BT to add Fortinet firewalls to MSS portfolio

Networks Asia staff
Networks Asia

BT has revealed plans to integrate Fortinet’s FortiGate enterprise firewalls into its global portfolio of managed security services.

The agreement confirms BT’s worldwide status as a Fortinet Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) Platinum Partner.

Integrated into BT’s managed security services, Fortinet FortiGate enterprise firewalls will provide next-generation firewall, application control, intrusion prevention, web content filtering, ViPN, spyware prevention and malware defence.

Fortinet’s Security Fabric brings traditionally autonomous systems together into an integrated, collaborative, and adaptive architecture designed to deliver distributed security for all types of environments, from the IoT to the cloud.

Mark Hughes, chief executive officer, BT Security, said: “We are committed to supporting our customers with solutions that can help them stay secure and support their journeys into the digital world. Together with Fortinet, we provide them with security solutions to protect themselves against today’s evolving threat landscape without additional complexity or slowing down their networks.”

“BT’s global reach combined with our intelligent and adaptive Security Fabric are a powerful combination, which underlines our success together in the fast-growing worldwide managed security services market,” Fortinet founder and CEO Ken Xie added.

“We are excited to expand our already strong relationship to provide the security technologies customers need to protect and grow their businesses.”

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