A K Capital deploys Fortinet Security Fabric to improve user application experience


Fortinet, today announced that A K Capital Services Ltd. has implemented the Fortinet Security Fabric cybersecurity platform to improve user application experience, enable secure cloud transformation, simplify business operations, reduce cost and manage security with limited skilled resources.

A K Capital Services Ltd. provides services through management of private placements and public issues in the fixed income market.

Digital transformation at the organization led to increased bandwidth requirements and the need for secure access to applications in the cloud. The organization was also dealing with the challenges of providing secure, robust, and cost-effective connectivity to the branch offices.

A K Capital decided to adopt a new approach to improve network and application performance and reduce the complexity of managing multiple point products that operated in isolation.

“Financial services organizations are adding more remote workers and branch offices while simultaneously adopting new cloud applications and infrastructure. They need secure connectivity solutions that can provide fast, compliant, and secure access to cloud-based applications and the core network.” explains Rajesh Maurya, Regional Vice President, India & SAARC at Fortinet.

The company selected the Fortinet Security Fabric to bring together best of breed security and high performing networking leveraging Fortinet’s integrated security for users and applications including their hybrid cloud environment to consistently secure their applications access. “The Fortinet Security Fabric provides them with all the tools they need and enables them to control costs and optimize operational efficiency at the same time.” adds Rajesh Maurya.

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A K Capital deployed the FortiGate Next-Generation Firewalls for advance threat protection, including botnet protection, IPS, real time AV and AI-powered cloud sandbox at boththe Data Center and the Disaster Recovery Site to achieve high performance while transferring data and help comply with ISO 270001 security compliance standards. The NGFW provides deep SSL inspection without hindering performance which has helped in not only saving time but also helps meet with the required compliance and provide better security while handling financial data.

“Fortinet’s integrated approach to security has eliminated the need to manage the network and security using two different solutions. The total cost of ownership has been lowered and the day-to-day security operations has been simplified through a single pane of management. With improved visibility, and response automation we are able to have better control over applications and provide users secure connectivity from anywhere to anywhere. Having a high level of security control across our network along with reduced downtime, is a big enablement factor in our Digital Transformation journey and business expansion plans.”declared Amol Jawharkar, Group Head IT & CISO at AK Group.

Amol Jawharkar
Amol Jawharkar, Group Head IT & CISO at AK Group.

“With secure SD-WAN we are transferring huge volumes of data much faster between Data Center and Disaster Recovery site. As administrators we can monitor content and data, identify hosts on which applications are running and identify users. We are also able to identify vulnerabilities and automatically quarantine suspicious hosts. The solution has Automated compliance auditing, which frees up administration resources to work on other critical technology requirements.” adds Anil Bhagat, Senior Manager IT at AK Group.

Amol Jawharkar
Anil Bhagat, Senior Manager IT at AK Group.

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