Fortinet secures six Global Service Providers with Secure SD-WAN Momentum


Fortinet today announced that six new service providers have selected Fortinet Secure SD-WAN to differentiate their business and deliver new value-added services to customers.

These six organizations, are Tata Teleservices, Comcast Business, Granite Telecommunications, C&W Business Panama, Acuative and 1&1 Versatel and they are expanding their customer offerings powered by Fortinet Secure SD-WAN, continuing Fortinet’s momentum with an existing and expanding list of service providers (SPs).

According to the company’s official communique, Fortinet Secure SD-WAN helps SPs differentiate their managed services with superior quality of experience, accelerated convergence and efficient operation.

“There is an emerging need to transform networks at scale without compromising security. SD-WAN iFLX powered by Fortinet offers unmatched flexibility, scalability, next-gen security with business intelligence, enhancing customer experience. All of this is offered at an affordable cost with zero capex and complete managed services option. With the launch of this product category at an affordable cost which is otherwise considered as a premium product in the industry, it is Tata Teleservices’ endeavor to democratize cutting-edge technology solutions for all customers,” said Vishal Rally, Senior Vice-President, Product and Commercial at Tata Teleservices

“Comcast Business’s enterprise solutions have always offered our customers the best choices to address the evolving digital transformation needs of our customers. We believe the industry evolution towards the integration of security with networking is the right direction for the market and provides tremendous value to our customers. The ability to address these needs via Fortinet’s security and SD-WAN capabilities helps customers further reduce their operating costs and gain greater control of their network operations,” said Amit Verma, Vice President, Solution Engineering & Technology, Comcast Business.

“Granite has earned new business with Fortinet’s security-first approach to SD-WAN and our ability to easily build a secure stack with Fortinet’s switching, Wi-Fi and extender options. In addition to deploying Fortinet’s FortiGate edge devices, Granite uses Fortinet software on our innovative Granite Guardian FlexEdge service to provide powerful and flexible solutions to multilocation enterprise and government organizations. FlexEdge includes the functionality of a firewall, SD-WAN router, SBC, or cellular data endpoint. This allows Granite to easily enable new services for our customers without having to deploy multiple devices at the customer premises, boosting serving levels and reducing total cost of ownership” said Chris Chapin, Senior Vice President of Product, Granite Telecommunications.

“Our renewed Managed Secure SD-WAN service with Fortinet increases our customers’ options with a secure and reliable connectivity solution to support their digital transformation. Combining Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN approach with our network and security capabilities, we offer the ability to reduce risk and create exceptional end-user experiences. We remain committed to innovation by enabling secure connectivity for today’s organizations that have distributed collaborators and hybrid digital work styles,” said Danilo Fernandes, Senior Commercial Director of Corporate Business at C&W Business Panama.

“Acuative is a global Managed Services Provider supporting networks of enterprise clients all over the world. Our agile business approach allows us to deliver unique solutions that are reliable, scalable and cost effective. Fortinet’s security-driven networking approach allows us to offer cost effective managed solutions to our clients. By implementing a fully managed SD-WAN solution powered by Fortinet and managed by Acuative, our customers have been able to reduce operating costs by an average of 25%. Other product vendors require layering multiple devices to achieve what Fortinet can accomplish with one solution. By providing a less complex solution that is easier to manage and fewer failure points, Acuative can provide a secure and fully managed service at lower total cost of ownership,” said Vince Sciarra, CEO at Acuative.

“When it comes to data and network, security is the most important thing – especially in light of the increasing popularity of cloud computing and remote working. By adding Fortinet Secure SD-WAN to our portfolio of gigabit fibre connections, voice and other network solutions and IT services, we answer our customer’s increasing need for broad, integrated and automated security solutions. The partnership with Fortinet enables us to further enhance the digitalization of the German economy,” said Joachim Sinzig, Vice President Products, 1&1 Versatel.

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