Intelligent Tech Channels Issue 20 | Page 38

Gartner released a report titled, Survey Analysis: Address Security and Digital Concerns to Maintain Rapid SD-WAN Growth detailing how security is the top WAN concern. Organisations are increasingly adopting direct Internet access in their SD-WAN deployments, raising security concerns and requiring that CISOs be closely involved for a smooth transition of any SD-WAN deployment. At the same time, many SD- WAN vendors don’t provide the advanced security features required for these types of deployments. Fortinet delivers secure SD-WAN Fortinet’s FortiGate Secure SD-WAN solution delivers the functionality provided by pure-play SD-WAN vendors with advanced security built into one single offering. It is backed by independent testing to deliver excellent quality of experience for voice and video, high VPN throughput Two industry leaders are coming together to provide enterprise- class capabilities across cloud, network and endpoint security. and best price/performance. At Fortinet, SD-WAN functionality has been organically developed in-house and is a feature of every FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall. Purpose-built security processors and threat intelligence from FortiGuard Labs further ensure that security is an integral part of Fortinet’s SD-WAN solution. Lee Waskevich, VP of Security Solutions at ePlus, said: “ePlus provides a broad services portfolio and supports a wide range of SD-WAN use cases to help our customers connect to and secure multi- cloud architectures. “Fortinet-based secure SD-WAN deployments empower our customers to embed security into their SD-WAN rollouts. We are impressed by Fortinet’s excellent independent testing results and ability to enable both SD-WAN and security features, such as SSL inspection, while maintaining enterprise-grade performance.” Brent Baker, Director of Network Services at PowerMax360, added: “As a long-standing Fortinet platinum partner, our goal is to offer the highest level of security and support to our customers. “We’re seeing Fortinet’s FortiGate Secure SD-WAN take off because it delivers a unique combination of security, WAN networking, cost savings and single-pane-of- glass management. “Fortinet has the right approach to SD- WAN, allowing us to provide our customers with best-of-breed SD-WAN and security for successful WAN transformation projects.” ˜ We’re seeing Fortinet’s FortiGate Secure SD- WAN take off because it delivers a unique combination of security, WAN networking, cost savings and single-pane-of-glass management. 38