Episode 36: What to Expect When You’re Expecting Cyber Threats in 2021
Start 2021 off with a bang – or a Ping in our case – as we podcast our way through some cyber threats to look out for in the new year. Andrew & Kevin go through predictions from top security experts at Fortinet’s FortiGuard Labs, Sophos, Barracuda, and WatchGuard. What did they find? Plenty of network security hazards face us in 2021, from evolving ransomware and phishing campaigns, to continued remote work vulnerabilities.
And for a more in depth look at WatchGuard’s predictions, check out Episode 34.
In headlines, the news about the FireEye/SolarWinds/federal government/Russia cyber breach keeps coming. And then, learn why fear may not be the right factor in cybersecurity training. Finally, hear about a new type of swatting that uses smart doorbells and home security cameras.
Oh, and Happy New Year!!
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Fortinet’s FortiGuard security solutions were built to balance performance and protection across all of Fortinet’s security platforms. Whether you’re deploying a FortiGate, a FortiDDoS appliance, or a FortiWifi for wireless networking, you can access a comprehensive range of services that weave seamlessly together, forming the Fortinet Security Fabric. The Fortinet Security Fabric delivers protection and unparalleled visibility into every segment, device, and appliance operating on your network.
The individual tools found within the Fortinet Security Fabric automatically synchronize to enforce policies, coordinate responses, and provide intuitive management & reporting tools through a single console. This Security Fabric is broad, integrated, and automated. Below, you can view which services are available on your Fortinet products.
What Is Included in FortiGuard Bundles?
Firewalls.com offers two distinct tiers of Fortinet bundles for your FortiGate firewall: the UTM Protection Bundle and the more advanced Enterprise Protection Bundle. Each of the bundles includes a range of security services designed to tackle the most advanced Internet threats facing networks in 2018. This includes AntiVirus, AntiSpam, Advanced Malware Protection, Content Filtering, Sandboxing, AntiSpam, Email Security, Botnet Protection, & more. And with the highly-lauded FortiGuard Labs team constantly updating your services with machine learning & an ever-expanding database of malware signatures, you can rest assured that your security infrastructure is not only robust but modernized to the minute with regular, automated updates. Below you can view a diagram outlining how the latest protection against advanced threats is rolled out from FortiGuard Labs, to the cloud, and on to your FortiGate appliance.
Note: Firewalls.com also offers separate FortiCare Contracts for support, firmware updates, hardware return options, & technical resources.
Enterprise-Grade Protection with FortiGuard
The FortiGuard Enterprise Protection Bundle includes three additional services that the UTM Bundle lacks. Fortinet’s Security Rating, Industrial DB Signatures, and FortiCASB give the extra edge that large-scale enterprises and highly distributed networks need to fully secure their large and complex attack surfaces.
Security Rating DB – The FortiGuard Security Rating DB is intended to guide customers in designing and maintaining the optimal network security infrastructure for their organization’s unique needs. This series of audits analyzes your Fortinet Security Fabric deployment to identify vulnerabilities, bottlenecks, & potential blind spots. Similar to Firewalls.com’s Health Check Service!
Industrial Signature Database – The FortiGuard Industrial DB Signatures provides visibility and control to hundreds of industrial applications and allows the use of custom applications. Industrial DB supports most major Industrial Control System manufacturers and delivers real-time threat intelligence updates.
FortiCASB – Fortinet’s cloud-based Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) provides much needed visibility and threat protection into the SaaS and cloud-based applications that enterprises increasingly employ. FortiCASB lends the ability to enforce network policies with API-based access to cloud applications.
How To Buy a Fortinet FortiGate
Firewalls.com offers a variety of FortiGate products and service bundles including the FortiGuard UTM Protection Bundle and the FortiGuard Enterprise Protection Bundle. The best way to navigate your options, though, is to check out our 2021 Fortinet Buyer’s Guide!