Technologies Community Blog

Today we announced Fortinet Fabric Connectors – an exciting expansion of our Fabric-Ready Program to drive deeper integration into partner and third-party technology platforms. Our customers with multi-vendor environments (which are the majority of enterprises worldwide) will benefit significantly from this new open integration approach to security delivered by Fortinet Fabric Connectors. To address the complexities of today’s ecosystem and help reduce security gaps, Fortinet is expanding ...
2 comments
Fortinet is releasing version 8.4 of our FortiWLM software.  This version implements an all new easy to use UI layout that puts all the content at your fingertips with no piece of data more than two clicks away. As part of the new UI, the dashboard can be customized to allow you to choose the statistics and parameters that are most important for you to see.   Filtering options allow you to further refine the results displayed in the dashlets. New locationing features have been added to ...
0 comments
Fortinet has completed release of new additions to our Outdoor Access Point line up with 3 new models, including our first internal antenna model to feature 11ac radios.  All of these Access Points can withstand outdoor environments with certified IP67 industrial grade protection. The FAP-222E is a value tier 2x2 11ac access point with external antennas: The FAP-224E is our first 11ac internal antenna IP67 Access Point: The FAP-U422EV is a 4x4 11ac IP67 Access Point in our Universal ...
0 comments
Knowing where people are, where they’ve been, and how they’re moving around a location is of ever increasing importance to customer in Retail, Healthcare, and Education just to name a few.  FortiPresence Lite provides location analytics information in an easy to use and deploy web based solution. This lite version of our location analytics solution is free to use within certain limitations.  The user can configure at most 5 sites per account and the data collection is limited to 7 days of ...
2 comments
Fortinet has released FortiWLC code version 8.4.  This release primarily adds support for new models in our FAP-U line of Universal Access Points.  Support has also been added for the Simple Service Discovery Protocol (SSDP) which will improve Chromecast discovery.  A DNS configuration option is now supported for FortiGate discovery.  Finally new certifications have been added for some AP models (for a full listing, please refer to the WLC 8.4 release notes
0 comments
Fortinet has further expanded our lineup of 11ac Universal APs with the release of the FAP-U221EV, FAP-U223EV, and the FAP-U24JEV.  These new value tier APs feature 2x2 802.11ac radios. The FAP-U221EV and FAP-U223EV are dual radio models with internal and external antennas respectively.  Both AP models also feature a built in BLE radio. The FAP-U24JEV is a low cost single radio wall plate form factor AP.  The radio on the FAP-U24JEV can be configured to operate as a 2x2:2 radio on a single ...
0 comments
We are announcing the FortiGate 6000F series, a new class of ultra-high performance threat protection appliances.   Fortinet is introducing a new line of ultra-high performance NGFW appliance series to address enterprise edge and data center consolidation needs for very high levels of threat protection and SSL inspection in a compact easy to use form factor.   The 6000F series includes two models - the 6300F and the 6500F NGFW appliance. Both models support identical network configurations, ...
0 comments
Fortinet unveiled our latest Quarterly Threat Report this week looking at global trends from Q3, 2017.  The research reveals that high botnet reoccurrence rates and an increase of automated malware demonstrate that cybercriminals are leveraging common exploits combined with automated attack methods at unprecedented speed and scale. For a detailed view of the findings and some important takeaways read our blog  or news release . You can also view the video or infographic here . See ...
0 comments
Accelerate 18 is Fortinet's flagship event where IT security professionals can learn about the latest strategies and technologies to protect against threats and mitigate risk. Attendees will explore new solutions, network and learn from peers, and of course, have a bit of Vegas-style fun along the way. Register now and mark your calendars. Date:  February 26, 2018 - March 01, 2018 Venue:  The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Registration Info:  Click Here to Register Early ...
0 comments
Fortinet today unveiled our latest quarterly Threat Landscape Report looking at Q2 2017 threat landscape trends.  The report reveals that poor cybersecurity hygiene and risky application usage enables destructive worm-like attacks to take advantage of hot exploits at record speed. Adversaries are spending less time developing ways to break in, and instead are focusing on leveraging automated and intent-based tools to infiltrate with more impact to business continuity. Here is what Fortinet ...
0 comments
Fortinet CFO Drew Del Matto shares his perspective on cybersecurity and GDPR. You can read the full article on CSO.com .   Excerpts: The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the European Union’s response to the risks associated with the increased role that technology now plays in everyday life. GDPR was ratified by member states in April 2016, and goes into effect on May 25, 2018. Although it is an EU regulation, it also applies to any organization –regardless of their ...
0 comments
Fortinet's annual mid-year check-in with Global Security Strategist Derek Manky (FortiGuard Labs) is live. This is an update to our yearly predictions  rolled out at the beginning of each year.    More Information! Read can read Derek's blog , an article in  CSO.com , and a Dark Reading  byline about the topic.   Excerpts: Technology is making our lives easier. We have access to unprecedented levels of information, resources, social media, and entertainment ...
0 comments

