Orange Business Services has chosen Fortinet Secure SD-WAN to enrich its flagship Flexible SD-WAN offering. This global SD-WAN solution, which provides businesses with an agile, multicloud-ready connectivity solution to ensure superior end-user experience, will integrate Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN solution as a new technology option. The new option gives businesses an additional choice for agile SD-WAN solutions with end-to-end top-level performance, resiliency and next-generation firewall security.
Building on an already-established partnership between Orange Business Services and Fortinet around managed security services, the Fortinet FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall is also already present in the NextGen Hubs deployed by Orange Business Services. This is a key enabler of the native multicloud pillar of Flexible SD-WAN that ensures customers benefit from secure connectivity from the edge to the cloud. The extended scope will now provide enterprises with a secure SD-WAN solution that integrates next-generation firewall security and SD-WAN functionality in a single offering. This will deliver higher performance and improved return on investment (ROI), a key requirement for many midmarket and large customers.
“We are excited to extend our partnership with Fortinet as a new solution partner for SD-WAN and a complement to our existing portfolio as a global integrator. This option lets us expand our flagship Flexible SD-WAN offering to support the growing demand of enterprise customers across all sectors and use cases. When looking to broaden our portfolio, we sought out a company like Fortinet that combines SD-WAN and next-generation firewall security in a single appliance or as a virtual function. It is a key differentiator to support the requirements of midmarket companies around the world,” said Anne-Marie Thiollet, Vice President, Connectivity at Orange Business Services.