If anyone was unsure of Fortinet’s vision for the future of the digital world, or the impact they plan to have on the cybersecurity industry, the first day of Accelerate 2017 left no doubt in anyone’s mind.Network Security Evolution– Ken Xie, Fortinet Founder and CEO
The morning kicked off with the primary Keynote from Ken Xie, founder and CEO of Fortinet. He started by walking everyone through the transformation of the Internet and networking over the past 40 years, and drove home a couple of critical points:
1. The Internet was originally designed as a point-to-point connection service. But such things as hyperconnectivity, the exponential growth and value of data, and the explosion of increasingly autonomous smart devices have challenged that model. The result is that the Internet is now trying to manage traffic it was never designed for.
2. To meet new data, user, and device demands, the Internet and networks are undergoing a dramatic transformation. Concepts like...(continued)