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How to Close the Gap between Executives and Enterprise Security

By Greg LaBrie |   Feb 20, 2020

When it comes to upper level executives and their IT security teams, there seems to be a disconnect when it comes to the level of support IT needs to protect the enterprise. In order to better prevent a security breach from is happening, it’s important that the C-level executives are aware and on the same page with your enterprise security team. Only 12% of C-suite executives expect a major, successful attack on their organization in the next 90 days. In addition, two out of five CEOs, other C-level executives, and non-executive directors feel they are not responsible for the repercussions of a cyber-attack. Any breach that is caused by the void between these important roles has serious costs associated with them.

Fortinet Next Gen Firewall: Security Fabric for the Enterprise

By Michael Thweatt |   Nov 26, 2019

Working to keep up with the speed of business, especially on a global scale, has companies reconsidering how they operate – and digital transformation is at the top of their minds. But despite its wide-ranging advantages, digital transformation also comes with additional risks, and increases the complexity of an already-complex security architecture.

Fortinet Continues To Lead In Firewall and Network Security

By Michael Thweatt |   Oct 24, 2019

The definition of network firewalls has changed. As an increasing number of businesses move toward hybrid networks and begin seeking firewall capabilities in the cloud, cloud vendors are also offering native firewall capabilities to their clients. This year Gartner revised their description of the firewall market to include firewalls with the following features:

Why FortiOS 6.2 Should be at the Core of Your Enterprise Fabric

By Greg LaBrie |   Sep 19, 2019

One of the natural traits of people is to long for the “good old days.” It is that magical era we tend to memorialize as a time when things were simpler and uncomplicated. That is certainly true of network security. Remember when all you had to do was simply protect your network perimeter? Can you even define what your network perimeter is anymore? It’s not so easy to answer that question today.

Manage Cloud Migration Security Concerns with Illumio

By Jay Cardin |   May 28, 2019

Across industry lines, there’s a trend of enterprises moving their applications to the public cloud. The cost of cloud computing and storage have dropped significantly over the past few years, and IT leaders are seeing the value of not owning physical infrastructure.

Why Cisco Talos is a Differentiator for your Enterprise Security Strategy

By Greg LaBrie |   Apr 04, 2019

If your company is undergoing its digital transformation in order to achieve greater levels of agility, scalability, and efficiency, you may have realized the following correlation between size and security. As your digital environment increases, so does the number of attack opportunities into your network. As enterprise density escalates, so does your attack surface. The question then becomes, is the continued exponential growth of our networks today sustainable from a security point of view?

5 Key Requirements For Distributed Enterprise Firewall Security

By Michael Thweatt |   Mar 19, 2019

As enterprises modernize their IT infrastructure to meet evolving business demands the conversation of security is always top of mind. More and more companies are now managing a distributed enterprise, with remote offices and branches that are forcing them to move away from a highly centralized IT model to one that extends to the edge. How will your security strategy have to evolve to meet these new security demands as you’re now securing more than just the perimeter? As one of the emerging leaders in SD-WAN technology, we looked at some tips from Fortinet on this topic. Check out these key requirements for distributed enterprise firewall security.

3 Mistakes To Avoid When Implementing an Enterprise Mobility Solution

By Greg LaBrie |   Jan 24, 2019

Mobile security is reaching a new era of stability and functionality, but watch out for these common mistakes that can threaten the efficiency of your EMM program.

As businesses begin to realize the many benefits of mobility, both in terms of the increased productivity and the improved employee satisfaction that it delivers, the interest in enterprise mobility management (EMM) to organize and secure those efforts increases as well. The road to EMM implementation isn’t an easy one though, as enterprises often face a road fraught with serious complication that can overwhelm or undermine their EMM initiatives, and mobility efforts in general.

Defend Your Enterprise Network with Micro-Segmentation

By Greg LaBrie |   Oct 30, 2018

Data center architectures have continually evolved to meet the needs of mobile, social, big data, and cloud applications--and enterprise security solutions have evolved as well to support the new security needs of these applications in distributed data centers.

Managing Ransomware Attacks: The Best Offense Is A Good Defense

By Michael Thweatt |   Oct 16, 2018

Popping up on prime time television and local news reports, ransomware is so commonplace it has practically become a household phrase. The frequent attacks have made it a focus area for many enterprises because high-profile attacks against them have risen dramatically in the past few years.

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