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About 1 year ago
I doubt we will see a new firewall vendor, but I believe we will see new architectures that leverage the advanced capabilities of NGFW delivery through ISPs, think of it is a clean pipe for Internet access. The ISPs will use firewalls (virtualized and segmented by customers)…
About 1 year ago
What kind of 'vulnerability analysis' tool are you referring to? Static code analysis for code? If so there are a couple tools that cover most languages pretty well, Checkmark and Veracode. Or are you looking for vulnerability management tools like Qualys, Tenable or Rapid7?
About 1 year ago
For large companies SSL Inspection is often problematic, especially with the release of TLS 1.3 which is resistant to man in the middle attacks which is what SSL Inspection is in essence. The financial services industry fought long and hard to prevent the TLS 1.3 standard…
About 1 year ago
At a minimum I would recommend a Fortinet FG-100F The "F" series is their latest ASIC and it outperforms the E series by x4 or better. I like to oversize the firewalls to get more life out of them, although we usually use virtual appliances (FG-VM02v or greater) If I had…
About 1 year ago
It depends on your environment - how large is it, what type of APs and.or controllers are in use, what sort of risk environment are you in (what are you protecting? Are you near other competitors, are your facilities near public areas or residential communities? Things…
About 1 year ago
The business need should always be part of the equation if you have a business need for SIP in addition to permitter security then using a firewall with SIP protection such as a FortiGate running version 6.x. If you only need a SIP gateway then there are several…
Over 1 year ago
We use both AlienVault and FortiSIEM (formerly AccelOps) and in both cases use a managed security services provider to monitor and maintain. Our chief concern was ease of use and cost. While we really appreciated AlienVault, they were acquired by AT&T towards the end of 2018…
Over 1 year ago
Good commercial firewalls take a degree of expertise that small businesses rarely possess, for that reason, I would look for a managed security services provider that specializes in the SMB retail market. They should be able to do it affordably and with solid expertise. They…
Almost 2 years ago
Answered a question: What Is SIEM Used For?
We use a SIEM for event correlation for logs and feeds from a variety of our tools. It helps us quickly pinpoint activity from multiple sources to provide actionable intelligence. We are able to fund part of the cost through the use of compliance reporting replacing the use…
Over 3 years ago
We use Fortigates for web filtering and security. We are a global company with > 10,000 users. This protects all users on our internal network. Remote users can use the Fortinet FortiClient for remote AV and web filtering protection. We used Zscaler several years ago but…
Almost 4 years ago
We have used Skyhigh Networks for three years and very happy with it. Over the years they have added new capabilities. The original service provided an inventory of cloud applications that our internal people accessed as well as statistics and risk ratings and configuration…
Almost 4 years ago
We use Darktrace and are very happy with it. It detects unusual network behavior based on you normal network activity. Great for insider threat and APT and lateral activity.
Over 4 years ago
The FortiGate line is great for global networks. You need to size them for your traffic and type of protection (web filtering; IPS; antivirus; VPN; BotNet protection; etc) since each additional service enables requires a larger system. We find the FortiGates very affordable…
Over 6 years ago
The state of the firewall has moved from IP and port filtering to combine these elements: 1) Application awareness (want to block Tor or Bit Torrent?) 2) User identity awareness (policies based on identity not just source IPs) 3) Policies based on device attributes (allow…

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About 1 year ago
Network Monitoring Software
Over 1 year ago
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Almost 2 years ago
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Almost 4 years ago
Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB)
Almost 4 years ago
Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS)

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I thrive on challenges which cause me to stretch the limits of my skills and talents into measurable achievements and contributions which result in "Tikkun Olam" (are a true benefit to people). A small example of this is my Master's Project program to bridge the 'gap' between business and academia - benefitting students, businesses and schools by revealing the soft skills Information Science students will need to enter their professional careers.
I have a passion for learning new subjects or increasing the depth of existing knowledge.
I am interested in cross discipline truths which may be applied into areas that seem to lack the benefit of such knowledge. An example of is the work of Christopher Alexander, an architect who practiced and wrote about patterns in building design - this work was adopted by Object Oriented software designers for use in programming languages.
The strife between development and "Green" (perhaps 'The Lexus and the Olive Tree') is resolved in 'sustainable development' (Patrick Moore) or 'Green by Design' (William McDonough) and I want to be involved.
"Lean Thinking" principles deliver what consumers want best and creates the best work environment - I embrace these principles fully and consider the adoption by manufacturers inexorable and consider how this can be leveraged by IT, and even in the home!
The positive power of our humanity in the workplace needs to be realized, tools like LinkedIn as a social networking tool and understanding personality (www.keirsey.com) get me excited at the possibilities they offer.
My personal 'self actualization' is to bring the Jewish principle of "Tikkun Olam" (fixing broken things) to bear in our work and personal lives. Here we acknowledge in the secular world our spiritual natures.