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Copyright © 2020 Fortinet, Inc. All rights reserved. Fortinet ® , FortiGate ® , FortiCare ® and FortiGuard ® , and certain other marks are registered trademarks of Fortinet, Inc., and other Fortinet names herein may also be registered and/or common law trademarks of Fortinet. All other product or company names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Performance and other metrics contained herein were attained in internal lab tests under ideal conditions, and actual performance and other results may vary. Network variables, different network environments and other conditions may affect performance results. Nothing herein represents any binding commitment by Fortinet, and Fortinet disclaims all warranties, whether express or implied, except to the extent Fortinet enters a binding written contract, signed by Fortinet's General Counsel, with a purchaser that expressly warrants that the identified product will perform according to certain expressly-identified performance metrics and, in such event, only the specific performance metrics expressly identified in such binding written contract shall be binding on Fortinet. For absolute clarity, any such warranty will be limited to performance in the same ideal conditions as in Fortinet's internal lab tests. Fortinet disclaims in full any covenants, representations, and guarantees pursuant hereto, whether express or implied. Fortinet reserves the right to change, modify, transfer, or otherwise revise this publication without notice, and the most current version of the publication shall be applicable. Fortinet disclaims in full any covenants, representations, and guarantees pursuant hereto, whether express or implied. Fortinet reserves the right to change, modify, transfer, or otherwise revise this publication without notice, and the most current version of the publication shall be applicable. www.fortinet.com March 10, 2020 9:28 AM D:\Fortinet\White Paper\grey white paper\GREY - TechAisle\wp-FA-securing-smb-business-3102020 WHITE PAPER | Securing SMBs in a World of Digital Transformation 209642-B-1-EN SMBs aren't simply relying on "security through obscurity"—hoping that attackers will overlook them and choose a different target. SMBs are taking action to safeguard their increasingly IT-dependent businesses against cloud and other digital threats. Every day, SMBs are investing in the technologies and skills needed to move forward in the digital economy. Aligning Attention with Opportunity Many security reports end up positioning IT security as something akin to insurance—a "necessary evil" that demands investment as a means of managing risk associated with a worst-case scenario. This report has a different objective. It's clear from the data presented at the top of this document that technology plays a critical role in the achievement of highest-priority business objectives. Key solutions —such as cloud, which is the technology examined in this paper— provide capabilities that SMBs need to boost competitiveness in a fast-moving economy. And security isn't a "worst case" for advanced solutions. SMBs that are able to align attention to security with differentiating technologies can capture opportunity more rapidly than competitors. Effective management of security technologies and processes allows SMBs to move ahead rapidly with solutions like cloud that contribute to efficiency and growth. Fortinet continues to drive market evolution with the development of SMB solutions that further consolidate networking and security components into one integrated solution. With a breadth of well-integrated and highly effective components managed through a single pane of glass, management and support is simplified, increasing an SMB's customer value, revenue and profitability. Technology matters to business success, and security matters to technology success. SMBs may find it a challenge to keep pace with advanced solutions and the security that is needed to responsibly adopt them, but they have access to resources—including suppliers like Fortinet and its partners—who can help them to address InfoSec requirements and capitalize on IT solution potential. SMB: Most effective cloud security technologies 51% 41% 38% 35% 33% 16% Data encryption Network encryption Intrusion detection & prevention Create data boundaries Access controvia broker or other means Setting and enforcing security policies Data categorization & segmentation Source: Techaisle SMB & Midmarket Security Adoption Study, N = 1255. 25%

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