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Du adds Fortinet security

Deal to provide cloud-based UTM solutions for du’s managed security services portfolio

L-R: Patrice Perche, Fortinet, and Fahad Al Hassawi, du.
L-R: Patrice Perche, Fortinet, and Fahad Al Hassawi, du.

Fortinet, a leader in network security, has announced a deal to provide its cloud-based unified threat management solutions for du’s managed security services portfolio.

Speaking at GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK, Bashar Bashaireh, Senior Regional Director at Fortinet Middle East, said: “We are proud to partner with du to bring our joint Cloud UTM solution to the UAE market. This highly cost-effective, flexible and reliable security solution leverages our high-performance security technology to provide businesses of all sizes with broad protection against a vast array of Internet threats, including advanced targeted attacks.”

Fahad Al Hassawi, Chief Commercial Officer, du, added: “Our Cloud UTM service, powered by Fortinet, is the ideal addition to our suite of Managed Security Services, through which we provide the UAE’s businesses with fully comprehensive protection against cyber threats and more.

“We are pleased to have partnered with Fortinet, and look forward to further collaborations in the future.”

Cloud UTM, also known as Clean Internet Pipe, is du’s managed security services flagship. As a line of defence relevant for all businesses, from small or medium enterprises (SMEs) up to large enterprises, it offers a set of advanced security services, including new generation packet filtering or firewalling, intrusion detection and prevention, network antivirus, web content filtering, anti-spam, and application white-listing or control.

Deploying Cloud UTM maximises security protection by covering almost 80% of corporate security requirements, while substantially reducing the total cost. It eliminates all threats at the ISP level long before entering the business network, increasing performance, speed and the stability of the infrastructure.

Du today offers comprehensive managed security services such as the managed DDoS protection service, the first of which was launched at GITEX 2012.