Fortinet launches global threat intelligence service

Vendor moves to arm CISOs with actionable and prioritised threat intelligence service

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Fortinet launches global threat intelligence service Maddison says FortiGuard Labs ingests over 50 billion events daily.
By  Manda Banda Published  August 12, 2017

Security vendor Fortinet has launched a new threat intelligence service that arms cybersecurity leaders with cyber situational awareness highlighting the latest threat trends and risks facing their organisations.

The vendor said the FortiGuard Threat Intelligence Service (TIS) enables CISOs to stay ahead of the global threat landscape and proactively defend their enterprises against rapidly evolving threats.

FortiGuard TIS is a cloud-based threat intelligence platform that provides threat metrics and activity trends, enabling CISOs to instantly understand what is happening across the global threat landscape.

FortiGuard TIS leverages Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs leading threat intelligence research. FortiGuard Labs consists of more than 200 expert researchers analyzing data collected from more than three million sensors around the globe.

John Maddison, senior vice president of products and solutions at Fortinet, said:

"Given the maturity and breadth of our sensor network, Fortinet is uniquely positioned to provide accurate threat intelligence telemetry across a diverse and broad range of sources across the globe. FortiGuard Labs ingests over 50bn events daily, and now with the FortiGuard Threat Intelligence Service we are able to deliver those same extensive threat insights to our customers and the security community at large."

A recent Forrester survey of 342 security leaders found that the CISOs' largest cybersecurity challenge is adapting to "the rapidly evolving nature of cyber threats." The report recommended that CISOs gather good threat intelligence that provides insight into attacker methods and indicators of compromise, noting that 78% of CISOs that have adopted a threat intelligence platform haven't experienced a breach.

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