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 Why should you implement a fully integrated security system?

Why should you implement a fully integrated security system?

13 September 2016

It’s no secret that our digital economy is thriving on its ability to connect users, devices, data and services in order to enhance business value and proposition. In order to make businesses more competitive and agile, many are turning to technologies such as the cloud and IoT, whilst wrestling with projects such as BYOD, virtualisation, and big data. Newer technologies like this ensure organisations are fully responsive to customer needs and today’s ever-evolving market trends, whilst keeping the next generation of employees enabled and motivated. However, with so much valuable information stored and saved within these digital architectures, and with so many ways to access this data, securing such highly dynamic environments can be somewhat of a challenge.

Because modern network environments are so complex, there are a number of security functions that need to be addressed in order to ensure sufficient protection from cyberattacks. Traditionally, businesses have deployed different security products from a range of vendors to ensure each required individual security layer is in place to keep their network safe from harm. However, this commonly leads to inadequate integration and limited threat sharing capabilities, which can in turn lead to vulnerabilities in a company’s overall security architecture.

As cyber attacks grow in volume and sophistication, modern businesses face a daily battle to keep their networks secure without impacting business operation. Therefore business security solutions now need to meet extreme performance requirements, be available on-demand and around the clock and perhaps most importantly, integrate seamlessly. Organisations therefore require a tightly integrated security system that shares intelligence and collaborates to detect, isolate and respond to threats in real time.

Introducing Fortinet’s Security Fabric

Prodec Networks partners with leading security vendor Fortinet. Fortinet have recently unveiled their own Security Fabric designed to provide a tightly integrated set of market-leading security solutions for cloud and local environments.

Fortinet's Senior VP John Maddison recently commented that its new Security Fabric solves many of the issues faced by modern businesses. This is primarily achieved through its collaborative intelligence, which is shared between security devices locally and with global threat intelligence. Its segmentation into functional security zones provides deep and seamless visibility into traffic as it moves across the network. In addition, centrally coordinated universal security policies establish trust levels and distribute policy enforcement across the network – be it local or cloud.

Fortinet’s security fabric uses a cloud-based management tool (FortiManager), a common operating system (FortiOS), and a single threat intelligence source for consistent enforcement (FortiGuard). This allows organisations to weave together a single, integrated security fabric for complete visibility and control access across their entire distributed network environment.

To find out more about Fortinet’s Security Fabric and how it addresses common and complex business security challenges, download the Fortinet Security Fabric whitepaper today.

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