The digital world is littered with harsh adversities that can instigate and perpetrate detrimental effects on both one’s personal life as well as business endeavors. This has always been the case as, wherever any light shines, there must be a shadow.
With the Covid-19 pandemic, most parts of the globe were forced to retreat indoors for safety and protection and the reliance on technology has been and continues to be an integral part in ensuring the continuance of life and business, for the better part of the world. As the digital community expands, so must the strategies and operations in regard to cyber-security. Malicious online characters are ever ready and very opportunistic. Like dark ghouls from the underworld of the digital community, they wait and bait, thus it may be inexcusable to turn a blind eye to the need to safeguard the foundation that houses your organization.
Along the banks of this tumultuous river stands a company that puts the ‘fort’ in fortitude. An unshakeable sentinel in the face of affliction. A sentinel rewarded as a Leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure by receiving the highest scores in both Security-Sensitive WAN and Small Footprint Retail. Fortinet is the unshakeable cyber security expert who works all around the globe and for twenty years has secured the largest enterprise, service provider and government organizations. Truly a figurehead, they span a wide range of security services tailored to protect and secure devices and transactions whether virtual, in the cloud or on premise.
The company has a reputable security fabric that is tight-knit, robust and assured. The platform incorporates a multitude of facets. Cloud infrastructure to secure applications and connectivity through controlled access and visibility, various security operations that apply advanced threat intelligence to detect and respond to sophisticated malware and extended security to WLAN/LAN with the deployment of a Secure SD branch. They also provide protection of key business applications, zero-trust network access for organizations to control what and who is on the network, visibility, control and protection of all end-points and devices within the network, and a fabric management center to assimilate and collaborate workflows and orchestration across the security fabric system.
It is of no wonder that Fortinet stands out as the cyber security mogul. One of the key components that stands out with the company is their adept response to threats. This nature was carried into their Covid-19 Response as the company are commendable in their focus to protect the health and ensure continuance of productivity both within the organization’s internal and external environment.
“We have implemented measures designed to help ensure business continuity across all of Fortinet’s functional teams, including manufacturing and support. We are committed to helping our customers quickly transition to an effective and secure teleworker strategy of their own without incremental costs,” says Founder and CEO of Fortinet, Ken Xie.
This much is true. Fortinet seeks to aid customers in transitioning into an efficient teleworker strategy through the deployment of up-to-date technologies and tools needed to rapidly secure a teleworker solution, all within the FortiGate security platforms, with no additional hardware or licensing investments. The company also provided their FortiClient VPN solution free of charge to ensure security to remote workers across the network and have also offered their Fortinet NSE training program which encapsulates essential cyber-security awareness education taught through free online courses both to partners and now customers. Additionally, Fortinet’s technical team are within range to provide IT teams with any additional resources and support they may need.
Oh, but there’s more. The company has offered various commitments to several parties in and around the organizations. These commitments have served as cautionary steps such as implementation of a remote worker policy, increase in their donation matching program to support the community through non-profit organizations battling the harsh effects of Covid-19, and free cyber skills training courses. These are just some of the ways on which the company stands out as an expert in solutions and security to preserve and propel the continuation of business and livelihood.
The cyber-security firm is also appreciated as a proud sponsor for the CIO100 Awards and Symposium. “Fortinet has been a key sponsor of CIO events across 2020,” remarks Imran Chaudhrey, Fortinet’s Country Manager EA. This is an event with a multitude of valuable facets and this year, one of them is to commemorate various organizations that stood in the face of, and demonstrated an impressive amount of resilience in this era of uncertainty as well as who incorporated creative and innovative approached to cyber-security and risk management.
The 100, in CIO 100, represent a culmination of organizations and their commendable teams who use smart technology to their inventive advantages which then transcend into growth of business value, economy, interpersonal relationships with various customers and overall digital enhancement of the market. “A number of these game changing organizations have adopted Fortinet and there is no better channel to celebrate these achievements,” Imran adds.
Quite true, indeed. The event serves as an exceedingly inspirational insight to the possibilities, opportunities and achievements that are bound to a constant stride into the future. It’s an exciting bustle of powerful CIO’s, tech-savvy innovators, honored peers and technology enthusiasts all meeting in one place to witness the progress and celebration of the technological business industry. “We feel this event helps celebrate organizations that are constantly adopting new technology to stay ahead of the game,” agrees Imran.
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