Fortinet’s suite of security solutions and the Fortinet Security Fabric architecture provide the foundation for a secure MSS infrastructure, including SD-WAN, hybrid cloud security and automation, secure WiFi and switching, advanced threat protection, Internet of Things (IoT)/operational technology (OT) visibility and security, and more.
We can no longer afford to deploy devices or platforms that operate in isolation. Different security tools with different functions still need to be integrated so they can more effectively see, share, correlate, and respond to threats.
For a security solution to meet the demands of an SD-WAN architecture, security needs to be part of your original SD-WAN planning so security can be thoroughly integrated into WAN functionality, as well as tie into and across other security tools to better detect and prevent today’s advanced threats.
Advanced security functionality needs to not only be part of your original SD-WAN conversation rather than an afterthought, but it must also be as thoroughly and natively integrated as possible to better detect and prevent today’s advanced threats.
SD-WAN offers essential benefits associated with new digital business requirements such as direct cloud access, better application performance, increased agility, and lower costs, enabling organizations to take advantage of the efficiencies and agility that today’s networks provide. But it also comes with security challenges.
As the drive towards digital transformation gathers momentum, this is an appropriate time for organizations to pause and reflect for a moment on their security strategies.
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).
The Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure was just released and we believe our placement as the challenger with furthest completion of vision is the result of our recent strategic motions and product innovations.