Securing Advanced Threats for Customers: A Learn, Segment, Protect Approach
… inventory devices gaining access to their networks, and automate the controls and security solutions that track devices and enforce policy across the network.
- Learn: To secure their networks, customers need to not only see every device connected to the network, but also understand their capabilities, limitations and network access. Moreover, they need to also understand the relationship between these devices and the network ecosystem. To this end, it’s crucial that customers leverage automated threat analysis across an integrated security fabric – allowing them to automatically discover and classify devices found within their networks.
- Segment: Once customers are able to see the devices within their networks, they can effectively begin to control them, including limiting the extent and impact of their vulnerabilities. The most effective approach is to dynamically separate them from other resources through network segmentation. Dynamic segmentation allows IT professionals to authenticate devices that belong within the network and then restrict their access to specific segments of the network infrastructure. Moreover, such segmentation also helps them contain and mitigate the damage caused by modern, automated threats.
- Protect: Armed with a comprehensive view into the network ecosystem, your customers then need the ability to monitor, inspect, and enforce access policies based on activity across their network infrastructure. To do this, each network segment must be woven into an integrated security fabric that can centralize threat analysis and deploy security functions across the network ecosystem.
As customers continue to further their digital transformations, cybercriminals have been quick to shift their capabilities and strategies to take advantage of emerging gaps in device visibility and control. This past quarter we documented advanced attack capabilities and trends designed to capitalize on poor device security. Knowing this, customers must update their network architectures to adopt a learn, segment and protect approach to their device security.
In doing so, customers will achieve the granular visibility into devices connecting to their networks they need to ensure that every element is covered by their comprehensive security fabric strategy, including the ability to control those devices, as well as automate security processes across their physical and cloud-based environments to see and respond to new threats.
To learn more about the threat trends affecting your customers, download our Global Threat Landscape Report for Q3 of 2018.
Jon Bove is vice president of Americas Channels at Fortinet Inc., where he strategizes, promotes and drives channel sales strategy to help partners build successful security practices. A 17-year veteran of the technology industry, Bove has held sales and channel leadership positions. At Fortinet, he has established Fortinet’s national partner program and aligned the company’s regional partner strategy to allow partners to develop Fortinet security practices with the tools and programs to successfully grow their business. Follow @Fortinet on Twitter or Bove on LinkedIn.