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Fortinet to Sponsor the MEF18 Global Networking Event

By Fortinet | October 26, 2018

For the second year in a row, Fortinet is a Silver Sponsor of the MEF18 Global Networking event, being held this year at the JW Marriott LA Live hotel in Los Angeles on October 29-31. More than 1,000 attendees from over 35 countries are expected to participate in this year’s event.

With a membership of more than 200 companies, more than half of them service providers, MEF is an industry association focused on orchestrating dynamic services across multiple providers and network technology domains.

A member of MEF since 2017, Fortinet brings its expertise as a security leader to MEF’s vision of enabling agile services for the digital economy. As a result, Fortinet has recently been named to chair a MEF committee on Security-as-a Service (SECaaS).

Fortinet will address a range of security topics at this year’s event, with speakers addressing key issues surrounding SD-WAN and Security-as-a Service, Proof-Of-Concept (POC) demonstrations that highlight the versatility, effectiveness. and Service Provider-readiness of our security capabilities, and on-site experts posted at two interesting POCs and within our booth presence to talk about your real and pressing security needs.

If you will be attending the show, we invite you to engage with the Fortinet team  

Opportunities to Hear from Fortinet Experts


Workshop: Transitioning to MEF3.0 services & Application Aware Networking - What Needs to be Standardized to Deliver Security-as-a-Service featuring Nicolas Thomas, System Engineering, Fortinet and Chair of MEF SECaaS Committee - Monday Oct 29, 2018 9:15 - 10:50 am

Universal CPE- and SD-WAN-Centric Approaches – Options for Flexible, Secure Service Delivery with Rick Mashburn, Director Systems Engineering, Fortinet – Wednesday Oct 31, 2018 11:40 - 12:25 pm

Opportunities for Direct Interaction with Fortinet Experts

Proof of Concept Showcase

At this year’s MEF18 Proof of Concept Showcase, Fortinet will be demonstrating security capabilities in two topical use case scenarios:

1) In the SD-WAN category, Fortinet will demonstrate the combination of zero touch automation for SD-WAN with SECaaS and a Virtual Cloud Exchange capability. This POC will be presented jointly with TATA Communications Transformation Services

2) In the category of Service Fulfillment and Activation, Fortinet will demonstrate protection of communication and data in a POC called Blade Runner, which demonstrates Orchestrated multi-domain augmented reality. This POC is presented jointly with Vodafone, EXFO, and Verizon

Fortinet Booth

Drop by Fortinet booth #607 to speak with security experts, see the revolutionary Fortinet Security Fabric that enables organizations to deploy a single comprehensive, integrated, and adaptive security solution that spans the entire distributed network, and to learn more about our security solutions that have been earning top industry awards, recognitions, certifications, and accolades. We welcome a chance to share our ideas and solutions with you and to answer any questions.