Welcome Fortinet – NTC Featured Member for August 2019
Written by: Alex Curtis | Posted Aug 1, 2019

For the month of August, we welcome Fortinet as our featured member. To tell us more about the organization, we spoke to Angel Cushma, Marketing Manager for Fortinet.

What is the Mission of Fortinet?

Fortinet’s mission is to deliver the most innovative, highest-performing network security fabric to secure and simplify our customers’ IT infrastructure. Simply put, our mission is to stay one step ahead of the bad guys that are trying to get onto your network and steal or corrupt your data.

What solutions does Fortinet provide its customers?

Fortinet’s flagship enterprise firewall platform, FortiGate, is available in a wide range of sizes and form factors to fit any environment and provides a broad array of next-generation security and networking functions. Complementary products can be deployed with a FortiGate to enable a simplified, end-to-end security infrastructure covering:

– Network Security – Protect the entire attack surface from headquarters to branch offices with advanced security.
– Multi-Cloud Security – Complete visibility and control across the cloud that enables secure applications and connectivity.
– Secure Access – Deliver secure application, device access, and management without compromising performance and speed.
– Security Operations – Implement advanced threat intelligence to detect, prevent, and respond sophisticated malware and improve security awareness.
– Network Operations – Leverage a smart security strategy that prioritizes automation-driven network operations that spots and prevents network breaches.
– Endpoint and Device Protection – Proactive protection, visibility, and control for all endpoints and devices across the network.
– Application Security – Protect critical business web applications with an integrated set of products to thwart advanced threats.

What kinds of services does Fortinet offer?

From the start, the Fortinet vision has been to deliver broad, truly integrated, high-performance security across the IT infrastructure.

Fortinet provides top-rated network and content security, as well as secure access products that share intelligence and work together to form a cooperative fabric. Their unique Security Fabric combines Security Processors, an intuitive operating system, and applied threat intelligence to give you proven security, exceptional performance, and better visibility and control–while providing easier administration. The Fortinet Security Fabric delivers a unified approach that is broad, integrated, and automated. Reduce and manage the attack surface through integrated broad visibility, stop advanced threats through integrated AI-driven breach prevention, and reduce complexity through automated operations and orchestration.

How are your employees finding value in NTC’s membership?

Our Fortinet team in Nashville is growing and expanding and, as a result, we are looking to get connected with current customers and new prospects through our membership in the Nashville Technology Council. We have found that engagement in Peer Groups is one of the greatest benefits of our membership in the NTC. In addition, larger events like Music City Con and the Analytics Summit enable us to share our latest threat intelligence information with IT leaders in Nashville and provide our team an opportunity to network with those leaders throughout the conference to see if our products and services would be a good fit for business issues they are facing.

What are the opportunities you’ve seen elsewhere that you’d like to see more of in Nashville?

Our team would like to see more virtual events, like thought leadership webinars, incorporated into the NTC calendar of events. We have seen member participation with online events in other communities and would be willing to participate in virtual events/webinars with the NTC, too.

What are you most excited about in Nashville?

The positive economic ripple affect Amazon’s sales center (adding 5,000 jobs to Nashville with average $150K salaries) will have on Greater Nashville is one of the things we are most excited about in Nashville. In addition, the Fortinet team we have built (which continues to grow) has a rich history in working and living in the greater Nashville area and is an all-around great group of people. Together, we are building a strong community of Cybersecurity specialists who enjoy solving business issues for our customers. We are very excited to be building a Nashville Forti-Family comprised of employees, Fortinet partners and of course, our customers.

Thanks for helping us to learn more about Fortinet! Don’t forget to say hello to the whole team at the August NashCocktail, hosted at Tech Hill Commons.

You can learn more about the NTC Featured Member of the Month Program here,  and if your organization is interested, please reach out to our events team.