Assuring Security in the Evolving Carrier Network
Carrier-Grade Security for Core and Service Delivery Networks
Fortinet Solution for Carriers
Carriers are at the forefront of today’s service revolution. With complex IP networks delivering an ever-expanding range of applications and services, it can be quite challenging to augment and expand your capabilities while maintaining the performance and security your customers expect.
Fortinet offers security solutions aligned with your operational needs. We protect your network from emerging threats while maintaining the performance and scalability that are so critical to your business. With our carrier-grade solutions, you can take advantage of new opportunities while maintaining security in a world of evolving cybersecurity threats.
Fortinet addresses the unique needs of carriers with:
- High-performance and scalability: unique ASIC-based design delivers massive throughput and scalability with minimal latency
- Unified management: multi-function, consistent security with single-pane-of-glass management to reduce operational costs
- Carrier-specific protocol support: support for all the standard protocols deployed in Carrier EPC, IMS, transport, access, and LTE networks
- SDN/NFV compatibility: physical platforms as well as virtual appliances that are compatible with all major orchestration, SDN controllers, and hypervisors
- Multitenancy: support for multitenant service deployment (VDOM-base) and management for physical and virtual/NFV appliances
- Dynamic threat intelligence: near real-time threat intelligence delivered by FortiGuard Labs for up-to-date protection across all segments
Mobile network security
Mobility and the Internet of Things (IoT) are at the core of expanded 4G and upcoming 5G services and are subject to attack along with all other areas of the mobile infrastructure. Securing your core mobile infrastructure, applications, and services is the key to maintaining the integrity and performance of mobile environments. This allows users to access and interact with data and information and generate significant revenue for the operator. Fortinet offers security solutions to protect the most vulnerable elements of your mobile network infrastructure with scalability to support millions of mobile endpoints while maintaining the performance required of a high-availability network.
IMS network security
The delivery of advanced data services is an essential function of the carrier network. With the continued growth of IP-based value added services, maintaining service availability and quality is a key to maintaining service levels. Security has become a central element for carriers operating IMS networks that have become targets for malicious attacks. Fortinet security is optimized for IMS networks, offering carrier-grade protection for SIP- and Diameter-based applications, specific protocols, and fast-growing services like VoLTE.
Carrier data center security
Data centers are at the heart of today’s applications and services. As they evolve to address the needs of mobile users and adopt cloud and virtualization technologies, Fortinet’s security capabilities are already proven to align with these new needs. Our solutions also protect software-defined network (SDN) environments and comply with NFV standards. The Fortinet ecosystem is ideally suited to Carriers looking for ways to meet the growing demands of the businesses and consumers they serve.
Managed security services represent one of the fastest growing revenue opportunities for carriers. As more and more business are looking to outsource the security aspect of their networks, carriers are well positioned to offer connectivity service bundles differentiated by the addition of security. Fortinet’s security portfolio is very well adapted to the MSSP business model. With unrivalled support for multitenancy and on-demand security, as well as solutions optimized to deliver individually-tailored security capabilities from a common infrastructure, the Fortinet security platform and portfolio provide the operational and cost profile essential to successful MSSP implementations.