IT professionals attended FortiTour 2018 workshop | THE DAILY HERALD

Workshop participants.

Emmanuel Oscar (Fortinet), Yoelis Machado (DACAS), Jean Arnell, David Flanders, Alain Roper and Johann Charlery (Computech).

 PHILIPSBURG–Information Technology (IT) professionals and other persons on the island expanded their skills at the a two-day FortiTour 2018 “hands-on” technical workshop held on September 11 and 12 at the Holland House Beach Hotel.

Participants included IT management and staff from St. Maarten government, the Collectivité of French St. Martin, NAGICO Insurances, utilities company GEBE, the TelEm Group, Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) and other persons.

The event brought together customers and partners to learn, collaborate and network, it was stated in a press release over the weekend. “At Fortinet we believe that the only way to achieve industry-leading impact is to innovate by strength in numbers through an environment that fosters partnership around ideas, technology and vision to effectively secure networks today and into the future,” it was stated in the release.

The workshop included an introduction by Fortinet Major Accounts Manager Ludwig Morales; a presentation by Yoelis Machado of DACAS distribution and Computech Managing Partners Jean Arnell and Alain Roper, who discussed the latest cybersecurity trends.

The technical portion of the workshop, delivered by Fortinet representative for the region Emmanuel Oscar, focussed on Fortinet security fabric as well as network architecture for a hyper connected world, particularly Internal Network Segmentation Firewall, the configuration of FortiGate-Fortinet’s next general firewall, FortiAnalyzer and security policy implementation with FortiManager. The interactive hands-on session covered a range of cybersecurity topics including securing the multi-cloud, software-defined networking in a wide area network SD-WAN, cybersecurity automation, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), service provider network transformation, and much more.

Discussions were also held on key cybersecurity topics and trends, including multi-cloud security, Internet of Things (IoT) and operational technology (OT), SD-WAN, threat landscape trends and much more in an environment that encourages the exchange of ideas.

The release said digital transformation is probably “the biggest revolution of our time” and for most businesses it is a critical requirement for future success. “Organisations of all sizes and across all regions and industries are wrestling with how to effectively secure a diverse and growing attack surface while minimising complexity and maximising speed and scale. Fortinet team members, customers and Computech shared insight on how to securely unlock the potential of our digital economy, focusing on the business, technology, and infrastructure drivers shaping the future of the industry.”

Source: The Daily Herald