flexWAN by Fortinet Facilitates Work From Anywhere

October 18, 2021

By Maurice Nagle, Senior Editor

Work from home quickly evolved to work from anywhere. As the masses embraced this newfound freedom, their employers faced the challenge of supporting this bold new reality. SD-WAN stands central to offering to these efforts.

Telefonica (News - Alert) Tech and Fortinet expanded a strategic partnership with the launch of flexWAN by Fortinet. The new service makes it debut in Spain, and will quickly expand availability across Telefonica’s global footprint in the Americas and Europe.

Hugo de los Santos, Director of Cybersecurity and Cloud Products and Services at Telefónica Tech, says: "This new converged network and security offering is essential for our clients so that their digital transformation and migration to the cloud is fast and secure. Our long experience with Fortinet (News - Alert) has shown us that it is a great ally in evolving our Managed Security Services (MSS) to a converged and secure SD-WAN network.”

The integrated offering brings together network and security functionality, promising team members secure, reliable and robust connectivity regardless of location. At its core is Fortinet Secure SD-WAN paired with Telefonica Tech’s managed security and cloud services. flexWAN by Fortinet natively integrates cybersecurity, empowering Telefonica Tech customers with next generation managed security.

John Maddison, EVP of Products and CMO at Fortinet, adds: "We are proud to expand our collaboration with Telefónica Tech to combine its managed security services and intelligence operations carried out from SOCs with our secure SD-WAN and SASE products. We are dedicated to working with our partners to develop solutions based on security-driven networking principles to solve customer challenges and protect people, devices and data everywhere."

In the race to move operations to the cloud, security cannot be an afterthought. Anywhere, anytime access isn’t as simple as flipping a switch, but it’s not a herculean task, either.

What’s in your WAN?

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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