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Fortinet Continues to Expand Secure SD-WAN Globally with New Service Provider Partnerships

Fortinet has announced seven new service providers – Convergia, Eastern Communications, Halo Global, Lintasarta, Ooredoo Qatar, PLDT, and Transtelco – have added Fortinet Secure SD-WAN to their managed service portfolios. Fortinet’s industry-leading Secure SD-WAN solution enables MSSPs to deliver high-value security-driven networking services to customers, tap into new market opportunities, and grow their business by uniquely meeting customer needs.

John Maddison, EVP of Products and CMO at Fortinet, said, “Fortinet Secure SD-WAN empowers MSSPs with a Security-driven Networking approach through the convergence of networking and security to deliver value-added services that solve their customers’ biggest challenges, such as securing digital acceleration and enabling work-from-anywhere. Seamless integration with the Fortinet Security Fabric, the industry’s highest-performing cybersecurity mesh platform, ensures MSSPs can easily grow their business with new and differentiated managed SD-WAN and security services.”

Growth opportunities for MSSPs are on the rise
As the use of business-critical, cloud-based applications continues to increase, with a distributed infrastructure of remote and branch offices and an expanding workforce that requires work-from-anywhere capabilities, organizations need to adapt. And as part of ongoing digital acceleration, customers are looking to invest in modern networking technologies to deliver a secure and superior user experience.

The cybersecurity skills shortage, coupled with increasing levels of specialization required to manage growing security infrastructure, means that the use of MSSPs is increasingly attractive to companies of all sizes. Fortinet MSSP partners are looking for opportunities to reduce risk and minimize the impact of cyberattacks for their customers by providing managed network, security, and monitoring technologies to protect enterprise data, infrastructure, and users regardless of who, where, when, and how IT assets are accessed.

To deliver these capabilities to their customers, MSSPs are seeking to employ solutions that converge networking and security, and that is integrated with a cybersecurity mesh platform, to provide them with superior quality of experience at scale, operational efficiencies, and secure dedicated internet access.

Fortinet supports MSSPs in delivering high-value services to their customers
MSSPs are continuing to turn to Fortinet as a company that has continued to drive market evolution with security-driven networking solutions that deliver security effectiveness, cost, and performance with the world’s only ASIC-accelerated secure SD-WAN solution. MSSPs are tapping into the power of Fortinet Secure SD-WAN to help build new services that offer the flexibility to accommodate different architectural requirements specific to MSSP environments including multitenancy, custom portals, comprehensive automation and orchestration support, centralized management and analytics, custom reporting, and zero-touch provisioning (ZTP) capabilities.

Fortinet provides the tools for MSSPs to solve their customers’ challenges of securing their work-from-anywhere and digital acceleration needs via Fortinet Secure SD-WAN, integrated with the Fortinet Security Fabric platform, to secure users, devices, applications, and edges everywhere. Fortinet Secure SD-WAN is the only solution that integrates SD-WAN, next-generation firewall (NGFW), advanced routing, and ZTNA access proxy functions, and has recently received a number of third-party recognitions from industry analysts.

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Chris Fernando

Chris N. Fernando is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is the Editor of Arabian Reseller magazine, the authoritative guide to the regional IT industry. Follow him on Twitter (@chris508) and Instagram (@chris2508).

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