BT, Fortinet to boost next-gen security services

Customers will benefit from BT's service combined with Fortinet's Security Fabric

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BT, Fortinet to boost next-gen security services BT's Mark Hughes: "We are committed to supporting our customers with solutions that can help them stay secure and support their journeys into the digital world."
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  June 8, 2016

BT and Fortinet have joined forces which will see Fortinet's FortiGate enterprise firewalls embedded into BT's portfolio of managed security services.

The agreement will see BT customers benefit from the protection provided by Fortinet's Security Fabric architecture and BT's global reach and expertise in managed security services.

Integrated into BT's managed security services, Fortinet FortiGate enterprise firewalls will provide next-generation firewall, application control, intrusion prevention, web content filtering, Virtual Private Networking (VPN), spyware prevention and malware defence.

Fortinet's Security Fabric brings traditionally autonomous systems together into an integrated, collaborative, and adaptive architecture designed to deliver distributed security for all types of environments, from Internet of Things to the cloud.

Mark Hughes, chief executive officer, BT Security, said: "We are committed to supporting our customers with solutions that can help them stay secure and support their journeys into the digital world. Together with Fortinet, we provide them with security solutions to protect themselves against today's evolving threat landscape without additional complexity or slowing down their networks."

Ken Xie, founder, chairman of the board and chief executive officer, Fortinet, added: "BT's global reach combined with our intelligent and adaptive Security Fabric are a powerful combination, which underlines our success together in the fast-growing worldwide managed security services market. We are excited to expand our already strong relationship to provide the security technologies customers need to protect and grow their businesses."

The agreement confirms BT's worldwide status as a Fortinet managed security services provider platinum partner.

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