SOURCE: Fortinet


May 07, 2013 15:00 ET

Hughes Selects Fortinet® for High Performance Distributed Enterprise Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) Offering

Collaboration Fuels Fortinet's Strength in MSSP Space by Combining Best-in-Class Network Security With Hughes' Innovative WAN Optimization Technology

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - May 7, 2013) - Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a world leader in high-performance network security -- today announced that Hughes Network Systems, LLC, the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and a leading provider of managed network services, has selected Fortinet for its new distributed enterprise Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) offering. The collaboration further strengthens Fortinet's position in the MSSP space by combining the company's high performance and award winning network security functionality with Hughes' innovative WAN optimization technology.

Developed specifically to meet the demanding security and application performance needs of multi-branch organizations -- from retailers, restaurants, retail petroleum and finance, to government agencies -- the technology collaboration was designed to power the recently introduced HughesON Managed Network Services from Hughes.

"The unique integration of Hughes' performance optimization technology and Fortinet's security technologies enable highly cost effective, next-generation security and networking for distributed enterprises," said Sampath Ramaswami, senior director of strategic planning, North American Enterprise Division at Hughes. "We are excited to have Fortinet providing a key underlying platform for our new HughesON Managed Network Services." 

"This is a significant collaboration for Fortinet, as Hughes is a leading provider of managed services and solutions for enterprises and governments globally," said John Maddison vice president of marketing for Fortinet. "Today's announcement represents Fortinet's ongoing commitment to MSSPs and our desire to be the number one network security solutions provider for MSSPs."

Fortinet's advanced hardware design and custom chipset architecture makes the FortiGate platform an ideal Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) network security device for MSSPs. From a chipset perspective, the company's engineering team consistently delivers breakthrough performance for the FortiGate UTM platform. As evidenced by the latest NSS Labs tests, FortiGate firewalls lead the industry for performance and security efficacy. The Fortinet System-on-Chip (SoC) architecture represents a significant breakthrough in hardware design and performance. With it, MSSPs can provide integrated, multi-threat protection across all points of their customers' network without sacrificing performance.

In addition to Fortinet's hardware advantage, the latest Fortinet Operating System (OS), FortiOS 5.0, provides MSSPs unparalleled flexibility, management, security and control.

Flexibility - FortiOS 5 lowers costs and reduces MSSP workloads. Physical or virtual FortiGate appliances give MSSPs the flexibility to optimize security and risk levels to their customers' environments while enforcing uniform security policies. Single pane of glass management and centralized analysis ensure consistent policy creation and enforcement while minimizing deployment and configuration challenges.

Security - Fortinet designed and built FortiOS 5 to deliver the advanced protection and performance that standalone products simply cannot match. The services work together as a system to provide better visibility and mitigation of the latest network and application threats, stopping attacks before damage can occur.

Visibility & Control - Advanced security features such as Flow-based Inspection and Integrated Wireless Controller capability allow MSSPs to monitor and protect their customers' networks from endpoints to core; wired and wireless traffic. FortiOS allows greater traffic visibility and more consistent, granular control over users, applications and sensitive data.

See the New Offering at Interop
Hughes will be highlighting HughesON using the new solution at Interop 2013, Las Vegas, booth #621 Mandalay Bay, May 7-9.

Additional Fortinet MSSP Partnership Information
MSSPs interested in learning about becoming a Fortinet MSSP partner can visit:

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Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) is a worldwide provider of network security appliances and a market leader in unified threat management (UTM). Our products and subscription services provide broad, integrated and high-performance protection against dynamic security threats while simplifying the IT security infrastructure. Our customers include enterprises, service providers and government entities worldwide, including the majority of the 2012 Fortune Global 100. Fortinet's flagship FortiGate product delivers ASIC-accelerated performance and integrates multiple layers of security designed to help protect against application and network threats. Fortinet's broad product line goes beyond UTM to help secure the extended enterprise -- from endpoints, to the perimeter and the core, including databases and applications. Fortinet is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., with offices around the world.

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