapid Deployment of Security Solutions

Because the virus was spreading rapidly, the government entity needed to work with a vendor that it trusted, rather than engaging in a lengthy request for proposal (RFP) and proof of concept (PoC) process. It also required expedited delivery of the Fortinet solutions.

Operating within the healthcare entity’s three-day delivery window, Fortinet coordinated with a number of trusted Fortinet distributors in the area. These organizations had provided distribution assistance during the healthcare entity’s initial Fortinet deployment and could ensure that the new FortiGate Secure SD-WAN and FortiExtender WAN extenders reached their destinations in time.

After the devices were delivered, the government healthcare entity also needed them to be quickly configured. Since many of the new sites were in remote locations, sending trained IT staff to configure them was not a workable solution. However, with FortiDeploy zero-touch deployment, the devices automatically connected to the FortiManager centralized management platform deployed on the government entity’s main network. This platform led the device through any additional configuration steps required. Finally, Fortinet Professional Services helped onboard the IT staff and developed standard operating-procedure documentation.

Flexible Security Solutions Support Rapid Evolution

The government healthcare entity had previously integrated their network security using Secure SD-WAN. This enabled it to rapidly expand its secure WAN by deploying FortiGate NGFWs to its 20 brand-new sites. During theD COVID-19 pandemic, and during business as usual, Fortinet is committed to going the extra mile to ensure that its customers have the network security solutions that they need when they need them.

Discover how Fortinet Teleworker Solutions enable secure remote access at scale to support employees with a wide array of access requirements.

Learn more about enabling the latest advances in patient care while protecting against cyberattacks with Fortinet healthcare cybersecurity solutions.

Find out how Echoenergia and New Zealand Red Cross used Fortinet’s Security Fabric for protection from the network edge to core.

Engage in our Fortinet user community (Fuse). Share ideas and feedback, learn more about our products and technology, or connect with peers.

Source:

https://www.fortinet.com/blog/business-and-technology/government-healthcare-provider-expands-covid-19-testing-sites

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2020-06-10
<![CDATA[Fortinet帶給網路防火牆市場前所未有的擴充性與效能]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=1004 全方位整合與自動化網路資安領導廠商Fortinet宣布推出業界最高效能的產品,奠定另一個新里程碑。FortiGate 4200F採用Fortinet客製化的第七代網路處理器NP7,並具備可達成今日及未來網路擴充與效能要求的工程設計。

 

Fortinet產品執行副總裁暨行銷長John Maddison表示,這幾個星期以來,整合型防火牆與VPN解決方案的低效能和低擴充性導致許多企業組織無法擴大提供安全的遠端存取服務。部署傳統防火牆的企業因無法在多個應用程式上擴充防火牆功能而被迫升級或安裝另一套設備。

 

採用第七代網路處理器(Network Processor,NP7)的FortiGate 4200F以同樣的價格提供比競爭對手高10倍的效能,為網路安全效能樹立新標竿。透過市場上最佳效能的防火牆,客戶可以同樣價格獲得超乎期望的擴充性或以更少的成本得到所需的效能。不管怎樣,我們的客戶都是贏家。

 

企業組織必須具備可因應業務變化即時擴充與調整網路安全性的能力。不論是重新規劃網路以支援突發性的遠距工作需求,或是推動數位創新計劃,效能與擴充性都是關鍵要素。然而,大多數的安全解決方案都無法以合理價格提供企業所需的速度與擴充性。原因就在於安全產品廠商並未積極開發可以經濟實惠的方式滿足今日數位工作場所需求的技術。在這種情況下企業組織只能購買具有最低效能與擴充餘裕的安全解決方案。因此,當重大事件發生或市場需要進行數位創新時,防火牆就從助力成了阻力。

 

為了讓安全性跟上今日資料中心的擴充與效能需求的腳步,Fortinet在高階網路防火牆產品組合中推出FortiGate 4200F。作為Fortinet安全織網(Security Fabric)架構的元件之一,FortiGate 4200F經過特殊的工程設計,利用創新、安全的網路技術將網路與安全性緊密結合。

 

透過Fortinet NP7第七代網路處理器的硬體加速功能,FortiGate 4200F可以達到比競爭產品高5至10倍的安全運算評級(Security Compute Ratings)。

Source:
https://www.chinatimes.com/realtimenews/20200602002106-260410?chdtv

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2020-06-03
<![CDATA[Fortinet’s Commitment to Healthcare Enables Scalable COVID-19 Testing and Care Solution]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=1001 For many organizations, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused operations to slow down or come to a halt. However, the opposite is true for the healthcare industry, where an influx of COVID-19 patients has strained the capacity of hospitals and other existing healthcare infrastructure.

One regional hospital system, serving over 1 million residents and multiple hospital locations, decided to move COVID-19 testing off-site. This enabled them to protect patients from infection and save hospital space for confirmed cases.

By deploying a “network in a box” from Fortinet, this hospital system was able to quickly scale its secure network to multiple temporary testing sites located in parking lots and school gymnasiums. The enterprise-level Fortinet security allowed medical personnel working at these locations to maintain compliance with the Health Information Portability and Accessibility Act (HIPAA).

The Need for a Flexible Solution

When deploying remote testing sites for COVID-19, the priority was on selecting sites with the capacity to meet demand. Patients needed to be able to maintain social distance while waiting for their test results. Additionally, the testing sites may need to be converted to field hospitals if cases exceeded the capacity of existing infrastructure. The healthcare provider required a flexible solution that could be deployed anywhere.

Since Fortinet solutions can operate using power over Ethernet (PoE), only a single power outlet or generator was needed to power the entire solution. The core components of the “network in a box” consist of a FortiGate next-generation firewall (NGFW), a FortiSwitch, and a third-party wireless access point, providing a secure connection to the home office. FortiExtender provides a backup connection to the enterprise network, enabling the system to connect via 4G/LTE cellular data if an Ethernet connection is unavailable.

Quick Deployment with Fortinet

Hospitals commonly maintain contingency plans for pandemics; however, in recent cases such as Ebola, the need to implement them has not arisen. When the COVID-19 pandemic started, this hospital system needed to deploy its remote testing sites as quickly as possible.

Since the organization had an existing relationship with Fortinet, they reached out to determine how quickly they could deploy a “network in a box” to multiple test centers. When the order suddenly shifted from a “possibility” to “send as soon as possible”, Fortinet was ready. As an order from a healthcare provider, it was given top priority, and was shipped as soon as the order was received.

The open application program interface (API) architecture of the Fortinet Security Fabric further smoothed the deployment process. The organization was accustomed to using third-party wireless access points and telephony products and wanted that familiarity during this crisis. Fortinet’s commitment to seamless integration with third-party products meant that the hospital system was able to easily deploy a solution that they were comfortable with.

Maintaining Compliance with HIPAA

While the ability to deploy rapidly to remote testing sites was a priority, the hospital system could not compromise on regulatory compliance. Information collected from patients anywhere—even at temporary testing locations—is covered under HIPAA, and healthcare providers’ responsibility to protect this information from exposure has not diminished during the crisis.

Deploying FortiGate NGFWs at the remote sites, and enabling secure VPN connectivity between them in the main office addresses the confidentiality requirement of HIPAA compliance. This ensures that patient data traveling over untrusted networks is not exposed to eavesdroppers.

The Fortinet Security Fabric as a whole, which enabled centralized visibility and management of the appliances at these remote sites, addressed the remainder of the healthcare providers’ compliance requirements. Fabric Management Center (FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer) solution deployed at headquarters enabled the team to manage and monitor the remote sites’ “networks in a box.”

Fortinet Supports Healthcare Security

Throughout this crisis, Fortinet has shown that it is committed to going “above and beyond” to ensure that healthcare professionals have the necessary tools to keep themselves and their patients secure during this crisis. Fortinet solutions have also enabled other industries to continue to operate during this challenging time by enabling them to rapidly transition to support a remote workforce at scale.

Source:
https://www.fortinet.com/blog/business-and-technology/fortinets-commitment-to-healthcare-enables-scalable-covid19-testing-and-care-solution.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+fortinet%2Fblogs+%28Fortinet+All+Blogs%29

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2020-05-27
<![CDATA[Fortinet資安鐵三角協助企業快速建立遠端辦公模式 同時滿足資安需求]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=995  影響遍及全球的公衛危機事件,對世界經濟造成前所未有的衝擊。企業也啟動緊急應變計畫,如遠端辦公、居家辦公、分流辦公、異地辦公等營運模式因應大環境的變化。Fortinet資安鐵三角業界唯一具備完整資安防護功能的SD-WAN解決方案,具備安裝簡便、操作簡易、防護周全等優點,成為企業於短時間內快速建立備援辦公室或新據點的最佳選擇。

 台灣Fortinet業務協理廖肇恆指出,現今企業在打造遠端辦公或居家辦公時,最常見的做法是引進VPN、SD-WAN等機制,雖然部分企業會同步添購相對應資安設備,但是若與原有防火牆分屬不同品牌,不僅容易導致現有資安防護機制產生破口,更可能徒增管理上的困擾。Fortinet資安鐵三角方案,包含整合式防火牆(FortiGate)、交換器(FortiSwitch)以及無線基地台(FortiAP)等三大產品,可迅速提供員工安全無虞的行動辦公環境,確保企業營運不中斷。

 對於某些必需特別強化資安防護的企業研發或設計部門,可以搭配FortiToken Mobile這一款應用程式,安裝於員工的手機,利用現有的FotiGate作為身分驗證伺服器,使用雙因子身份驗證機制,就可以有效管控資安問題。

 近幾年,隨著雲端服務盛行,不少產業在考量成本支出下,早已運用SD-WAN取代傳統網路專線,加快資料傳輸速度同時降低成本支出。面對多雲環境趨勢衍生的新資安問題,Fortinet 很早就在FortiGate中提供原生SD-WAN解決方案,具備應用程式感知能力、提供自動WAN路徑控管,並支援多寬頻連線的應用,可全方面提升整體資安防護力。

 廖肇恆指出,對某些中小型傳統產業及分支點較多的企業來說,IT人員通常有限,且可能由總務或其他職務的人兼任,讓公司面臨極大資安防護挑戰及管理上的不易。Fortinet資安鐵三角,因其簡明易懂的網路拓樸圖及流量可視化功能,不僅大幅降低IT人員管理的困難,加上FortiSwitch與FortiAP不需要額外的授權或學習成本,讓流通、傳產及製造業在推動數位轉型專案時更加順利成功。

 另外,隨著愈來愈多企業開始允許員工攜帶自有設備工作,各種惡意軟體或蠕蟲因可躲過防火牆偵測,反而讓公司面臨更嚴峻的威脅。FortiGate搭配自家交換器FortiSwitch、無線基地台FortiAP的Fortinet資安鐵三角方案,可將偵測能力從閘道端延伸到內部網路,協助企業能在第一時間發覺潛藏的惡意軟體,並立即阻斷相關連線,避免其他設備遭到感染外,並保護商業機密或客戶個資的安全。

 整體而言,Fortinet資安鐵三角方案在解決多品牌資安設備的部署與管理問題外,還可強化企業的內、外網防禦能力,預先將有資安風險的用戶端阻斷於交換器上,並用防火牆封鎖外部高資安風險的主機IP位址。此外,資訊人員還可運用功能強大的FortiView工具,監控網路流量與進行統計分析,輕鬆掌握最完整資訊安全與獲得全面保障。

 公衛危機事件之後,無論是遠端辦公或居家辦公模式,都可能會成為維持商業運作的新模式。而防護能力強大且全面的Fortinet資安鐵三角方案,正是企業營運不中斷的最佳後盾。

Source:

https://news.sina.com.tw/article/20200505/35065148.html]]>
2020-05-20
<![CDATA[Enghouse Interactive provides contact centre technology to Admiral Seguros during COVID-19 crisis]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=990 n light of the situation created by COVID-19, Admiral Seguros wanted to protect all its phone agents of its contact centre; 270 of them, as well as all of its staff and their families. In addition, it would contribute to help fight the illness. 

To achieve this, Admiral Seguros needed to create an infrastructure in order to maintain its activity and continue offering to clients the same service with the same quality.

To speed up the process, the company relied on Enghouse Interactive’s contact centre technology and Amazon Workspace.

The result

The result was that not only did the company accomplish its goal, but also did it in record time; managing to disassociate the tasks of the agents with the physical workplace, and also providing the right tools for teleworking.

Apart from this main objective, it also obtained side benefits:

A backup solution to avoid loss of information during the migration process by using technology it already had, and therefore, making it easier to maintain all its business layers.

Absolute security for its clients and their data in all voice communications, virtual desktop interface and corporate information.

Team management is more efficient because the desktops are now homogeneous. 

Source:
https://www.itweb.co.za/content/KzQenvjVdzyvZd2r

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2020-05-13
<![CDATA[Fortinet Announces Next-generation Firewall FortiGate 60F]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=946 With over 1.5 million units sold worldwide, the FortiGate 60 series is the next-generation firewall.

 

Fortinet, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced the FortiGate 60F next-generation firewall. With over 1.5 million units sold worldwide, the FortiGate 60 series is the next-generation firewall and now includes Fortinet’s purpose-built system on a chip 4 (SOC 4) security processor to achieve the high security compute ratings in the industry to support customers’ WAN edge transformation. 

Digital innovation and rapid cloud adoption is changing the face of today’s business and has created significant challenges for organizations, such as poor user experience due to network bandwidth constraints and increased security risks with branches connected to the internet. Software-defined wide area networks (SD-WANs) have emerged as the favoured solution to solve these issues while also reducing the costs associated with MPLS connections. However, not all SD-WAN solutions have risen to the requirements of today’s WAN edge. Many SD-WAN solutions on the market are incomplete and do not adequately provide the right performance, visibility, or security to ensure a secure connection and high quality of user experience.  

To continue its focus on supporting enterprises’ WAN edge transformation and delivering Secure SD-WAN, Fortinet is announcing the latest next-generation firewall to include its patented SOC4 security processor: the FortiGate 60F. Key features include: 

FortiGate 60F consolidates SD-WAN, advanced routing, and advanced security capabilities into a single appliance that enables network leaders to deploy Secure SD-WAN quickly and easily, while also reducing complexity by consolidating point products into a single offering. This allows high performance and improved user experience at an optimal total cost of ownership (TCO).  

To help customers maintain high-quality user experience for their business-critical traffic (be it SaaS, multi-cloud, or unified communications), FortiGate 60F delivers best-in-class application steering, giving visibility to all traffic (even if encrypted) without impacting performance and ensuring all critical applications are routed to their best path.  

FortiGate 60F leverages security-driven networking principals – powered by Fortinet’s patented SOC4 security processor – to deliver the fastest deep inspection of SSL/TLS encrypted traffic (including the industry’s first support for TLS 1.3) at 750Mbps, 11 times greater than the industry average. The FortiGate 60F offers comprehensive threat prevention with IPS, application control, and anti-malware at 700Mbps, four times greater than the industry average, to help customers protect their network without impacting performance. 

Fortinet security processors radically increase the performance, scalability, and value of Fortinet solutions while greatly improving user experience and shrinking space and power requirements.  

Security Compute Rating is a benchmark that compares the performance of Fortinet’s purpose-built ASIC-based next-generation firewall appliance to other NGFW and SD-WAN vendors in that same price range that utilize generic CPUs for networking and security capabilities. 

The FortiGate 60F offers the best price/performance in its class and lays the groundwork for network leaders to easily migrate to Secure SD-Branch by extending security from the WAN to the access edge in an integrated and automated fashion from a single console. 

The solution is also backed by third-party validation, receiving two consecutive “recommended” ratings in the NSS Labs SD-WAN Group Test Reports. 

Source:
http://bwcio.businessworld.in/article/Fortinet-Announces-Next-generation-Firewall-FortiGate-60F-/04-11-2019-178474/

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2020-05-06
<![CDATA[Yedpay 推數碼革新藉 Fortinet 遷移數據至雲端 ]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=945 企業要捨棄現有基建,大舉將應用和服務遷移至雲端這個決定並不容易。尤其 Yedpay 始於 2014 年,數據中心可說尚新,將一切推倒重來的勇氣實在可嘉。Yedpay 聯合創辦人兼技術總監 Alva Wong 就表示,當初花了差不多一年才完成數據中心所有部署和基建配置,因此確曾擔心遷移又得重新花一年時間進行部署,還好最後只需大半個月至一個月時間已完成整個遷移過程。

「這個決定當然不容易,但考慮到未來要配合更多網上業務,遷至雲端是必須的。」Alva 透露雖然目前尚未獲發虛擬銀行牌照,但公司已密鑼緊鼓,預計未來將推出更多基於網上的服務。

▲(左起) Fortinet 香港、澳門及蒙古區域總監馮玉明、Yedpay 市場策劃總監鄔家麟、Yedpay 創辦人兼技術總監黃韋皓,及 Fortinet 香港、澳門及蒙古區網絡安全方案經理吳維穎。

Fortinet「保安纖維」提供同步數碼革新

除針對中小企機構提供電子支付平台,Yedpay 亦支援市場推廣及分析工具,客戶層面由傳統企業到的士、街市以至花園街排檔等,可謂相當多元化。Alva 強調,Yedpay 不僅提供電子支付平台,同時亦可取代銀行擔當結算的角色,為那些無法滿足銀行中小企開戶條件的商戶提供較低門檻的交易結算選擇。

涉及交易和電子支付平台,對數據保安要求就不能因對象主要屬中小企而稍有鬆懈。是次部署 Yedpay 採用了建基於端對端功能的 Fortinet「保安纖維」 (Fortinet Security Fabric)進行數碼革新,以確保公司在將基建轉移至雲端的過程中,能同時提高網絡安全性。Yedpay 採納了 Fortinet 的方案,令公司在準備擴展旗下電子支付服務和發展業務的同時, 能確保現有電子支付系統的安全性,亦能避免潛在的網絡風險。


資料來源:

https://unwire.pro/2019/11/04/yedpay-fortinet/security/

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2020-04-29
<![CDATA[Dialogic Announces Successful Interoperability Testing Between the Dialogic BorderNet SBC and the OrecX Oreka Audio Capture Platform]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=944 Tuesday, September 17, 2019

BorderNet SBC provides secure scalability for Oreka Audio Capture platform

Parsippany, NJ (September 17, 2019) - Dialogic, a cloud-optimized applications and infrastructure solutions provider for service providers, enterprises, and developers, announced today that interoperability testing has been completed between the Dialogic® BorderNet™ SBC and the Oreka Audio Capture platform from OrecX, a world-leading open source call recording solution provider. 

The BorderNet SBC, a software-only, cloud-native SBC, secures connectivity to OrecX deployments, while simultaneously enabling high-quality call delivery and real-time call recording. The BorderNet SBC and OrecX solutions can be deployed both on-premises and in the cloud, including private, public, and hybrid cloud environments, without compromising performance, availability, and scalability.

