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Fortinet shares security-driven network strategies at cybersecurity conference

Cybersecurity solutions firm Fortinet holds anew its annual Fortinet 361° Security conference this year across multiple cities in Southeast Asia and Hong Kong. The 2019 iteration explores innovative ways to protect business networks in the hyper-connected world of today.

The regional Fortinet 361° Security 2019 cybersecurity conference will gather Fortinet executives, industry experts, and customers who will share their insights on how to securely unlock the potential of the digital economy, enabling organizations to confidently focus on the business, technology, and infrastructure drivers shaping their future.

Keynote and panel discussions will cover a range of topics, including today’s changing threat landscape, the growing challenge of interconnected devices, the widening distributed network, and how security strategies need to adapt to meet the new demands of today and tomorrow.

“In today’s hyper-connected world, data moves between various environments such as multi-cloud, IoT, and mobile devices. It is important for modern networks to enforce consistent security, yet preserve functionality in the network, so that essential workflows are protected along their entire data path as data travels through multiple environments. That is why this year’s regional 361° Security conference focuses on Security-Driven Networking, where networking and security are integrated and combined. This concept of building a network around security as a foundation, allows enterprises to architect and deploy business critical applications and services faster than ever before without compromising security throughout the network,” said Peerapong Jongvibool, VP for Southeast Asia and Hong Kong at Fortinet.

“The pace of digital transformation in the Philippines is accelerating. Since the entry of this mindset into the mainstream consciousness roughly three years ago, we have seen local businesses start undertaking their transformation journey. The country has also started fulfilling its mission to establish one digitized government as the Department of Information and Communications Technology recently launched the E-Government Masterplan (EGMP) 2022—this makes this year’s regional 361° Security conference more relevant to local organizations,” said Louie Castañeda, country manager, Fortinet Philippines.

“The demands of digital transformation are forcing organizations of all sizes and industries to reassess the effectiveness and scalability of existing legacy security infrastructure. Networks in sensitive sectors such as government, financial services, and healthcare, often hold highly-valuable data on individuals, financial transactions, and critical infrastructure. This data-rich environment makes them the target of a variety of threats like ransomware, phishing, and DDoS, which aim to halt, extort, or disrupt networks. Business leaders and IT professionals must equip themselves with forward-looking strategies to cope with increasingly complicated network environments. As organizations develop a meshed and hyper-connected networking infrastructure that spans ecosystems, businesses, societies, and personal lives, security needs to do the same,” said Anthony Lim, Principal Consultant for South East Asia and Hong Kong at Fortinet.

Fortinet 361° Security 2019 conference goes to Ho Chi Minh (Oct 22), Hanoi (Oct 24), Hong Kong (Oct 31) and Singapore (Nov 6).