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June 15, 2015 09:00 ET

Swisscom Secures its Data Center With Fortinet

Major Telecom Operator in Switzerland Chooses Fortinet's FortiGate Solutions for High Performance Firewall Capabilities, Virtualization, Scalability and Flexibility

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - June 15, 2015) - Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in high-performance cyber security solutions, today announced that Swisscom (VTX: SCMN), the major telecom operator in Switzerland, has selected FortiGate® high performance data center firewall, FortiManager™ security management appliance and FortiAnalyzer™ network security logging, analysis and reporting solutions to protect vital data center infrastructure. Fortinet's ability to virtualize high performance firewall capabilities was central to Swisscom's investment, future proofing the scale and flexibility of security for its service delivery data center.

Swisscom is the largest telecom operator in Switzerland, with over 21,000 employees and annual turnover of over 11bn EUR. The company offers mobile communications, fixed networks, Internet and digital TV services to millions of corporate and residential customers.

The security of its service delivery infrastructure is an important component of the Swisscom 2020 corporate strategy. "A key part of our long-term strategy is to build the best possible data center infrastructure for over 100 different customer-facing services, and to achieve this we've chosen Fortinet as our solution for high-performance firewalling," said Gianpiero Tavano, network and security development engineer at Swisscom.

Swisscom implemented the FortiGate 3700D, a high-performance data center firewall. The Fortinet appliance enables ultra high-performance protection, which can be far more rapidly rolled out to new services thanks to its segmentation and virtualization (VDOM) capabilities. "We found FortiGate to be the most complete and extensible solution available," said Tavano. "With better scalability, and excellent virtualisation and network functionality, Fortinet's solution enables resilient and innovative services. The Fortinet firewalls required no tweaking or tuning to reach their high performance test values."

Other valuable benefits for Swisscom are the simplicity, efficiency and cost reductions related to improved network and security management. Fortinet's FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer appliances serve to unify visibility and processes for Swisscom's geographically distributed team of 30 administrators.

"We are pleased to count Swisscom among our customers, demonstrating yet again that Fortinet's solutions are ideal to meet the most stringent security requirements of the telecom industry," said Patrice Perche, vice president, international sales and support at Fortinet. "The rapid transformation of the data center along with changing business needs have resulted in security requirements dramatically different from those related to legacy data center applications. Now, telecom operators and service providers demand high virtualization, high scalability, high performance, high flexibility and excellent support, which can only be offered by our FortiGate platforms."

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