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In March, Google Cloud announced Network Connectivity Center (NCC), designed to provide its customers a cloud connectivity framework for Google Cloud. Using Network Connectivity Center, Google Cloud helps customers improve the cloud-connected SD-WAN experience to create, connect, and manage cloud networks on its global infrastructure.
Today, Fortinet is pleased to announce that we continue to expand our already broad coverage of cloud on-ramp and security use cases by adding support for Network Connectivity Center to Fortinet’s industry-leading Secure SD-WAN and Adaptive Cloud Security solutions. This is great news for customers using Google Cloud as part of their cloud transformation journey.
Fortinet Secure SD-WAN integration with Network Connectivity Center allows customers to more effectively interconnect applications and workloads running on Google Cloud for hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud deployments. This delivers the best of both worlds, bridging a first-party native cloud underlay from Google Cloud with a best-in-class secure SD-WAN and cloud on-ramp service from Fortinet. The result is an even more simplified, automated, and operationally efficient cloud on-ramp and SD-WAN experience.
With more than 90% of enterprises employing multi- and hybrid clouds (according to the Flexera 2021 State of Cloud report), applications and workloads can reside anywhere among the various combinations of data centers, network edges, and clouds that may be used. And let’s not forget the extra twists that can be added when global and regional deployments are thrown into the mix. This combination often results in significant challenges and overhead for network, security, and cloud operation teams to manage, operate, and secure, particularly if these teams are also faced with a lack of resources and a skills gap shortage.
Fortinet Secure SD-WAN together with Adaptive Cloud Security helps customers solve these challenges by enabling better, more secure application experiences for users and branch offices by providing encrypted data transports, granular segmentation, and application-layer protection against advanced threats, along with a seamless overlay network with uniform policies across multi-clouds. As a recognized leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls and WAN Edge Infrastructure, Fortinet Secure SD-WAN is the only solution in the market providing converged networking and security capabilities through one single solution, including:
And, Fortinet brings it all together on a single broad, integrated, and automated cybersecurity platform through the Fortinet Security Fabric. Using FortiManager within the Fortinet Security Fabric, customers have a single place to manage, automate, respond, and gain visibility across their entire deployment— from campus to branch to data center to cloud to Google Cloud.
For customers leveraging Google Cloud with Fortinet, this goes beyond 1+1 = 3. Not only do customers benefit from Google Cloud’s global and secure infrastructure, but they can seamlessly deploy Google Cloud-integrated solutions from Fortinet to gain an even higher level of security protection and simplified cloud operations.
No one ever said deploying and managing applications and workloads across hybrid- and multi-clouds is easy, but many agree it’s a necessity. Fortinet is committed to helping organizations simplify cloud operations and secure any application on any cloud to deliver seamless, secure, and superior quality of experience (QoE) of applications, no matter where the application is deployed. With the integration of NCC, Fortinet continues this mission and empowers Google Cloud customers to more effectively interconnect applications and workloads running on Google Cloud for hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud deployments. The result is an even more simplified, automated, and operationally efficient cloud migration experience, all with the industry-best security intelligence and protection from FortiGuard Labs.
Lastly, multi-cloud customers should be happy to know that Fortinet also offers the broadest native cloud security with tight integrations on major cloud platforms in addition to Google Cloud, including Azure, AWS, and others, and is supported by a large number of Fortinet Fabric-Ready ecosystem partners and integrations. This further enables customers to integrate, automate, and orchestrate securely between all major public cloud platforms, network edges, and data centers.
Learn how Fortinet’s adaptive cloud security solutions provide the necessary visibility and control across cloud infrastructures, enabling secure applications and connectivity from data center to cloud