Fortinet FortiGate to be integrated into BT managed security services
BT and Fortinet announced an agreement that will integrate Fortinet’s FortiGate enterprise firewalls into BT’s global portfolio of managed security services. The agreement confirms BT’s status as a Fortinet Managed Security Services Provider Platinum Partner. BT customers will benefit from the protection provided by Fortinet’s Security Fabric architecture and BT’s global reach and expertise in managed security services.
Integrated into BT’s managed security services, Fortinet FortiGate enterprise firewalls will provide firewall, application control, intrusion prevention, web content filtering, virtual private networking, spyware prevention and malware defense. Fortinet’s Security Fabric brings traditionally autonomous systems together into an integrated, collaborative, and adaptive architecture designed to deliver distributed security for all types of environments, including Internet of Things and cloud.
Mark Hughes, Chief Executive Officer, BT Security said, “We are committed to supporting our customers with solutions that can help them stay secure and support their journeys into the digital world. Together with Fortinet, we provide them with security solutions to protect themselves against today’s evolving threat landscape without additional complexity or slowing down their networks.”
Ken Xie, Founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Fortinet said, “BT’s global reach combined with our intelligent and adaptive Security Fabric are a powerful combination, which underlines our success together in the fast-growing worldwide managed security services market. We are excited to expand our already strong relationship to provide the security technologies customers need to protect and grow their businesses.”