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Fortinet Malaysia shows off Security Fabric to address 'Digital Economy' concerns

AvantiKumar | May 30, 2016
Fortinet's Michelle Ong said the new architecture is critical to tackle security from IoT to cloud networks.

Michelle Ong, Country Manager for Malaysia, Fortinet 

Photo - Michelle Ong, Country Manager, Fortinet Malaysia


Network cyber security specialist Fortinet has unveiled a scalable new architecture called Security Fabric to help protect Malaysian organisations with pervasive cybersecurity.

Fortinet Malaysia's country manager Michelle Ong said Fabric Security "is critical to support business development and innovation in the Digital Economy era. Today's digital economy connects more users, devices, applications, and data than ever before to drive business value. Billions of new IP-enabled, non-user IoT [Internet of Things] devices are transmitting vast amounts of data traversing wired and wireless access points, through both public and private networks, and across traditional and cloud infrastructures."

"Pervasive digitisation continues to redefine business, while technology trends like IoT and cloud computing are blurring the edges of the network today," added Ong. "Unfortunately, many enterprises continue to rely on security strategies developed decades ago that can no longer support the ever-increasing speed of business."

"Unlike platforms loosely coupled at the management level, the security fabric weaves together highly sophisticated hardware and software, enabling direct communication between solutions for a unified and rapid response to threats," she said.

Organisations need to implement a tightly coordinated security strategy that can see and govern this data across an entire borderless network without compromising agility or performance, said Ong, adding that Security Fabric, an integrated, collaborative, and adaptive architecture, has been  designed to deliver distributed security for global enterprises.

"With Security Fabric, Malaysian organisations will benefit from Fortinet's latest architecture with seamless protection across the expanding attack surface, and, the power to take on ever increasing performance requirements of the borderless network - today and into the future," she said.

Ong said Fortinet has been working closely with Global Alliance Partners, as well as the industry, to develop open APIs across the entire fabric, giving enterprises the flexibility to deploy Fortinet solutions alongside existing or new security technologies for integrated protection. Most recently, Fortinet has partnered with Carbon Black to provide enterprise customers with security automation, intelligence, and control through integration with the ATP Framework.


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