SD-WAN is designed to allow firms of all sizes to improve application and user experience and flexibilty at less cost by using a hybrid network.
BT is to improve its Managed Firewall service with Fortinet Secure SD-WAN, providing multi-national companies with security and connectivity combined in a single appliance.
BT says experts support customers at every stage of deployment and operation, from initial set-up and roll-out through ongoing monitoring, management and enhancement.
However, SD-WAN provides a wider attack surface, so perimeter-based security is insufficient.
Some companies address this issue by overlaying security as an afterthought have introduced unnecessary cost, complexity, and cyber risk into their network, according to Fortinet.
The operator says its provides a consistent level of service for organisations’ differing digital maturity, infrastructures and business needs.
All functions are managed as a single entity allowing customers to add devices and infrastructure to their network.
Through continuing threat assessment and detection, BT can also support customers by identifying and preventing attacks, and mitigate damages after a breach.
The secure SD-WAN service can be configured to prioritise business-critical traffic and real-time services for optimised network and application performance, accelerating the adoption and integration of cloud services.
Customers can manage all sites, troubleshoot and enable Secure SD-WAN to new and existing branches from one screen. By deploying a single integrated security and network WAN edge solution, customers can benefit from reduced costs and improved return on investment.
BT and Fortinet have worked as partners for over a decade.“Fortinet’s security-driven networking approach from the WAN edge to the cloud edge via SASE is trusted by service providers globally. We are pleased to continue our long-standing partnership with BT to enable global customers to securely access applications and workloads from anywhere,” said John Maddison, EVP of Products and CMO at Fortinet.