“OrecX's interoperability with the Dialogic BorderNet SBC enables our enterprise customers, platform partners, and AI-fueled ecosystem to securely scale the Oreka audio capture platform and leverage it to meet their evolving real-time and post-call digital transformation initiatives,” said Steve Kaiser, OrecX CEO. 

“OrecX customers using the BorderNet SBC are leveraging its flexible licensing and deployment options to help them achieve their unique business objectives,” added Bill Crank, President and CEO of Dialogic. “This successful interoperability testing gives OrecX platform users confidence when choosing the BorderNet SBC for their security and session control needs.”

About Dialogic

Dialogic is a leading cloud-optimized solutions provider for real-time communications media, applications, and infrastructure to service providers, enterprises, and developers around the globe. Based in Parsippany, NJ with offices worldwide, Dialogic works with 48 of the world’s top 50 mobile operators, and nearly 1,000 application developers build and deploy on agile networks. Learn more about how Dialogic is enabling agility by following us on Twitter @Dialogic, and visiting www.dialogic.com and the  Dialogic Blog for the latest industry news, trends and advice. 

Dialogic and BorderNet are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Dialogic Corporation or a subsidiary thereof (“Dialogic”). Other trademarks mentioned and/or marked herein belong to their respective owners.

About OrecX

OrecX’s modern, open, and modular call recording platform meets the diverse requirements of call centers, communication platforms, platforms as a service, large enterprises, and small business at a fraction of the cost and complexity of proprietary closed-end solutions. The quality, access, and control of OrecX’s open design enables a broad ecosystem of third-party speech analytics, voice biometrics and workforce optimization solutions to extend the value of their software for their partners and clients. OrecX is the primary developer and sponsor of the Oreka GPL, an open source call recording project hosted on GitHub, with more than 200,000 unique downloads and tens of millions of users in over 200 countries. https://orecx.com https://github.com/orecx


Source:
https://www.dialogic.com/2019-09-17-interoperability-testing-between-bordernet-sbc-and-orecx-oreka-audio-capture-platform

 

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2020-04-22
<![CDATA[Fortinet’s Latest Security Processor Accelerates the Industry’s Best-Selling Next-Generation Firewall]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=943 FortiGate 60F Sets a New Benchmark for Security Compute Ratings and Delivers High-Performance for Integrated Security and SD-WAN
October 31, 2019 09:00 ET Source: Fortinet, Inc.
 
 

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 31, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

John Maddison, EVP of Products and CMO at Fortinet
“We hear from an increasing number of customers who are struggling to achieve the required level of user experience, visibility, and security at their WAN edge to support key business applications. With today’s introduction of the FortiGate 60F powered by our latest security processor, Fortinet continues its commitment to security innovation, setting industry records for performance to empower network leaders to truly transform their WAN edge. Our rapidly growing marketshare underscores the need for Fortinet’s Security-Driven Networking approach to SD-WAN, which consolidates SD-WAN, advanced routing, and advanced security capabilities into a single appliance.”

Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced the FortiGate 60F Next-Generation Firewall, the fastest, most powerful desktop Secure SD-WAN appliance. With over 1.5 million units sold worldwide, the FortiGate 60 series is the best-selling next-generation firewall and now includes Fortinet’s purpose-built system on a chip 4 (SOC4) security processor to achieve the highest Security Compute Ratings in the industry to support customers’ WAN edge transformation.

Digital innovation and rapid cloud adoption is changing the face of today’s business and has created significant challenges for organizations, such as poor user experience due to network bandwidth constraints and increased security risks with branches connected to the internet. Software-defined wide area networks (SD-WANs) have emerged as the favored solution to solve these issues while also reducing the costs associated with MPLS connections. However, not all SD-WAN solutions have risen to the requirements of today’s WAN edge. Many SD-WAN solutions on the market are incomplete and do not adequately provide the right performance, visibility, or security to ensure a secure connection and high quality of user experience.

To continue its focus on supporting enterprises’ WAN edge transformation and delivering Secure SD-WAN, Fortinet is announcing the latest next-generation firewall to include its patented SOC4 security processor: the FortiGate 60F. Key features include:

  • FortiGate 60F consolidates SD-WAN, advanced routing, and advanced security capabilities into a single appliance that enables network leaders to deploy Secure SD-WAN quickly and easily, while also reducing complexity by consolidating point products into a single offering. This allows high performance and improved user experience at an optimal total cost of ownership (TCO). 
     
  • To help customers maintain high quality user experience for their business critical traffic (be it SaaS, multi-cloud, or unified communications), FortiGate 60F delivers best-in-class application steering, giving visibility to all traffic (even if encrypted) without impacting performance and ensuring all critical applications are routed to their best path. 
     
  • FortiGate 60F leverages Security-Driven Networking principals – powered by Fortinet’s patented SOC4 security processor – to deliver the fastest deep inspection of SSL/TLS encrypted traffic (including the industry’s first support for TLS 1.3) at 750Mbps, 11 times greater than the industry average. The FortiGate 60F offers comprehensive threat prevention with IPS, application control, and anti-malware at 700Mbps, four times greater than the industry average, to help customers protect their network without impacting performance.

Fortinet security processors radically increase the performance, scalability, and value of Fortinet solutions while greatly improving user experience and shrinking space and power requirements. Security Compute Rating is a benchmark that compares the performance of Fortinet’s purpose-built ASIC-based next-generation firewall appliance to other NGFW and SD-WAN vendors in that same price range that utilize generic CPUs for networking and security capabilities. The FortiGate 60F powered by Fortinet’s SOC4 security processor highlights the security processor advantage, enabling the following Security Compute Ratings:

Specification  FortiGate
60F (SOC4
ASIC) 
Industry
Average 
Security
Compute
Rating
Palo Alto
Networks
PA 220
Check Point
1550
Security
Gateway
Cisco
Meraki
MX 67
VMware
VeloCloud
520V
Cisco
Viptela
vEdge
100
Firewall  10 Gbps 0.65 Gbps 15x 0.5 Gbps 1 Gbps 0.45 Gbps N/A N/A
IPSEC VPN 6.5 Gbps 0.38 Gbps 17x 0.1 Gbps 1.3 Gbps 0.2 Gbps 0.2 Gbps 0.1 Gbps
Threat Prevention 0.70 Gbps 0.18 Gbps 4x 0.15 Gbps 0.45 Gbps 0.3 Gbps N/A N/A
SSL Inspection 0.75 Gbps 0.065 Gbps 11x 0.065 Gbps N/A N/A N/A N/A
Concurrent sessions 700,000 15,000 47x 64,000 14,000 N/A N/A N/A

Source: FortiGate results from Fortinet tests. Other vendor information from datasheets. N/A reflects that vendor does not publish performance specifications.
* Industry average is calculated using similar price point solutions from Palo Alto Networks, Check Point, Cisco Meraki, Cisco Viptela, VMware VeloCloud, and other vendors.

The FortiGate 60F offers the best price/performance in its class and lays the groundwork for network leaders to easily migrate to Secure SD-Branch by extending security from the WAN to the access edge in an integrated and automated fashion from a single console.

Today’s announcement reinforces Fortinet’s commitment to Secure SD-WAN and aligns with Fortinet’s recent positioning among the top three vendors in worldwide market share for SD-WAN equipment by revenue in 2Q19, showing a 234% quarter-over-quarter growth rate.

The solution is also backed by third party validation, receiving two consecutive “recommended” ratings in the NSS Labs SD-WAN Group Test Reports. This additional validation underscores Fortinet’s focus on delivering the best performance and advanced security to deliver true WAN edge transformation to its customers.

Supporting Quotes:
“Fortinet significantly reduces complexity for customers because SD-WAN functionality is delivered on the FortiGate appliance, which means MSPs only have to manage one device with one team. With other SD-WAN solutions, the customer might have to bounce back and forth between the firewall team and the SD-WAN team to resolve an issue. With Fortinet Secure SD-WAN, everything is on one box and managed by one team, so MSPs are able to more seamlessly get their customers’ WAN connectivity back up and running without the risk of compromising their security posture.”
-Erik Nordquist, Sr. Product Manager, TPx Communications

“Fortinet provides solutions that are flexible enough to accommodate future changes in our network and will allow us to deploy SD-WAN with the right security requirements. In Fortinet we found a vendor with an excellent global reputation, a strong product offering, and a record of continuous innovation, including the new FortiGate 60F, that can support our needs now and in the future.”
-Keith, Head of IT, Marina Developments Limited 

Additional Resources

About Fortinet
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) secures the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organizations around the world. Fortinet empowers its customers with intelligent, seamless protection across the expanding attack surface and the power to take on ever-increasing performance requirements of the borderless network - today and into the future. Only the Fortinet Security Fabric architecture can deliver security without compromise to address the most critical security challenges, whether in networked, application, cloud or mobile environments. Fortinet ranks #1 in the most security appliances shipped worldwide and more than 415,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses. Learn more at http://www.fortinet.com, the Fortinet Blog, or FortiGuard Labs.    

Source:
https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/10/31/1938845/0/en/Fortinet-s-Latest-Security-Processor-Accelerates-the-Industry-s-Best-Selling-Next-Generation-Firewall.html

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2020-04-15
<![CDATA[Fortinet Acquires enSilo, Boosts MDR Security for MSSP Partners]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=942 Fortinet has acquired enSilo, setting the stage for MSSP (managed security services provider) partners to gain more advanced MDR (managed detection and response) capabilities that protect networks and endpoints. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Fortinet already has a strong MSSP partner program. enSilo, meanwhile, offers Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) services to partners. Going forward, that EDR technology will integrate with the FortiSIEM solution, FortiInsight UEBA (user entity behavior analytics) features, and the FortiNAC solution, the two companies say.

The MDR-focused acquisition is somewhat similar to Sophos acquiring both Rook Security and DarkBytes earlier this year; and SolarWinds acquiring Trusted Metrics in 2018. All of those deals aim to arm MSSPs and MSP partners with MDR capabilities.

 

Fortinet Acquires enSilo: Executive Perspectives

Fortinet CEO Ken Xie

In a prepared statement about the enSilo acquisition, Fortinet CEO Ken Xie said:

“As businesses become more networked and operations extend from the cloud to the edge and Internet of Things, the digital attack surface has expanded exponentially and has become more complex to secure. Manual threat hunting or point security solutions are ineffective when managing or securing these new environments. Instead security and the network need to be integrated and orchestrated to enable advanced threat containment at network speeds. In acquiring enSilo, we add automated, real-time detection, protection, and response enhancements to our Fortinet Security Fabric to further protect endpoints and corresponding edge data.”

Added enSilo CEO Roy Katmor:

“Together, enSilo and Fortinet share the commitment to solve customers’ most difficult challenges and to protect the endpoint and their corresponding operations and data. Now, enSilo brings its patented approach for advanced endpoint protection and response to Fortinet and its broad security portfolio.”

 

Fortinet Acquires Ensilo: MSSP and MDR Services Converge

The line between MSSP and MDR service providers has been blurring. In fact, many of the world’s Top 200 MSSPs for 2019also rank among the world’s top MDR service providers.

Meanwhile, Fortinet will be on-hand at this week’s ConnectWise IT Nation Connect 2019 conference in Orlando. The company has close, growing relationships with multiple MSP-friendly business software providers — particularly ConnectWise and Continuum, among others.


資料來源:
https://www.msspalert.com/investments/fortinet-acquires-ensilo/

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2020-04-08
<![CDATA[Enghouse Vidyo Unit Helps Health Systems Scale Telemedicine To Mitigate Coronavirus Risk]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=985 Resilient Video Platform Ensures Health Systems Can Provide 
Remote Diagnoses and Effective Patient Care

MARKHAM, ON, March 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ - Enghouse Systems Limited (TSX:ENGH) today announced its Vidyo, Inc. subsidiary has developed a program to help its telemedicine clients dramatically scale to combat the Coronavirus pandemic.

The program allows for new or existing clients to increase the time or bandwidth they use by multiples of up to 10 to meet needs as they arise. The new program is available as an on-premise, hybrid or cloud-based solution.

"As the world responds to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, Vidyo is committed to doing its part to support health systems' essential efforts to maintain services," said Reuben Tozman, General Manager, Enghouse Vidyo. "We have put a unique program in place for our clients that provides them increased access to our technology to combat the disruptions many are experiencing."

In recent weeks, many organizations have exponentially increased their demand for video communication platforms. Vidyo's proven track record of supporting large health organizations, as well as major financial corporations, government agencies and educational institutions, positions it as an ideal solution for rapidly evolving contingency plans.

Specifically, the Vidyo Telehealth solution enables clinics and hospitals to protect front-line staff and patients by supporting self-isolation and quarantine scenarios, and ensures clinicians, nurses and physicians can provide remote diagnoses and treatments, often with existing technology.

"While we hope the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak will be short lived, the potential strain on health systems could be severe. We know many health organizations are evaluating how best to deliver patient care under difficult circumstances over potentially extended periods of time," said Tozman.

"Vidyo excels at delivering resilient virtual care services. As health systems prepare for the next few months, Vidyo is here to support them with our program so they can effectively integrate various forms of telehealth into their patient management strategies."

Health organizations interested in the program can register at https://info.vidyo.com/vidyo-license.html.

About Enghouse Vidyo

Vidyo is a subsidiary of Enghouse Systems Limited, a software and services company traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol "ENGH." Vidyo enriches people's lives by embedding real-time video into digital communications in the moments that matter most. Millions of people around the world connect visually every day through Vidyo's secure, scalable technology and cloud-based services. Its patented platform integrates with virtually any application environment, network and device to deliver the highest quality experiences that strengthen teams, build trust, solidify relationships, and improve quality of life. Learn more at www.vidyo.com, read our blog, or follow us on Twitter at @vidyo, on LinkedIn, and on Facebook.

Source:
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/enghouse-vidyo-unit-helps-health-systems-scale-telemedicine-to-mitigate-coronavirus-risk-301027334.html

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2020-03-25
<![CDATA[How To Provision A Branch Office Using Fortinet In Under 10 Minutes]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=941 You can have a fully provisioned network stack in your branch office in under 10 minutes, where it’s firewall, Wi-Fi, switch, and SD-WAN,’ says Steve Huddleston, a Fortinet senior systems engineer.

 

 

Customers in verticals such as retail can provision a branch office in less than 10 minutes by turning to Fortinet’s centralized management platform, a company executive said.

“You can have a fully provisioned network stack in your branch office in under 10 minutes, where it’s firewall, Wi-Fi, switch, and SD-WAN,” said Steve Huddleston, a Fortinet senior systems engineer. “It’s a pretty cool solution.”

The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company’s FortiManager centralized management platform can be quite complex due to all the functionality built into it, Huddleston said Wednesday at NexGen 2019, hosted by CRN parent The Channel Company.

[Related: Fortinet Rides Large SD-WAN Deals To Q2 Sales Success]

But Fortinet can dynamically map interfaces, device models, and IP addresses, Huddleston said, meaning that customers can set a particular firewall policy and apply it to all their branch locations. As a result, Huddleston said customers wishing to change their firewall policy only must do so once before pushing the new rules out to all the branch offices.

The FortiGate firewall can do so many things that some configuration work will be required at all branch sites, Huddleston said. However, by scripting functions, Huddleston said technicians can get devices up and running more quickly by setting host names and IP addresses as well as creating manuals.

Firewall policies and IP settings can be managed centrally for the devices in branch locations by using the graphical user interface (GUI), Huddleston said. In addition, Huddleston said the VPN Manager feature on FortiManager reduces the possibility of human error when setting up either a fully meshsed or hub-and-spoke VPN.

In addition, Huddleston said FortiGate can actually manage Fortinet Wi-Fi access points, allowing folks to quickly push out a standardized Wi-Fi configuration for a new branch office that operates off the same template. And the switch manager in FortiGate streamlines the set up process for configuring switches and VLANs (virtual local area networks), Huddleston said.

Branch offices with multiple internet connections can also be centrally provisioned and managed in less than 10 minutes, according to Huddleston. FortiManager is typically purchased by customers as a virtual machine sitting on the hypervisor and public cloud due to the scalability, Huddleston said, which allows customers to initially buy a small virtual machine and upgrade it over time as they get more devices.

Meanwhile, Huddleston said administrative domains in FortiManager allow for the established on role-based access with different levels of permission and control provided to different organizations or different people within the same organization. These administrative domains don’t impede the MSSP’s ability to fully access all customer environments and make whatever changes they deem necessary.

“FortiManager can do a lot. It’s a very powerful product,” Huddleston said. “I’ve been with the company for 10 years, and I’ve seen it come a long way. It’s extremely effective.”

FortiManager’s ability to put together templates should make it easier to assign tasks to less experienced technicians, according to Keith Nelson, vice president of technology at Irvine, Calif.-based Vistem Solutions. Getting network engineers and other high-ranking personnel off provisioning branch offices should free them up to do more around system design, Nelson said.

Setting up branch offices in less than 10 minutes seems realistic once solution providers have fine-tuned their templates and gotten up to speed on corporate policy, Nelson said. The templates will also allow field reps to get more involved in the deployment process in a controlled manner, Nelson said, boosting their familiarity with product interfaces and giving them more ownership over branch projects.

Source:
https://www.crn.com/news/security/how-to-provision-a-branch-office-using-fortinet-in-under-10-minutes

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2020-03-18
<![CDATA[Fortinet expert on why CISOs must focus on employee development as a key security strategy]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=939 Paul Anderson, Head of UK and Ireland, Fortinet, tells us how, by focusing on employee development, enablement and buy-in, CISOs can create a centralised security strategy that builds collaboration and reallocates security teams away from tactical, reactive work to more proactive and strategic efforts.

CISOs are facing a perfect storm when it comes to securing their networks. As the number of Internet of Things (IoT) devices increases exponentially, the scale, scope and even the definition of network has changed dramatically. Multi-cloud deployments and DevOps approaches have dispersed organisations’ data, while ever-increasing degrees of mobility create more and more points of access.

Modern CISOs must now protect a constantly expanding attack surface, with limited resources, at a time when cyberattacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated and security best practices are evolving – all while security talent becomes harder to find.

What contributes to these challenges and how can CISOs effectively address them? One of the clearest moves they can take to improve their organisation’s overall security posture is to prioritise employee training and create a proactive cybersecurity culture.

What’s getting in the way of CISOs’ ability to reach their cybersecurity goals?

According to recent reports, 35% of CISOs believe the lack of a centralised cybersecurity strategy and the lack of support from senior management are the top constraints to effective security. But when examining the reasons behind the lack of central strategy, many of the issues seem to start at the employee layer – both among IT employees as well as general employees across the various lines of business.

First, CISOs are dealing with the effects of the ongoing cybersecurity skills gap. According to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, 82% of organisations suffer from a shortage of cybersecurity professionals, hindering their ability to develop a more strategic approach to cybersecurity and to keep pace with new threats.

Instead, security teams end up staying focused on preventing existing threats, rather than using threat intelligence and advanced tools to identify and respond to unknown vulnerabilities and zero days.

The second challenge is around getting cybersecurity buy-in and participation from the executive suite and from the various lines of business. Among various security initiatives, the prevention, detection and response to insider threats are consistently listed among CISOs’ top-tier priorities.

Managing insider threats, both intentional and unintentional – like clicking on a phishing link, using weak passwords, or exposing the network to an unsecured device – eat up a lot of the security team’s time and resources, preventing them from focusing on threats from external sources.

Putting employees at the centre of cybersecurity

To address this, CISOs should give employees a more active role in cybersecurity. The key is to teach them how to avoid common attack tactics without limiting their productivity. In practice, this means developing a strategy around three main areas:

  1. Upskill the IT team: A truly efficient IT team will focus on threat detection and remediation rather than prevention. To achieve this, CISOs should ensure their security team has regular opportunities for further education in deploying, configuring and managing advanced security tools, as well as identifying and addressing new emerging threats. Proficiency in these types of integrated tools provides IT teams with enhanced visibility into how data is used and moved through the network, in addition to simplified management and analytics abilities. Additionally, hands-on training will ensure they have the ability to configure, install and troubleshoot their organisation’s security solution.
  • Give time back to security teams: Cyberattacks are happening at machine speed – meaning security teams cannot keep up with threat correlation or basic remediation efforts on their own. One way to tackle this challenge is to deploy security solutions that make extensive use of automation through Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Automated solutions make it easier to respond to anomalous activity and known threats attempting to breach the network – allowing security teams time to focus on strategy and remediation efforts. For example, rather than having security teams working around the clock to detect potential internal threats, they can use Machine Learning to understand what normal behaviour for employees looks like and then react when there are deviations. They can also be assigned menial tasks such as inventory management and patching, freeing up human resources to focus on higher-order activities.
  • Create a culture of security: By focusing on training and enabling employees to perform basic security tasks such as updating devices, identifying suspicious behaviours and practising safe cyber behaviour across teams, CISOs can begin to establish a holistic security strategy that can stand up to today’s advanced threats. But beyond making sure that employees can identify phishing attacks or know how to update their applications on a regular basis, CISOs should also encourage collaboration between departments and the security team. This will reduce instances of inadvertent internal threats and increase overall buy-in for the security programme.

Within a context where cyber-risk is almost certain to escalate, effective CISOs will maximise their resources – and will then marshal their people, budget and expertise to fight the battles that matter most. This kind of flexible, scalable defence will prove most effective in the counterattacks against cyberbreaches to come.

資料來源:
https://www.intelligentcio.com/eu/2019/10/21/fortinet-expert-on-why-cisos-must-focus-on-employee-development-as-a-key-security-strategy/

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2020-03-11
<![CDATA[FortiGate NGIPS Receives Third Consecutive Recommended Rating from NSS Labs]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=938 By Vince Hwang | October 03, 2019

According to the latest Fortinet Threat Landscape Report published in Q2 2019, we continue to see increases in threats, particularly malware and exploits. In fact, towards end of July, the Fortinet Threat Landscape Index (TLI) was at its highest level over a 12-month period, coming in at a TLI score of 1037. (The TLI is a composite score based on a weekly analysis of randomly selected organizations that started with a baseline number of 1,000 so changes in the threat landscape can be easily compared.) This documented increase in threats highlights the importance of deploying a leading and proven intrusion prevention (IPS) solution to protect against attacks and prevent successful infiltration.

Another “Recommended” Rating from NSS Labs

Fortinet’s FortiGate Next-Generation IPS (NGIPS) is one such solution we believe every customer should consider. But don’t just take our word for it – take a look at the NGIPS Test Reports published annually by NSS Labs. In their latest report, Fortinet earned our 3rd consecutive “Recommended” rating from NSS Labs – once again reinforcing what we hear from our customers that Fortinet is one of the most certified and highly recommended security vendors in the market.

Best Total Cost of Ownership

Not only is FortiGate NGIPS recognized as a highly effective NGIPS solutions tested by NSS Labs in this year’s test, it also offers the best total cost of ownership (TCO) – an important consideration in today’s reality of trying to achieve the best security-driven networking outcome while balancing constrained security budgets and resources.

As an example, the FortiGate 100F used in this year’s NSS Labs NGIPS test offers a 3-Year TCO of $4,935, or roughly $2 per protected-Mbps. There are two reasons for this. The first is that it is powered by a purpose-built security ASIC that accelerates performance while reducing the cost of components by several times over off-the-shelf CPUs. The other reason is that it is also supported by FortiGuard Labs, Fortinet’s industry-leading, AI-driven threat research team, that provides the NGIPS system with some of the most effective and critical threat telemetry in the industry. Now that should be music to customers’ ears—and wallet!

Most Use Cases

And if this wasn’t enough, did you know that customers can leverage the exact same FortiGate platform to implement a security-driven network strategy across a variety of use cases – spanning Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW), Secure SD-WAN, Segmentation, and Secure Web Gateway (SWG), all in addition to NGIPS? FortiGate solutions can also be deployed as physical and virtual appliances supporting all on-premises and cloud uses cases, even providing seamless and consistent security in a multi-cloud environments. They are also a critical component of any end-to-end Security Fabric architecture, providing a broad, integrated, and automated solution to security and network operations.

We Believe in Testing – So Should You

But the accolades don’t stop there. Customers choosing Fortinet for their security-driven networking needs can feel good knowing that Fortinet is also recognized as a Leader amongst the 18 vendors in Gartner’s 2019 Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls. In fact, this is the 12th time we’ve been recognized by Gartner for Network Firewalls. How’s that for a track record? 

At the end of the day, given the critical role security solutions play in allowing customers to run their businesses, talk is cheap. Which is why we subject our security solutions to more third-party testing than any other vendor. Fortinet is a strong believer that the proof of the pudding is in the eating, not just talking about it, especially when it comes to security effectiveness. We want our customers to feel confident that choosing Fortinet will keep them safe. As such, the NSS Labs NGIPS test is only one of many independent tests of Fortinet’s security effectiveness.

And as far as NSS Labs goes, we participate in a total of 8 tests and we have achieved a “Recommended” rating in every one of them! You can see all of Fortinet’s NSS Labs test results here.

Find out how Fortinet’s Security Fabric delivers broad, integrated, and automated protection across an organization’s entire digital attack surface from IoT to the edge, network core and to multi-clouds.  

Find out how Echoenergia and New Zealand Red Cross used Fortinet’s Security Fabric for end-to-end network protection. 


source:
https://www.fortinet.com/blog/business-and-technology/fortigate-ng-ips-nss-labs-recommended-rating.html

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2020-03-04
<![CDATA[Fortinet unveils new FortiGate 1800F firewall, updates FortiOS]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=979 Fortinet unveils new FortiGate 1800F firewall, updates FortiOS Wednesday 19 February 2020 | 09:12 CET | News

Fortinet unveiled the FortiGate 1800F Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) powered by NP7, the company’s seventh generation network processor. In addition, the company announced the release of FortiOS 6.4, the latest version of its flagship operating system powering the Fortinet Security Fabric. Fortinet also hit a milestone with more than 355 technology integrations with the Fortinet Security Fabric.

FortiGate 1800F NGFW

Fortinet said it's introducing the FortiGate 1800F NGFW to meet the extraordinary demands of data centre security and enable a Security-Driven Networking approach.

The FortiGate 1800F is powered by NP7, the seventh generation of Fortinet’s purpose-built network processor specifically engineered to enable large enterprises to handle unprecedented levels of data and application demands. NP7 offers today’s largest organisations the ability to segment and launch services, manage internal and external risks, and preserve user experience.

FortiOS 6.4

With over 350 new features, FortiOS 6.4 introduces automation, scalability, performance, and AI functionalities to deliver full protection across the entire digital infrastructure. 

With version 6.4, FortiOS adds new features designed to support organisations’ digital innovation goals across the four key pillars of the Fortinet Security Fabric and FortiGuard Labs: security-driven networking, zero-trust network access, dynamic cloud security and AI-driven security operations. 

The Fortinet 360 Protection bundle delivered by FortiGuard Labs provides a complete package of operational, support, and security services to enable customers to deploy and benefit from the full power of the Fortinet Security Fabric and is optimised for SD-WAN deployments. 

source:
https://www.telecompaper.com/news/fortinet-unveils-new-fortigate-1800f-firewall-updates-fortios--1327159

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2020-02-26
<![CDATA[Exablaze launches ExaNIC X25 & X100 NICs for low-latency trading]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=977 Exablaze, a global provider of ultra-low latency network devices, is launching two new network adapters: ExaNIC X25 and ExaNIC X100. 

In both live trading and benchmark tests the new network adapters proved to be the fastest available, and have set a new record for low-latency performance. The exceptional speed of the new Network Interface Cards (NICs) is due to the unique hardware, software and firmware architecture developed by Exablaze. The ExaNIC X25 is available now, while the ExaNIC X100 is expected to ship in late Q1. 

 
Dr Matthew Grosvenor, SVP of Technology at Exablaze, says: “There is a maxim in Exablaze – in order to be fast, we have to design speed into everything we develop: it’s not enough to simply make old components go a bit faster. We must always start from a clean sheet. That’s how we stay ahead.

“Every aspect of the ExaNIC X25 and X100 is optimised for low latency operations. From our unique cut-through receive path, to our pre-loaded TCP packet transmission capability, we have gone the extra mile to create cutting-edge technology for our clients.”
 
In low latency trading and HFT minimising the time it takes to send and receive network messages is critically important. Exablaze’s achievement with the two new NICs is twofold: to provide significant speed improvements for sending and receiving messages, and to allow trading desks and firms to future-proof their NICs, by using flexible FPGA (field-programmable gate array) technology. FPGA-based NICs can be upgraded and customised ’in the field’ (ie after installation), for example, to support high-speed, 25GbE connections and/or, by adding application-specific logic directly inside the NIC hardware to further reduce system latency.
 
According to Exablaze internal benchmarks, the NICs run approximately 20 per cent faster (ie over 100 nanoseconds) than other low latency optimised NICs, including Exablaze’s own ExaNIC X10. On highly-optimised systems, the ExaNIC X25 offers software trigger-to-response latencies as low as 568ns (median 629ns). These results underscore Exablaze’s continued market dominance in making the fastest NICs available. 
 
Exablaze’s low-latency and highly-programmable networking technologies have caught the eye of world-leading networking technology company Cisco Systems. Cisco recently announced plans to acquire Exablaze, including the ExaNIC product portfolio. The ExaNIC product series is expected to continue to grow under the Cisco banner when the acquisition is formally concluded later this year.
 
"Cisco shares with Exablaze a relentless focus on improving end-to-end performance in ultra-low-latency environments,” said Thomas Scheibe, Vice President of Product Management for Cisco’s Nexus & ACI products. “Application performance is only as good as the sum of the parts: from latency optimized ExaNICs and FPGAs, to latency optimized layer 1 switches and multiplexers, through to latency optimized Cisco Nexus 3500 L3 switches, the whole system needs to be fully optimized.” 
 
A key contributor to the unmatched latency performance of the ExaNIC X25 and X100 is the latest generation of Xilinx Ultrascale+ FPGA technology. The devices are built around Xilinx KU3P FPGAs, featuring 25Gb/s capable transceivers and 13Mb of on-chip ultra-RAM. The X25/X100 NICs optionally also ship with 4GB/9GB (respectively) of on-board DDR4 memory, allowing developers to build more powerful and diverse applications directly inside the devices using the ExaNIC Firmware Development Kit (FDK).
 
The ExaNIC X25 will initially ship in a 2x 10GbE configuration. Future firmware updates will support 2x 25GbE support as well. The ExaNIC X100 will initially ship in 8x 10GbE and 2x 40GbE configurations. Future firmware updates will bring 8x 25GbE and potentially 2x 100GbE support.

Source:
https://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2020/01/16/282027/exablaze-launches-exanic-x25-x100-nics-low-latency-trading

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2020-02-19
<![CDATA[Fortinet shares healthcare cyberattack trends in 2019]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=937 BY  ON OCTOBER 14, 2019 • LEAVE A COMMENT )

During the first five months of 2019, healthcare organizations were under nearly constant cyberattack attempts ranging from targeted phishing and customized ransomware incidents to more common exploits such as malware and botnets. The examples below serve as a takeaway so that we can learn from what has come before.

Traditional Healthcare Network Threats

One of the most prevalent threats was Android/Generic.AP malware that targets Android mobile devices. Once installed on a phone, this trojan can capture keystrokes, collect system information, download/upload files, perform denial-of-service attacks, and run/terminating processes. In networks where healthcare providers rely on their mobile devices to provide real-time patient information, compromised phones can become a conduit for introducing additional malware into the network and gaining unauthorized access to patient information.

Botnets have been another challenge so far in 2019. Gh0st RAT is able to take full control of a victim’s machine, as well as log keystrokes and hijack webcam and microphone data. Bladabindi is similar, but it can also steal stored credentials such as usernames/passwords and other PII.

Have you read “Fortinet shares security-driven network strategies at cybersecurity conference”?

Targeted Attacks

We have also seen a spike in targeted attacks against healthcare networks. Incidences of an older Trojan called Kwampirs, that targets the systems of MRI and X-ray machines and siphons their configuration data, have been documented being actively deployed inside specific networks.

SamSam ransomware has also been targeting the healthcare industry, but we are now seeing additional capabilities being developed and additional malware being included with the ransomware payload, which should worry security administrators.

Cybersecurity company Fortinet shares the four essential elements of security hygiene.

  • Patch devices religiously.
  • Update hardware and software when possible.
  • Replace older systems that can no longer be patched or updated.
  • Implement strong proximity controls for systems that cannot be replaced.

Visibility not only requires seeing every device on the network but also knowing what they are and the role they play.

Mission-Critical Systems – It’s crucial that you understand your mission-critical processes, including critical care areas that cannot withstand downtime.
Online Assets – Maintain an automatically updated inventory of every asset on your network. Those resources that rely on remote access, such as telemedicine or remote clinics, need extra attention.
Extended Infrastructure – You need to not only understand your network topology, but cloud resources such as SaaS applications and infrastructures, as well as remote and branch offices.
Medical IoT – Monitoring or treatment systems need to be identified, tracked, and secured, including mobile devices that move between hospital departments or even into patient homes.

Segmentation is crucial

Once an attacker manages to gain access to the network, they will continue to drive deeper to achieve their goals. Proper network segmentation can limit lateral movement, thereby slowing down attacks and even discouraging attackers – giving you more time for detection and response.

Ransomware – not if, but when

Given their user’s preference for healthcare networks, healthcare IT administrators need to assume they will continue to be the target of a ransomware attack. Proper preparation includes an aggressive backup strategy, storing backups and recover systems offline, and running restoration drills so recovery can be fast and effective.

資料來源:
https://backendnews.net/2019/10/14/fortinet-shares-healthcare-cyberattack-trends-in-2019/

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2020-02-12
<![CDATA[Fortinet Wins “Professional Certification Program of the Year” Award in 2019 CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards Program]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=936 By Rob Rashotte | October 09, 2019

Fortinet is pleased to announce that its Fortinet Network Security Expert (NSE) Institute’s certification program has been named the “Professional Certification Program of the Year” in the 2019 CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards program. CyberSecurity Breakthrough is a leading independent market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies, and products in the global information security market today.

“Fortinet’s combination of broad program scope, global accessibility, and program philosophy have resulted in a cybersecurity education program that goes well beyond a traditional commercial certification program focused on vendor-specific solutions,” said James Johnson, managing director, CyberSecurity Breakthrough. “Fortinet has built a program that is truly focused on closing the cybersecurity skills gap, with more than 230,000 certifications being issued to individuals in more than 200 countries, and we are thrilled to recognize the Company with our 2019 CyberSecurity Breakthrough Award designation as Professional Certification Program of the Year.”

The Fortinet Network Security Expert (NSE) certification program closes the cybersecurity skills gap from a much wider perspective than traditional training and certification programs. The program’s unprecedented level of accessibility includes an 8-level approach targeting different knowledge and skills at each level.

The lower levels (NSE 1 – 3) assess knowledge and understanding of the threat landscape and various solutions that are common in the industry. These initial NSE levels appeal to any individual wishing to understand cybersecurity principles and better protect themselves online, academic institutions looking to provide assessment tools to assess students entering cybersecurity programs, and organizations looking for tools to deploy a cybersecurity awareness program for their employees. The mid-levels of the program (NSE 4 – 6) are more traditional certification levels that focus on a technical audience and their ability to install, configure, and troubleshoot individual Fortinet products. The top levels of the program (NSE 7 - 8) focus on the skills and knowledge required by engineers and architects to design complete cybersecurity solutions using a variety of Fortinet and other products, and to deploy those solutions into complex network environments.

The mission of the CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards is to honor excellence and recognize innovation, hard work, and success across a range of information security categories, including Cloud Security, Threat Detection, Risk Management, Fraud Prevention, Mobile Security, Email Security, and many more. This year’s program attracted more than 3,500 nominations from over 15 different countries throughout the world.

Learn more about Fortinet’s NSE Institute programs, including the Network Security Expert programNetwork Security Academy program and FortiVets program.


Source:
https://www.fortinet.com/blog/business-and-technology/fortinet-wins-cybersecurity-breakthrough-award-nse-institute.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+fortinet%2Fblogs+%28Fortinet+All+Blogs%29

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2020-02-05
<![CDATA[Introducing FortiCWP for Comprehensive Cloud Workload Protection]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=935

The lack of cohesion between different security deployments often results in a lack of centralized visibility into critical service configurations, activities, network traffic, security events, and data hygiene. This challenge is compounded further as their business extends its presence across multiple public cloud provider platforms.

To help organizations address this fundamental cloud security issue, Fortinet has just introduced FortiCWP  – a Cloud Workload Protection solution designed to help customers assure compliance and mitigate risks associated with IaaS-based applications. It enables organizations to regain visibility and control over their dynamic multi-cloud infrastructure by providing the industry’s most integrated and dynamic multi-cloud security posture management solution.

Cross-Solution Integration

FortiCWP has been deeply integrated into multiple public cloud infrastructures – including using cloud native APIs from AWS, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure – to assess configurations, monitor activity in cloud accounts, analyze and scan data, monitor cloud network traffic, and provide comprehensive compliance reports. 

To ensure it is always running up-to-the-minute security insights, FortiCWP is also integrated with FortiGuard Labs to receive regular and timely threat intelligence updates. It is also integrated with FortiSandbox to analyze data stored in the cloud for malicious content. When combined, these FortiCWP services provide unprecedented visibility and control over the state of cloud security, even across multi-cloud infrastructures, enabling security teams to see and manage their cloud environments with confidence.

