Fortinet, Inc.
Apr 16, 2018

Fortinet Delivers Integrated NOC-SOC Solution to Automate IT Processes and Security Response

New management and analytics solution integrates Network Operations Center (NOC) and Security Operations Center (SOC) to bridge gap across silos; ServiceNow collaboration automates workflows and security response

SAN FRANCISCO, April 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RSA Conference 2018

John Maddison, senior vice president of Products and Solutions at Fortinet
"Both security and IT teams are challenged by resource constraints, yet workloads and the rate of cyber threats continue to rise in scope and complexity. As the industry faces a cyber talent shortage and the pressure to maintain operational efficiency and security efficacy is critical for digital business, a new approach is needed that brings visibility and control into the NOC with workflow and response automation in the SOC. Fortinet is introducing a customized NOC-SOC solution that bridges the gap across IT disciplines to achieve broad and automated security response."

News Summary
Fortinet (NASDAQ:FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced at the RSA Conference 2018, the industry's first purpose-built NOC-SOC solution that bridges workflows, analysis and automated response across operational and security processes.

Bridging the Gap Between Silos Requires Automated, Integrated Network & Security Operations
According to a recent Global Information Security Workforce Study, the cybersecurity workforce gap is expected to reach 1.8 million by 2022, where 66% of the respondents reported not having enough workers to address current threats. As IT increasingly supports complex applications that are spread across systems in multiple locations, from on-premises data centers to the public cloud, the workforce shortage and complexity of these new environments demands a new approach to security management.

Integration across security disciplines - not merely products - enables a greater level of visibility, control and operational management. Fortinet's new NOC-SOC solution combines the latest capabilities of FortiManager, FortiAnalyzer and FortiSIEM, coalescing the operational context of the NOC, such as appliance status, network performance and application availability, with the security insights of the SOC, including breach identification, stopping data exfiltration, and uncovering compromised hosts.

This level of management and automation crosses traditional siloed functions, allowing each team to operate with the benefit of the other's perspective. In this new model, once a threat is identified, the SOC teams have a real-time view of all assets, their current state and who owns them, allowing them to immediately understand the scope of the threat and automatically orchestrate action to remediate damage.

This intersection and overlap in operations and security is paramount for the defensive posture and risk management of today's dynamic business environments. The new features and capabilities in the Fortinet Security Fabric that provide integrated NOC and SOC functionality include:

Fortinet at RSA Conference 2018 - Booth #N3919
Fortinet is a Gold Sponsor of the RSA Conference 2018 and will be participating in speaking sessions at the event and have an in-booth theater featuring Fortinet experts presenting on the Fortinet Security Fabric. Several Fortinet solutions will be demonstrated including Advanced Threat Protection, multi-cloud security solutions, and FortiGuard Labs global threat research. The theater will also feature presentations from a number of Fabric-Ready Partners showcasing the unique interoperability, scope, and flexibility of the Fortinet Security Fabric. Read more on Fortinet activities at RSA here.

Fortinet executives and threat researchers will be available for press interviews during the conference at Booth #N3919. Please contact pr@fortinet.com with any requests.

Supporting Quote

"As customers introduce new cloud technologies that expand their attack surface, IT and security workflows must be more closely integrated to ensure effective security response. Through our collaboration with Fortinet, our joint customers benefit from automated escalation and management of cybersecurity issues detected through Fortinet products and remediated through the ServiceNow platform."
- Odin Olson, senior director of Business Development at ServiceNow Security Operations

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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 features 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 340,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses. Learn more at http://www.fortinet.com, the Fortinet Blog, or FortiGuard Labs.    

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