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Monday, 26 October 2020 10:24

Optus ties up with Fortinet to offer secure SD-WAN to biz, govt Featured

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Telco SIngtel Optus has announced a tie-up with global cyber security vendor Fortinet to offer secure software-defined wide area networking to its business and government customers.

In a statement, Optus said the solution, called Optus Managed Fortinet SD-WAN would incorporate its expertise in managed service capabilities with Fortinet's security-driven networking approach.

Optus Business vice-president of Product Innovation Deon Liebenberg said: "We know that as more people work from home and enterprises rely on off-premise tech touch points, the cyber security risks go up.

"Together, Optus and Fortinet address this and other cyber threats with a secure SD-WAN that provides our customers with a cost-cutting, time-saving solution.

"This partnership significantly enhances Optus' software-defined capabilities and enables our clients to stand out from competitors and benefit from advanced security features and reduced complexity in one solution.

"Cyber attacks know no borders and working with Fortinet and our managed security service arm Trustwave, allows Optus to help digitally transforming Australian businesses leverage global-leading security technologies that are trusted by large enterprises around the world."

Jon McGettigan, regional director, Australia and New Zealand, Fortinet, said: "SD-WAN is rapidly gaining traction in the marketplace as organisations better understand how they can provide increased connectivity and control.

"Optus has significant experience in delivering transformational network technologies, including SD-WAN, to its customers. Fortinet is pleased to partner with Optus to deliver a secure SD-WAN solution to Optus customers that will help them achieve next-generation networking capabilities with unparalleled security."

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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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