Fortinet News

Lessons Learned From Zero Day Hunters
Fortinet News, April 30th, 2021
The cyber threat landscape can be highly unpredictable. Security teams today have been spread increasingly thin, often face multiple threats on multiple fronts

"Things like ransomware, sophisticated malware, and phishing attacks are targeting vulnerabilities in the core network, home offices, IoT devices, cloud networks, DevOps environments, and the digital supply chain. But perhaps the most challenging of what threat hunters face are zero day attacks. Because they exploit unknown vulnerabilities or use previously unknown methods, they can be very difficult to detect before it's too late.

Fortunately, there are ways to identify these threats and stay ahead of cybercriminals. And who better to learn how to find and neutralize these attacks than professional zero day hunters? FortiGuard Labs' Jonas Walker and Douglas Santos share some perspective about how FortiGuard Labs proactively discovers zero day vulnerabilities, and what others can learn from their experience..."


Introducing Fortiextender 511F
Fortinet News, April 29th, 2021
5G is enabling Wireless WAN technologies (WWAN) to become ultra-fast, accelerating the ability for organizations to become more distributed

"From industrial operational technology (OT) to IT applications, enterprise and mobile network operators (MNOs) can now provide organizations with advanced cellular technology that makes WWAN not only a useful, but often times a more sensible means of connecting business operations to the internet-especially when compared to conventional WAN infrastructure options. And as the now common 'work from anywhere' enterprise culture becomes the new normal, the need to implement a reliable, high-performance WAN infrastructure that can reach out to even the most distributed users or support most resource-intensive applications and services will only continue..."

Total revenue of $710.3 million, up 23% year over year; Product revenue of $240.7 million, up 25% year over year

Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021.

'We delivered strong revenue and billings growth in the first quarter while investing to increase market share across our existing businesses and drive growth in newer product areas such as 5G, SASE, and SD-WAN,' said Ken Xie, Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer. 'Fortinet's platform of on-premise and cloud security products is resonating with new and existing customers, confirmed by our highest quarterly product revenue growth in five years. With good visibility and strong business momentum, we are pleased to raise our full year guidance.'


BT Combines Global Connectivity and Cyber Expertise with Fortinet Secure SD-WAN, which Converges Security and Networking to Reduce Complexity and Cost

"BT is launching a new managed secure SD-WAN service powered by Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, offering organizations networking and security in a single converged solution. The move highlights both companies' commitment to delivering secure networking solutions that enable digital transformation.

SD-WAN allows organizations of all sizes to improve application and user experience while enabling the flexibility and cost benefits of a hybrid network. However, the network transformation made possible by SD-WAN leads to a wider attack surface, meaning traditional perimeter-based security is insufficient. Organizations that have chosen to solve this issue by overlaying security as an afterthought are realizing they have introduced unnecessary cost, complexity, and cyber risk into their network..."


The Fortinet Security Fabric Protects 5G Ecosystems, Integrates SASE and Provides Zero Trust Access with the New FortiGate 7121F and Wireless WAN Connectivity with FortiExtender 511F-5G

Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced the new FortiGate 7121F and FortiExtender 511F-5G to further secure and accelerate 5G adoption. Powered by Fortinet's proprietary SPU ASICs, the FortiGate 7121F delivers the highest-performing security necessary for 5G networks and enterprise Zero Trust Access, while FortiExtender 511F-5G provides wireless WAN connectivity for SD-WAN and SASE solutions.

5G Network Ecosystem Expands the Attack Surface

5G will enable transformation and innovation for both the enterprise and mobile network operators (MNOs). To unleash its full potential, a new 5G ecosystem, including operational technology (OT) and industrial control vendors and public cloud vendors, is being formed to create new sets of applications and services that will drive this transformation for the industrial enterprise. This expanded 5G ecosystem introduces additional edges and expands the digital attack surface, posing new cybersecurity risks. These new risks need to be addressed to avoid business disruptions and to ensure low latency and the highest reliability and scalability without sacrificing end-to-end security and compliance.

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