Addressing Critical Cloud Security Challenges

Specifically, FortiCWP addresses several of the most critical challenges facing organizations tasked with securing their cloud environments.

  • To address the lack of visibility into cloud configuration and account activities, FortiCWP leverages its tight integration with the leading public cloud providers – Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform to scan configurations and setting and to compare them with best practices, compliance regimes and corporate policy.
  • As the industry’s most integrated dynamic cloud security visibility solution due to its Fabric-based integration with a Fortinet’s Multi-Cloud Dashboard, it enables security teams to seamlessly manage security across multiple cloud platforms.
  • FortiCWP supports the “shared responsibility model of any cloud deployment by looking at configuration settings of the cloud vendor as well as those of the organization.
  • FortiCWP addresses the challenge of ungoverned cloud data with high-capacity cloud-based DLP and malicious content inspection.
  • FortiCWP helps organizations assure they are compliant with industry specific security standards by comparing activity and configurations with policies require by standards including PCI, HIPAA, SOX, GDPR, ISO 27001, and NIST.

The First Fully Integrated Cloud Security Solution

When FortiCWP is combined with FortiGate VM for Ingress/egress cloud security and FortiWeb for Web Application and API Protection, they form the only integrated cloud security solution addressing network security, web application security, and cloud platform security in a comprehensive and tightly integrated solution. Its support for IaaS based applications also makes it the perfect complement to FortiCASB, which is designed to provide management, visibility, and control for SaaS-based applications.

By leveraging these integrated solutions, organizations can now extend the expertise of their security teams into the cloud, enabling them to effectively mitigate risk across their continuously evolving digital innovation landscape.

FortiCWP provides centralized dashboards, reports and maps to track security events and user activity.




source:
https://www.fortinet.com/blog/business-and-technology/forticwp-cloud-workload-protection.html

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2020-01-29
<![CDATA[FortiGate NGIPS Receives Third Consecutive Recommended Rating from NSS Labs]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=934 By Vince Hwang | October 03, 2019

According to the latest Fortinet Threat Landscape Report published in Q2 2019, we continue to see increases in threats, particularly malware and exploits. In fact, towards end of July, the Fortinet Threat Landscape Index (TLI) was at its highest level over a 12-month period, coming in at a TLI score of 1037. (The TLI is a composite score based on a weekly analysis of randomly selected organizations that started with a baseline number of 1,000 so changes in the threat landscape can be easily compared.) This documented increase in threats highlights the importance of deploying a leading and proven intrusion prevention (IPS) solution to protect against attacks and prevent successful infiltration.

Another “Recommended” Rating from NSS Labs

Fortinet’s FortiGate Next-Generation IPS (NGIPS) is one such solution we believe every customer should consider. But don’t just take our word for it – take a look at the NGIPS Test Reports published annually by NSS Labs. In their latest report, Fortinet earned our 6th consecutive “Recommended” rating from NSS Labs – once again reinforcing what we hear from our customers that Fortinet is one of the most certified and highly recommended security vendors in the market.

Best Total Cost of Ownership

Not only is FortiGate NGIPS recognized as a highly effective NGIPS solutions tested by NSS Labs in this year’s test, it also offers the best total cost of ownership (TCO) – an important consideration in today’s reality of trying to achieve the best security-driven networking outcome while balancing constrained security budgets and resources.

As an example, the FortiGate 100F used in this year’s NSS Labs NGIPS test offers a 3-Year TCO of $4,935, or roughly $2 per protected-Mbps. There are two reasons for this. The first is that it is powered by a purpose-built security ASIC that accelerates performance while reducing the cost of components by several times over off-the-shelf CPUs. The other reason is that it is also supported by FortiGuard Labs, Fortinet’s industry-leading, AI-driven threat research team, that provides the NGIPS system with some of the most effective and critical threat telemetry in the industry. Now that should be music to customers’ ears—and wallet!

Most Use Cases

And if this wasn’t enough, did you know that customers can leverage the exact same FortiGate platform to implement a security-driven network strategy across a variety of use cases – spanning Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW), Secure SD-WAN, Segmentation, and Secure Web Gateway (SWG), all in addition to NGIPS? FortiGate solutions can also be deployed as physical and virtual appliances supporting all on-premises and cloud uses cases, even providing seamless and consistent security in a multi-cloud environments. They are also a critical component of any end-to-end Security Fabric architecture, providing a broad, integrated, and automated solution to security and network operations.

We Believe in Testing – So Should You

At the end of the day, given the critical role security solutions play in allowing customers to run their businesses, talk is cheap. Which is why we subject our security solutions to more third-party testing than any other vendor. Fortinet is a strong believer that the proof of the pudding is in the eating, not just talking about it, especially when it comes to security effectiveness. We want our customers to feel confident that choosing Fortinet will keep them safe. As such, the NSS Labs NGIPS test is only one of many independent tests of Fortinet’s security effectiveness.

And as far as NSS Labs goes, we participate in a total of 8 tests and we have achieved a “Recommended” rating in every one of them! You can see all of Fortinet’s NSS Labs test results here.

Find out how Fortinet’s Security Fabric delivers broad, integrated, and automated protection across an organization’s entire digital attack surface from IoT to the edge, network core and to multi-clouds.  

Find out how Echoenergia and New Zealand Red Cross used Fortinet’s Security Fabric for end-to-end network protection. 

Source:

https://www.fortinet.com/blog/business-and-technology/fortigate-ng-ips-nss-labs-recommended-rating.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+fortinet%2Fblogs+%28Fortinet+All+Blogs%29

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2020-01-22
<![CDATA[Sangoma Leader in SIP Trunking for Small Businesses]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=933 Out of 29 SIP trunking companies examined in the Eastern Management Group’s latest SMB customer survey, none beat Sangoma. No vendor other than Sangoma received the highest possible ranking — four stars — in every customer satisfaction category.
 
If you’re not familiar with Sangoma — or maybe it’s been a while since you were — you may want to brush up… or catch up. The $100 million voice and UC solution provider is on a bit of a tear. Sangoma’s revenue has grown by 53% (CAGR) each year since 2017, and it got another healthy boost when it acquired Digium last September. Sangoma’s gross profit is around 60%, and the business currently spends a customer-comforting 18% of revenue on research and development.
 
Let’s Talk SIP
Apart from the company’s good financials, Sangoma further distinguishes itself in SIP trunking customer satisfaction. In Eastern Management Group’s “2019 SMB SIP Trunking Customer Satisfaction” survey, no competitor beat Sangoma, which stands at the pinnacle of the satisfaction leader board.
 
The Eastern Management Group’s 2019 satisfaction survey of 3,000 IT managers shows a side-by-side comparison of 29 SIP trunk providers. SMB customers (from one to 500 employees) evaluated their SIP vendors on six Customer Satisfaction Measurements under the headings of product, vendor experience, and customer delight.
 

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SIP trunk providers rated by Eastern Management Group
 
 
The Eastern Management Group
 
In Eastern Management Group’s customer survey, Sangoma received the highest possible ranking — four stars, in every customer satisfaction measurement: technology and product, purchase experience, support, management tools, total overall satisfaction, and recommend-to-a-friend.
 
About Sangoma
Sangoma is one of the scores of providers in the $14.4 billion (2018) SIP trunk market — a market that’s growing 7% yearly — and will continue doing so. The SIP market itself is catapulted by cloud growth, enterprise branch office openings, high PSTN prices, and the inevitable POTS end of life, which are addressed in the Eastern Management Group report "2018-2024 SIP Market 7-Year Forecast and Analysis."
 
Sangoma is an established provider of hardware and software that drives IP communications systems for telecom and datacom applications. The company, which launched in 1984, sells to SMBs and carriers in 150 countries. Well-known Digium is a Sangoma subsidiary, making Sangoma the primary developer and sponsor of the open-source Asterisk project.
 
Based on Eastern Management Group’s customer survey research, 95% of Sangoma SIP trunk customers are SMBs having fewer than 500 employees; that’s more than the SIP trunk industry average of 83%. Sangoma’s largest customer cohort is businesses with 11 to 50 employees; this may account for a third of Sangoma’s SIP customer base.
 
Sangoma customers are well distributed across the 20 vertical markets Eastern Management Group tracks. Sangoma has a broader vertical market reach than many competitors. Our research finds considerable Sangoma SIP trunking sales to businesses in the professional services, retail, and transportation markets.
 
Product and Value
SIPStation is Sangoma’s SIP trunking offer. The company checks all the essential boxes with SIP features:
 
  • Choose your own phone numbers
  • Send and receive faxes
  • T.38 faxing & SMS
  • Share voice services across multiple locations
  • Add lines at any time — no contracts required
  • Create high-volume SIP trunks that are fax- and SMS-compatible
Sangoma’s elevator pitch for SIP is a good one, and the customer benefits include:
 
  • 21-day free trial
  • Cost savings with three-year, one-year, and monthly contracts
  • Integrated with the FreePBX and PBXact systems
  • Integrated fax services
 
It’s our opinion that Sangoma has made a very good name for itself. It has all the trappings of a hands-on company: The CMO blogs weekly, talking as if to a family. Sangoma operates just like a small business — and that’s nice to report on.
 
The research used in this post comes from the following Eastern Management Group sources: "2019 SIP Trunking Customer Satisfaction" report and models, and “2018-2024 SIP Global Market 7-Year Forecast and Analysis.” For more information on these studies and reports, please contact our analyst team or John Malone directly at 212-738-9402 Ext. 2201 or jmalone@easternmanagement.com.

資料來源:
https://www.nojitter.com/sipsip-trunking/sangoma-leader-sip-trunking-small-businesses
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2020-01-15
<![CDATA[《科技》Fortinet SD-WAN解決方案,獲瑞典Telenor採用]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=932 【時報記者林資傑台北報導】全方位整合與自動化網安廠Fortinet(NASDAQ: FTNT)宣布,其次世代SD-WAN網路解決方案,獲得全球行動電信集團Telenor旗下Telenor Sweden採用,協助提升敏捷性、靈活性與安全性,加速數位轉型推動,成為北歐首家推出安全SD-WAN服務的行動電信業者。

 為開發使用者更多能力、推動數位化轉型,許多企業致力最佳化WAN基礎架構與連線能力,讓雲端應用程式達到最佳效能,提供最佳的使用者體驗。Fortinet的SD-WAN解決方案協助Telenor可基於寬頻與4G/LTE提供所需智慧化及安全性,因應快速變化的應用需求。

 最新統計顯示,超過4成企業希望今年底前前試行或採用SD-WAN或混合WAN技術。Telenor表示,在瑞典擁有50名以上員工與3個營業據點的企業中,就有3000多家計畫在現階段或近期內發展WAN解決方案,讓內外部資料與應用程式存取更有效率且更安全。

 Telenor SD-WAN產品負責人Tomas Flodin表示,在提供安全、靈活且具成本效益的SD-WAN託管服務時,高安全性是首要考量。選擇Fortinet主要考量可將NGFW安全與SD-WAN服務整合到同一平台,獲得期望的可視性、控制力與安全性,保護客戶的資料與應用程式。

 Fortinet產品執行副總裁John Maddison表示,數位創新正對企業分支機構重大轉變。隨著服務與應用程式逐漸轉移至雲端,各分支機構的網路邊緣隨之增加,擴大網路被攻擊面,使得安全性比以往更加擔憂,除非安全性為SD-WAN一部分,否則無法發揮優勢。

 John Maddison認為,為了在部署後能立即發揮效益,SD-WAN必須提供完整的安全服務與可視性,讓企業知道是誰正透過哪些裝置存取網路,以便使用合適的安全原則給端對端,及本地到WAN、雲端或資料中心上使用。

資料來源:
https://tw.stock.yahoo.com/news/%E7%A7%91%E6%8A%80-fortinet-sd-wan%E8%A7%A3%E6%B1%BA%E6%96%B9%E6%A1%88-%E7%8D%B2%E7%91%9E%E5%85%B8telenor%E6%8E%A1%E7%94%A8-041715065.html

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2020-01-08
<![CDATA[Customers Choose Fortinet Secure SD-WAN for True WAN Edge Transformation]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=931 One of the most common issues facing organizations looking to deploy an SD-WAN solution is that what looks like a simple enough idea – replacing your static MPLS connection with a more flexible WAN solution – can quickly become a logistical nightmare. That’s because today’s branch offices have complex requirements that legacy routers, and even most SD-WAN solutions have simply not been designed to address.

The primary need is fast and reliable access to critical business applications. Cloud adoption is rampant, and as organizations migrate their data and resources to the cloud, backhauling those latency sensitive or performance hungry applications through a traditional WAN link to the corporate network quickly becomes problematic. It not only adds additional bandwidth loads on network infrastructures, but can reduce the effectiveness of the application and impact things like productivity and the user experience.

Branch Office Requirements are Evolving

Today’s branch offices require multiple links in order to enable direct connectivity to critical resources. While the traditional link to the core network is still important, they also need direct internet access in order to quickly connect to essential applications such as Salesforce, Office365, and unified communications located in the cloud.

Of course, internet connections are notoriously unreliable and unsecure. So an SD-WAN solution needs to provide rich application steering, redundancy, and quality controls at the network level, as well as a full stack of security solutions to secure data and information that used to rely on the security deployed within the core network. In addition, because 80% or more of the traffic moving through this direct internet connection will need to be encrypted, security also needs to provide deep SSL inspection without impacting application performance.

Most SD-WAN Solutions Don’t Measure Up

Because most SD-WAN vendors only provide very basic firewall functionality as a native element of their solution, customers are required to address this issue by adding security after the fact. But they quickly discover that the complexity of building such a solution is more than they bargained for. Security needs to provide a full stack of protection, including firewallIPSweb filtering, anti-virus and anti-malware, web application firewall, and even sandboxing. And if these solutions aren’t integrated to function as a single unit, managing these tools can require significant overhead.

Second, these security solutions need to be fully compatible with security deployed elsewhere, especially in the cloud. Policies need to traverse multiple ecosystems, enforcement needs to be consistent, and visibility needs to be seamless.

And finally, security and networking need to work as a single system.  This needs to work at scale across hundreds of locations, and do so easily with zero-touch deployment capabilities. And because connections are often in constant flux in order to maintain connection service levels, any overlay security system is forced to react to changes, which can introduce gaps in protections. Instead, what’s needed is for security and networking to be fully integrated together, so that when application or connectivity requirements change, both the network and security adapt simultaneously so there is never a need to “catch up.”

And even more importantly, a Security-Driven Network approach means that if an adjustment in connectivity or configurations would result in a compromise in terms of security, the security solution can prevent that adjustment based on policy, rather than leaving an unsecured connection, exposing data and applications to infection or theft.

A Real World Example

Addressing this real-world challenge was a top priority for one of the largest recycling and waste management companies in North America. They needed to upgrade their WAN solution to more efficiently and securely interconnect their recycling facilities, landfills, and transfer stations.  Their goal was to reduce circuit costs, rationalize their security product inventory, and centralize security management across their distributed organization.

By enhancing data correlation and integration between their various security elements, they also hoped to achieve better visibility, control, and decision making capabilities. However, this lower and more predictable infrastructure cost model also needed to provide a more flexible infrastructure that would be easier to tune in order to meet changing business requirements, without ever compromising security in the process.

Fortinet responded by positioning our Secure SD-WAN and SD-Branch solutions. We were able to demonstrate how, through our Security Fabric framework, all of the various security and networking elements worked together in terms of coordination, correlation, management, configuration, and orchestration. Unlike the traditionally complex SD-WAN story that involved multiple solutions that didn’t really interoperate, Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN provided the right mix of tightly integrated network and connection functionality, management, and security that the organization was looking for.

Once the Secure SD-WAN solution was under consideration, we were then able to demonstrate how its security and network functionality could also be seamlessly extended deep into each branch network by combining them with switching, wireless access, and network access control functions. Even better, this integrated SD-Branch solution could also be managed remotely through the same interface used to manage the Secure SD-WAN connection.

SD-WAN networking, security, and access control solutions offering from other vendors, including the incumbent solution from Cisco, simply did not work as an integrated system. Separate management, configuration, and orchestration tools would significantly impact the organization’s goals of interoperability and lowering operational overhead. And the Fortinet solution also provided far and away the best price/performance of any solution under consideration.

Fortinet Uniquely Combines Networking and Security into a Single, Integrated SD-WAN Solution

Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN and SD-Branch solutions combine the entire suite of powerful security tools included in the FortiGate NGFW security appliance – including firewall, IPS, antivirus, web filtering, and sandboxing – with a rich suite of essential connectivity, bandwidth management, and application recognition tools to ensure the reliable delivery of even the most latency-sensitive business applications. It then combines that security with Fortinet’s switching and wireless access points to extend the same security and network management functionality, combined with device and access control, into the branch office network to manage and secure locally deployed enduser and IoT devices.

No other solution in the market provides such a high-performance, deeply integrated, and highly interoperable solution for today’s distributed networks. Simple deployment, unmatched performance, and deep integration between network functionality, connectivity, access control, and a full suite world-class security solutions – all managed and orchestrated through a single pane of glass management system – sets the Fortinet Secure SD-WAN and SD-Branch solutions apart from the rest of the market.

Learn how Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN Solution uses a security-driven networking approach to improve user experience and simplify operations at the WAN Edge.


資料來源:

https://securityboulevard.com/2019/10/customers-choose-fortinet-secure-sd-wan-for-true-wan-edge-transformation/

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2020-01-01
<![CDATA[Fortinet Ranked in Top Three by Gartner for SD-WAN Equipment Market Share by Revenue]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=930 SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced that it is among the top three vendors in worldwide market share for SD-WAN equipment by revenue in Gartner’s Q2 2019 report titled, “Market Share: Enterprise Network Equipment by Market Segment, Worldwide, 2Q19.” According to Gartner, total worldwide SD-WAN equipment revenue in 2Q19 was $417M, up 30% quarter-over-quarter. In 2Q19, Fortinet’s SD-WAN revenue is reported to have grown 234% quarter-over-quarter to $46M. This represents the third highest revenue market share at 11.1%.

“Cybersecurity has become a top-of-mind strategic business issue for enterprises deploying WAN edge solutions,” says John Maddison, EVP of products and CMO at Fortinet. “We’re hearing from an increasing number of customers who are concerned about the security risks associated with SD-WAN exposing branch offices to the Internet. We believe our growing market share validates the need for Fortinet’s unique Security-Driven Networking approach, which tightly integrates security and SD-WAN functionality into a single offering. Fortinet is committed to SD-WAN innovation; just this year we released the industry’s first SoC4 ASIC specifically designed to increase SD-WAN performance and security. Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN solution includes best-of-breed next-generation firewall security, SD-WAN, advanced routing, and WAN optimization capabilities as well as the ability to extend SD-WAN to the access layer via SD-Branch. Because we deliver our SD-WAN solution in-built into every FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall, customers benefit from some of the industry’s best threat protection and threat detection capabilities, fully integrated with one of the top SD-WAN solutions on the market.”

