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Fortinet Extends Partnership with Verizon Enterprise Solutions for Virtual Security Environments


Fortinet announces that the company has been chosen as a vSecurity technology partner for Verizon Enterprise Solutions’ new Virtual Network Services.

The Fortinet Security Fabric is reported to provide enterprise customers of Verizon Virtual Network Services with open, adaptive virtual security and actionable threat intelligence, turning network protection into a driver of business insight and agility.

A plethora of features is also said to be catered in FortiGate virtual network function (VNF), including enterprise firewalls, FortiManager single pane of glass management, integrated threat intelligence from FortiGuard Labs, data loss prevention, IP security, and intrusion detection system will enable enterprises to deploy advanced software-defined networking (SDN) security functions to protect all points in their network.

Aligning with Verizon’s Virtual Network Services, Fortinet will provide plug-and-play vSecurity VNFs so businesses can deploy security network functions in software. With a broad range of advanced virtual network security features offered, including Fortinet FortiGate enterprise firewalls, advanced threat intelligence, global policy controls, and internal segmentation to protect mission-critical data from breaches, Fortinet vSecurity will deliver all the performance of traditional network security in virtualized solutions.

Citing on the development, Shawn Hakl, vice president of networking and innovation, Verizon said, “As enterprise networks transition to virtualized models and the cyberattack surface gets increasingly complex, having integrated security that can seamlessly scale and adapt along with business requirements is paramount. The integration of Fortinet as one of our initial vSecurity technology partners will provide our customers with an industry-leading option to quickly deploy virtual security that can allow them to realize the business potential of an agile network.”

“From distributed business locations to more and more cloud-based mission critical applications, the cyber attack surface and the sophistication of threats on enterprise networks are at an all time high. As such, it is critical that businesses have the ability to spin up security resources and global policies as needed so they can free up resources to focus on business objectives. Building on our longstanding relationship with Verizon, Fortinet will deliver the on-demand security needed today for distributed enterprises to take their business to the next level, while helping control costs and drive business agility through virtualized offerings”, said Rajesh Maurya, Regional Director, India & SAARC, Fortinet.


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