Industry Leading Technology Partners Join the Fortinet Security Fabric Ecosystem
"Fortinet's open approach enables multiple vendors' solutions to tightly integrate with the Fortinet Security Fabric in real-time, further extending
New Fabric-Ready Program Partnersinclude ADVA Optical Networking, Bradford Networks, Cyber Observer, CSPi, FireMon, ForeScout Technologies, Intel Corporation, Microsoft Azure, Ribbon Communications(formerly Sonus Networks) and SentinelOne.
- The Fabric-Ready Partner Program builds on Fortinet's robust ecosystem of technology alliances by opening the functionality of the Fortinet Security Fabric to complementary solutions. Partners in this program validate technology integration with the Security Fabric, have committed to sharing roadmaps for consistent interoperability, and will benefit from joint go-to-market initiatives.
- To date,
Fortinethas brought together 34 Fabric-Ready Program Partners, representing a cross-section of leading information technology providers to deliver pre-integrated, end-to-end offerings ready for deployment, reducing the technical support burden and costs for enterprise customers.
Working Together to Solve Today's IT Security Challenges
Enterprises today are adopting new technologies and cutting-edge infrastructure strategies to enable continued growth in today's competitive digital economy. Most of these organizations have deployed networking and security solutions from multiple vendors, which can pose significant challenges for IT teams to integrate and efficiently operate multi-vendor solutions across heterogeneous environments.
The Fortinet Security Fabric enables customers to maximize their existing technology investments through the Fabric-Ready Partner Program. Working together, Fabric-Ready partner solutions can leverage Fortinet's well-defined APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) for deep integration with the Fortinet Security Fabric. This integration further extends Security Fabric capabilities across cloud, virtualized and software-defined environments and ensures seamless interoperation with partner solutions and services.
As part of the program, partners undergo solution validation with a commitment to ongoing interoperability. Additionally, Fabric-Ready partners will benefit from joint marketing and go-to-market initiatives with
- Cloud: Microsoft Azure and
- Endpoint, IoT (Threat Detection & Response):
SentinelOneand ForeScout Technologies.
Bradford Networks, Cyber Observer, CSPiand FireMon.
- Virtualization, SDN, NFV:
ADVA Optical Networking, Intel Corporation and Cloudify.
Fabric-Ready Partners Comment on the Security Fabric Ecosystem
"Communication service providers are driving toward network virtualization and the enablement of cloud-based services for their customers. However, with this transformation comes the need to increase focus on the security implications of these highly distributed environments. As an enablement platform for virtualization,
Michael Heffner, vice president of PLM, Ensemble at ADVA Optical Networking
"In an age where IoT and BYOD devices open the network to ever-increasing threats, becoming a Fabric-Ready Partner helps us provide customers with an integrated solution to manage unsecured devices and mitigate risks. Enhancing this partnership enables deeper integration between our two products, as well as simplifying management and growth, even as both solutions continuously evolve to counter security threats. This tight integration also increases the fidelity of alerts, improves the accuracy of event triage and enables our customers to build a stronger security posture, so they can face today's security challenges with confidence."
Frank Andrus, chief technology officer at Bradford Networks
"Unfortunately, cyber breaches are on the rise and becoming more sophisticated every day, it's not if - it's when.
Gary Southwell, general manager at CSPi
"VNF on boarding is a big challenge for the industry. Cloudify took a path informed by engagement with ETSI/NFV,
Amir Levy, director of technical market development in the CTO office at Cloudify
"As CISOs and senior infosec managers deal with the ever-increasing complexity of their cybersecurity programs, we're excited to partner with
Itzik Weinstein, chief executive officer of Cyber Observer
"The digital transformation is driving the adoption of new technologies that support and sustain continued growth. With this growth comes additional network complexity as well as a far larger attack surface, and it's up to IT leaders to overcome these challenges and ensure that their networks are secure and compliant, without impeding business productivity.
Tim Woods, vice president, technology alliances at FireMon
"The rise of IoT, growth of the mobile workforce and adoption of the cloud are dramatically increasing the demands on enterprises as they transition to best compete in the digital economy. Working together with
Pedro Abreu, senior vice president and chief strategy officer, ForeScout Technologies
"The digital transformation is driving the
adoption of new technologies that support and sustain continued growth. Yet with this growth comes additional network complexity as well as a far larger attack surface, and it's up to IT leaders to overcome these challenges and ensure that their networks are secure and compliant, without impeding business productivity. We are very pleased to be a member of Fortinet's Fabric-Ready Partner Program. Working together with
Kevin Riley, chief technology officer at Ribbon Communications
"SentinelOne is proud to be part of
Daniel Bernard, vice president of business development at SentinelOne
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