Hosts a conference to demonstrate FortiOS 6.0 and its over 200 new capabilities to automate security operations and protect the digital attack surface

Smart Technologies (BD) Ltd., Bangladesh’s leading value added IT distributor, held a knowledge sharing forum for their customers on Fortinet’s Security Fabric at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon, Dhaka. IT Heads from finance, telecom and software industry were in attendance to learn about the latest innovations to the Security Fabric that can help protect their networks from sophisticated threats.

Michael Joseph – Regional Director System Engineering, SAARC, at Fortinet, and Navin Mehra, Regional Director, India at Fortinet shared their expertise at the conference and spoke about the emerging threat landscape and security trends.

Speaking at the conference, Michael Joseph highlighted: “Digital transformation is creating new operating and service delivery models that provide undeniable value to users through technologies such as IoT, mobile computing and cloud-based services, generating a vast digital attack surface. As the speed and scale of cyber threats expands, security must take on its own transformation by integrating into all areas of digital technology and be able to translate user intent into automated business response. FortiOS 6.0 delivers more than 200 new features and capabilities that were designed to provide the broad visibility, integrated threat intelligence and automated response required for digital business.”

The Fortinet Security Fabric is an integrated and automated security framework designed to protect today’s dynamic networks. It provides the broad visibility, integrated detection of advanced threats, and automated response, combined with the continuous trust assessment required to secure today’s digital business. The Fortinet Security Fabric is powered by FortiOS 6.0, the world’s most deployed network security operating system. With FortiOS 6.0, enterprises will benefit from new levels of security operations automation and advanced protections for their expanding digital attack surfaces. Enhanced features of the operating system includes:

  • Industry-leading secure SD-WAN functionality, threat detection services, and expanded visibility from IoT to multi-cloud networks protect the vast attack surface resulting from digital transformation (DX) strategies.

 

  • New automated lifecycle workflows, attack surface hardening services, with customized ranking and industry benchmarking, deliver the next level of NOC/SOC management.

 

  • Business, network and entity level tagging functionality enable business precise segmentation, providing the critical building blocks for intent-based network security.

 

“We live in a time of increased connectivity where devices that were not traditionally part of the network are quickly being adopted into the IT ecosystem to create greater convenience, opportunities and to fuel innovation. However, the end result of this is a more complex network with an expanded attack surface that attracts advanced threats,” said Shahed Kamal, Director-Enterprise Business at Smart Technologies (BD) Ltd. “This can create a dilemma for companies on whether to choose innovation or security that can ultimately stifle their growth. Hence we saw it as vital to educate our customers on the latest security innovation from Fortinet that will allow them to meet the challenges of today and power their tomorrow.”

Fortinet secures the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organizations around the world. Fortinet empowers its customers with intelligent, 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. The Fortinet Security Fabric architecture delivers security features without compromise to address the most critical security challenges, whether in networked, application, cloud or mobile environments.

Smart Technologies (BD) Ltd is one of the largest ICT distribution companies of Bangladesh dealing with hardware, software, networking goods & enterprise business. Smart Technologies (BD) Ltd is the authorized distributor of more than 60 different renowned ICT Brands for Bangladesh market.


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