SYMANTEC, FORTINET PARTNER FOR CLOUD
Partnership delivers essential security controls across endpoint, network and cloud environments
Cyber security vendor Symantec Corp and Fortinet, a global provider of integrated and automated cyber security solutions, have announced an expansive partnership agreement to provide customers with the industry’s most comprehensive and robust security solutions.
Under the accord, Fortinet’s next-generation firewall (NGFW) capabilities are planned to be integrated into Symantec’s cloud-delivered Web Security Service (WSS). In addition, Symantec’s endpoint protection solutions are also planned to be integrated into the Fortinet Security Fabric platform.
According to the two IT security vendors, the technology partnership provides essential security controls across endpoint, network, and cloud environments that are critical to enforcing the Zero Trust security framework.
“As the first step in this technology partnership, we plan to deliver best-of-breed security through the combination of enterprise-class advanced firewall controls to Symantec’s industryleading network security service,” said Art Gilliland, executive vice president and general manager, Enterprise Products, Symantec. “Through this partnership, we hope to provide joint customers the power of Symantec’s Integrated Cyber Defense Platform bolstered by Fortinet’s NGFW in an integrated solution that’s easy to use and deploy.”
John Maddison, senior vice president of products and solutions, Fortinet, said: “With today’s announcement, two industry leaders are coming together to provide enterpriseclass capabilities across cloud, network, and endpoint security.”
Maddison said upon completion of the integration, Symantec cloud web gateway customers will be able to benefit from Fortinet’s enterprise-class advanced firewall controls.
Maddison says Symantec cloud web gateway customers will be able to benefit from Fortinet’s enterpriseclass advanced firewall controls.