Fortinet Secure SD-WAN is backed by third-party validation
Fortinet solutions have consistently demonstrated high security effectiveness, advanced feature offerings, and superior performance when put to the test by third parties. Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN solution has received two consecutive NSS Labs “Recommended” ratings and showcased the lowest TCO in the latest NSS Labs SD-WAN Group Test.

Fortinet is a customer favorite
Fortinet received the February, 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice recognition (Feb 2018) for Enterprise Network Firewall Management Software and has the most reviews of all vendors in the Gartner Peer Insights Enterprise Network Firewall Market as of September 30, 2019. Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN solution, an integral part of FortiGate Network Firewalls, has also received the most reviews of all vendors in the Gartner Peer Insights WAN Edge Infrastructure Market as of September 30, 2019. Fortinet believes that this additional customer recognition further highlights Fortinet’s leadership in the SD-WAN market.

Fortinet’s Focus on SD-WAN Innovation
Fortinet developed the industry’s first SD-WAN ASIC, which allows them to deliver the fastest SD-WAN security performance in the industry. This includes acceleration for responsive overlay VPN and a better overall WAN user experience across the enterprise. Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN solution interoperates as part of a comprehensive security architecture through the Fortinet Security Fabric, producing an integrated end-to-end security solution across the entire attack surface that leverages Security-Driven Networking. In addition, Fortinet offers a tightly integrated SD-Branch solution that brings together the branch LAN and WAN environments to ensure consistent security, single-pane-of-glass manageability and visibility, and better TCO.

Supporting Quotes
“We were already pleased with the performance of Fortinet’s Next-Generation Firewalls in our data center and the protection they provide for employee access and authentication. We recently chose to leverage Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN capability because it provides superior security features in one simple offering. Fortinet helps us reduce complexity and gives us the single-pane-of-glass visibility across all our locations.” 
— Brian Talbert, Director, Network and Connectivity Solutions, Alaska Airlines

“We like Fortinet Secure SD-WAN’s ease of use at the scale at which we operate. Just as importantly, we were impressed with the high level of security that is built into Fortinet Secure SD-WAN. The other solutions we looked at would have required us to add a third-party security tool.”
— Hilton Sturisky, CIO at Crawford & Company

“Security was a top priority for us as a financial institution when it came time to execute our ‘Bank Branch of the Future’ project. We chose Fortinet’s SD-Branch solution because we were able to consolidate our branch services into the same platform that would be running our SD-WAN, giving us better visibility, control and security at our branch offices.”
— Luis Eduardo Dos Santos, Head of Network and Telecom, Banco Votorantim, Brazil

“Leveraging Fortinet’s SD-WAN solution, District School Board Niagara has been able to provide our staff and students with a stable, feature rich and secure network environment, including use of IoT devices in the classroom and schools. We’ve been able to deploy Fortinet’s premium technology while still lowering our broadband and fiber costs. The savings we’ve achieved as a result has allowed DSB Niagara to redirect funds toward educational priorities for all students in DSBN. This includes STEM programs, such as our iHub Academy and our IT4 Learning Team, elective programs for students focusing on artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, threat management, etc.” 
— Dino Miele, CIO, District School Board of Niagara

“We’ve been using a cloud-first approach for several years as part of our digital transformation journey. As part of our Ministry of Education Broadband Modernization Project, an initiative to transition all Ontario schools to SD-WAN, we’ve had to speed up this process while connecting each of our schools directly to the internet. After going through the vendor evaluation process, we selected FortiGate Secure SD-WAN because it provides best-of-breed SD-WAN and security features in one single offering. As a result, we’ve been able to reduce complexity at the school level and have single-pane-of-glass visibility across all our locations. We’ve seen a significant reduction in the total cost of ownership for our WAN.” 
— Chris Dale, Executive Manager of ICTS, London District Catholic School Board

Additional Resources

Gartner, Market Share: Market Share: Enterprise Network Equipment by Market Segment, Worldwide, 2Q19, Joe Skorupa, Christian Canales, Nareesh Singh, 20 September 2019.

資料來源:

https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/10/01/1923391/0/en/Fortinet-Ranked-in-Top-Three-by-Gartner-for-SD-WAN-Equipment-Market-Share-by-Revenue.html

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2019-12-25
<![CDATA[Reducing risk and complexity with Secure SD-WAN – Fortinet]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=929 Article by Jon McGettigan, Senior Regional Director, Fortinet Australia and New Zealand

As the pace of digital innovation picks up, opportunities arise. But, concurrently, the attack surface expands.

The challenge for enterprises is to be able to take advantage of business opportunities whilst reducing risk and complexity.

Secure SD-WAN (software-defined wide area networking) is one trend that satisfies both imperatives: expanding the reach of the enterprise network and protecting those who use it.

SD-WAN

SD-WAN is primarily a networking solution without, by definition, embedded security.

SD-WAN simplifies the management and operation of a WAN by decoupling the networking hardware from its control mechanism.

This concept is similar to how software-defined networking uses virtualisation to improve data centre management and operations.

A key application of SD-WAN is to allow enterprises to build higher-performance WANs using lower-cost and commercially available internet access.

This enables them to partially or wholly replace legacy private WAN connection technologies such as MPLS (multi-protocol label switching).

Gartner predicts that by 2023 more than 90% of WAN edge infrastructure refresh initiatives will be based on either virtualised customer premises equipment (vCPE) platforms or SD-WAN software/appliances.

Secure SD-WAN

Secure SD-WAN takes the concept one step further by adding security into the solution.

Secure SD-WAN appliances incorporate all of the networking functionality inherent in SD-WAN and combines it with all of the security features of a next-generation firewall.

The key point here is tight integration between networking and security.

SD-WAN alone doesn’t address security. Security has to be added separately.

In order to establish and secure an SD-WAN branch office, IT managers have to install, configure and maintain both the SD-WAN appliance as well as a firewall.

Two vendors and two separate systems using different cost and licensing models add more complexity into the solution.  

Consistent policy

With a Secure SD-WAN appliance, your workload is cut in half.

And, if your Secure SD-WAN appliance is an integrated component of your overall security fabric, your workload is even further reduced as you’ll be able to extend your integrated security policy to the SD-WAN and branch office.

This further reduces complexity and total cost of ownership.

You’ll be able to manage your SOC (security operation centre) and NOC (network operation centre) management tasks from a single-pane-of-glass dashboard.

You will also be able to incorporate automation into the solution and implement zero-touch for branch offices.

Both reduce the need for skilled staff at remote locations.

Conclusion

Secure SD-WAN not only reduces complexity, but it also reduces risk by ensuring that your branch office is hardened against adversaries of all types.

It also supports a uniform security policy based on business requirements and ensures the desired outcome for the enterprise.

Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN appliances, fully-integrated components of Fortinet’s market-leading Security Fabric, extend a consistent security policy into your branch offices whilst improving network functionality.

In addition, Secure SD-WAN, as part of the Security Fabric, ensures that no security gaps result due to connecting the branch office to the enterprise WAN.

If you have multiple components independently trying to defend your network, you’re only as strong as your weakest component.

But if they’re collaborating in defending your network, their sum is greater than the individual parts.

This is the true benefit of Secure SD-WAN and the Fortinet Security Fabric.

About the author

Jon McGettigan is Senior Regional Director, Fortinet ANZ. As such, he is responsible for driving Fortinet’s continued expansion in the Australasian region through building and maintaining relationships with enterprises, partners and staff. As a senior executive, he understands the risks, motivations and opportunities that face executives as they transform their networks into 21st-century revenue centres.

About Fortinet

Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) secures the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organisations around the world. Fortinet empowers its customers with intelligent, seamless protection across the expanding attack surface and the power to take on ever-increasing performance requirements of the borderless network - today and into the future. Only the Fortinet Security Fabric architecture can deliver security without compromise to address the most critical security challenges, whether in networked, application, cloud or mobile environments. Fortinet ranks #1 in the most security appliances shipped worldwide and more than 375,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses. Learn more at the Fortinet website, the Fortinet Blog, or FortiGuard Labs.


資料來源:
https://itbrief.co.nz/story/reducing-risk-and-complexity-with-secure-sd-wan-fortinet

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2019-12-18
<![CDATA[Introducing FortiCWP for Comprehensive Cloud Workload Protection]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=928 The lack of cohesion between different security deployments often results in a lack of centralized visibility into critical service configurations, activities, network traffic, security events, and data hygiene. This challenge is compounded further as their business extends its presence across multiple public cloud provider platforms.

To help organizations address this fundamental cloud security issue, Fortinet has just introduced FortiCWP  – a Cloud Workload Protection solution designed to help customers assure compliance and mitigate risks associated with IaaS-based applications. It enables organizations to regain visibility and control over their dynamic multi-cloud infrastructure by providing the industry’s most integrated and dynamic multi-cloud security posture management solution.

Cross-Solution Integration

FortiCWP has been deeply integrated into multiple public cloud infrastructures – including using cloud native APIs from AWS, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure – to assess configurations, monitor activity in cloud accounts, analyze and scan data, monitor cloud network traffic, and provide comprehensive compliance reports. 

To ensure it is always running up-to-the-minute security insights, FortiCWP is also integrated with FortiGuard Labs to receive regular and timely threat intelligence updates. It is also integrated with FortiSandbox to analyze data stored in the cloud for malicious content. When combined, these FortiCWP services provide unprecedented visibility and control over the state of cloud security, even across multi-cloud infrastructures, enabling security teams to see and manage their cloud environments with confidence.

Addressing Critical Cloud Security Challenges

Specifically, FortiCWP addresses several of the most critical challenges facing organizations tasked with securing their cloud environments.

  • To address the lack of visibility into cloud configuration and account activities, FortiCWP leverages its tight integration with the leading public cloud providers – Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform to scan configurations and setting and to compare them with best practices, compliance regimes and corporate policy.
  • As the industry’s most integrated dynamic cloud security visibility solution due to its Fabric-based integration with a Fortinet’s Multi-Cloud Dashboard, it enables security teams to seamlessly manage security across multiple cloud platforms.
  • FortiCWP supports the “shared security model of any cloud deployment by looking at configuration settings of the cloud vendor as well as those of the organization.
  • FortiCWP addresses the challenge of ungoverned cloud data with high-capacity cloud-based DLP and malicious content inspection.
  • FortiCWP helps organizations assure they are compliant with industry specific security standards by comparing activity and configurations with policies require by standards including PCI, HIPPA, SOX, GDPR, ISO 27001, and NIST.

The First Fully Integrated Cloud Security Solution

When FortiCWP is combined with FortiGate VM for Ingress/egress cloud security and FortiWeb for Web Application and API Protection, they form the only integrated cloud security solution addressing network security, web application security, and cloud platform security in a comprehensive and tightly integrated solution. Its support for IaaS based applications also makes it the perfect complement to FortiCASB, which is designed to provide management, visibility, and control for SaaS-based applications.

By leveraging these integrated solutions, organizations can now extend the expertise of their security teams into the cloud, enabling them to effectively mitigate risk across their continuously evolving digital innovation landscape.

 

Learn more about how FortiCWP can address critical cloud security challenges.

Learn more about how Fortinet’s dynamic cloud security solutions provide the necessary visibility and control across cloud infrastructures, enabling secure applications and connectivity from data center to cloud.

Read these customer case studies to see how Cuebiq and Steelcase implement Fortinet’sdynamic cloud security solutions for secure connectivity and application security.


資料來源:

https://securityboulevard.com/2019/09/introducing-forticwp-for-comprehensive-cloud-workload-protection/

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2019-12-11
<![CDATA[FortiGate Network Firewalls Give MSSPs Another Reason to Select Fortinet]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=927 For MSSPs, regardless of their business model or specialty, service excellence is a key factor in determining their success in the marketplace. Whether you are a pure play MSSP, a managed service provider with a strong security business, or a cloud service provider that has seen the need to offer security as part of your IT service portfolio, your business can benefit from partnerships with Industry Leaders.

Fortinet has been recognized as one of the Leaders among the 18 vendors included in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls report for 2019. Fortinet believes this acknowledgement showcases our clear understanding of market needs, both as an innovator and thought leader. It also highlights our ongoing commitment to providing the IT community, and our more than 415,000 customers around the world, with the best possible cybersecurity protection for today’s increasingly sophisticated and highly distributed networks.

As networks continue to undergo rapid and ongoing transformation, it is critical that the underlying security architecture is able to adapt and scale in a way that enables organizations to realize their business objectives. Fortinet’s clear vision of the needs of both today’s and tomorrow’s networks has enabled us to continually be at the forefront of delivering capabilities that align with the current and future needs of our partners and your end-users. Fortinet is the only security vendor delivering a broad portfolio covering Secure SD-WANCloud Security, Network security, Application security, Email security, and Secure access, all supported with a single pane of glass management across the entire attack surface. We are also the only vendor to actually weave all of these elements into a single, integrated Security Fabric.

As an MSSP, seeking out best-of-breed functionality to ensure that client data and applications are optimally protected is a critical decision.  Due to the prevalence of high-profile security breaches, business leaders are increasingly making network security a top priority. Yet, their CISOs have an inadequate supply of high-level security skills to deal with the threats. As a result, many organizations are looking to migrate some or all of the risk out of their IT departments to MSSP and MSP partners.

We believe Fortinet’s recognition as a Magic Quadrant Leader by Gartner can play a key role in this selection process, and MSSPs offering Fortinet-based security services can benefit by association.

Of course, recognition is about much more than industry acknowledgement, which is why we are also so proud of the fact that our solutions have been universally adopted by more than 415,000 organizations both large and small – including a majority of the Fortune 500 companies, who trust Fortinet to secure their most critical assets.

We also count the top global service providers and a very large ecosystem of Managed Service Providers as our valued partners, deploying and managing services based on Fortinet security for their customers. With our strong and ongoing commitment to MSSP Services, Fortinet provides a strong and high value add security capability for the MSSP market.


資料來源:
https://securityboulevard.com/2019/09/fortigate-network-firewalls-give-mssps-another-reason-to-select-fortinet/

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2019-12-04
<![CDATA[IndiGo Airlines Relies on Fortinet's Secure SD-WAN Solution to Provide the Best User Experience for Business Critical Applications]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=926 SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Sep 24, 2019 
 

John Maddison, EVP of products and CMO at Fortinet

"Many customers are currently forced to use multiple point products and management consoles to achieve a secure SD-WAN connection. This separation of network and security operations is not only labor-intensive, but also makes performance and security a bottleneck to move toward direct internet access. Fortinet's unique combination of next-generation firewall and SD-WAN in the same offering, managed through a single centralized controller has seen tremendous momentum in customer adoption and received two consecutive SD-WAN "Recommended" ratings from NSS Labs."

Fortinet®  (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced that IndiGo, India's largest airline, has deployed Fortinet Secure SD-WAN solution across its branch offices to secure its WAN edge.

IndiGo is the largest passenger airline in India with a market share of 46.9 percent as of March, 2019. The airline connects to 58 domestic and 19 international destinations and operates more than 1300 flights every day. It is also the largest individual Asian low-cost carrier in terms of jet fleet size and passengers carried, and the seventh largest carrier in Asia. With a fleet size of 222 aircrafts, IndiGo has served over 300 million customers globally.

IndiGo's growing passenger traffic combined with poor MPLS network and Internet quality had resulted in delays for customers accessing their applications for flight booking, call centers, airport counters and flight status checking, adversely affecting their business. To avoid delays  and provide the best possible user experience for business-critical applications, the airline decided to adopt a hybrid WAN model, supporting its 54 airport counters, that would be able to distribute traffic over a variety of links, including MPLS, Broadband and Internet Leased Line. IndiGo selected Fortinet Secure SD-WAN solution to provide best of breed SD-WAN integrated with security capabilities with one single offering. As part of the Fortinet Security Fabric, Fortinet's Secure SD-WAN solution combines networking and security features, such as routing, WAN optimization, application control and next-generation firewall, enabling IndiGo to manage and configure its WAN and security system from a single-pane-of-glass view.

IndiGo has also deployed multiple FortiGate Next-Generation Firewalls at 54 airport counters and in their data centers, along with FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer for management and analytics. As a result, IndiGo can now map WAN resources directly making the network more efficient and responsive by combining scalability, flexibility, simplicity and cost savings with industry-leading security protection through Fortinet's Secure SD-WAN solution.

After the SD-WAN deployment IndiGo has benefited from:

  • High Application Performance: Automated intelligence, a key feature of FortiOS for SD-WAN, significantly reduces latency by selecting the most efficient route for business-critical traffic through the tracking of granular WAN path information. This helps IndiGo monitor link quality connecting 2000 users in 54 branches with the lowest latency, supporting comprehensive routing with dynamic failover that ensures high-application availability.  
  • Best-of-Breed SD-WAN and Security Capabilities in One Console: With an integrated solution, IndiGo manages both SD-WAN optimization and security capabilities using a single interface. This integration of network and security operations makes it easy to tie traditionally network-centric issues such as performance and functionality to critical NGFW capabilites and SSL data inspection. The single console management helps IndiGo better allocate its IT resources to increase productivity and reduce business costs.
  • Reduced WAN Opex: IndiGo is able to achieve higher bandwith with lower WAN cost by transitioning from MPLS to a hybrid WAN using Fortinet's Secure SD-WAN. Fortinet's Secure SD-WAN capabilities allows IndiGo to leverage WAN link remediation to handle even the most volatile WAN connections and deliver superior application performance for unified communication.  
  • Simplified WAN Edge Management: FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer helps IndiGo with SD-WAN management and orchestration with a single pane for centralized management with reporting and analytics across the SD-WAN environment. 
  • Potential to Scale: With Fortinet's Secure SD-WAN solution, IndiGo can continue to grow its business and expand operations by easily and securely adding new SD-WAN branches to its expanding network.

