Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, has announced it has gained significant traction in the SD-WAN marketplace by delivering a comprehensive SD-WAN solution that provides both SD-WAN and security functionality in a single integrated offering for distributed enterprise branches.
The growing appeal of SD-WAN technologies has caught the attention of the IT world and many are realising the benefits of efficient cloud adoption, broad application visibility and lowered operating costs. But without the right solution, the speed and agility of SD-WAN can come at the expense of security.
To respond to this pervasive industry challenge, Fortinet produced the industry’s first NGFW-centric approach to SD-WAN by tightly integrating SD-WAN functionality into the FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall. This approach produces a compelling solution that combines the increased scalability, flexibility, simplicity and cost savings of SD-WAN with industry-leading security protection.
Hundreds of customers from around the world have already chosen Fortinet for their secure SD-WAN solution. Among this group, Fortinet has seen three distinct use cases emerge that tackle the most difficult challenges in the distributed enterprise branch. In response to customer feedback, the latest updates to the FortiOS operating system have directly addressed these issues.
“The enterprise branch is undergoing intense digital transformation and we’re seeing application consumption models rapidly move to the cloud.” said John Maddison, SVP of products and solutions Fortinet.
“As our customers move toward direct internet access, they understand the growing need for next-generation firewall capabilities and high SSL inspection performance. To make sure customers realise the benefits of SD-WAN without compromising security, Fortinet has evolved our advanced SD-WAN features in the latest FortiOS releases. This focus on secure SD-WAN is clearly resonating with the hundreds of customers and partners who are taking advantage of Fortinet’s unique combination of next-generation firewall and SD-WAN in the same offering, managed through a single centralised controller.”