Fortinet has launched vSecurity Virtual Network Function to enable global enterprises to deploy adaptive, intelligent virtualised network security.
Shawn Hakl, vice-president of networking and innovation at Verizon, explains: “As enterprise networks transition to virtualized models and the cyber attack surface gets increasingly complex, having integrated security that can seamlessly scale and adapt along with business requirements is paramount.
“The integration of Fortinet as one of our initial vSecurity technology partners will provide our customers with an industry-leading option to quickly deploy virtual security that can allow them to realize the business potential of an agile network.”
Fortinet has been selected as a vSecurity technology partner as part of Verizon Enterprise Solutions’ new Virtual Network Services.
The Fortinet Security Fabric will provide enterprise customers of Verizon Virtual Network Services with open, adaptive virtual security and actionable threat intelligence, turning network protection into a driver of business insight and agility.
A broad range of security features within the FortiGate virtual network function (VNF), including enterprise firewalls, FortiManager single pane of glass management, integrated threat intelligence from FortiGuard Labs, data loss prevention, IP security, and intrusion detection system will enable enterprises to deploy advanced software-defined networking (SDN)security functions to protect all points in their network.
The increasing complexity of the network from IoT to cloud-based, mission-critical applications, coupled with the growing sophistication of cyber threats makes network security across the distributed enterprise a top business priority. The challenge is that traditional enterprise IT infrastructure struggles to keep pace with the growth of digital business dependence, requiring an on-demand, software-defined approach to network services and security.
As part of Verizon’s Virtual Network Services, Fortinet will provide plug-and-play vSecurity VNFs so businesses can deploy security network functions in software. With a broad range of advanced virtual network security features offered, including Fortinet FortiGate enterprise firewalls, advanced threat intelligence, global policy controls, and internal segmentation to protect mission-critical data from breaches, Fortinet vSecurity will deliver all the performance of traditional network security in virtualised solutions.
Fortinet’s expansion of its longstanding relationship with Verizon demonstrates the companies’ shared commitment to drive business agility through network security solutions that seamlessly adapt and scale, simplify operations and help improve total cost of ownership.