資料來源:
https://www.fortinet.com/corporate/about-us/newsroom/press-releases/2019/indigo-airlines-relies-on-fortinet-s-secure-sd-wan-solution.html
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2019-11-27
<![CDATA[AudioCodes Introduces Meeting Insights™]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=925

Meeting Insights is an enterprise solution that turns meetings into continuous productivity, by capturing and sharing every idea, action and opinion from any meeting through AudioCodes Voice.AI technology


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23 Sep, 2019, 16:24 IDT


LOD, Israel, Sept. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --

Highlights

  • Enterprise corporate meetings are strategically important, bringing together key team members driving decisions, execution and planning
  • Meetings generate an untapped body of business intelligence data, expert opinions, and actionable insights – most of which are typically lost as soon as the meeting ends
  • AudioCodes Meeting Insights solution is an enterprise solution enabling enterprises to capture, organize, and share meeting content
  • Meeting Insights seamlessly delivers multi-modal and real-time access to key meeting moments, decisions taken and resulting action items
  • Meeting Insights ensures that anyone in an organization, whether they attended a meeting or not, can simply and efficiently analyze and act upon its content

Details

AudioCodes (NASDAQ: AUDC), a leading vendor of advanced voice networking and media processing solutions for the digital workforce, today announced Meeting Insights, an enterprise solution that is designed to easily capture, organize and share corporate meeting content assets using AudioCodes state-of-the-art Voice.AI technology.

Meeting Insights leverages years of VoIP leadership and enterprise market presence to power a new age of advanced voice analytics and meeting-generated insights. Capturing information from multiple sources spanning both in-room and remote participants connected from multiple locations, Meeting Insights seamlessly delivers multi-modal and real-time access to key meeting moments, decisions taken and resulting action items. The result is a robust solution that holds crucial information that would otherwise be lost.

"Business meetings are an essential part of business life, but even after the most strategic sessions, important information and key decisions can be lost or forgotten," commented Shabtai Adlersberg, AudioCodes President & CEO. "Relying on AudioCodes vast experience and know-how in voice and AI technology, Meeting Insights ensures that anyone in an organization, whether they attended a meeting or not, can simply and efficiently analyze and act upon its content, significantly improving organizations' ability to retain and share critical business data".

Common organizational use-cases of Meeting Insights include team collaboration sessions, training classes, recruitment interviews and sales reviews. With the solution currently in beta stage, these use-cases together with user feedback will serve as a basis for the general availability of Meeting Insights as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering.

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About AudioCodes

AudioCodes Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: AUDC) is a leading vendor of advanced voice networking and media processing solutions for the digital workplace. AudioCodes enables enterprises and service providers to build and operate all-IP voice networks for unified communications, contact centers, and hosted business services. AudioCodes offers a broad range of innovative products, solutions and services that are used by large multi-national enterprises and leading tier-1 operators around the world.

For more information on AudioCodes, visit http://www.audiocodes.com.

Statements concerning AudioCodes' business outlook or future economic performance; product introductions and plans and objectives related thereto; and statements concerning assumptions made or expectations as to any future events, conditions, performance or other matters, are "forward-looking statements'' as that term is defined under U.S. Federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements are subject to various risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those stated in such statements. These risks, uncertainties and factors include, but are not limited to: the effect of global economic conditions in general and conditions in AudioCodes' industry and target markets in particular; shifts in supply and demand; market acceptance of new products and the demand for existing products; the impact of competitive products and pricing on AudioCodes' and its customers' products and markets; timely product and technology development, upgrades and the ability to manage changes in market conditions as needed; possible need for additional financing; the ability to satisfy covenants in the Company's loan agreements; possible disruptions from acquisitions; the ability of AudioCodes to successfully integrate the products and operations of acquired companies into AudioCodes' business; and other factors detailed in AudioCodes' filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. AudioCodes assumes no obligation to update the information in this release.

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2019-11-20
<![CDATA[Fortinet leading the fight against cybercriminals]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=924 As cybercriminal methods become ever more smart and sophisticated, protecting financial services and other organisations is a major undertaking, writes Paul Anderson.

Due to the sensitive nature of the data they store, and the monetary motivations of cybercriminals, organisations within the financial services (FS) sector are a high-value target and are at high risk of cyber attacks.

This growing risk comes at a time when FS firms are turning their focus to innovating new technologies and features to meet evolving consumer demands. Providing regular updates and new online products is a necessary key differentiator in the competitive financial market. However, rolling out new features at such a fast pace also increases the attack surface and potential vulnerabilities.

The risk of going mobile

With the rise in mobile usage, financial firms are focusing on developing digital wallets and innovative peer-to-peer (P2P) solutions. As mobile payments grow in popularity, FS and fintech firms have to be increasingly wary of related cyber risks. Vulnerabilities lurking in payment applications, mobile phones and point of sale (POS) systems can become entry-ways into customer accounts and even broader financial networks. In fact, according to Fortinet’s Threat Landscape Report, more than a quarter of organisations have experienced a mobile malware attack, with the vast majority of those threats targeting or originating from devices running the Android operating system.

Compromising mobile devices not only allows attackers to steal data stored on that device, it can also be used to collect personal banking information using phishing apps, intercept data moving between a user and their online bank, and monitor financial transactions when purchasing goods or services online. The ‘Android.banker.A2f8a’ malware, for example, targeted more than 200 different banking apps to steal login credentials, hijack short message services, and upload contact lists and other data onto a malicious server.

Worryingly, these apps aren’t just being downloaded from risky sites. Between August and October of 2018, 29 banking Trojans masquerading as legitimate apps were removed from the Google Play store, but only after they had been installed by over 30,000 users. Yet even this is only part of the exposure. Compromised devices are also becoming a gateway through which the larger financial services network can be exploited.

New threats challenging FS

In addition to mobile threats, Fortinet has documented four additional attack strategies that financial security teams need to pay special attention to.

The first is cryptojacking which, in many industries including FS, has jumped ahead of ransomware as the malware of choice. While ransomware continues to be a serious concern for financial networks, the number of unique cryptojacking signatures nearly doubled in 2018. The number of platforms compromised by cryptojacking jumped 38 per cent. Perpetrators included advanced attackers using customised malware, as well as ‘as-a-service’ options available on the dark web for novice criminals.

Although cryptojacking is often considered to be a nuisance threat that only hijacks unused central processing unit cycles, a growing number of new attack techniques include disabling essential security functions on devices, thereby enabling cryptojacking to become a gateway for additional attacks.

Encrypted traffic is a second area of concern. This staple of financial organisations now represents an unprecedented 72 per cent of all network traffic, up from 55 per cent in 2017. While encryption can certainly help protect data and transactions, it also represents a challenge for traditional security solutions. The critical firewall and intrusion prevention system performance limitations of most legacy security technologies continue to hinder organisations’ ability to inspect encrypted data at network speeds. Rather than attempting to slow down time-sensitive financial transactions, a growing percentage of this traffic is simply not being adequately analysed for malicious activity, making it an ideal mechanism for criminals to spread malware or exfiltrate data.

Additionally, botnets are getting smarter. The number of days that a botnet infection was able to persist inside an organisation has increased from 7.6 to 10.2 days, indicating that botnets are becoming harder to detect and remove. This is also the result of many organisations still failing to practice good cyber hygiene, including patching and updating vulnerable devices, protecting the Internet of Things (IoT), and thoroughly scrubbing a network after an attack has been detected.

Last but not least, a new form of spear phishing is enabling threat actors like Silence Group to compromise banks via email in order to gather financial data and remotely withdraw money from ATMs, also known as “jackpotting”. By leveraging pre-installed and publicly available tools, such as PowerShell – an automation engine and scripting language designed to help information technology professionals configure systems and automate administrative tasks – they can accelerate lateral movement across a network while enhancing evasiveness by leveraging processes already identified as legitimate.

Implementing cohesive security

To successfully address today’s challenges, FS organisations need to rethink their strategy, from automating their security hygiene measures to replacing isolated security devices with an integrated security fabric architecture that can seamlessly span the growing attack surface.

In order to address the latest attack vectors, organisations need to achieve greater control over their network, thereby limiting exposure if there is a breach.

This entails:

To protect these customers, organisations should start by educating them about using legitimate banking applications. This includes constantly reminding them of what sorts of information they will – and won’t – be asked for, such as online “password validation” or “account validation” techniques used by phishers and scammers. Organisations should also regularly scan the internet for fraudulent applications, warn consumers when they are found, and apply pressure on application stores to remove them from their inventories.

Commercial banks, credit unions, stock brokerage firms, asset management firms, and insurance companies that support digital transactions through mobile apps are increasingly being targeted and exploited by malicious criminals.

At the same time, they suffer the same challenges as organisations in other sectors, including figuring out how to inspect and secure the growing volume of encrypted traffic, battling the persistence of botnets, and addressing new malware trends.

The use of automation and high-performance security resources will enable financial organisations to protect their distributed environments and keep pace with modern forms of cyberattacks.


資料來源:
https://www.scotsman.com/business/fortinet-leading-the-fight-against-cybercriminals-1-5007569

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2019-11-13
<![CDATA[Fortinet shares security-driven network strategies at cybersecurity conference]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=923 BY  ON SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 • LEAVE A COMMENT )

Cybersecurity solutions firm Fortinet holds anew its annual Fortinet 361° Security conference this year across multiple cities in Southeast Asia and Hong Kong. The 2019 iteration explores innovative ways to protect business networks in the hyper-connected world of today.

The regional Fortinet 361° Security 2019 cybersecurity conference will gather Fortinet executives, industry experts, and customers who will share their insights on how to securely unlock the potential of the digital economy, enabling organizations to confidently focus on the business, technology, and infrastructure drivers shaping their future.

Keynote and panel discussions will cover a range of topics, including today’s changing threat landscape, the growing challenge of interconnected devices, the widening distributed network, and how security strategies need to adapt to meet the new demands of today and tomorrow.

“In today’s hyper-connected world, data moves between various environments such as multi-cloud, IoT, and mobile devices. It is important for modern networks to enforce consistent security, yet preserve functionality in the network, so that essential workflows are protected along their entire data path as data travels through multiple environments. That is why this year’s regional 361° Security conference focuses on Security-Driven Networking, where networking and security are integrated and combined. This concept of building a network around security as a foundation, allows enterprises to architect and deploy business critical applications and services faster than ever before without compromising security throughout the network,” said Peerapong Jongvibool, VP for Southeast Asia and Hong Kong at Fortinet.

“The pace of digital transformation in the Philippines is accelerating. Since the entry of this mindset into the mainstream consciousness roughly three years ago, we have seen local businesses start undertaking their transformation journey. The country has also started fulfilling its mission to establish one digitized government as the Department of Information and Communications Technology recently launched the E-Government Masterplan (EGMP) 2022—this makes this year’s regional 361° Security conference more relevant to local organizations,” said Louie Castañeda, country manager, Fortinet Philippines.

“The demands of digital transformation are forcing organizations of all sizes and industries to reassess the effectiveness and scalability of existing legacy security infrastructure. Networks in sensitive sectors such as government, financial services, and healthcare, often hold highly-valuable data on individuals, financial transactions, and critical infrastructure. This data-rich environment makes them the target of a variety of threats like ransomware, phishing, and DDoS, which aim to halt, extort, or disrupt networks. Business leaders and IT professionals must equip themselves with forward-looking strategies to cope with increasingly complicated network environments. As organizations develop a meshed and hyper-connected networking infrastructure that spans ecosystems, businesses, societies, and personal lives, security needs to do the same,” said Anthony Lim, Principal Consultant for South East Asia and Hong Kong at Fortinet.

Fortinet 361° Security 2019 conference goes to Ho Chi Minh (Oct 22), Hanoi (Oct 24), Hong Kong (Oct 31) and Singapore (Nov 6).


資料來源:
https://backendnews.net/2019/09/20/fortinet-shares-security-driven-network-strategies-at-cybersecurity-conference/
 

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2019-11-06
<![CDATA[Fortinet Recognized as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=922 Marks 10th time in a row that Fortinet is in the Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls
September 19, 2019 11:15 ET Source: Fortinet, Inc.
 
 

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 

John Maddison, EVP of products and CMO at Fortinet 
“Fortinet continues to be a clear leader in the network firewall market. The Fortinet Security Fabric platform removes complexity and provides automated and broad protection across the entire digital attack surface. FortiGate Network Firewalls were among the first to deliver integrated SD-WAN, provide broad support for multi-cloud environments and accelerate the cloud on-ramp for better user experience. We believe this recognition from Gartner validates our work toward enabling enterprise customers to architect a security-driven network that delivers consistent security to all network edges.”

News Summary 
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated, and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced it has been named a Leader among 18 vendors in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls. This marks the tenth time Fortinet has been recognized as a Leader for completeness of vision and ability to execute. Fortinet believes its placement in the Leaders quadrant is largely due to its commitment to enabling a security-driven networking approach, which integrates security into every element of the network, to help its more than 415,000 global customers increase efficiencies across their infrastructure.

FortiGate Network Firewalls ensure consistent, end-to-end protection across crucial network edges—from branches, to campuses, to hybrid data centers, and to multiple clouds—and allows customers to architect a security-driven network to gain a number of benefits, including:

  • Secure SD-WAN: Fortinet is one of the first vendors to deliver integrated SD-WAN with advanced security for distributed enterprise locations to improve user experience and lower WAN cost without compromising on an organization’s security posture. 
  • Cloud Security: FortiGate Network Firewalls secure multi-cloud environments with broad support for the top six IaaS providers. This allows customers to leverage consistent multi-layer security protection, automation, and deep integrations no matter how many clouds they adopt.
  • Accelerate the Cloud On-Ramp: Fortinet’s high-performance hybrid data center and SD-WAN solutions accelerate the cloud on-ramp by providing secure high-speed connectivity and deep SSL inspection to multi-cloud environments. Fortinet is also the only vendor that delivers inspection on encrypted flows that leverage newly introduced TLS 1.3 encryption standards. With FortiGate Network Firewalls, organizations are able to deliver excellent user experience while achieving full visibility with the inspection of all HTTPS traffic.
  • Single-pane-of-glass management: Single-pane-of-glass management enabled by FortiManager provides a complete and consolidated view across a variety of network edges, simplifies operations and provides network-wide security, visibility and analytics

Together, these capabilities deliver unparalleled protection and performance to Fortinet’s more than 415,000 customers worldwide. Fortinet’s FortiGate Network Firewalls have received the Feb. 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choicerecognition and Fortinet has the most reviews of all vendors in the Gartner Peer Insights Network Firewalls market as of September 18, 2019 based on 1,448 reviews. Fortinet has also received the most reviews of all vendors in the Gartner Peer Insights WAN Edge Infrastructure market as of September 18, 2019 based on 162 total reviews for Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN solution, an integral part of FortiGate Network Firewalls. Fortinet believes that this additional customer validation further highlights Fortinet’s leadership in the network firewalls market.

Additional Resources

Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls, Rajpreet Kaur, Adam Hils, Jeremy D'Hoinne, John Watts, 17 September 2019. This report was previously titled Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls.

Gartner Peer Insights reviews constitute the subjective opinions of individual end users based on their own experiences, and do not represent the views of Gartner or its affiliates.

Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice constitute the subjective opinions of individual end-user reviews, ratings, and data applied against a documented methodology; they neither represent the views of, nor constitute an endorsement by, Gartner or its affiliates.

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Fortinet
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) secures the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organizations around the world. Fortinet empowers its customers with intelligent, seamless protection across the expanding attack surface and the power to take on ever-increasing performance requirements of the borderless network - today and into the future. Only the Fortinet Security Fabric architecture can deliver security without compromise to address the most critical security challenges, whether in networked, application, cloud or mobile environments. Fortinet ranks #1 in the most security appliances shipped worldwide and more than 415,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses. Learn more at http://www.fortinet.com, the Fortinet Blog, or FortiGuard Labs.    

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Other trademarks belong to their respective owners. Fortinet has not independently verified statements or certifications herein attributed to third parties and Fortinet does not independently endorse such statements. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, nothing herein constitutes a warranty, guarantee, contract, binding specification or other binding commitment by Fortinet or any indication of intent related to a binding commitment, and performance and other specification information herein may be unique to certain environments. This news release may contain forward-looking statements that involve uncertainties and assumptions, such as statements regarding technology releases among others. Changes of circumstances, product release delays, or other risks as stated in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, located at www.sec.gov, may cause results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in this press release. If the uncertainties materialize or the assumptions prove incorrect, results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. Fortinet assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, and expressly disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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資料來源:
https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/09/19/1918135/0/en/Fortinet-Recognized-as-a-Leader-in-the-Gartner-Magic-Quadrant-for-Network-Firewalls.html ]]>
2019-10-30
<![CDATA[Dialogic Announces Successful Interoperability Testing Between the Dialogic BorderNet SBC and the OrecX Oreka Audio Capture Platform]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=921

Dialogic, a cloud-optimized applications and infrastructure solutions provider for service providers, enterprises, and developers, announced today that interoperability testing has been completed between the Dialogic® BorderNet™ SBC and the Oreka Audio Capture platform from OrecX, a world-leading open source call recording solution provider.

The BorderNet SBC, a software-only, cloud-native SBC, secures connectivity to OrecX deployments, while simultaneously enabling high-quality call delivery and real-time call recording. The BorderNet SBC and OrecX solutions can be deployed both on-premises and in the cloud, including private, public, and hybrid cloud environments, without compromising performance, availability, and scalability.

“OrecX's interoperability with the Dialogic BorderNet SBC enables our enterprise customers, platform partners, and AI-fueled ecosystem to securely scale the Oreka audio capture platform and leverage it to meet their evolving real-time and post-call digital transformation initiatives,” said Steve Kaiser, OrecX CEO.

“OrecX customers using the BorderNet SBC are leveraging its flexible licensing and deployment options to help them achieve their unique business objectives,” added Bill Crank, President and CEO of Dialogic. “This successful interoperability testing gives OrecX platform users confidence when choosing the BorderNet SBC for their security and session control needs.”

About Dialogic

Dialogic (dialogic.com) is a leading cloud-optimized solutions provider for real-time communications media, applications, and infrastructure to service providers, enterprises, and developers around the globe. Based in Parsippany, NJ with offices worldwide, Dialogic works with 48 of the world’s top 50 mobile operators, and nearly 1,000 application developers build and deploy on agile networks.

Dialogic and BorderNet are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Dialogic Corporation or a subsidiary thereof (“Dialogic”). Other trademarks mentioned and/or marked herein belong to their respective owners.

About OrecX

OrecX’s modern, open, and modular call recording platform meets the diverse requirements of call centers, communication platforms, platforms as a service, large enterprises, and small business at a fraction of the cost and complexity of proprietary closed-end solutions. The quality, access, and control of OrecX’s open design enables a broad ecosystem of third-party speech analytics, voice biometrics and workforce optimization solutions to extend the value of their software for their partners and clients. OrecX (orecx.com) is the primary developer and sponsor of the Oreka GPL, an open source call recording project hosted on GitHub, with more than 200,000 unique downloads and tens of millions of users in over 200 countries.

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2019-10-23
<![CDATA[Fortinet Discovers WordPress (Core) Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=920

Summary

Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs has discovered a Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability in WordPress CMS.

 

WordPress is one of the world's most popular content management system (CMS). WordPress is by far the most popular CMS with 60.4% of the market share. This means WordPress is used by 33.5% of all the websites online.

