Learn about the integration of Fine Tec and Exclusive Networks

Aug 30th, 2017

As you know Fine Tec was recently acquired by Exclusive Group who advanced its global distribution partner offering with this acquisition. Thus with this webinar, we would like our reseller-partners to learn:

 Who is Exclusive Group and what they look like
 ‘Disruptive Distribution’ blueprint through its cybersecurity brand, EXCLUSIVE NETWORKS, and datacenter transformation division, BIGTEC
 Product Portfolio operating across EMEA and Pacific
 The “Global” Value Added Service and Technologies (VAST) Group offerings
 Global In-Country presence enabling partners to differentiate and create new opportunities and services

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3 Steps to Intelligent Security Automation

In 93% of data breaches reported within Verizon’s latest Data Breach Investigations Report, compromise occurred in minutes or less, and the average malware hash was visible for only 58 seconds. These scary stats just go to show that hackers are faster and more sophisticated than ever, armed with threats and attacks that leave traditional, reactive security tools in the dust. To even the playing field, enterprises need to deploy faster, more intelligent defense tactics – strategies built with intelligent security automation at its core.

Network Complexity Creates Complex, Security Challenges

Just as hackers are becoming more sophisticated, enterprise networks are becoming more complex. The days of a single data center supporting employees bound to their desktops are over. More companies are:

  • Going mobile, with IDC expecting mobile workers to account for 72.3% of the total U.S. workforce by 2020.
  • Using public cloud services, with Gartner projecting the market for public cloud to hit $318 billion by 2019.
  • Deploying Internet-of-Things (IoT) initiatives, with Gartner forecasting the number of IoT devices to reach 20 billion by 2020, the majority of which will not only be connected wirelessly, but also be “headless,” with no security capabilities at all.

To manage all this complexity and keep data secure requires a complete rethink of security. You can’t rely on reactive, siloed, signature-based solutions to detect attacks amid the ever-evolving threat landscape.

In today’s complex world, you need security that’s comprehensive, intelligent and automated to identify and proactively thwart attacks before they wreak havoc on your network. But getting there isn’t easy. It requires three primary building blocks:

  1. Intelligence: The ability to process and store huge amounts of data gathered from every point across the distributed network — from data center to cloud and back again.
  2. Wisdom: The ability to know what to do with all that intelligence; for instance, what does it tell you about your environment and how it’s changing? End-to-end visibility is a key prerequisite. You can’t know what you can’t see.
  3. Automation: The ability to take action on that wisdom, automatically and proactively, to stop attacks before they can even get started. After all, fast attacks require even faster response.

With intelligent security automation, security is built directly into the network to ensure every component acts together to gather intelligence, hone wisdom and proactively and automatically respond to security events. It sounds like a futuristic proposal, but our partner Fortinet actually addresses all these building blocks in its Security Fabric architecture.

Fortinet Security Fabric Paves Way to Intelligent Security Automation

With the Fortinet Security Fabric,

every security component in your network – across data center, mobile, IoT and even the cloud – is woven together in on one comprehensive, scalable, API-based fabric. Each component is able to communicate and collaborate with all others, no matter where they are, how they communicate, or most importantly, what vendor they come from.

Together, the fabric provides a single end-to-end view of your entire network, enabling you to fully understand the threats you face while automating the best response.

As a value-added distributor of Fortinet solutions, Fine Tec can help you guide customers on a successful path to intelligent security automation. Learn more.

Five things you should know about Fortinet- August ’17

FortiCloud – Up to 70% off FortiCloud Multitenancy License

With our latest release, FortiCloud has the ability to manage the world’s most popular UTM from the cloud. Access customers’ FortiGate Firewalls from any browser, anywhere, and at any time, simplifying the effort to service customer networks, and easily adding a recurring revenue stream to your business. And, until December 31, partners can receive up to 70% off FortiCloud Multitenancy Licenses, so you can view all managed accounts and devices on one screen.

NSE Xperts Academy (US)

NSE Xperts Academy is Fortinet’s premier training event for top partner sales engineers in the US. The event takes place at Hotel ZaZa in Dallas, Texas, October 22-October 27. Throughout the event, attendees participate in a deep-dive technical track of your choice delivered by Fortinet subject matter experts. All attendees must have at least an NSE 4 certification. Space is limited to 100 attendees (only one attendee per partner). Apply today!

40% Savings on NSE Exams

Now through December 31, you can order Pearson Vue certification testing vouchers at a 40% discount directly through an Authorized Fortinet Distributor. Vouchers are available for NSE 4, NSE 5, NSE 6 (combined exam), NSE 7, and NSE 8 (written and practical). More information is available on the Partner Portal.

Fortinet Launches Global FortiGuard Threat Intelligence Service

Fortinet’s newest offering arms cybersecurity leaders with cyber situational awareness highlighting and prioritizing the latest threat trends and risks. The service empowers CISOs to effectively communicate these risks to the C-Suite while also enabling more efficient management of Security Operations to maximize resources and proactively defend against trending threats. Fortinet’s FortiGuard Threat Intelligence Service is available as an open beta today – click here to learn more.

SWAT Training – Coming to a City Near You!

The SWAT team has set an ambitious goal of training 500 partners by year’s end. This free training is designed to showcase the capabilities of our secure wireless solution, and can even be considered lead-in training for NSE 6. The best part? Attendees walk away with the training bundle kit they work with during training! For more information, please contact your Channel Account Manager.

News to Share:

Ken Xie Named a Top 25 Innovator of 2017 by CRN

The list highlights the 25 Most Innovative Executives in enterprise IT who recognize today’s biggest business challenges and find the most creative ways to solve them.

CRN: 33 Hot New Security Products Announced at Black Hat 2017

Fortinet’s Global Threat Intelligence Service makes the cut.


Fireside Chat with Panasonic Avionics: Talking Security for In-Flight Infotainment

Fortinet recently talked with Panasonic Avionics to learn about the company’s security priorities and the tools they use to keep customers’ information safe on today’s connected aircraft.

Upcoming Events

Inconvenient time? All of our events are available on-demand on our events page.

NSE Threat Intelligence Insider: August 2017

Learn more about the recent threats and how Fortinet’s Security Fabric protects against them.

Thursday, August 17, 11am EDT


NSE Solution Insider: FY2018 E-Rate Training

Tuesday, September 26th, 11AM EDT