The Strategic Investment to bolster Fortinet’s Commitment to Drive Security Innovation for Virtualized Network Functions and Software-Defined Networks
Fortinet announces a strategic investment in UBIqube, a provider of network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) orchestration.
Through this investment, Fortinet’s Security Fabric and UBIqube’s MSActivator will enable service providers and enterprise customers to rapidly provision, manage and automate security services.
The combined solution touts to not only reduce operational complexity and costs, but also enhances design flexibility and service customization.
UBIqube is also a Fortinet Fabric-Ready Partner.
Rajesh Maurya, Regional Vice President, India & SAARC at Fortinet, said, “Fortinet is committed to advancing cybersecurity innovation through ongoing product development, partnerships and strategic investments. We actively evaluate cutting-edge technologies that interoperate with our Security Fabric and that bring a differentiated solution to market to best protect our global customers. UBIqube, an existing Fabric-Ready Partner, provides a vendor-agnostic SDN and NFV orchestration solution, enabling large enterprise and service provider customers to deploy new security functionality with speed, flexibility and scale. Our investment in UBIqube further demonstrates our commitment to deliver an automated Security Fabric that helps protect multi-vendor networks.”
Furthermore, UBIqube’s abstraction middleware technology allows it to easily embed into Internet of Things (IoT) platforms, thus complementing Fortinet’s strategy to deliver automated security for the IoT through device visibility and strategic network segmentation.
“UBIqube’s vision is to democratize the design of services over networking and security technologies, and a critical factor is augmenting strategic alliances with market-leading technology providers like Fortinet,” said Nabil Souli, chief executive officer of UBIqube. “Fortinet’s investment in UBIqube coupled with expanding our existing Fabric-Ready technology alliance, makes us well-poised to get to the next level of accelerated growth and assure advanced security services at scale for our global enterprise and service provider customers.”
Fortinet’s investment in UBIqube, coupled with the expanded partnership, is intended to enhance joint product development and joint go-to-market efforts, including training, sales enablement, and distribution strategies.
Investment will enhance ongoing product development and integration, go-to-market and distribution strategies. Fortinet is investing along with co-investors Fujitsu and NTT DOCOMO Ventures.