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Beyond UTM -- The Value of a Purpose-built Network Security Platform


Ongoing changes to the threat and technology landscapes ensure that the resulting, cobbled-together "solutions" inevitably lead to mounting capital and operational costs and diminished levels of effectiveness. Organizations are seeking ways to reduce the complexity, improve the effectiveness and enhance the operational efficiency of their network-based security defenses.This white paper details the value of a purpose-built network security platform and examines a multi-layered solution that provides:

  • Protection for threats against all elements of the computing infrastructure
  • Physical coverage that is applicable at Internet boundaries and throughout the computing environment
  • Comprehensive functional coverage that blends a wide range of countermeasures
  • And much more


Mark Bouchard Founder, Missing Link Security Services, LLC Mark Bouchard, CISSP, is the founder of Missing Link Security Services, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in information security and risk management strategies. A former META Group analyst, Mark has assessed and projected the business and technology trends pertaining to a wide range of information security topics for nearly 10 years. He is passionate about helping enterprises address their information security challenges. During his career he has assisted hundreds of organizations world-wide with everything from strategic initiatives (e.g., creating 5-year security plans and over-arching security architectures) to tactical decisions involving the justification, selection, acquisition, implementation and operation of their security and privacy solutions.
Freddy Mangum Vice President of Product Marketing, Fortinet Freddy Mangum is Vice President of Product Marketing and brings to Fortinet more than 12 years of sales, marketing and business development experience with companies in the networking and security markets. Freddy most recently owned a marketing consulting company that provided product strategy and marketing services to companies such as IronPort Systems, Sarvega (acquired by Intel) and Permeo (acquired by Blue Coat). He was previously employed with prominent security companies, such as Internet Security Systems (ISS), where he directed product marketing activities for product lines generating more than $250 million in revenue. Freddy has also held numerous senior technical marketing and consulting engineer roles with companies such as Cisco Systems, WheelGroup and UUNET.
Fortinet, Inc.
27 Dec 2007
01 Aug 2007
8 Page(s)
White Paper

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