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The 2020 Tech Innovator Awards

Kyle Alspach

The delivery of truly differentiated offerings that create opportunities for partners during this unprecedented period is the crowning achievement of our 2020 Tech Innovators.



Fortinet FortiOS 6.4

Fortinet debuted more than 350 new features on its FortiOS 6.4 operating system, including the addition of FortiNAC (Network Access Control) to the company’s topology map, making it easier to discover all of the IoT devices and endpoints within the Fortinet Security Fabric, as well as gain access to those systems using API technology. FortiNAC can now integrate with every single switch vendor, access point vendor and firewall vendor while providing powerful visibility. Meanwhile, Fortinet rolled out SD-WAN enhancements around application performance criteria, a new orchestration system inside FortiManager, and more analytics, reporting and monitoring inside FortiOS as part of the 6.4 release.


FireMon Automation

FireMon Automation is a network security policy automation platform, featuring a compute engine that can enable intent-based automation in order to fast track changes and ensure policy compliance. When the underlying network and segmentation changes, the Continuous Adaptive Enforcement computes and propagates the necessary policy changes in real time—increasing agility while eliminating manual effort and misconfiguration risk.

Infoblox NIOS 8.5

Infoblox NIOS 8.5 helps customers bridge to cloud network services to deliver enterprise-grade DDI (DNS, DHCP and IP address management) services across hybrid environments. The offering also unites data from BloxOne DDI, a cloud managed DDI offering for remote locations, and NIOS into a central location for complete visibility.

SonicWall Network Security Services Platform 15700

The SonicWall Network Security Services Platform 15700 delivers multiple high-speed interfaces, high-port density and threat protection at high throughput. Its multi-instance architecture supports multiple firewalls on a single appliance with dedicated resources, enabling administrators to run different software versions and configurations without the typical constraints of multitenancy architectures.

WatchGuard Firebox T80

WatchGuard’s new Firebox T80 is a high-performing tabletop appliance that offers optional port expansion modules for integrated fiber connectivity, so midmarket organizations and the MSPs that support them can adapt as connectivity needs change. The tool enables administering and enforcing of policy across extended networks, allowing organizations to bring full unified threat management to small and midsize environments.

Webroot DNS Protection

The Webroot DNS Protection is a filtering service that delivers a secured Internet connection to businesses, with capabilities to fully leverage DNS over HTTPS and its associated privacy benefits. The offering natively processes the encrypted Internet requests that use HTTPS to securely convey DNS requests to Webroot resolvers—preventing eavesdropping, manipulation or exploitation of the data.


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