Fortinet, Google Cloud Integrate to Introduce End-to-End Secure Cloud Journey

May 26, 2021

By Maurice Nagle, Senior Editor

SD-WAN remains central to modern, secure networking – even if it is a SASE-crazed world. As organizations around the globe turn to the cloud to support a highly distributed remote workforce, secure SD-WAN sits at the core of this transformation.

Today, Fortinet announced the integration of the Fortinet (News - Alert) Secure SD-WAN with the Google Cloud Network Connectivity Center (NCC), offering Google (News - Alert) NCC users simple and secure access across applications, Google Cloud workloads and distributed sites.

John Maddison, EVP of Products and CMO at Fortinet explained, “Global enterprises around the world are each at a different inflection point on the cloud migration journey. With the integration of Fortinet Secure SD-WAN and Google Cloud’s Network Connectivity Center (NCC), we are offering customers the unique opportunity to secure the cloud on-ramp into the cloud, between clouds and within the cloud. At the same time, Fortinet offers the best quality of experience of applications, regardless of where the application is deployed.”

At the heart of the integration, is Fortinet’s Adaptive Cloud Security portfolio, with Fortinet Next-Generation Firewall on Google Cloud, FortiWeb Cloud WAF-as-a-Service and Cloud Workload Protection with FortiCWP promising robust security via granular segmentation, application-layer protection, encrypted data transports as well as a seamless overlay network with uniform network policies across multi-clouds.

Fortinet is not alone in sprint to summit the SD-WAN, and next month’s SD-WAN Expo will put industry leaders on display to showcase where this maturing technology fits in your SASE plans, what is can offer your organization today and how it will benefit you in the long run.

See you in Miami!

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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