Profile of Ken Xie in Forbes

Forbes contributor Peter High interviews Fortinet CEO Ken Xie discussing his industry vision for cybersecurity and entrepreneurial path as a founder and CEO.  You can read the full article on Forbes.com . You can access a podcast audio version here .   Some excerpts from the feature below.  "Cyber security is a dynamic space. The user faces different challenges every year because there are always new applications and data. We estimate that in the last 10 years, data ...
0 comments
Fortinet has been named a leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls.  This report acknowledges the ‘completeness’ of our  Security Fabric vision , along with our ability to execute, as factors for our advanced placement. We believe the Magic Quadrant results provide a great opportunity to highlight key innovations that are driving our vision for the future of enterprise firewalls.   FortiGate   is the most patented security solution in the world. Its ...
0 comments
Fortinet has just announced our next Threat Landscape Report. The research reveals visibility and control of distributed infrastructures have diminished as a number of potential attack vectors continue to grow.  This demonstrates that highly automated cyber defenses are critical to mitigate pervasive “Cybercrime-as-a-Service” attacks.    Read Phil Quade’s CISO level perspective:  “In the past year, highly-publicized cybersecurity incidents have raised public awareness of how ...
0 comments
WannaCryptOr or "WannaCry" is a new family of ransomware (a cybersecurity threat class that locks computer files and systems unless a payment is made). This threat class is estimated to have cost organizations an estimated $1 billion in ransoms, as attack volume increased 100x from three years ago. This particular family has quickly become major news around the world as its impacts have gone well beyond the financial or healthcare sectors.   Fortunately, there are several preventive ...
0 comments
Today, INTERPOL announced that a  new operation  across the ASEAN region, built around threat intelligence provided by Fortinet and other public and private sector security organizations, has resulted in the identification of nearly 9,000 Command and Control (C2) servers and hundreds of compromised websites, including government portals. Fortinet has partnered with  INTERPOL  over the past two years to assist in identifying and thwarting cybercrime. Read what Fortinet's Derek Manky ...
0 comments
Vodafone today announced a new global relationship with Fortinet to launch Vodafone Secure Network Gateway and Secure Remote User Access. These new services enable enterprise customers to buy security as a network feature, without the need for additional hardware, software or licensing - so deployment is simplified and customers are charged on an as-used basis. You can read the full news release in our newsroom . Read comments from  Fortinet Founder, Chairman and CEO Ken Xie:  ...
0 comments
This week Fortinet announced that we have extended the performance, automation, visibility and management of the Fortinet Security Fabric  into all types of cloud environments, spanning private and public Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) clouds to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications. News Overview: Fortinet delivers unmatched cloud security scale, performance and value for private and public clouds with expanded virtualized FortiGate capacities. Enabling enterprises ...
0 comments
FortiCloud has had a Multi Tenancy license for a while now, but with 3.1.2 the capabilities provided by that license have increased dramatically. In previous releases a Multi Tenancy account allowed multiple sub accounts to be created but with no structure to make it easier to organise them. Release 3.1.2 provides a detailed tree structure which allows as many sub branches as you would like to create. For example consider the system shown below:   in this view an admin can view all ...
3 comments