Network security company Fortinet announced today that it has joined HP's AllianceOne Partner program with the HP Networking Specialisation.
According to Fortinet, this partnership lays the foundation for it to deliver pre-integrated SDN-optimised security solutions to enhance HP's SDN security portfolio.
These solutions are designed to extend the agility and the operational benefits of SDN security solutions, delivered from physical or virtual FortiGate security appliances, enabling customers to reduce OPEX, strengthen security and derive more value from their investments in HP SDN and Fortinet Security.
In the case of containment of contaminated devices, FortiGate appliances derive intelligence from FortiGuard threat intelligence research services, and FortiSandbox analytics, resulting in a coordinated hyper performance system for defeating advanced threats.
In HP SDN environments, FortiGate appliances or virtual machines (VMs) could proactively instruct the HP VAN controller to contain such infected endpoints at the closest switch in an automated programmable way. This would significantly reduce the risk of threat proliferation and data theft, without any incremental investment required for containment technologies.
"We see growing customer interest in Fortinet Security within SDN environments," said Saurabh Bhatnagar, senior director of corporate development and strategic alliances at Fortinet. "We look forward to working with HP to offer pre-validated security solutions, where Fortinet appliances or VMs are able to seamlessly service advanced security use-cases in HP SDN environments."
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