Mphasis Deploys Fortinet Solution to Secure its Network Infrastructure
Fortinet Security Fabric solutions deliver high-performance, scalable security to protect client data networks and enable secure application access
Fortinet announces that Mphasis has deployed Fortinet Security Fabric solutions to deliver high-performance, advanced threat protection to its network spanning 8 locations in India and servicing over 22,000 corporate users.
Mphasis was conducting a network infrastructure upgrade and wanted to consolidate primary firewall capabilities across all its data centers, including client and other indirect business networks. The company also wanted to take this opportunity to modernize and utilize advanced security features to enable business in a more secure and controlled way to drive user-based policies supporting new cloud-hosted application access.
To meet compliance, Mphasis needed to segment and secure every customer’s network with an enterprise firewall. This was cumbersome to configure on Mphasis’ previous security technology. Updating firewall policies for customers with changing requirements, like expansion of applications and workloads in the cloud, was also time consuming on those appliances.
Fortinet Security Fabric Enables Advanced Threat Protection, Application Performance and High-Speed Infrastructure for Mphasis Customers
Following a thorough evaluation, Mphasis selected Fortinet over Palo Alto Networks and Cisco as its cybersecurity provider because of its ability to scale solutions, availability of multispeed port density that performs in the gigabit range, and its high availability with a single pane of glass management console.
Mphasis subsequently deployed a range of FortiGate enterprise firewalls to secure its data center and the performance-sensitive application services of customers:
Reliable, low-latency performance:FortiGate helps reduce latency, while the significantly higher throughput delivers more available bandwidth for Mphasis’s customers even when they turn on multiple security technologies like firewall, intrusion prevention and application control.
Customized, segmented security:FortiGate is able to create specific virtual domains (VDOMs) that apply individual customer user polices while logically segregating the data. The ability of the FortiGate VDOMs to host every customer as a separate entity even within a single data center meets Mphasis’s requirements for customer confidentiality and compliance.
Seamless management and improved visibility:Fortinet’sFortiManager centralized management appliance provides Mphasis with single-pane-of-glass control of its network infrastructure from one console. This system lets Mphasis apply multiple firewall policy changes with minimal manpower. The FortiAnalyzer centralized logging and reporting appliance provides visibility of all devices and users that connect to the network, easing threat mitigation.
Potential to scale: Thanks to FortiGate’s high port density and throughput support, Mphasis can quickly scale up operations to meet demand.
“Following the Fortinet deployment, Mphasis could add firewall services quickly and stop worrying that it could not expand resources fast enough,” said Debashis Singh. “Fortinet’s solution has provided our organization with the performance, flexibility, manageability and operational efficiencies it needed.”
“We collaborated with Mphasis to develop a network architecture that ensured high resiliency, greater bandwidth and excellent threat visibility. Fortinet is pleased that after evaluating competing products, Mphasis concluded that our technology is the one to invest in to best meet their customers’ evolving network and cloud security requirements,” saidRajesh Maurya, Regional Vice President, India and SAARC, at Fortinet.