DARKReading: Tips for A Streamlined Transition to Zero Trust (Oct. 5th)
Fortinet News

Around the world, retail banks face a stark choice: digitize or lose to innovative challenger banks and fintechs. One large cooperative bank is tackling this challenge head-on through a comprehensive digital transformation program spanning its data centers and 200-plus branch locations.

Now two years into its transformation journey, the bank is reinventing its digital and customer experiences through compelling new services while empowering its remote workers to access private applications securely and efficiently.

Converging Networking and Security with Fortinet

The bank's network is fundamental to realizing its goals. However, its legacy local area and wide area networks (LAN/WAN) lacked the breadth and depth of capabilities required for a digital- and cloud-first world. The company, therefore launched a search for a new partner to help prepare its network for the digital age.

Technology alliance partnership between industry leaders aims to deliver cloud-native security protections for joint customers

Fortine and security, and Wiz, provider of the top-ranked Cloud Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP), today announced that Wiz has joined the Fortinet Fabric-Ready Technology Alliance Partner Program and Fortinet has joined the Wiz Integration (WIN) Program. The two companies have jointly developed an integrated solution to help enterprises protect their cloud workload environments with leading network security from Fortinet and leading cloud security from Wiz.

Originbotnet Spreads Via Malicious Word Document
Fortinet News , Monday, September 11,2023
In August, FortiGuard Labs obtained a Word document containing a malicious URL designed to entice victims to download a malware loader. This loader employs a binary padding evasion strategy that adds null bytes to increase the file's size to 400 MB.

The payloads of this loader include OriginBotnet for keylogging and password recovery, RedLine Clipper for cryptocurrency theft, and AgentTesla for harvesting sensitive information. Figure 1 illustrates the comprehensive attack flow.

In this blog, we examine the various stages of how the file is deployed and delve into the specifics of the malware it delivers.

Unified Management Is The Key to Single-Vendor SASE
Fortinet News , Wednesday, September 13,2023
It's no secret that SASE has skyrocketed in popularity in recent years due in large part to how the solution provides strong threat protection and secure access no matter where a user, device, or application is located. This is no small feat, especially in the work-from-anywhere (WFA) era, where employees are logging in from a coffee shop one day and the office the next.

Because of the popularity of SASE, many vendors are trying to get a piece of the pie and are making strong claims about their offerings that may fall short in practice. One of the most misunderstood SASE features is unified management, which empowers organizations with a simple management console for their entire solution-both the networking and security components. Because this is such an important element of any SASE deployment, customers need to understand how to cut through the marketing chatter and procure the best solution for their needs.

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