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|Fortinet Delivers Integrated NOC-SOC Solution to Automate IT Processes and Security Response|
|Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:06:56 AM|
New management and analytics solution integrates Network Operations Center (NOC) and Security Operations Center (SOC) to bridge gap across silos; ServiceNow collaboration automates workflows and security response
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – RSA Conference - Apr 16, 2018
John Maddison, senior vice president of Products and Solutions at Fortinet
“Both security and IT teams are challenged by resource constraints, yet workloads and the rate of cyber threats continue to rise in scope and complexity. As the industry faces a cyber talent shortage and the pressure to maintain operational efficiency and security efficacy is critical for digital business, a new approach is needed that brings visibility and control into the NOC with workflow and response automation in the SOC. Fortinet is introducing a customized NOC-SOC solution that bridges the gap across IT disciplines to achieve broad and automated security response.”
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced at the RSA Conference 2018, the industry’s first purpose-built NOC-SOC solution that bridges workflows, analysis and automated response across operational and security processes.
Bridging the Gap Between Silos Requires Automated, Integrated Network & Security Operations
According to a recent Global Information Security Workforce Study, the cybersecurity workforce gap is expected to reach 1.8 million by 2022, where 66% of the respondents reported not having enough workers to address current threats. As IT increasingly supports complex applications that are spread across systems in multiple locations, from on-premises data centers to the public cloud, the workforce shortage and complexity of these new environments demands a new approach to security management.
Integration across security disciplines – not merely products – enables a greater level of visibility, control and operational management. Fortinet’s new NOC-SOC solution combines the latest capabilities of FortiManager, FortiAnalyzer and FortiSIEM, coalescing the operational context of the NOC, such as appliance status, network performance and application availability, with the security insights of the SOC, including breach identification, stopping data exfiltration, and uncovering compromised hosts.
This level of management and automation crosses traditional siloed functions, allowing each team to operate with the benefit of the other’s perspective. In this new model, once a threat is identified, the SOC teams have a real-time view of all assets, their current state and who owns them, allowing them to immediately understand the scope of the threat and automatically orchestrate action to remediate damage.
This intersection and overlap in operations and security is paramount for the defensive posture and risk management of today’s dynamic business environments. The new features and capabilities in the Fortinet Security Fabric that provide integrated NOC and SOC functionality include: