Fortinet has announced that it has joined the HP’s AllianceOne Partner program with the HP Networking specialization. The partnership will enable Fortinet to provide pre-integrated SDN-optimized security solutions to enhance HP’s SDN security portfolio. These solutions are specially designed to increase the agility and operational benefits of SDN security solutions, delivered from physical or virtual FortiGate security appliances, enabling customers to reduce OPEX, strengthen security and derive more value from their investments in HP SDN and Fortinet Security.
Speaking about this partnership, Rajesh Maurya, Country Manager, India & SAARC at Fortinet, said, “We see growing customer interest in Fortinet Security within SDN environments. We look forward to working with HP to offer pre-validated security solutions, where Fortinet appliances or VMs are able to seamlessly service advanced security use-cases in HP SDN environments.”
On the other hand, talking about the HP AllianceOne partner program, Michael Zhu, senior director, global solutions and alliances, HP Networking, said, “Fortinet joining the HP AllianceOne and HP Networking Specialization programs adds partner-delivered SDN security solutions to HP’s industry-leading SDN ecosystem to provide customers greater choice. As a leader in network security, Fortinet is an important addition to our ecosystem and accelerates customer migration to SDN.”
The enterprises are focusing a lot on the SDN architectures, not only is security a logical intrinsic Data Center element that needs to fit seamlessly in such architectures, but security services like those from FortiGate appliances can utilize the programmability of the network to deliver more capabilities.