Written By Josh Applebaum And Presented By Ziften CEO Charles Leaver
The Fortinet Accelerate 2017 conference was held recently in Las Vegas. Ziften has sponsored Fortinet’s yearly International Partner Conference for the second time, and it was a pleasure to be there! The energy at the show was palpable, and this was not due to the energy beverages you constantly see individuals carrying around in Las Vegas. The buzz and energy was contributed by an essential theme throughout the week: the Fortinet Security Fabric.
The premise of Fortinet’s Security Fabric is basic: take the disparate security “point items” that a company has released, and link them to utilize the deep intelligence each product has in their own security vault to supply a combined end to end security blanket over the whole organization. Though Fortinet is usually considered a network security business, their method to supplying a total security solution spans more than the traditional network to include endpoints, IoT devices, in addition to the cloud. By exposing APIs to the Fabric Ready partners as well as allowing the exchange of actionable risk intelligence, Fortinet is opening the door for a more collective strategy throughout the whole security industry.
It is revitalizing to see that Fortinet has the exact same beliefs as we have at Ziften, which is that the only way that we as a market are going to catch up to (and exceed) the hackers is through combination and cooperation across all reaches of security, despite which supplier provides each element of the total solution. This is not a problem we are going to resolve on our own, however rather one that will be solved through a combined method like the one set out by Fortinet with their Security Fabric. Ziften is proud to be an establishing member of Fortinet’s Fabric Ready Alliance program, integrating our special approach to endpoint security with Fortinet’s “think different” mindset of exactly what it suggests to incorporate and work together.
Throughout the week, Fortinet’s (really enthusiastic) channel partners had the chance to walk the program floor to see the incorporated solutions offered by the various innovation partners. Ziften showcased their integrations with Fortinet, containing the combination of our service with Fortinet’s FortiSandbox.
The Ziften solution collects unknown files from endpoints (clients or servers running OS X, Linux or Windows) and submits them to the FortiSandbox for analysis and detonation. Results are instantly fed back into Ziften for notifying, reporting, and (if possible) automated mitigation actions.
It was exciting to see that the Fortinet channel partners clearly got the worth of a Security Fabric approach. It was clear to them, along with Ziften, that the Security Fabric is not a marketing trick, however rather a genuine strategy assembled by, and led by, Fortinet. While this is only the beginning of Fortinet’s Security Fabric story, Ziften is delighted to collaborate with Fortinet and view the story continue to unfold!