Access Policies and Automation – The Path to Digital Transformation and the Cloud

Fortinet Partner Miami

 

The inaugural Fortinet Security Summit, provided insights that has allowed many organizations to pause and question their approach to security and their access policies. As a Fortinet Partner, JNS provides Fortinet’s complete line of next-generation security and networking products to both the SMB and enterprise markets. With support for the broad diversity of technology products, platforms, and services, we are a natural Fortinet partner working together to secure customer networks and their evolving network architecture and changing threat landscape.

Digital Transformation and the Cloud Bring Change to Organizations

It spoke out on the topic digital transformation and the strategy required to achieve true organizational change. Many organizations still struggle to create a comprehensive security strategy that addresses the changing needs of increasingly fragmented IT environments and their development environments, despite spending millions on security. While infrastructure is constantly evolving, virtualizing, and containerizing, many organizations still lack the ability to effectively manage “who can speak to whom” and “what can talk to who” across their entire IT infrastructure.

This creates a conflict. This creates a conflict. Proponents of Zero trust believe that security teams are a blocker to progress and slow down business agility. Executives running enterprises know that it is impossible to transform in a vacuum.

Most large companies will use hybrid networks and multi-cloud for IaaS/PaaS by 2024. Kubernetes-based platforms will be more popular due to growing cloud usage. Pure Storage recently conducted a survey and 68% of respondents said that they have increased Kubernetes usage as a result. What does this all mean for the enterprise Every department is being challenged by the digital transformation mandate. Many organizations aren’t ready to make this a reality.

A New Approach is Needed for Digital Transformation in the Cloud

Security policies that map access to Zero Trust Access are essential for organizations. These policies will make sure that connectivity and access across different networks are visible. They also provide the foundation for validating any changes to the environment. An integrated or comprehensive security policy is able to ensure compliance with all regulatory standards (e.g. PCI-DSS, SOX, HIPAA, NERC CIP, etc.) You can help identify potential risks in multi-cloud and multi-vendor environments. The path to digital transformation is easier when automation is a key component. Automated changes can be made in minutes and not days. Audit reports can also be generated from a central view. These are just a few examples of how automation has affected organizations.

  •  Redo rates for a top US credit card provider were reduced by 25% to less than 3 percent through automated firewall changes.
  •  An American federal agency automates 82% of firewall changes. This frees up 67% of the team bandwidth for strategic projects. They now implement changes in one hour, instead of five business days.

It’s time for a paradigm shift. Business outcomes can be driven by security. The automation of network access is made possible by Fortinet’s open architecture and automation framework, which are built into FortiManager firewalls and FortiGate routers.  Automated compliance can be achieved by organizations across all infrastructure. Automatic provisioning of new firewalls is possible. Automated provisioning can drastically reduce the amount of manual work required by network and security personnel. You are on the verge of true transformation.

This has been proven by financial service customers such as TransUnion, who were able to automate security policies analysis and generate reports instead of spending up 24 hours per audit, or global corporate giants such as AT&T who have takin advantage of the automation. 

Find out how Fortinet’s adaptive cloud security solutions give you the visibility and control that cloud infrastructures require to enable secure applications and connectivity between data centers and cloud.

About JNS

As a Fortinet Partner in Miami and all across South Florida through our IT Services, we offer Fortinet’s award winning next-generation firewalls and end-to-end protection products. Call JNS today at 866-JNS-NETS to learn more about how Fortinet and JNS can help deliver industry-leading enterprise security for any edge at any scale with full visibility and threat protection.

Joint Network Systems
1100 Brickell Bay Drive
Miami Florida 33131
Tel: 866-JNS-NETS
www.jointnetworks.com
sales@jointnetworks.com

Fortinet Access Policies and Automation

Fortinet Partner Miami

 

The inaugural Fortinet Security Summit, provided insights that has allowed many organizations to pause and question their approach to security and their access policies. As a Fortinet Partner, JNS provides Fortinet’s complete line of next-generation security and networking products to both the SMB and enterprise markets. With support for the broad diversity of technology products, platforms, and services, we are a natural Fortinet partner working together to secure customer networks and their evolving network architecture and changing threat landscape.

Digital Transformation and the Cloud Bring Change to Organizations

It spoke out on the topic digital transformation and the strategy required to achieve true organizational change. Many organizations still struggle to create a comprehensive security strategy that addresses the changing needs of increasingly fragmented IT environments and their development environments, despite spending millions on security. While infrastructure is constantly evolving, virtualizing, and containerizing, many organizations still lack the ability to effectively manage “who can speak to whom” and “what can talk to who” across their entire IT infrastructure.

This creates a conflict. This creates a conflict. Proponents of Zero trust believe that security teams are a blocker to progress and slow down business agility. Executives running enterprises know that it is impossible to transform in a vacuum.

Most large companies will use hybrid networks and multi-cloud for IaaS/PaaS by 2024. Kubernetes-based platforms will be more popular due to growing cloud usage. Pure Storage recently conducted a survey and 68% of respondents said that they have increased Kubernetes usage as a result. What does this all mean for the enterprise Every department is being challenged by the digital transformation mandate. Many organizations aren’t ready to make this a reality.

A New Approach is Needed for Digital Transformation in the Cloud

Security policies that map access to Zero Trust Access are essential for organizations. These policies will make sure that connectivity and access across different networks are visible. They also provide the foundation for validating any changes to the environment. An integrated or comprehensive security policy is able to ensure compliance with all regulatory standards (e.g. PCI-DSS, SOX, HIPAA, NERC CIP, etc.) You can help identify potential risks in multi-cloud and multi-vendor environments. The path to digital transformation is easier when automation is a key component. Automated changes can be made in minutes and not days. Audit reports can also be generated from a central view. These are just a few examples of how automation has affected organizations.

  •  Redo rates for a top US credit card provider were reduced by 25% to less than 3 percent through automated firewall changes.
  •  An American federal agency automates 82% of firewall changes. This frees up 67% of the team bandwidth for strategic projects. They now implement changes in one hour, instead of five business days.

It’s time for a paradigm shift. Business outcomes can be driven by security. The automation of network access is made possible by Fortinet’s open architecture and automation framework, which are built into FortiManager firewalls and FortiGate routers.  Automated compliance can be achieved by organizations across all infrastructure. Automatic provisioning of new firewalls is possible. Automated provisioning can drastically reduce the amount of manual work required by network and security personnel. You are on the verge of true transformation.

This has been proven by financial service customers such as TransUnion, who were able to automate security policies analysis and generate reports instead of spending up 24 hours per audit, or global corporate giants such as AT&T who have takin advantage of the automation. 

Find out how Fortinet’s adaptive cloud security solutions give you the visibility and control that cloud infrastructures require to enable secure applications and connectivity between data centers and cloud.

About JNS

As a Fortinet Partner in Miami and all across South Florida through our IT Services, we offer Fortinet’s award winning next-generation firewalls and end-to-end protection products. Call JNS today at 866-JNS-NETS to learn more about how Fortinet and JNS can help deliver industry-leading enterprise security for any edge at any scale with full visibility and threat protection.

Joint Network Systems
1100 Brickell Bay Drive
Miami Florida 33131
Tel: 866-JNS-NETS
www.jointnetworks.com
sales@jointnetworks.com