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Fortinet News, November 17th, 2021
Another year, another cyber Monday-and another opportunity for cybercriminals.

"But, the 2021 holiday shopping season is already expected to pose more challenges. Shoppers are expected to descend upon e-commerce as many sought-after items could be in short supply. As a result, both consumers and retailers must be especially wary of opportunistic scammers who will offer too-good-to-miss deals in order to steal sensitive information and profit off their victims' losses..."

Today, we are pleased to announce that Fortinet has become the first vendor to offer customers a converged next-generation firewall and secure SD-WAN solution that can be deployed and run natively inside Azure Virtual WAN.

Achieved via the integration of FortiGate-VM, this offering expands our already broad coverage of cloud on-ramp and security use cases and further simplifies management and deployment of secure SD-WAN solutions across hybrid and multi-cloud environments. FortiGate-VM offers the same industry-leading next-generation firewall, Secure SD-WAN, and IPS capabilities as those found in our award-winning FortiGate appliances. And, as part of the Fortinet Security Fabric, our broad, integrated, and automated cybersecurity mesh platform, customers get the benefit of consistent policies and visibility across their hybrid and multi-cloud environments.

Wired and wireless local area network (LAN) infrastructure technologies are among the oldest and most established in the networking industry

Even so, we believe there is always room for innovation. To that end, our vision for wired and wireless networking leverages Fortinet's ground-breaking Security-Driven Networking approach and AIOps, which evolve our LAN Edge solution beyond typical market offerings. Specifically, we leverage extensive, deployment-wide data for better outcomes and break down technology silos for intelligent networking. This reduces complexity, lowers costs, ensures consistent user experiences, and tightens security.

As networks become more complex and distributed, seeing and responding to threats has become increasingly difficult

This has led to security sprawl that complicates management, fragments visibility, and limits the ability of organizations to respond effectively to threats. That's due, in part, to today's enterprises having deployed an average of 45 security solutions across their network, making any sort of centralized management nearly impossible. And worse, detecting and responding to a cyber incident requires coordination across 19 of those tools, leading to complex workarounds that need to be constantly managed and reconfigured every time a device is upgraded.

According to FortiGuard Labs, 2022 is shaping up to be a banner year for cybercriminals, with ransomware on the rise and an unprecedented number of attackers lining up to find a victim

Attacks will continue to span the entire attack surface, leaving IT teams scrambling to cover every possible avenue of attack. This will be incredibly challenging because the attack surface will simultaneously be expanding as organizations transition to more hybrid environments and workspaces, adopt more AI and ML-based technologies, develop new connectivity options, and deploy additional business-critical applications and devices into the cloud. By understanding what the future may hold in relation to cyber threats, we give ourselves the best possible chance of defeating them.

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