Fortinet 361° Security Forum Moots Strategies to Secure Digital Business Models

Fortinet, the global leader in high-performance cyber security solutions, hosted its annual 361° Security Conference in Vienna, Austria earlier this month. CIOs from India & SAARC attended this three-day conference to discuss the benefits and potential issues facing Indian enterprises in their effort to embark on a successful digital transformation journey.

In various sessions at the conference, CIOs gained insights into securing the hybrid enterprise and addressing data protection issues, and discussed strategies for securing IoT and Web applications. They also learnt how to optimally leverage cloud-based resources, network automation and single pane-of-glass visibility.

“Digital transformation implies changing the way organizations operate, interact with their customers, partners and employees, and develop their products and services. Digital technologies are needed to drive that change and cybersecurity must be embedded within the whole journey,” said Joe Sarno, Vice President, International Emerging, MEA, Eastern Europe, India & SAARC, Fortinet at the event. “At the conference, we successfully showed Indian customers how Fortinet can enable them to go through their digital transformation − securely.”

“The biggest trend in security today seems to be information sharing. Everyone agrees that sharing threat intelligence is key to detecting and stopping attacks. The process needs to be automated and at the 361° Security Conference, Fortinet showcased they are pioneers and leaders in this approach, creating the first real expert system through the Fortinet Security Fabric that integrates AI with automated defense.” – Prakash Dharmani, Global CIO, Essel Propack Ltd.

“Today’s digital business models are driving a technology revolution. Networks now include on-demand infrastructure, cloud-based services, software defined perimeters, and the growth of smart devices and IoT. The forum showcased how Fortinet Security Fabric with its integrated approach provides the comprehensive protection today’s networks need. Security tools are integrated deep into the network, while also operating seamlessly across a variety of environments, from IoT to the cloud. They collect, share, and correlate threat intelligence between security and network devices and coordinate a response to threats detected anywhere across the extended network.” – Manjunath Prasad – Senior General Manager ITS, T V Sundram Iyengar & Sons Pvt. Ltd.

“As an organization we rely on digital assets to remain competitive and strongly believe that security cannot be an afterthought. In this digital era, we are undergoing changes by adopting new age technologies like cloud, IOT and managing increased data collection. It is therefore important to assess how these developments will impact our cybersecurity strategy and make the required adjustments to ensure consistent, end-to-end protection. At the conference, Fortinet showcased its Security Fabric technology as an architectural solution to the complex and distributed security issues that arise from digital transformation.” – Vipin Kumar, Group CIO, ESCORTS Ltd.

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