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Fortinet to tackle advanced persistent threats at GITEX

Security vendor to urge delegates to take APTs seriously

Penel: Will show how businesses can identify unknown threats.
Penel: Will show how businesses can identify unknown threats.

Fortinet will utilise its presence at GITEX Technology Week 2015 to demonstrate its advanced threat protection (ATP) solutions that enables businesses to know the unknown, and avoid falling prey to new threats. The company will also demonstrate the crucial role that intelligent security solutions and policies play in enabling businesses to win the battle against IoT threats.

“Today’s most damaging attacks are advanced persistent threats (APT), and cybercrime is no longer random or about brute force, it’s more subtle - aiming to infiltrate, stay hidden, and extract data without detection,” said Alain Penel, regional vice president – Middle East, Fortinet.

“The threat evolution is faster than ever – we are, on average, discovering more new threats every day than identifying already known malware. The need for vigilance, intelligent security solutions and comprehensive policies is growing in the Middle East – this is obvious considering the number of regional incidents that have been recorded in recent times. We will be showcasing our latest products and solutions that will help regional businesses ‘break the kill chain’ and take preemptive action against cyber threats.”

Fortinet’s ATP framework is designed to help businesses protect themselves from APTs. ATP attacks infiltrate networks, stay hidden and extract data without detection. IoT security is another burgeoning issue that Fortinet will tackle during the exhibition.
"GITEX Technology Week gives us a base to demonstrate our solutions to a broad audience. We are also able to interact with decision makers and meet our channel partners, and share our knowledge with them, so they can make decisions that suit their requirements best. As threats continue to evolve, it’s critical that businesses have the right tools and support to protect themselves,” explains Penel.