Fortinet Acquires Bradford Networks

Fortinet Acquires Bradford Networks

On June 4th, Fortinet announced they were acquiring Bradford Networks. Strengthening the Fortinet Security Fabric and extend segmentation and security to the edge of the enterprise network including Internet of Things (IoT). This purchase comes during a time of increased network traffic and an increase in the number of devices on a network. According to a recent Forrester study, 82% of companies surveyed are unable to identify all devices accessing their networks....

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Solving the Industrial IoT Challenge: How Manufacturing Companies Can Keep Devices Secure

Solving the Industrial IoT Challenge: How Manufacturing Companies Can Keep Devices Secure

Whether manufacturing organizations are retrofitting IoT devices into existing manufacturing equipment or buying new equipment that already includes IoT devices and sensors, it is clear that IoT devices are poised to dramatically improve manufacturing efficiency. The “IoT in manufacturing” market is predicted to grow at a 29% compound annual growth rate to become a $45.3 billion market by 2022.  IoT devices are especially valuable in terms of productivity and planning for...

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Understanding GDPR & What it Means for Cyber Security

Understanding GDPR & What it Means for Cyber Security

On May 25, 2018, the European Union will begin enforcing the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) that will create one data protection standard throughout the EU. These regulations were designed to create a unified standard for personal data privacy and to simplify the enforcement of data privacy laws throughout all EU countries. What some organizations are surprised to learn is that these regulations go beyond the physical confines of the EU...

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Network Access Control: Is it Dead? The History of NAC and How the Evolving Cybersecurity Industry Changed It via Bradford Networks

As enterprise organizations continue to add BYOD, IoT devices, virtual servers/cloud services, switches, routers and offices that are connected and sharing information throughout the globe, the task of identifying and securing these endpoints can seem overwhelming. To manage these trends, about half the market had turned to (or are turning to) network access control (NAC) technology. The network access control market size was $681.3 million in 2015 and is estimated to...

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2017 Network Security Trends Infographic

As you plan for 2017, get the facts on endpoint security and stay current on the trends. This Infographic compiles relevant data from Gartner, IDC, The Ponemon Institute, Symantec and others, on the current state of network security threats from mobile, IoT and other endpoints. Click on the image to download your copy » The first step to network security is gaining visibility into who and what is on your network. See...

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Make PCI DSS Compliance Easier with Bradford Networks

Organizations that accept credit card payments must meet the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance standards for securing payment information wherever it is collected, transmitted or stored. In today’s BYOD world, ensuring that mobile devices, IoT connections and endpoints that access the network are secure, is a valuable and critical component of securing PCI data. PCI DSS is a mandatory standard that has a major impact upon retailers and...

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Protect Your Network from an IoT Device Attack - Like the Recent DDoS Assault on Dyn

Protect Your Network from an IoT Device Attack – Like the Recent DDoS Assault on Dyn

On October 21st, waves of crippling Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks left some of the most prominent names on the web struggling to ensure consistent access. Dyn, Inc., a company that provides domain name services for about 6% of Fortune 500 Companies, including Twitter, PayPal and Netflix, found itself battling DDoS attacks from a group of hackers. This, in turn, created access problems for an array of popular websites. What makes this DDoS...

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Yesterday’s Technology & Cyber Risk Today: Time for a Security Assessment? via Bradford Networks

For most IT teams, addressing or thinking about cyber security is a daily concern. From updating AV software to creating security profiles, most IT professionals spend a portion of their day on tasks with a goal of securing their network. Since October is Cyber Security Awareness month, this is a good time for you to take a strategic look at your organization’s current security posture. From updating AV software to creating security...

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Securing Enterprise Networks from Rapidly Increasing Malicious Attacks

Enterprise organizations are appealing targets for hackers. These networks can provide everything from valuable personal data profiles, to financial and research data – all valuable commodities on the dark web. The interest in targeted enterprise attacks has increased dramatically, with the number of enterprise users attacked by cyber threats almost doubling from 7% in 2014 to 13% in 2015.[i] With the rise of BYOD and IoT devices, enterprise wired and wireless networks are...

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Is your network causing bottle-necks that hinder growth?

We recently read a thought-provoking article authored by one of our technology partners Fortinet, titled Network Security in the New Service Provider Reality. The article discusses how networks have to evolve and embrace the growing, dynamic distribution of data, as well as the growing variety of new devices and access needs. The need to reconsider how data and access are handled is something that is becoming a hot-button issue in C-suites...

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