 

An XSS vulnerability has been discovered in WordPress 5.2.2 and earlier versions. The vulnerability is caused by inadequate input filtering of HTML encoded characters which can lead to XSS attacks in the Shortcode function.

Solutions

FortiGuard Labs released the following FortiGate IPS signature which covers this specific vulnerability:

WordPress.Shortcode.Preview.XSS
Released Dec 24, 2018 

Users should apply the solution provided by WordPress.

Timeline

Fortinet reported the vulnerability to WordPress on December 11, 2018.

WordPress confirmed the vulnerability on December 24, 2018.

WordPress patched the vulnerability on September 5, 2019.

Acknowledgement

This vulnerability was discovered by Zhouyuan Yang of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs.

IPS Subscription

Fortinet customers who subscribe to Fortinet's intrusion prevention (IPS) service should be protected against this vulnerability with the appropriate configuration parameters in place. Fortinet's IPS service is one component of FortiGuard Subscription Services, which also offer comprehensive solutions such as antivirus, Web content filtering and antispam capabilities. These services enable protection against threats on both application and network layers. FortiGuard Services are continuously updated by FortiGuard Labs, which enables Fortinet to deliver a combination of multi-layered security intelligence and true zero-day protection from new and emerging threats. These updates are delivered to all FortiGate, FortiMail and FortiClient products. Fortinet strictly follows responsible disclosure guidelines to ensure optimum protection during a threat's lifecycle.
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2019-10-16
<![CDATA[Stop Using CVSS to Score Risk]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=919 Stop Using CVSS to Score Risk

The mechanics of prioritizing one vulnerability’s business risk over another has always been fraught with concern. What began as securing business applications and infrastructure from full-disclosure bugs a couple of decades ago, has grown to encompass vaguely referenced flaws in insulin-pumps and fly-by-wire aircraft with lives potentially hanging in the balance.

The security industry has always struggled to “score” the significance of the threat posed by a newly discovered vulnerability and recent industry practices have increased pressure on how this should be done.

With the growth of bug bounty programs and vertical industry specialization at boutique security consultancies, vulnerability discoveries with higher severity often translate directly into greater financial reward for the discoverers. As such, there is immense pressure to increase both the significance and perceived threat posed by the vulnerability. In a growing number of cases, marketing teams will conduct world-wide campaigns to alert, scare, and drive business to the company.

It’s been close to 25 years since the first commercial vulnerability scanners started labeling findings in terms of high, medium, and low severity. Even back then, security professionals stumbled by confusing severity with “risk.”

At the turn of the last century as companies battled millennium bugs, the first generation of professional penetration testing consultancies started to include factors such as “exploitability,” “likelihood of exploitation,” and “impact of exploitation” in to their daily reports and end-of-engagement reports as way of differentiating between vulnerabilities with identical severity levels. Customers loved the additional detail, yet the system of scoring was highly dependent on the skills and experience of the consultant tabulating and reporting the results. While the penetration testing practices of 20 years ago have been rebranded Red Teaming and increasingly taken in-house, risk scoring vulnerabilities remains valuable – but continues to be more art than science.

Perhaps the most useful innovation in terms of qualifying the significance of a new vulnerability (or threat) has been the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS). It’s something I feel lucky to have contributed to and helped drive across products when I led X-Force at Internet Security Systems (acquired by IBM in 2006). As the (then) premier automated scanner and managed vulnerability scanning vendor, the development and inclusion of CVSS v1 scoring back in 2005 changed the industry – and opened up new contentions in the quantitative weighting of vulnerability features that are still wrestled with today in CVSS version 3.1.

CVSS is intended to summarize the severity of vulnerabilities in the context of the software or device – not the systems that are dependent upon the software or device. As a result, it worries me deeply when I hear that CVSS scores are wrongly being used to score the risk a vulnerability poses to an organization, device manufacturer, or end user.

That misconception was captured recently in an article arguing that vulnerability scoring flaws put patients’ lives at risk. On one hand, the researchers point out that though the CVSS score for their newly disclosed vulnerability was only middling (5.8 out of 10), successful exploitation could enable an attacker to adjust medicine dosage levels and potentially kill a patient. And, on the other hand, medical device manufacturers argue that because the score was relatively low, the vulnerability may not require an expedited fix and subsequent regulatory alerting.

As far as CVSS in concerned, both the researchers and medical device vendor were wrong. CVSS isn’t, and should never be used as, a risk score.

Many bright minds over two decades have refined CVSS scoring elements to make it more accurate and useful as a severity indicator, but have stalled in searching for ways to stretch environmental factors and the knock-on impacts of a vulnerability into quantifiable elements for determining “risk.” Today, CVSS doesn’t natively translate to a risk score – and it may never because every industry assesses risk differently and each business has its own risk factor qualifications that an external party won’t know.

I would caution any bug hunter, security analyst, software vendor, or device manufacturer to not rely on CVSS as the pointy end of the stick for prioritizing remediation. It is an important variable in the risk calculation – but it is not an adequate risk qualifier by itself.

Related: Risk-Based Vulnerability Management is a Must for Security & Compliance

Related: The Top Vulnerabilities Exploited by Cybercriminals

Related: Tenable Adds 'Predictive Prioritization' to Vulnerability Management Offering

Related: Many ICS Vulnerability Advisories Contain Errors

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2019-10-09
<![CDATA[阿里巴巴宣佈進一步整合 Fortinet 保安纖維 保護雲端遷移]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=918 雲端平台全時間與網絡互動,對於網絡保安的要求亦相當高。為了進一步提升客戶從數據中心遷移至雲端平台過程間的安全,阿里雲最近與 Fortinet 加強合作,進一步整合其保安纖維。

Fortinet 產品及解決方案高級副總裁 John Maddison 表示:「透過與阿里雲的緊密合作及整合,以及其他雲端防護的應用,Fortinet 致力為客戶在雲端過程上提供更全面周全的保護。為進一步支援一些資源有限的客戶,我們今天正式宣佈為雙方客戶提供更自動化的安全流程,並更加無縫地將安全防護整合至其應用程序的生命週期。」

在新的功能整合下,客戶可以在其混合基礎架構中實施一致的安全策略,為機構從數據中心至雲端的過程中提升保安的可視性及可控性。其中包括有 API 方面的原生整合,Fortinet 亦會提供一系列的保安產品組合供阿里雲客戶選擇,而管理和自動化方面,客戶也可以透過雲端和內部部署的 Fortinet 安全管理工具管理阿里雲的安全功能。

資料來源:
https://unwire.pro/2019/08/02/alicloud-fortinet-fabric/cloud/
 

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2019-10-02
<![CDATA[Dialogic Receives “Best Unified Communications Online Provider of the Year” at the Carrier Community Global 2019 Awards ]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=917   

Parsippany, NJ (May 28, 2019) - Dialogic, a cloud-optimized applications and infrastructure solutions provider for service providers, enterprises, and developers, announced today that the Dialogic BUZZ™ UC platform was the recipient of the “Best Unified Communications Online Provider of the Year” award at the CC Global 2019 Awards event in Berlin on May 14, 2019 and hosted by the Carrier Community.

Dialogic BUZZ combines Dialogic’s real-time communications leadership, application development know-how, and AI/IoT proficiency into a single platform. This cloud-scale, carrier-class business communications solution offers an Instant Message (IM)-centric platform that addresses requirements for audio, video calling, and conferencing in a collaborative environment while supporting full mobility via smartphone, desktop, and web clients. In addition, Dialogic BUZZ supports traditional PBX functionality and advanced telephony features that enterprises call for. Its unique architecture supports an additional tenancy layer that allows wholesale voice providers to bundle Dialogic BUZZ with their offerings to service providers.

“We are thrilled that the Carrier Community has acknowledged the uniqueness of our Dialogic BUZZ UC platform,” said Bill Crank, President & CEO of Dialogic. “Dialogic BUZZ reflects Dialogic’s expertise in media processing, applications, and network infrastructure, enhanced by our experience with AI and IoT technologies. This powerful combination has allowed Dialogic to create a paradigm shift in Unified Communications.”

“Support for on-premises, cloud deployment, and UCaaS models, in addition to an extra tenancy layer, give Dialogic BUZZ the flexibility needed to address the needs of both service providers and channel partners,” added Miguel Lopes, Vice President PLM Applications Products at Dialogic. “The ability to easily customize the platform to meet multiple market segment needs gives Dialogic BUZZ – and our customers – an advantage over the competition.”

For more information on Dialogic BUZZ, visit the Dialogic website at www.dialogic.com/buzz.

About Dialogic

Dialogic is a leading cloud-optimized solutions provider for real-time communications media, applications, and infrastructure to service providers and developers around the globe. Based in Parsippany, NJ with offices worldwide, Dialogic helps 48 of the world’s top 50 mobile operators, and nearly 1,000 application developers build and deploy on agile networks. Learn more about how Dialogic is enabling agility by following us on Twitter @Dialogic, and visiting www.dialogic.com and the Dialogic Blog for the latest industry news, trends and advice.

Dialogic and Dialogic BUZZ are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Dialogic Corporation or a subsidiary thereof (“Dialogic”). Other trademarks mentioned and/or marked herein belong to their respective owners.

資料來源:
https://www.dialogic.com/2019-05-28-best-unified-communications-online-provider-carrier-community-global-2019-awards?utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=74473573&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_MuKRSgTBXOLMWj_1dB1bJNNzCp3wRb6NMgwkGgBsqcPNYBaCLX3XoTwqmvTmChzoAiBCwMwtce8--Frwq5ys0d4wpoav__OYhtDrHi-ZaKeFuN_8&_hsmi=74474141
 

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2019-09-25
<![CDATA[Alibaba Cloud Extends Integration with the Fortinet Security Fabric to Secure Cloud Migration]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=916 John Maddison, EVP of Products and Solutions at Fortinet
“Fortinet is committed to helping customers make their journey to the cloud even more secure by integrating more tightly with Alibaba Cloud and supporting additional cloud security use cases. To further support resource-constrained teams, today’s announcement is helping our joint customers automate additional security processes and more seamlessly integrate into their application life cycle.”

News Summary 
Alibaba Cloud, the data intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, and Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced the expansion of the Fortinet Security Fabric offerings and new automation capabilities for Alibaba Cloud to provide streamlined and consistent security for organizations with hybrid cloud infrastructures. The combination of Alibaba Cloud and the Fortinet Security Fabric provide organizations with the ability to extend security visibility and control from the data center to the cloud and the ability to ensure that organizations employ consistent security policies no matter where their applications are deployed.

By implementing the Fortinet Security Fabric on Alibaba Cloud, customers can apply consistent security policies throughout their hybrid infrastructures and can realize multi-layer security protection and operational benefits for running applications on Alibaba Cloud. Sodexo and Fung Group are among the global customers leveraging Fortinet’s cloud native integration with Alibaba Cloud to secure its hybrid cloud environment. Sodexo is using Fortinet’s FortiGate-VM to deploy secure VPC on Alibaba Cloud, effectively aggregating and securing its globally distributed infrastructure. Fung Group is also taking advantage of the integration with the deployment of the FortiGate-VM on Alibaba Cloud, which enables consistent visibility and security management across its cloud environments.

As organizations move workloads and applications to the cloud, the digital attack surface is expanding and making it harder to ensure robust, consistent security across clouds and data centers. Organizations are looking to take advantage of the agility and scalability that cloud environments offer without compromising security. Alibaba Cloud’s extended collaboration with Fortinet addresses this concern as it leverages Fortinet’s breadth of cloud security offerings that are part of the Fortinet Security Fabric. Additional benefits of this expanded partnership include:

  • Native Integration: Fortinet’s security solution will natively integrate with Alibaba Cloud for seamless integration with workloads running in Alibaba Cloud. As a Fortinet Fabric-Ready Partner, Alibaba Cloud will integrate its APIs with the Fortinet Security Fabric to provide more consistent and effective end-to-end security to end users.
     
  • Broad Protection: The Fortinet Security Fabric for Alibaba Cloud includes a broad range of Fortinet security offerings including: FortiGateVM, FortiWebFortiManagerFortiAnalyzer and Fabric Connectors. These solutions address a broad set of use cases including protecting cloud workloads, securing hybrid cloud and cloud-based security management.
     
  • Management and Automation: With the expanded integration, Alibaba Cloud’s security functionalities can be managed through the Fortinet Security Management tools across both Alibaba Cloud and on-premises deployments to streamline security operations. Customers can leverage automation capabilities provided by The Fortinet Security Fabric, leveraging APIs and stitches for example, to further streamline and automate operations.

Fortinet’s cloud security solutions are available on Alibaba Cloud Marketplace or can be purchased from a Fortinet channel partner providing customers with the flexability of purchasing only on demand or owning a license that is transferrable across platforms.

Supporting Quotes

“Sodexo chose to work with Fortinet for its commitment to the cloud and its native integration of security capabilities into Alibaba Cloud. Fortinet provides us with a robust solution to deploy advanced architecture on Alibaba Cloud with reinforced security. This was critical for Sodexo as we expand the business in China and consolidate our workloads and applications to Alibaba Cloud. With Fortinet and Alibaba Cloud’s integrated security solution, we are able to stay agile to our customer needs while protecting sensitive information in both a cloud and on-premise setup. This is very key to our commitments in proving quality of life services to our clients and consumers.” 
-Krone Cai, Head of IS&T at Sodexo China

“Fortinet has demonstrated its performance and delivered consistent policy management for a hybrid-cloud environment – without compromising ease-of-use when it comes to manageability. Fung Group has deployed Fortinet cloud security solutions in Alibaba Cloud environments and Fortinet enables secure applications and connectivity from data centre to cloud.” 
- Mark Lu, General Manager of Information Security at Fung Group

Additional Resources

About Fortinet
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) secures the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organizations around the world. Fortinet empowers its customers with intelligent, seamless protection across the expanding attack surface and the power to take on ever-increasing performance requirements of the borderless network - today and into the future. Only the Fortinet Security Fabric architecture can deliver security without compromise to address the most critical security challenges, whether in networked, application, cloud or mobile environments. Fortinet ranks #1 in the most security appliances shipped worldwide and more than 400,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses. Learn more at http://www.fortinet.com, the Fortinet Blog, or FortiGuard Labs.


資料來源:
https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/07/30/1893729/0/en/Alibaba-Cloud-Extends-Integration-with-the-Fortinet-Security-Fabric-to-Secure-Cloud-Migration.html
 

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2019-09-18
<![CDATA[Fortinet Discovers AVIRA Self-Protection Bypass via Registry Removal]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=915

Summary

Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs has discovered self-protection bypass flaw in Avira Antivirus.

Avira Antivirus is a security software developed by Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG.

Avira self-defense driver can be bypassed by user-mode program that would allow adversary to disable critical product functionalities. The flaw resides in Avira's self-defense driver avipbb.sys which allows adversary to modify Avast protected registry key that could make product become completely nonfunctional or partially malfunction by disabling product update

Solutions

Users of vulnerable Avira products should apply the latest updates from Avira.

Additional Information

Following products and versions are affected.

  Avira Free Edition 15.0.19.164 and below

Acknowledgement

This vulnerability was discovered by Wayne Low of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs.

IPS Subscription

Fortinet customers who subscribe to Fortinet's intrusion prevention (IPS) service should be protected against this vulnerability with the appropriate configuration parameters in place. Fortinet's IPS service is one component of FortiGuard Subscription Services, which also offer comprehensive solutions such as antivirus, Web content filtering and antispam capabilities. These services enable protection against threats on both application and network layers. FortiGuard Services are continuously updated by FortiGuard Labs, which enables Fortinet to deliver a combination of multi-layered security intelligence and true zero-day protection from new and emerging threats. These updates are delivered to all FortiGate, FortiMail and FortiClient products. Fortinet strictly follows responsible disclosure guidelines to ensure optimum protection during a threat's lifecycle.

資料來源:
https://fortiguard.com/zeroday/1693
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2019-09-11
<![CDATA[美超微為智能邊緣帶來前所未有的性能和可配置性 展示新安全、5G與人工智能解決方案]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=914 最新的邊緣服務器為網絡邊緣帶來配置了37個局域網端口的軟件定義網絡解決方案並加快人工智能推理,開?了全新的5G就緒型解決方案類型

新加坡2019年7月16日 /美通社/ -- 企業運算、存儲和網絡解決方案以及綠色運算技術領域的全球領導者美超微電腦股份有限公司(Super Micro Computer, Inc.) (SMCI)再次重申,該公司最新的智能邊緣平台非常適合網絡安全、虛擬化網絡功能(VNFs)以及用於5G和物聯網的多接入邊緣運算(MEC)。

美超微在RSA Asia展出新安全、5G與人工智能邊緣解決方案 
美超微在RSA Asia展出新安全、5G與人工智能邊緣解決方案

美超微的網絡安全邊緣解決方案為我們合作夥伴的網絡軟件棧提供支持,如低延遲數據包管理,這十分適合統一威脅管理(UTM)、下一代防火牆(NGFW)、深度數據包檢測(DPI)和其它網絡安全應用。

美超微總裁兼行政總裁梁見後(Charles Liang)表示:「美超微致力於提供最先進的邊緣和數據中心服務器解決方案,從而支持網絡安全、物聯網和用於5G的多接入邊緣運算。美超微資源節約型服務器是高度可配置的,允許客戶在部署時選擇最好的內存、處理器、連接和軟件。」

美超微最新的嵌入式服務器採用英特爾(R)至強(R)D-2100系列處理器,如1019D-16C-FHN13TP,可以在微數據中心或智能邊緣需要的地方加速運算和虛擬化網絡功能,從而支持英特爾(R)精選解決方案通用客戶端設備(uCPE)、5G虛擬化無線接入網(vRAN)和多接入邊緣運算。這些新的邊緣平台為GPU加速卡或英特爾(R)FPGA可編程加速卡提供支持,以提供本地運算和人工智能推理,從而將邊緣和雲端聚合到一個無縫數據處理平台中。

美超微的SuperServer 1019D-FRN5TP利用高級輸入/輸出模塊(AIOMs)為虛擬化網絡邊緣帶來了最終的通用性,這些模塊可以配置多達37個局域網(LAN)端口,以補充平台的虛擬化網絡功能和軟件定義的廣域網(SD-WAN)功能。此外,緊湊型E300 SuperServer在一個非常小的空間內融合了很多功能——它可以用作安全設備,或部署包括SD-WAN在內的虛擬化網絡功能,而且還是經驗證的英特爾(R)精選解決方案通用客戶端設備。這些平台有助於消除複雜性,加速部署,並使開發人員能夠專注於支持5G和物聯網應用和服務的業務邏輯。

美超微將於7月16日-18日在新加坡濱海灣金沙酒店舉行的RSA Asia 2019(展台號1815)上展出這些新系統。

有關美超微完整的嵌入式Building Block Solutions系列詳情,請瀏覽www.supermicro.com/Embedded或下載嵌入式解決方案手冊

