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Press Release -- December 21st, 2021
Source: fortinet

Fortinet Continues to Expand Secure SD-WAN Globally with New Service Provider Partnerships

Fortinet Secure SD-WAN enables Security-driven Networking and integrates with the Fortinet Security Fabric to allow MSSPs to easily grow their business with new services 
SUNNYVALE, Calif., – December 20, 2021
John Maddison, EVP of Products and CMO at Fortinet
“Fortinet Secure SD-WAN empowers MSSPs with a Security-Driven Networking approach through the convergence of networkng and security to deliver value-added services that solve their customers’ biggest challenges, such as securing digital acceleration and enabling work-from-anywhere. Seamless integration with the Fortinet Security Fabric, the industry’s highest performing cybersecurity mesh platform, ensures MSSPs can easily grow their business with new and differentiated managed SD-WAN and security services.”
News Summary 
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced seven new service providers – Convergia, Eastern Communications, Halo Global, Lintasarta, Ooredoo Qatar, PLDT, and Transtelco – have added Fortinet Secure SD-WAN to their managed service portfolios. Fortinet’s industry-leading Secure SD-WAN solution enables MSSPs to deliver high-value security-driven networking services to customers, tap into new market opportunities, and grow their business by uniquely meeting customer needs.
Growth opportunities for MSSPs are on the rise 
As the use of business-critical, cloud-based applications continues to increase, with a distributed infrastructure of remote and branch offices and an expanding workforce that requires work-from-anywhere capabilities, organizations need to adapt. And as part of ongoing digital acceleration, customers are looking to invest into modern networking technologies to deliver secure and superior user experience. The cybersecurity skills shortage, coupled with increasing levels of specialization required to manage a growing security infrastructure, means that the use of MSSPs is increasingly attractive to companies of all sizes. Fortinet MSSP partners are looking for opportunities to reduce risk and minimize the impact of cyberattacks for their customers by providing managed network, security and monitoring technologies to protect enterprise data, infrastructure, and users regardless of who, where, when, and how IT assets are accessed.
To deliver these capabilities to their customers, MSSPs are seeking to employ solutions that converge networking and security, and that are integrated with a cybersecurity mesh platform, to provide them with superior quality of experience at scale, operational efficiencies, and secure dedicated internet access.
Fortinet supports MSSPs in delivering high-value services to their customers
MSSPs are continuing to turn to Fortinet as a company that has continued to drive market evolution with security-driven networking solutions that deliver security effectiveness, cost, and performance with the world’s only ASIC-accelerated secure SD-WAN solution. MSSPs are tapping into the power of Fortinet Secure SD-WAN to help build new services that offer the flexibility to accommodate different architectural requirements specific to MSSP environments including multitenancy, custom portals, comprehensive automation and orchestration support, centralized management and analytics, custom reporting, and zero-touch provisioning (ZTP) capabilities. Fortinet provides the tools for MSSPs to solve their customers’ challenges of securing their work-from-anywhere and digital acceleration needs via Fortinet Secure SD-WAN, integrated with the Fortinet Security Fabric platform, to secure users, devices, applications, and edges everywhere.
Fortinet Secure SD-WAN is the only solution that integrates SD-WAN, next-generation firewall (NGFW), advanced routing, and ZTNA access proxy functions, and has recently received a number of third-party recognitions from industry analysts. Fortinet was named a Leader in the 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for WAN Edge Infrastructure and ranked #1 for three out of five use cases in the 2021 Gartner® Critical Capabilities for WAN Edge Infrastructure. Fortinet was also named a top SD-WAN vendor in the 2021 Frost Radar and received Frost & Sullivan’s 2021 Global SD-WAN Vendor Product Leadership Award.
In addition to analyst recognition, seven new services providers have recently launched managed SD-WAN services powered by Fortinet; here’s what these new MSSP partners are saying about Fortinet Secure SD-WAN:
“Our partnership with Fortinet has a positive impact on our commercial offerings in all of our operations throughout the Latin American region. With Fortinet Secure SD-WAN, we make the best technology available to our clients to meet our customers’ needs for secure connectivity and high performance.”
– Alejandro Bitar, Co-Founder and Executive President at Convergia
“Eastern Communications and Fortinet share a mutual commitment to delivering success to our customers. By leveraging Fortinet’s Security Fabric, Eastern Communications is able to offer proven, high-performing, and scalable cybersecurity solutions across the country – for customers in all industries and businesses of any size. Together, Eastern Communications and Fortinet deliver a security-driven networking approach that converges leading technology solutions such as FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) and FortiSIEM to deliver managed firewall, Secure SD-WAN and other services. We look forward to continuing to offer our customers in the Philippines Fortinet’s future-proof security and networking solutions.”
– Edsel Paglinawan, Product & Innovation Head at Eastern Communications
“Halo Global provides managed SD-WAN and services that allows customers to consume security services via fully managed, co-managed and self-service options. We couple this with our no risk-purchasing that reduces adoption risk for enterprises. Because Fortinet is an industry leader across multiple products, we believe

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