Security Q & A


Security7 Networks is an MSSP focused on delivering security and compliance services to small- and medium-sized enterprises. The company, focusing on intelligence in depth, provides an innovative suite of products to help customers identify risk, improve their ability to defend against cyberthreats, and centralize visibility and control. For several years, Security7 has used Fortinet products to deliver cloud-based security services to its customers.  [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Dec 19, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Security Q & A
Bob Fortna joined Fortinet as president of Fortinet Federal Inc. earlier this year. We sat down with Bob to get his perspective on his new role and learn about what he envisions for Fortinet in supporting Federal agencies and partners.   As the Fortinet Federal Inc. leader, what do you see as the company’s role as a Federal agency partner? As prime targets for the most sophisticated adversaries seeking to impact national security, public safety, and civilian services, Federal Government agencies require the most comprehensive... [Read More]
by RSS Shelly Scarpelli  |  Dec 04, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Security Q & A
One of the biggest challenges facing organizations moving to the cloud is maintaining single pane of glass visibility across the entire distributed network, from the core to the multi-cloud. Partha Bhattacharya, Fortinet’s SVP of Product Engineering, has been on the cutting edge of developing SIEM technologies for over 15 years. We recently sat down with him to get his insights onto how organizations can best address this challenge. [Read More]
by RSS Partha Bhattacharya  |  Nov 27, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Security Q & A
On Wednesday, November, 1st, Fortinet held a critical panel discussion at The Summit, entitled “Winning the Security Battle for Your Enterprise Requires a New Approach.” [Read More]
by RSS Jennifer McDonald  |  Nov 20, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Security Q & A
Richard Hannah is Vice President of Information Services and he oversees the entire IT environment at Gibson Energy. The company has doubled in size in recent years, and a major focus of Hannah’s has been to modernize and streamline the company’s IT infrastructure. [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Nov 16, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Security Q & A
Fortinet spoke with Fabric-Ready Partner, Ribbon Communications to learn what’s top of mind for its customers, the key IT challenges they are facing and how Versa Networks’ approach to integrated security is helping drive business and customer success. The Fortinet Fabric-Ready Partner Spotlight is a series of blogs that highlights the great work and achievements of Fortinet’s Fabric-Ready technical partners. Tell us a bit about Ribbon’s business and the types of customers that you serve. Ribbon is a company... [Read More]
by RSS Mykola Konrad  |  Nov 09, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Security Q & A
Jon Bove recently rejoined Fortinet as vice president of channel sales. We sat down with Jon to get his perspective on his new role and learn about what he envisions for partners going forward with Fortinet. [Read More]
by RSS Jon Bove, John Welton  |  Oct 31, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Security Q & A
This week, Fortinet hosted Fast and Secure in Dallas, Texas. Almost 200 Service Providers, influencers, and decision makers attended this event to discuss the impact that the transition to a digital economy and new digital business models are having on their business. We sat down with Matt Pley, Fortinet’s Vice President of Cloud, Carriers, Service Providers, & Strategic Accounts to get his key takeaways from the event. [Read More]
by RSS Matt Pley, John Welton  |  Oct 11, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Security Q & A
Fortinet recently talked with Michael Dierickx, director of security engineering and information security officer, about Panasonic Avionics’ security priorities and the tools they use to keep customers’ information safe on today’s connected aircraft.  [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Aug 09, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Security Q & A
Q: You joined Fortinet recently after three decades in cybersecurity roles in government, including most recently the NSA. What has that experience taught you about the nature and scope of the threats that organizations face these days? Some people say that street cops and detectives see an especially negative view of humanity, because, more often than not, they are called to assist with an unlawful or sad situation.  Similarly, coming from the foreign intelligence business, you get a first-hand view of what foreign adversaries aspire to... [Read More]
by RSS Darlene Gannon  |  Jul 18, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Security Q & A