du selects Fortinet to offer cloud managed security services
UAE telco selects FortiGate and FortiPortal solutions as the foundation of its cloud-based clean pipe internet service
Cybersecurity solutions vendor Fortinet, has said that UAE-based telco du has selected its security fabric solutions as the foundation of the cloud unified threat management (UTM) managed security services, designed for enterprise broadband premium and professional customers, as well as small and medium organisations.
Fortinet's FortiPortal serves as the enterprise's single-pane of glass management, providing security visibility and control of the enterprise customer's Internet traffic.
As part of its strategy for new value-added services to its enterprise and professional customers, du was looking to deliver a cloud-based clean pipeline service, providing both granular security services coupled with customer's single point of management for self-service and visibility.
"For our clean pipe Internet offering, we vetted several vendors, and Fortinet met our stringent evaluation criteria which was based on the availability of a dedicated customer portal, security features, reporting capabilities, connectivity options and protocols available, as well providing the best price-performance solution," added Farid Faraidooni, deputy CEO, ICT Solutions, du.
"The business benefits post-implementation have been significant. The service is enabling enterprise customers to provide better protection and mitigation from cyberthreats such as viruses, botnets and advanced persistent threats. It has helped customers reduce their CAPEX by eliminating the cost of deploying and running on-premise hardware as well as hiring additional resources," Faraidooni added.
Alain Penel, regional vice president, Middle East at Fortinet, said: "This alliance with du has reaffirmed Fortinet's position as a trusted partner for communication service providers globally."
Penel said Fortinet's security fabric architecture empowers managed security service providers (MSSPs) to provide end-to-end security that maps to customers' varying environments and security requirements. "This approach has helped du achieve competitive differentiation through unique, secure cloud-based services, while reducing operational costs and complexity," he said.