Fortinet unveils managed security service providers programme

New programme provides advanced tools and support for partners to hasten profitability

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Fortinet unveils managed security service providers programme Khuffash says Fortinet's new MSSP programme reinforces its ongoing investments and continued dedication to partners.
By  Manda Banda Published  March 15, 2017

Fortinet, a provider of high-performance cybersecurity solutions, today announced the launch of a comprehensive new programme aimed at empowering managed security service providers (MSSPs) with the tools, expertise, training and support to accelerate profitability, expand growth, increase market leadership and deliver the industry's most advanced security services to their customers.

According to Fortinet, its broad MSSP Partner Programme offers distinct benefits that enable participants to develop, operate and expand their security service offerings.

"Facing an increasingly hostile threat landscape, businesses of all sizes are struggling to ensure the security of their sensitive data and technology investments," said Shadi Khuffash, regional sales manager, Carriers and ISPs, Fortinet."

Khuffash added that these challenges are driving many organisations to seek out security service providers that have the technical expertise and advanced security offerings that can meet their business requirements. "Fortinet's new MSSP programme reinforces our ongoing investments and continued dedication to the success of our MSSP partners and the security of their customers," he said.

Partners on the programme will have access to Fortinet's developer network, official documentation, APIs, and tools originally developed for internal use to unlock advanced features and customisation capabilities for Fortinet products and solutions.

In addition, channel partners will be able to access online, self-paced training with role-specific courses tailored to help develop their sales and technical staff. "We will also unveil support for marketing, sales, and technical activities along with dedicated account management along with access to Fortinet beta programmes and invite-only events," he explained.

Khuffash said the Fortinet MSSP partner programme is designed to enable existing MSSPs to expand their offerings and maintain a competitive advantage while also providing assets and guidance to support resellers and systems integrators looking to enter the managed security services market.

He pointed out that participants in the partner programme will get free access to exclusive Fortinet services that enable MSSPs to develop a wide range of security services to offer their customers while increasing their engineering productivity and increasingly profitability.

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