有關RSA Asia 2019或註冊領取展會入場券的詳情,請瀏覽https://www.rsaconference.com/events/ap19

美超微電腦股份有限公司(SMCI)簡介

領先的高性能、高效率服務器技術創新企業美超微(R)是用於數據中心、雲端運算、企業IT、Hadoop/大數據、高性能運算和嵌入式系統的先進服務器Building Block Solutions(R)的全球首要供應商。美超微致力於透過其「We Keep IT Green(R)」計劃來保護環境,並且向客戶提供市面上最節能、最環保的解決方案。

Supermicro、Building Block Solutions和We Keep IT Green是美超微電腦股份有限公司的商標和/或註冊商標。

所有其他品牌、名稱和商標均是其各自所有者的財產。

資料來源:
https://tw.stock.yahoo.com/news/%E7%BE%8E%E8%B6%85%E5%BE%AE%E7%82%BA%E6%99%BA%E8%83%BD%E9%82%8A%E7%B7%A3%E5%B8%B6%E4%BE%86%E5%89%8D%E6%89%80%E6%9C%AA%E6%9C%89%E7%9A%84%E6%80%A7%E8%83%BD%E5%92%8C%E5%8F%AF%E9%85%8D%E7%BD%AE%E6%80%A7-%E5%B1%95%E7%A4%BA%E6%96%B0%E5%AE%89%E5%85%A8-5g%E8%88%87%E4%BA%BA%E5%B7%A5%E6%99%BA%E8%83%BD%E8%A7%A3%E6%B1%BA%E6%96%B9%E6%A1%88-010000497.html
 

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2019-09-04
<![CDATA[Fortinet連續兩年於NSS實驗室的SD-WAN組別測試中獲得推薦評級]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=913 Fortinet產品與解決方案執行副總裁John Maddison

 Fortinet將首屈一指的SD-WAN(軟體定義廣域網路)與資安防禦整合於一個解決方案中,以加速推動廣域網路邊緣(WAN Edge)的發展。繼去年首度於NSS實驗室的SD-WAN組別測試報告獲得「推薦」評級,今年Fortinet再度獲得同等殊榮。該報告指出,Fortinet解決方案的每Mbps總擁有成本是所有參與測試的解決方案中最低的,而且其快速的自動配置功能可提升營運效率。Fortinet在此類別已連獲兩年獲得「推薦」評級,這次再度獲得NSS實驗室的推薦,證明Fortinet致力讓產品與解決方案通過第三方機構的測試和驗證。

新聞摘要
全方位整合與自動化網路安全領導廠商Fortinet®(NASDAQ: FTNT)今天宣布再度於NSS實驗室的SD-WAN組別測試中獲得「推薦」評級。根據NSS實驗室的評比,Fortinet的FortiGate安全SD-WAN(FortiGate Secure SD-WAN)具有以下優勢:

• 最低的總擁有成本(TCO):從75個企業分支機構的部署與不同環境中的實境測試結果顯示,FortiGate安全SD-WAN解決方案的每Mbps總擁有成本(TCO)是最低的,因此能大幅降低營運支出。FortiGate安全SD-WAN可在六分鐘內為新分支機構內自動配置好網路,不僅能簡化WANEdge的運作,還能透過一流的SD-WAN與安全功能提供可擴充、集中化的管理功能。
• 可靠、高品質的整合通訊體驗:在組別測試中,FortiGate安全SD-WAN在平均意見分數(Mean Opinion Scores,MOS)方面表現優異,其在VoIP與視訊測試的分數分別為4.36分與4.15分。此外,FortiGate安全SD-WAN也能為關鍵業務的影音應用提供卓越的使用體驗。此測試模擬了現實環境中各種困難的WAN情境,例如丟包、高延遲、封包延遲與斷線。
• 可提升使用體驗的高復原力與可用性:NSS實驗室也測試了FortiGate安全SD-WAN的高可用性,此特性與網路與應用程式穩定性息息相關,而且對企業網路至關重要。FortiGate安全SD-WAN解決方案在VoIP與視訊這兩方面都得到高平均意見分數(MOS),可見WAN連線失敗時,此解決方案仍具備高復原力,並可維持一致的使用體驗。
• 雲端應用的高WAN效能:FortiGate安全SD-WAN採用專用型的SD-WAN ASIC,因此在VPN覆蓋效能取得893Mbps的佳績,證實其可提供卓越的使用體驗與最低的延遲性。由於數位轉型中的企業偏好直接透過網際網路連線至公有雲與SaaS應用程式,因此這個效能特別重要。

Fortinet的安全SD-WAN解決方案可降低複雜度並簡化WANEdge的運作
FortiGate安全SD-WAN採用了內建更強大功能的專用型SD-WAN ASIC,例如SD-WAN、安全性、WAN最佳化與進階路由,因此能加速企業推動WANEdge轉型。今年,NSS實驗室的SD-WAN組別測試報告將FortiGate安全SD-WAN評比為TCO最低的解決方案,並強調其可在數分鐘內自動完成配置。自動配置能解決企業分支機構目前遭遇到的問題-當企業擁有許多端點產品,部署新據點的網路經常需要花上數個月的時間,而且網路問題的疑難排解相當費時。FortiGate安全SD-WAN的自動配置功能可解決這個難題,讓企業組織更輕鬆、安全地使用WANEdge。

全球客戶的青睞加速FortiGate安全SD-WAN的普及
隨著Fortinet持續開發創新功能,包括最近發布業界首創的SD-WAN ASIC,其安全SD-WAN解決方案客戶的使用率迅速攀升。企業組織可以透過單一解決方案獲得一流的SD-WAN功能與安全性,因此他們逐漸體驗到FortiGate安全SD-WAN解決方案的優勢。截至2019年6月12日為止,Fortinet在Gartner的Peer Insights WAN邊緣基礎架構市場(Peer Insights WAN Edge Infrastructure Market)評比中獲得最高評價。客戶肯定以及NSS實驗室的「推薦」評級等第三方測試結果是FortiGate安全SD-WAN在業界脫穎而出的重要原因。

FortiGate安全SD-WAN解決方案具備業界最推薦的新世代防火牆(NGFW)
FortiGate安全SD-WAN解決方案內建連續五年獲NSS實驗室新世代防火牆(NGFW)測試評比為推薦的Fortinet新世代FortiGate防火牆。此防火牆具備IPS、防毒軟體、URL過濾以及可抵禦與偵測進階威脅的沙箱。在NSS實驗室最新的新世代防火牆(NGFW)組別測試中,FortiGate的整體安全有效性評分高達99.3%,並可100%阻擋閃避式攻擊。FortiGate也展現高度的SSL檢測能力,而且不會影響系統效能。在測試期間,Fortinet解決方案在安全有效性、進階功能與卓越效能等方面表現相當優異。Fortinet解決方案已在NSS實驗室的九個組別測試中獲得推薦評級,包括:
• 軟體定義廣域網路
• 新世代防火牆
• 資料中心入侵防護系統
• 資料中心安全閘道設備
• 漏洞防護系統
• 新世代入侵防護系統
• 漏洞偵測系統
• Web應用防火牆
• 進階端點防護

所有榮獲NSS實驗室推薦評級的Fortinet解決方案都可透過Fortinet安全織網 (Fortinet Security Fabric)互通,以構成完整的安全架構,為各種攻擊提供完整的端點對端點的安全解決方案。

證言
「Fortinet在NSS實驗室組別測試中再度得到優異成績。在今年的SD-WAN組別測試中,FortiGate安全SD-WAN以最低的總擁有成本再次榮獲「推薦」評級。對於想在單一控制台中獲得資安防禦性與SD-WAN功能的企業而言,Fortinet的FortiGate安全SD-WAN是強大的解決方案。」
-NSS實驗室執行長Jason Brvenik


資料來源:

https://news.sina.com.tw/article/20190712/31951182.html]]>
2019-08-28
<![CDATA[Fortinet 夥中信國際電訊 CPC 推 SD-WAN  單一平台管理部署降整體擁有成本]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=912

在 SaaS、IaaS 等雲端服務和流動應用高速普及之下,私有雲網絡和公共雲網絡的界線愈趨模糊。在節點、應用、頻寬和網絡成本日高的催化下,市場對軟件定義廣域網(SD-WAN)基建的需求有增無減。市場研究機構 IDC 指出,2017 年 SD-WAN 基建市場盈利增長為 83.3%,達 8 億 3 千 3 百萬美元;預期由 2017 至 2022 年間,SD-WAN 基建市場將可增長至 45 億美元,年複合增長率達 40.4%。

有見及此,中信國際電訊 CPC 與 Fortinet 近日便推出以聯合解決方案「TrueCONNECT Hybrid」,採用了 Fortinet 的 FortiGate 安全 SD-WAN 技術及防火牆功能,而中信國際電訊 CPC 則為 Fortinet 在泛亞首個信息安全管理服務合作夥伴(MSSP)。TrueCONNECT Hybrid 有助中小企業以至大企業快速實施 SD-WAN,同時免除當中有可能遇到的安全威脅。

▲ Fortinet 香港、澳門和蒙古區域總監馮玉明與中信國際電訊 CPC 產品部副總裁藍泰來宣布推出 TrueCONNECT Hybrid 軟件定義廣域網(SD-WAN)解決方案。

單一平台提供可視度、自動化和簡化網絡部署管理

中信國際電訊 CPC 產品部副總裁藍泰來表示:「TrueCONNECT Hybrid 提供的 SD-WAN 監控及報告,讓客戶能恪守私隱、安全標準和行業法規。特別對一些面對高度分散環境如零售網絡的客戶來說,由於他們需遵守嚴格的規則,這項服務對於他們尤其重要。方案只須通過單一管理平台,即可為企業的分支機構網絡網絡帶來更高的可視度、自動化,和簡化網絡部署及管理。 」

而 Fortinet 香港、澳門和蒙古區域總監馮玉明則指出,Fortinet 將 SD-WAN 和網絡安全性整合至單一產品之中,除助中小企業以至大企業快速實施 SD-WAN,更可提供一致的執行措施,免除當中有可能遇到的安全威脅,為所有分支機構提供有效的保護。

具有嵌入式 SD-WAN 功能的 FortiGate 下一代防火牆(NGFWs)技術與中信國際電訊 CPC 的網絡和信息安全管理服務結合後,可為企業碼化轉型提供以下優勢:

  • 確保享有高性能和高安全效能的網絡; 
  • 高效的網絡和信息安全的營運模式;和 
  • 降低分支機構網絡的整體擁有成本。 

資料來源:
https://unwire.pro/2019/07/08/fortinet-cpc/new-product/
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2019-08-21
<![CDATA[Fortinet extends Advanced Application Security with FortiWeb Cloud WAF-as-a-Service on AWS]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=911 Fortinet has announced the addition of FortiWeb Cloud WAF-as-a-Service to its cloud security portfolio. FortiWeb Cloud WAF-as-a-Service on Amazon Web Services (AWS) allows organisations to rapidly deploy web applications while providing security for mission-critical applications – protecting applications and APIs from threats and addressing compliance requirements.

Organisations protecting their web applications with this Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution can deploy the full WAF solution without the need to deploy and manage infrastructure or possess specific web application security skills, enabling rapid application deployment.

Fortinet is addressing the issues that IT teams, including DevOps, face with the addition of FortiWeb Cloud WAF-as-a-Service to its cloud security portfolio. FortiWeb Cloud WAF-as-a-Service is available for purchase on AWS Marketplace or through preferred Fortinet reseller and leverages the flexibility of AWS by automatically provisioning security protection for customers across multiple AWS Regions.

Rajesh Maurya, Regional Vice President, India & SAARC at Fortinet, “As organisations increasingly build out their business in the cloud and use web applications, they increase their exposure to known and unknown targeted attacks. Delivered through the Fortinet Security Fabric, FortiWeb Cloud Web Application Firewall (WAF)-as-a-Service allows organizations to rapidly deploy web applications while providing best-in-class security for mission-critical applications.”

“The availability of FortiWeb Cloud WAF-as-a-Service on AWS makes it easy for organizations to get a SaaS cloud-based web application firewall up and running for advanced threat protection within minutes in a single global AWS Region. Fortinet’s SaaS solution is delivered from multiple AWS Regions and runs closest to customer applications, providing customers with the flexible performance and cost benefits they desire to support their business agility,” Dan Plastina, Vice President, Security Services at Amazon Web Services, Inc.

資料來源:
https://www.crn.in/cloud/fortinet-extends-advanced-application-security-with-fortiweb-cloud-waf-as-a-service-on-aws/

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2019-08-14
<![CDATA[Fortinet launches new WAN and edge security platform]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=910 Fortinet's Secure SD-Branch platform uses Fortinet security products to converge WAN and security into an integrated platform and protect access edges.
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Fortinet has launched the Secure SD-Branch platform, designed to secure the WAN and access edge, as well as enable security-driven networking for distributed enterprises.

The Secure SD-Branch platform extends Fortinet Security Fabric, and according to Fortinet, it converges WAN and security into an integrated platform. Fortinet claims this increases security and visibility, while reducing complexity, to improve performance and lower overall IT costs.

The intention of the Secure SD-Branch platform, according to Fortinet, is to provide adequate, easy-to-manage security of an organization's ever-increasing number of edges. Fortinet's Secure SD-Branch platform is composed of the FortiGate next-generation firewall, FortiNAC network access control, FortiSwitch and FortiAP access points.

The two main protections that Fortinet claims the Secure SD-Branch platform provides are network edge protection and device edge protection.

The FortiGate next-generation firewall extends through the access layer with FortiSwitch and FortiAP to consolidate security and network access. According to Fortinet, this is the architecture ideal for Secure SD-Branch deployments. New Wi-Fi 6 FortiAP access points enable greater capacity and throughput to keep up with expanding bandwidth needs, and FortiSwitch switches offer higher power to run power-hungry IoT devices, Fortinet claims.

The FortiNAC network access controller provides automatic discovery, classification and security of IoT devices as they enter the network. It uses FortiGate as a sensor to detect anomalies via traffic.

Fortinet claims Secure SD-Branch delivers the following customer benefits:

  • Integrated security: FortiGate extends next-generation firewall services to the network access layer through the integration of wireless and switch management.
  • Simplified management: Zero-touch deployment and integrated management via a single pane of glass simplify enterprise branch deployments. The architecture scales to support a variety of branch sizes and growth.
  • Lower cost of ownership: According to Fortinet, it does not charge licensing fees, and network traffic sensors do not have to be purchased. Simplified management operations require fewer interfaces to learn and manage daily and less time to deploy, saving organizations time and money, Fortinet claims.

source:
https://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/news/252465361/Fortinet-launches-new-WAN-and-edge-security-platform
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2019-08-07
<![CDATA[Android 版的 iMessage 就快來了,英法用戶將支援 RCS 訊息服務]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=909 作者  | 發布日期 2019 年 06 月 19 日 17:45 |   

由於電信服務商與手機製造商錯綜複雜的關係,Android 手機用戶想要使用新一代傳訊服務幾乎是不可能的事。但在 Google 的技術主導之下,採用 RCS(Rich Communication Services,進階通訊解決方案)的傳訊服務將搶先提供給英國、法國的用戶使用,並逐步向全球用戶開放。

本月底開始,英國與法國的 Android 用戶將能搶先使用由 Google 提供、採 RCS 的傳訊服務,不再需要等待電信商支援才能使用。這似乎意味著 RCS 未來將有機會取代 SMS(Short Message Service,簡訊服務),而隨著 Google 向愈來愈多國家推動這項服務後,最終 RCS 將適用於所有 Android 用戶。

藉由 RCS,Android 用戶可透過 Wi-Fi 或行動網路以系統預設的《訊息》App 收發訊息,其他像是傳送表情符號、高解析度的圖片與影片或讀取回條、甚至是群組聊天等都能辦得到。此外,用戶在電腦上透過訊息網頁版也能收發訊息,文字、照片以及貼圖都能傳送。

對於 Android 平台來說,Google 的 RCS 傳訊服務並非等同於蘋果的 iMessage,但已經很接近了;由於 RCS 尚未支援端到端加密(End-to-end encryption,E2EE),這是與 iMessage 的差異所在。不只是 iMessage,通訊軟體包括 WhatsApp、Signal 等已支援 E2EE,甚至 Facebook 也表示旗下所有應用程式將要預設採用 E2EE。此外,RCS 何時才能適用於所有 Android 用戶的手機則成了第二大問題,Google 目前正在加緊趕工。


資料來源:
http://technews.tw/2019/06/19/google-is-finally-taking-charge-of-the-rcs-rollout/

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2019-07-31
<![CDATA[The benefits of 5G: Streaming video, gaming, and immersive mobile experiences]]> http://www.phitech.com.tw/news/index.php?news_id=908 The benefits of 5G: Streaming video, gaming, and immersive mobile experiences
18 June 2019 Sarah Henschel

With 5G deployments rolling out across the world, the next generation of mobile technology promises myriad benefits to consumers, especially those who enjoy streaming videos. Recall that when 4G LTE first launched, mobile operators partnered with pay-TV providers and streaming services such as Netflix to showcase that LTE allowed consumers to stream videos with their mobile devices. While LTE provided a strong foundation for video streaming, 5G is poised to enhance the consumer streaming experience even further while also opening new revenue opportunities for enterprises.

 

LTE currently supports $40 billion in consumer revenues in the online video market. With 5G, however, IHS Markit forecasts that number to jump to $100 billion in the next five years. 5G will offer countless opportunities for improved streaming experiences, thanks to faster speeds, lower latency, stronger reliability, higher capacity, and better mobility. Given such vast improvements, IHS Markit predicts that there will be 1 billion 5G mobile subscriptions by 2023.

 

The gaming industry in particular should benefit from the new opportunities that 5G presents. Because online gaming requires low latency and fast speeds for an optimal user experience, 5G will deliver a vastly improved gaming experience. IHS Markit predicts that revenue from mobile gaming will jump to $83 billion in the next five years. Moreover, cloud gaming will also benefit since 5G removes the need for high-cost hardware.

 

While streaming video and gaming will improve in the short term because of the faster speeds and lower latency that 5G offers, the long-term possibilities are perhaps even more compelling. For example, immersive, "choose your own adventure" experiences and AR stand to benefit a great deal from 5G. Augmented reality in particular should show continued improvement on 5G because AR has the entire smartphone footprint at its disposal. IHS Markit predicts AR revenue to grow to over $3 billion in the next five years.

 

While LTE generally provides a solid streaming experience, 5G will make it easier for consumers to enjoy a host of streaming options, such as binge-watching TV shows in 4K or playing online games whenever they want and anywhere they go.


Sarah Henschel is senior research analyst for media at IHS Markit
Posted 18 June