Government of Canada Selects Fortinet to Secure its Information Technology Infrastructure

Government IT supplier, Shared Services Canada, chooses Fortinet to deploy high performance, scalable network security solutions across more than 100 government departments and agencies

BURNABY, British Columbia – August 18, 2016

Andy Travers, senior vice president, sales USA and Canada, Fortinet  
“Fortinet has a long-standing history of working with the Canadian market. As such, we have a deep understanding of the unique security needs of its government agencies, specifically the stricter compliance regulations, fiscal constraints and the type of critical data that needs to be protected. Being selected by Shared Services Canada to protect the Government’s distributed network environments is a testament to the scalability, security and performance of the Fortinet Security Fabric which enables end-to-end network protection for the Government of Canada while adhering to its federal mandates and price performance requirements.”

News Summary:
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, today announced that the Government of Canada has selected Fortinet to safeguard its IT infrastructure.

  • Fortinet collaborates with Shared Services Canada (SSC), the IT services organization within the Government of Canada (GC), to provide highly scalable, consolidated security solutions across the government’s distributed network environments.

  • SSC will leverage the Fortinet Security Fabric, including Fortinet FortiGate Next-Generation Enterprise Firewalls and FortiManager, simplifying security management and control across the government departments with a single pane of glass view of the entire network.

The Government of Canada created Shared Services Canada with the goal to fundamentally transform how the Government manages its IT infrastructure. Part of this organization’s charter is to consolidate the IT functions across 103 government departments and agencies to increase performance, while decreasing complexity and management costs.

Finding the right network security provider to help safeguard the critical and sensitive data across the distributed government services was paramount. Fortinet’s proven, high performance security solutions give full network security control with single pane of glass management, ensuring that all elements of the Government of Canada’s end-to-end IT infrastructure are protected, from its data centers to its telecommunications networks.

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