Fortinet and Linksys have joined hands to enable enterprise organizations to support and secure work-from-home networks. Linksys HomeWRK for Business | Secured by Fortinet is the first ever enterprise solution to deliver secure network connectivity for both corporate and personal needs in one easy-to-setup unit optimized for business applications and collaboration tools, including Zoom.
To enable enterprise IT teams of all sizes to ensure enterprise-grade security and high-performance connectivity for remote and hybrid workers at home, Fortinet and Linksys are launching Linksys HomeWRK for Business | Secured by Fortinet. This offering builds on Fortinet’s commitment to build a safer Internet by protecting people, devices, and data everywhere, and delivers the following key benefits for enterprise organizations:
“Our goal was two-fold. First, make it very simple for anyone to set up a fast and reliable home Wi-Fi network. Second, provide enterprise IT with the ability to secure and manage the business aspects of that work-from-home Wi-Fi network just as they do with any other device attached to the network. The Linksys and Fortinet joint venture is not just a simple OEM agreement of two distinct parties, it’s the start of a completely new market,” said Rajesh Maurya, Regional Vice President,India & SAARC at Fortinet.
“Last year, companies and their employees were catapulted into a remote work era with little to no preparation. In that time, they’ve done what they can to make it work. It’s clear that remote work is the future of work and through Linksys HomeWRK for Business | Secured by Fortinet, we are not simply providing a solution to make it work. We are providing companies a way to enable employees to securely and safely connect to their work, thrive in remote environments and operate with peak productivity and efficiency,” said Harry Dewhirst, CEO at Linksys.
“We’re entering a phase of reopening where the hybrid model is becoming increasingly prevalent, and even in this new era of work, the importance of efficient and effective collaboration remains top of mind. Fostering collaboration starts with a reliable and safe network, and for organizations building forward, empowering employees with holistic solutions that yield fast and secure connectivity and optimization for collaborative tools will be key,” said Pat Jensen, Distinguished Architect, Zoom.
“Today’s enterprises are accelerating strategies to support their hybrid workforce, enable remote work, enhance connectivity, maintain a strong security posture, and optimize employee experience. The market is looking for solutions that provide the home worker with a simplified access to business applications, while also giving enterprise IT teams an easier way to manage and protect their remote users. The ability to deliver a seamless work experience at a higher level of performance assurance with enterprise-grade security in a single device for corporate and personal needs is something truly unique,” said Mark Bowker, senior analyst at ESG.