Fortinet vSecurity Virtual Network Function to Enable Global Enterprises to Deploy Adaptive, Intelligent Virtualized Network Security
Shawn Hakl, vice president of networking and innovation, Verizon
“As enterprise networks transition to virtualized models and the cyber attack 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.”
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, today announced that it has been selected as a vSecurity technology partner as part of Verizon Enterprise Solutions’ new Virtual Network Services.
- The Fortinet Security Fabricwill 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 broad range of security features within the 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.
Digitization of Business Requires Adaptive, Secure Networks at Scale
The increasing complexity of the network from IoT to cloud-based, mission-critical applications, coupled with the growing sophistication of cyber threats makes network security across the distributed enterprise a top business priority. The challenge is that traditional enterprise IT infrastructure struggles to keep pace with the growth of digital business dependence, requiring an on-demand, software-defined approach to network services and security.
As part of 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.
Fortinet’s expansion of its longstanding relationship with Verizon demonstrates the companies’ shared commitment to drive business agility through network security solutions that seamlessly adapt and scale, simplify operations and help improve total cost of ownership.
Verizon’s new services can be delivered across public, private and wireless networks from Verizon or other service providers, or a combination of multiple providers across multiple networks. For more information, visit here.
“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.”
– Matt Pley, vice president, Carrier and Service Provider, Fortinet
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) secures the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organizations around the world. Fortinet empowers its customers with intelligent, seamless protection across the expanding attack surface and the power to take on ever-increasing performance requirements of the borderless network – today and into the future. Only the Fortinet Security Fabric architecture can deliver security without compromise to address the most critical security challenges, whether in networked, application, cloud or mobile environments. More than 270,000 customers worldwide trust Fortinet to protect their businesses. Learn more at http://www.fortinet.com, the Fortinet Blog, or FortiGuard Labs.