Michael Xie

Founder, President, and Chief Technology Officer of Fortinet

Michael Xie has more than 15 years of experience in the network security industry. Previously he held positions as software director and architect for NetScreen. He was honored with the 2009 Tech Innovator Awards by Everything Channel's CRN. He was also named a 2006 Northern California Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young and a Top Technology Innovator by VARBusiness Magazine in 2004. Michael has an M.S. degree in electrical & computer engineering from the University of Manitoba as well as M.S. degrees in automobile engineering from Tsinghua University.

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Patchwork Security Makes Us All Less Safe

Patchwork Security Makes Us All Less Safe

In the intensifying rush to develop and deploy network security strategies that can handle the drastic increase of today’s cyberthreats, I fear that many organizations are falling into a trap that is already having far-ranging...

Your Security is Only as Smart as the Intelligence that Powers It

Your Security is Only as Smart as the Intelligence that Powers It

The entire security arms race between IT professionals and cybercriminals is really about one side constantly trying to outsmart the other. Security isn’t just about tools. It’s also about the intelligence that powers them. Which...

How to Achieve Automated, Intelligence-Driven Security

How to Achieve Automated, Intelligence-Driven Security

Security today requires automating advanced threat intelligence and protection to defend against automated threats and advanced zero-days. Over the last couple of years, cyberattacks have evolved in both scale and effectiveness,...

Threat Intelligence: The Fuel that Powers Cyber Defenses

Threat Intelligence: The Fuel that Powers Cyber Defenses

For anyone reading the news regularly, it’s not hard to grasp that cyber threats are getting more sophisticated and damaging by the day. From a security technology provider’s perspective, I can add that tackling them is a fast...

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