Fortinet Expands Services and Training Opportunities

The prevailing talent shortage remains one of the most significant challenges facing security operations centres today. Fortinet’s 2022 Cybersecurity Skills Gap report found that 50% of global leaders cited security operations as one of the most challenging roles to fill – 42% are still in need of security operations analysts.

In response, Fortinet has announced new security operations centre augmentation services which have been designed to strengthen organisation’s cyber resiliency and support short-staffed teams. In addition, the Fortinet Training Institute has added initiatives across its programmes to boost access to its industry-recognised training and certifications.

John Maddison, EVP of Products and CMO at Fortinet, said: “Fortinet builds ML-driven automation into all of its SOC offerings to support short-staffed teams affected by the cybersecurity skills shortage. But technology alone won’t solve this issue, which is why we are dedicated to also delivering human-based SOC augmentation services to provide immediate support, while investing in an industry-leading training institute to close the cybersecurity skills gap. This combination of technology, services, and training enables SOC professionals to better protect their organizations from detection to incident recovery.”

Fortinet has expanded its SOC-as-a-Service offering, now giving customers a single cloud-based dashboard to view actionable intelligence. It has introduced a new outbreak detection service, alerting customers to major breaking cybersecurity events, and it has added cybersecurity readiness services as part of its Incident Response offering.

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