Customers to benefit from BT’s service expertise combined with Fortinet’s Security Fabric
BT and Fortinet have announced an agreement that will integrate Fortinet’s FortiGate enterprise firewalls into BT’s global portfolio of managed security services.
The agreement confirms BT’s worldwide status as a Fortinet Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) Platinum Partner. BT customers will benefit from the protection provided by Fortinet’s Security Fabric architecture and BT’s global reach and expertise in managed security services.
Integrated into BT’s managed security services, Fortinet FortiGate enterprise firewalls will provide next-generation firewall, application control, intrusion prevention, web content filtering, Virtual Private Networking (VPN), spyware prevention and malware defence.
Fortinet’s Security Fabric brings traditionally autonomous systems together into an integrated, collaborative, and adaptive architecture designed to deliver distributed security for all types of environments, from Internet of Things (IoT) to the cloud.
Mark Hughes, chief executive officer, BT Security, said: “We are committed to supporting our customers with solutions that can help them stay secure and support their journeys into the digital world. Together with Fortinet, we provide them with security solutions to protect themselves against today’s evolving threat landscape without additional complexity or slowing down their networks.”
Ken Xie, founder, chairman of the board and chief executive officer, Fortinet, said: “BT’s global reach combined with our intelligent and adaptive Security Fabric are a powerful combination, which underlines our success together in the fast-growing worldwide managed security services market. We are excited to expand our already strong relationship to provide the security technologies customers need to protect and grow their businesses.”
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BT’s purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. It is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in 180 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband, TV and internet products and services; and converged fixed-mobile products and services. With effect from 1 April 2016, the group has been reorganised and the customer-facing lines of business are now: Global Services, Business and Public Sector, Consumer, EE, Wholesale and Ventures, and Openreach.
For the year ended 31 March 2016, BT Group’s reported revenue was £19,042m with reported profit before taxation of £3,029m.
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