Fortinet, Inc.
Mar 28, 2017

Fortinet Threat Landscape Report Examines How Cybercriminals Are Building an Army of Things Creating a Tipping Point for Cybersecurity

Research Reveals Constantly Changing and Sophisticated Avenues of Attack Targeting Evolving Technology Infrastructure Enabled by a Fast-growing Underground Cybercrime Economy

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Phil Quade, chief information security officer at Fortinet 

"The cybersecurity challenges facing organizations today are complex with a threat landscape that is rapidly evolving. Threats are intelligent, autonomous, and increasingly difficult to detect, with new ones emerging and old ones returning with enhanced capabilities. In addition, the accessibilty of threat creation tools and services combined with the reward potential is driving the growth of the global cybercrime market into tens of billions of US dollars. To protect themselves, CISOs need to ensure that the data and security elements across all of their environments and devices are integrated, automated, and able to share intelligence, across an organization, from IoT to the cloud."

News Summary
Fortinet® (NASDAQ:FTNT), the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, today announced the findings of its latest Global Threat Landscape Report. The research reveals the methods and strategies cybercriminals employed in detail and demonstrates the potential future impact to the digital economy. The question, "What's my biggest threat?" remains difficult to pinpoint as old threats resurface, but new, automated and high-volume attacks arise. For a detailed view of the research visit our blog. Highlights follow:

Infrastructure Trends and How They Relate to Threats

An Army of Things Powered by the Digital Underground

Automated and High-Volume Attacks Are Prevalent

Ransomware Isn't Going Anywhere

Daring Exploits, But Old is New

Report Methodology
The Fortinet Global Threat Landscape report represents the collective intelligence of FortiGuard Labs during Q4 2016 with research data covering global, regional, sector, and organizational perspectives. It focuses on three central and complementary aspects of the threat landscape: application exploits, malicious software (malware) and botnets.

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About FortiGuard Labs
FortiGuard Labs consists of more than 200 expert researchers and analysts around the world. The researchers work with world class, in-house developed tools and technology to study, discover, and protect against breaking threats. The team has dedicated experts studying every critical area including malware, botnets, mobile, and zero-day vulnerabilities. Service analysts study breaking code and develop mitigation signatures while technology developers continually create new defense engines to combat continually evolving threats through FortiGuard services. FortiGuard Labs uses data collected from around the globe to protect more than 300,000 customers every day.

About Fortinet
Fortinet (NASDAQ:FTNT) 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. Only the Fortinet Security Fabric architecture can deliver security without compromise to address the most critical security challenges, whether in networked, application, cloud, or mobile environments. Fortinet ranks #1 in the most security appliances shipped worldwide and more than 300,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses. Learn more at  http://www.fortinet.com, the Fortinet Blog, or FortiGuard Labs.

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