Wireless Security Survey 2015
Wireless Security Deployed: State of the Market
Technology and market trends are forcing rapid changes to enterprise IT— especially in regard to how networks are secured.
Growth in Unsecure Connected Devices
As the number and types of network-connected wireless devices continue to grow exponentially, these connected devices present new vulnerabilities and a growing attack surface for hackers to exploit.
Application Proliferation Enlarges Attack Surface
Growth of mobile applications goes hand-in-hand with the increasing number of devices. Enterprises not only face additional support challenges, but also new threat exposures from additional applications being introduced to the network.
Operational Complexity for IT
On top of this unprecedented growth, users expect a unified access experience that ensures consistent, secure policies across wired and wireless environments. This creates major challenges for IT organizations that are stressed to fill gaps in security if policies are inconsistently applied and not easy to manage. This global survey studies the state of the market for wireless LAN security deployed among 1,490 medium-to-large enterprises across a broad range of industries, and shows that the majority of enterprises have holes in their WLAN security strategy.
Fortinet Secure Access Architecture
With these trends and challenges, the deployment and management of enterprise networks, applications and devices must be simplified. A network access layer that is not only secure, but also easy to manage. Fortinet’s network access solutions offer the best of next-generation firewall capabilities together with enterprise access. As opposed to traditional wireless solutions (which only address connectivity) Fortinet’s secure access solutions feature robust network security at their core—in addition to connectivity. Fortinet secure access solutions are designed to provide the same award winning and thirdparty validated security in every type of deployment—from a stand-alone AP in an isolated office, to a handful of APs in a retail store, to thousands of APs deployed across a large enterprise campus. Our product offerings enable any business to choose the topology and network management that best suits their needs, without having to compromise on security protection. Securing business communications, personal information, financial transactions, and mobile devices involves much more than network access control. It requires scanning for malware, preventing access to malicious websites, end-point integrity checking, and controlling application usage. But typical Wi-Fi solutions do not cater to these requirements. Fortinet’s unique approach addresses the shortcomings of other Wi-Fi offerings. With Infrastructure, Integrated, and Cloud solutions—Fortinet offers a comprehensive set of deployment options. These three solution options are designed to extend or upgrade existing network systems. Our secure access portfolio provides the most flexible cyber security platform with end-to-end enforcement for enterprises of all sizes and verticals of any type.