March 28, 2023
The prevalence of hybrid work arrangements has changed the workforce landscape. A Zippia study found that 66% of U.S. employees work remotely at least part-time. Meanwhile, 74% of U.S. companies use or plan to use a hybrid working model. With so many employees working outside of more secure office networks, employers must take additional considerations to improve cybersecurity for remote work.
Next-generation firewalls (NGFW) can identify and block attacks in real time, providing advanced threat protection capabilities. The automated visibility technology helps to quickly identify potential vulnerabilities in your network, allowing your security staff to take preventative measures before a cyber attack occurs. Dewpoint’s security experts recommend Fortinet’s NGFW, which delivers industry-leading enterprise security.
Furthermore, FortiGate’s protection can be extended with Secure Access Service Edge for remote workers wherever they work. NGFWs provide numerous security benefits, including more layers of protection, advanced controls, increased network speed, and simpler infrastructure. Gartner recognized Fortinet in the 2022 Magic Quadrant as a leader in network firewalls for the 13th time.
Investing in a FortiGate NGFW is a critical step to protecting your organization. Choosing a Fortinet partner with industry and product knowledge will enable you to maximize your FortiGate NGFW investment.
The time required to implement a FortiGate NGFW varies depending on the complexity of the network. Your organization may not have the in-house staff with the time or expertise necessary to execute correctly. A partner with experienced experts will configure a new firewall efficiently, saving you time. They’ll also avoid security configuration mistakes that could leave your organization vulnerable to bad actors. Getting the job done right the first time will save you the headache of experiencing an avoidable security incident.
It’s important to remember that FortiGate NGFWs require active licenses to receive security updates. FortiGate NGFWs offer increased versatility to protect your organization against new threats; however, missing updates may leave you vulnerable to otherwise avoidable attacks. A reputable partner will offer managed services to maintain your licensing agreements and install updates as they’re released. Over time, this will maximize the protection of your FortiGate NGFW and free your staff to focus on other important initiatives.
As a Fortinet partner, our experts have the product knowledge, industry experience, and technical skills to deliver a FortiGate NGFW as part of an overall security solution for your organization. Coupled with our Managed Services offerings, our team will protect your organization now and as new threats emerge. Chat with one of our experts today to see how Dewpoint can help protect you.