EGUARDIAN Brings Fortinet’s Third Generation of Network Security to Sri Lanka

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EGUARDIAN Lanka, Sri Lanka’s leading value added IT distributor, recently held a knowledge sharing forum for their customers on Fortinet’s Security Fabric at the Cinnamon Grand. 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.

Jason Charles, National Sales Manager India and SAARC and Michael Joseph, Director – System Engineering, India &SAARC, 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.

Most notable amongst these enhanced features is the integrated SD-WAN functionality for improved network security and expanded visibility from IoT to multi-cloud networks to protect the vast attack surface resulting from digital transformation strategies. Additionally, new automated lifecycle workflow and attack surface hardening services with customized ranking and industry benchmarking deliver the next level of Network Operations Center (NOC) / Security Operations Center (SOC) management. Fortinet has also introduced business precise segmentation through business, network and entity level tagging to provide 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 Mafaz Fahrid, Head of Businesses and International Operations, EGUARDIAN Lanka Private Limited. “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.

EGUARDIAN Lanka commenced operations in 2010 and has already established a strong presence in the market as the sole authorized distributor in Sri Lanka for global leaders such as Fortinet, HP Enterprise Security, Algosec, Arista, and Radware. With offices in Bangladesh and Oman the company has grown and succeeded in building a strong reputation for seamless service and exceptional performance.

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