Media Alert: Application Security, Beyond the Firewall

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sep 20, 2011 – Fortinet® – a leading network security provider and the worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions, today announced that Application security has evolved far beyond the old days of “allow” or “deny” at the firewall. The rapidly changing nature of applications has made enforcing network security extremely challenging for organizations looking to stay ahead of the latest threats. Traditional firewalls and stand-alone network security solutions cannot detect many of today’s most popular applications, creating dangerous gaps in network security strategies. This session will provide examples of how attackers are taking advantage of the latest applications to hide malicious content, and the range of options offered by network security vendors that organizations can use to detect and block these threats.