Comcast Business Partnership Protects Workforces with SASE, SSE Solutions

August 03, 2022

By Greg Tavarez, SD-WAN Editor

IT leaders are in charge of balancing employee convenience with securing their networks in today’s work-from-anywhere world. New security architectures, such as SASE and SSE, enable enterprises to strengthen their security postures while enhancing employees’ experiences, regardless of their location.

A recent Foundry CIO research study sponsored by Masergy, a Comcast Business company, and Fortinet (News - Alert) found that almost all of enterprise IT leaders cited the convergence of network and security as critical or very important, while 94% said their adoption of SASE solutions has accelerated.

To deliver enterprises a new set of SASE and SSE solutions, Comcast Business announced a strategic partnership with Fortinet

“We’re pleased to work closely with Comcast (News - Alert) Business to build SASE services that support customers at any stage of digital innovation with Fortinet’s industry leading security-driven networking technology,” said John Maddison, EVP of products and chief marketing officer, Fortinet.

This collaboration expands Comcast Business’ managed services expertise, while giving enterprises greater flexibility to choose the cloud architecture and vendor mix that is right for them.

“By expanding our relationship with Fortinet, we are offering our clients more choice and the flexibility to choose a solution that works for them – while providing some of the latest security solutions to help keep them ready for the day,” said Amit Verma, Chief technology officer, enterprise solutions, Comcast Business.

The new Comcast Business offerings are delivered through Comcast Business Secure Gateways. Comcast Business Secure Gateways provide a fully-hosted set of SASE or SSE services covering a broad range of security networking solutions for firewall-as-a-service, intrusion prevention, data loss prevention, cloud access security brokers and zero trust network access

Through the new Comcast Business offerings, enterprises will choose from SASE or SSE solutions backed by Fortinet’s security-driven networking technology and Equinix’s (News - Alert) flexible cloud connection Equinix Fabric for a complete secure network service.

Enterprises enabling safe access to cloud and web services will take advantage of the Comcast Business SSE solution, which brings together multiple cloud-delivered network security technologies in a fully hosted environment. The Comcast Business SASE solution provides this hosted SSE security architecture combined with zero trust capabilities and any of Comcast Business’s SD-WAN solutions.

The partnership will help enterprises protect their distributed workforces using a cloud-delivered approach to security policy enforcement.

Edited by Erik Linask

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