Cybersecurity solutions provider Fortinet has joined hands with vSecurity technology as part of Verizon Enterprise Solutions’ new Virtual Network Services
. With this partnership, the Fortinet Security Fabric
will provide enterprise customers of Verizon Virtual Network Services with open, adaptive virtual security and actionable threat intelligence.
Fortinet explains that FortiGate
virtual network function (VNF) comes with security features including enterprise firewalls, FortiManager
single pane of glass management, integrated threat intelligence from FortiGuard Labs
, data loss prevention, IP security, and intrusion detection system. The company claims that this will enable enterprises to deploy advanced software-defined networking (SDN) security functions to protect all points in their network.
“As enterprise networks transition to virtualized models and the cyber attack surface gets increasingly complex, having integrated security that can seamlessly scale and adapt along with business requirements is paramount,” said Shawn Hakl, Vice President, Networking and Innovation, Verizon.
The integration of Fortinet as one of our initial vSecurity technology partners will provide our customers with an industry-leading option to quickly deploy virtual security that can allow them to realize the business potential of an agile network.
The cybersecurity company states that the increasing complexity of the network from IoT to cloud-based, mission-critical applications, coupled with the growing sophistication of cyber threats makes network security across the distributed enterprise a top business priority.
“The challenge is that traditional enterprise IT infrastructure struggles to keep pace with the growth of digital business dependence, requiring an on-demand, software-defined approach to network services and security,” the company claims.
“From distributed business locations to more and more cloud-based mission critical applications, the cyber attack surface and the sophistication of threats on enterprise networks are at an all time high. As such, it is critical that businesses have the ability to spin up security resources and global policies as needed so they can free up resources to focus on business objectives,” said Matt Pley, Vice President, Carrier and Service Provider, Fortinet.
Building on our longstanding relationship with Verizon, Fortinet will deliver the on-demand security needed today for distributed enterprises to take their business to the next level, while helping control costs and drive business agility through virtualized offerings.
Verizon revealed that its new services
can be delivered across public, private and wireless networks from Verizon or other service providers, or a combination of multiple providers across multiple networks.