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A True Converged Platform Starts With A Powerful Network Firewall
Fortinet News, May 4th, 2022
May 4, 2022,
Volume 290, Issue 1

Building and managing networks is hard. It requires specialized skills and training, especially today, when networks must be designed to automatically adapt to the constant pressures of digital acceleration.

Ironically, this is one of the reasons why so many security products fail to interoperate with the network. Most security developers only have a basic grasp of modern networking, which is why legacy security solutions struggle to adequately protect today's dynamic networks.

This fundamental lack of expertise is also why so many security vendors have been quick to declare that the network-and by extension, the firewall-is dead. They have wrongly assumed that because so many applications and services have been moved to the cloud that the network as we know it is a dinosaur. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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