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|Fortinet Extends Security Fabric Protection into the Internet of Things|
|Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 01:09:02 PM|
Fortinet Announces Security Fabric Capabilities to Arm Enterprises with Visibility and Control to Defend Against Rising Threats from IoT
SUNNYVALE, Calif., January 31, 2017
Phil Quade, chief information security officer at Fortinet “Malicious cyber actors have been increasingly targeting the billions of IoT devices online today, essentially turning the Internet of Things into an Internet of Threats. It’s critical that today’s enterprises implement security solutions that can identify, understand, and protect their infrastructures from the massive attack surfaces created by IoT. The Fortinet Security Fabric arms enterprises with proven security capabilities today, while providing a foundation for the visibility and automation required to maintain an effective IoT cybersecurity posture in the future.”
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, today announced the extension of the Fortinet Security Fabric to defend enterprises against the exponentially increasing cyber threats posed by the Internet of Things (IoT). Fortinet’s Security Fabric delivers the visibility, integration, control and infrastructure scale required to successfully defend the complex attack surfaces created by the ongoing proliferation of IoT devices.
A Security Fabric is Necessary to Defend Against IoT’s Massive Volume and Scale
Recent IoT-based attacks have revealed the sheer volume and ease by which billions of devices can be weaponized and used to disrupt the digital economies of entire countries and millions of users. These issues are compounded by the lack of basic security features and management capabilities in many IoT devices.
This is a major challenge for enterprises today whose data needs to remain secure as it traverses many types of devices and environments, from tablets to cloud applications. Current point products and platform security solutions lack the visibility and wider network integration necessary to see, let alone secure, the IoT attack surface.
The Fortinet Security Fabric Expands to Meet Today’s IoT Security Requirements
To successfully defend the massive scope of IoT and the cloud, organizations need to implement a Security Fabric that scales the entire infrastructure for comprehensive visibility, segmentation, and end-to-end protection. Enterprises need to consider three strategic network security capabilities to harden their infrastructure against IoT threats:
Fortinet’s Security Fabric is trusted by some of the largest enterprises and government organizations in the world to secure their critical IoT devices, spanning industrial applications and public utilities.
Security Fabric Automation is the Key to A Secure Future for IoT
Fortinet has laid the foundation for its continued innovation with its Security Fabric vision to deliver Intent-Based Network Security. With Intent-Based Network Security, enterprises can automate the execution of their IoT strategy and operations by translating business needs into synchronized network security actions without human intervention. Fortinet is actively driving the development of IoT security innovation and already holds dozens of issued and pending IoT security patents.