Ok I may not have exactly 99 problems & Jay Z can hit me up later! But I can assure you any issues that may exist in our environments today never do for long thanks to Fortinet & their growing portfolio of security products & solutions! It was no secret that I had been overly joyed & excited to FINALLY see them present in person at a Tech Field Day event. And their presentation at Networking Field Day 30 did not disappoint! So, let’s dive in to briefly recap what they brought to the table at NFD30!
You Could FortiThis? Or You Could FortiThat!
Fortinet kicked us off by diving right into their terrific company history, showcasing over the last 20 years they without question have delivered in the areas of both Networking & Security. Leading the way in Cybersecurity their solutions are simplistic, most effective & assure solid delivery no matter which way you go. Now I don’t wanna give too much away, to get a deeper dive into their solutions I would most definitely recommend heading over to the Networking Field Day 30 Fortinet Page link HERE to see what they brought to the table! But a little preview won’t hurt so let’s look into their switching solutions!
Fortinet Switching & Infrastructure Demo!
The Fortinet team delivered in every aspect of their presentations from SD-WAN, SASE & more! But I do need to give a special shoutout to my good friend Mr. James Allen. I not only had the privilege to get to connect with him a day prior to the presentation, but his knowledge & passion for the solutions truly show! We could’ve talked for hours but I did have to save my questions for the day of the event & it was well worth it.
His presentation on FortiSwitch was incredible, I’ve known for the longest time that their Firewall & products supersede many others! But entering the switching arena provides a new depth to their line of products. Designed to be deployed across Campus, SD-Branch & more. Configuration like their other products is simple through zero- touch provisioning & management of all runs through their FortiManager interface same as their firewalls, AP’s & other devices. One license grants you access to all of the features you need and that’s a win in itself. Another thing I did want to dive in more too was their FortiLink technology!
Designed as a proprietary protocol, it allows any Fortinet product to simplistically be added to the security fabric and instantly become managed through FortiMnager! Yup it’s that simple, all Fortinet products utilize this making onboarding the easiest thing you’ll ever experience.
The demonstration was phenomenal! And showcased FortiOS as a LAN management platform, provisioning & walking you though an entire deployment & more. So, if you haven’t check it out you won’t be disappointed! I can say without question after using their products for the last year or so Fortinet is changing the way we deploy & secure networks at every level. And I’m all here for it! I want to give a huge thank you again to the Fortinet team for always bringing their A-Game you never disappoint! Until next time stay safe, stay secure & I’ll see you everyone!