Fortinet Secure SD-WAN Finalizes MEF 3.0 SD-WAN Certification

June 22, 2020

By Maurice Nagle, Web Editor

It’s been a few years since SD-WAN earned its wings, and since the transformational technology has been nothing short of full steam ahead. It’s cloud or bust for enterprises around the globe, and as more critical applications are migrated, and the security landscape evolves, organizations like MEF (News - Alert) offer a roadmap for success via standards and certifications.

Fortinet (News - Alert) Secure SD-WAN earned MEF 3.0 SD-WAN service certification. Since joining MEF in 2017, Fortinet has worked diligently to assist in developing industry standards.

Nan Chen, President at MEF, explained, ““MEF 3.0 SD-WAN certification is a competitive differentiator that aims to help organizations make informed decisions when selecting an SD-WAN solution. We congratulate Fortinet on this achievement, which shows its commitment to addressing WAN transformation requirements of both service providers and enterprises.”

Made up of 200 members from the around the world, MEF standards mean the guarantee of performance, agility and assurance. Validated by MEF’s SD-WAN Authorized Certified Test Partner, Spirent, Fortinet met the rigorous MEF 70 standard. In addition, Fortinet is spearheading MEF Applications Committee on Application Security (News - Alert) for SD-WAN Services (MEF 88).

“Fortinet has demonstrated SD-WAN market leadership as a certified SD-WAN product. We believe MEF 3.0 SD-WAN certification will help to eliminate confusion in the market and accelerate the adoption of SD-WAN. It is an important step in providing enterprises a standards-based benchmark to select an SD-WAN vendor,“ noted Marc Cohn, Head of Virtualization at Spirent (News - Alert), and primary Spirent representative on the MEF Certification Committee.

Shaping service standards and piecing together the network of tomorrow is no small feat, but with growing adoption rates and the demand for cloud services sky high a universal language for service providers is more critical than ever.

What’s in your WAN?

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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