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As network leaders assess their SD-WAN options, however, what is often missing from their deliberations is how to adequately address security risks. SD-WAN vendors are increasingly embedding security features into their offerings, but these tend to be basic, Layer 3 network controls and not the robust security functions that these environments require. [Read More]
by RSS Nirav Shah  |  Jan 11, 2018  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
Securing the entire distributed infrastructure using single set of integrated security protocols and complementary policies require a Security Fabric approach built around interconnected security tools. Such an integrated fabric is able to span the entire network, and then dynamically adapt as network infrastructures adjust to meet changing data and workload needs. And it needs to do all of this at the speed of digital business.  [Read More]
by RSS Ken Xie  |  Nov 30, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Industry Trends
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
When the first firewalls were developed and deployed, their primary role was to act as sentinels monitoring traffic moving into, and sometimes out of the network. These devices would look at packets, network addresses, and ports to determine if data should be allowed through or blocked. A good analogy is airline travel. In the first few iterations of the firewall, data was simply checked to see if it had a ticket, and if its credentials were in order it were allowed to board the plane. Then application traffic took off, and first generation firewalls... [Read More]
by RSS Nirav Shah  |  Sep 28, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
Because financial services organizations are at an inherently greater risk due to the sensitive nature of the data they store, and the often-monetary motivations of cybercriminals, they are keenly aware of the damage that can result from a data breach. Data shows that the financial services sector was the most frequently targeted industry in 2016, with attacks increasing 29 percent year-over-year. In light of these attacks, along with increased government regulations, financial services firms are ramping up their security measures. In fact, a... [Read More]
by RSS Bill Hogan  |  Aug 10, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Network security has become increasingly complicated for financial services providers due to the popularity of the Internet of Things (IoT) and consumer desire to access valuable data on various mobile devices. [Read More]
by RSS Bill Hogan  |  Aug 03, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
One of the biggest security challenges organizations face is sorting through solutions from literally hundreds of vendors in the IT market to find the one that is going to provide them with the best protection at a cost they can afford. Each of these vendors claims to solve critical security issues, and they use volumes of white papers and marketing campaigns to promote their solutions. Of course, proper security is essential. As networks continue to expand and become more complex, organizations are increasingly reliant on effective... [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Jul 26, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
Ransomware has recently reasserted itself into the public eye in a big way. The May cyberattack carried out by the malware WannaCry was one of the worst ransomware attacks ever, affecting over 300,000 computers operating MS Windows around the world. Unfortunately, the attack has once again demonstrated that far too many organizations do not have an effective security protocol in place, or do not take it seriously until after disaster strikes. In this case, the Microsoft vulnerability exploited by WannaCry had been patched in March, but many users... [Read More]
by RSS Amy Thompson  |  Jul 11, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
By now, you will have all heard about the rampant spread of ransomware through countless press pieces, blog articles, and far too often, the outrageous claims of some security vendors. But let’s stop and think for a minute or two. How did these attacks happen? Are companies focusing on valid threats, fixing the right problems, or developing correct processes? Have so-called disruptive technologies disrupted our thinking? Let’s not go tactical. Instead, we need to consider, “what is our best strategy?” Ever since the... [Read More]
by RSS Michael Xie  |  Jul 06, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Security and IT professionals at large enterprises across all industries are faced with the daily task of having to secure an expanding attack surface. Vulnerable points of entry used to live within the organization’s walls, where firewalls and inline security tools could protect them. But networks have now evolved into a constantly evolving, borderless environment thanks to cloud usage, the Internet of Things (IoT), and an increasingly mobile workforce. Technological advances, paired with a surge of digitally savvy employees flooding the... [Read More]
by RSS Bill Hogan  |  May 12, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends