Security Newsletter – June 2020
Proactive Managed Service
Cyber threats continue to rise for organisations across the entire world and it is common to hear of reputable companies being breached. IT departments are expected to run their systems for 24x7 x 365 days a year so that they can support regular business operations securely.
We here at Nouveau believe that firewalls and antivirus are no longer enough to cut it in a world of continuously evolving cyber threats. Our Proactive Managed Services wrap around your traditional security solutions in order to provide you with a complete, transparent and fully managed service that keeps your business secure. Experience less downtime, easier management and better security. Read about how the growing demands for proactive cybersecurity are driving changes in the way business face their security issues here in our article in The Business Magazine.
Working from home in the future? Re-evaluate your current security strategy.
Many of us have been working from home for a few months now, but many organisations continue to have concerns about the effectiveness and security of their home working solutions.
In many cases, people believe home working is less secure than in traditional office-based setups. We are here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be. Whether you have started to implement remote working elements of your business continuity plans or require some support in setting up these components, we remain dedicated to providing you with continued support to ensure that your business stays secure, collaborative and efficient.
To learn more about secure remote working solutions without compromise in security, collaboration and efficiency, click here.
Nouveau become first Expert Integrator, MSSP and Marketplace Partner in the UK
Following Fortinet’s reworking of their partnership programme, Nouveau are now considered the first partners in the UK to achieve Integrator, MSSP and Marketplace status at Expert level. You can read more about our new partnership status under the Engage programme by reading our blog here.
End of Life notification: Fortinet 8x5
Fortinet continues to move forward with adapting their FortiCare services to the changes in our customer’s business needs. As the next step in the 8x5 FortiCare phase-out project that began in 2019 Q1, all 8x5 FortiCare support options have been removed from the pricelist.
Two levels are now available: 24x7 and Advanced Support Engineer (ASE). ASE provides higher ticket servicing for faster starts and ticket resolution
Speak to your account manager to understand the wider value of 24x7 and how you can start benefitting right away.
Rise in Phishing Healthcare Scams
Over the last few months, reports indicate that there has been a significant rise in phishing scams using COVID-19 as a medium to scaremonger and deceive recipients. These attacks have been carried out on a wide variety of targets including, but not limited to, end-users of businesses, government organisations and medical service providers.
Most of these incidents are phishing attacks that infect networks with ransomware. Many have been sent from spoofed World Health Organisation (WHO) and NHS email addresses whereas others have been from fake companies offering equipment in response against the virus.
We would like to take this opportunity to inform our customers about these prevalent scams – the best form of defence against phishing scams is vigilance. To read more about how to spot phishing scams, please visit our top tips page here.
New Products – FortiGate 40F + 200F
Fortinet have announced two new FortiGate Firewall products: the FortiGate 40F, which has been available for a few months now, and the brand new FortiGate 200F.
The F Series FortiGate Firewalls continue to provide end-to-end network security with one platform, one network security operating system and unified policy management, or providing the industry’s best protection against the most advanced security threats and targeted attacks.
It may be worth considering an upgrade to the Fortinet F series if your organisation is currently using a D series Firewall or older. Fortinet F firewalls have large increases in NGFW throughput, Threat Protection Throughput and SSL Inspection Throughput amongst a variety of other benefits.
Fortinet solutions in combination with Nouveau’s Managed Services provide top of the line security for all organisations. For more information on how our managed services can help keep your business secure whilst reducing resource burdens, please click here.
For more information about the FortiGate F series, please contact us by emailing to email@example.com or calling 0118 9186822.
UTM bundle renamed to UTP bundle
Fortinet’s Unified Threat Management (UTM) bundle has been renamed to the Unified Threat Protection bundle (UTP). This name change reflects Fortinet’s focus on the protection of your infrastructure.
We thought we should notify of these changes to avoid any confusion in the future.