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Hands On with Fortinet's Secure Fabric

  • Flexential NAS 5 4600 Carothers Parkway Franklin, TN, 37067 United States (map)

Sponsor Overview

Fortinet Inc. is a company dedicated to protecting the Network Security with Broad Visibility, Integrated Detection, and Automated Response through the Security Fabric.  Fortinet is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. It develops and markets cybersecurity software, appliances and services, such as firewalls, anti-virus, intrusion prevention and endpoint security, among others. It is the fourth-largest network security company by revenue.

At Flexential, we believe infrastructure is more than technical—it’s personal. That’s why the best infrastructure solutions aren’t about infrastructure— they’re about people. This is an approach not often seen in the world of IT transformation. We build trusted relationships and tailored solutions that show that technology has a personal side. Flexential’s DNA has deep roots in the southeast and the west. For nearly 20 years, both Peak 10 and ViaWest helped data-intensive organizations transform IT from a cost center to an asset that helps achieve innovation and improve speed to market while also lowering risk. We joined forces in August of 2017, and rebranded as Flexential in January of 2018. Our comprehensive suite of hybrid IT solutions, coupled with the depth of our team’s experience and expertise in developing tailored solutions to meet the specific needs of our customers, are what set Flexential apart. Wherever you are in your IT transformation journey, Flexential is your partner to optimize and evolve your workloads’ performance, reliability and security.

Session Abstract

In this session, Fortinet Engineers will demonstrate the secure fabric and give viewers a rich, hands on experience in how the secure fabric operates and functions in a network environment.  This demonstration will simulate WAN and LAN security and network functions while showing the users how security is applied at every level and true visibility is achieved from one end to the next.  As users realize the true potential of what a security fabric operates, they will have the opportunity to interact with the technology and use their own devices to bring the infrastructure alive with real-time data.

Session Agenda

  • Lunch
  • Flexential Facility and Data Center Tour (optional but requires a valid driver's license ID and photo check-in process)
  • Fortinet Secure Fabric Demonstration Overview
  • Multilevel Security Model Setup and Configuration
  • Internal Segmentation Modulation of Firewalls (sample Engineering and Finance department)
  • Switch and AP Technology Integration and Configuration
  • Cloud Simulated Analytics, Reporting, and Monitoring
  • Client Integration and Controls
  • Cloud Simulated SandBox Technology for Protection from Zero-Day Malware

Speaker Bio


Ryan Edwards is a Senior Systems Engineer who works with Fortinet, Inc.  Ryan’s current mission is to use his extensive experience in the IT Industry to help companies reach their cyber security and threat response goals.  Ryan believes that building strong relationships and maintaining a high degree of integrity along with a strong knowledge of the current threat landscape helps him be successful in accomplishing that mission. Ryan has worked with some of the largest and most profitable companies across several different verticals.  This has enabled him to become a resident expert at seeking out areas of weakness and opportunities for improvement within these variable environments. Ryan holds a many industry certifications and holds the degree of Master of Science in Management with a focus on Information Technology.