Fortinet strengthens ties with Microsoft with new cloud solution

Fortinet strengthens ties with Microsoft with new cloud solution
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12 Nov, 2019

Cybersecurity solutions provider firm Fortinet has strengthened its ties with technology giant Microsoft with the expansion of its Security Fabric’s dynamic-cloud security offerings with Microsoft Azure. 

By integrating its solutions, Fortinet and Microsoft will provide customers with end-to-end security. This will reportedly save time, costs and resources in systems integration, deployment, operations and support, the company said in a statement. 

Enterprises are increasingly moving their workloads and Azure is currently the world’s second most popular cloud service provider.

Sunnyvale, California-based Fortinet claims it lets customers use Azure to deploy any application in the cloud while mitigating risks. The Fortinet Security Fabric’s dynamic cloud solutions help Azure users connect and protect their cloud workloads and offers security capabilities that are delivered from the cloud.

“Fortinet is helping our customers protect, consume and deliver cloud through our dynamic cloud security offerings. Using Microsoft Azure allows our customers to implement broad protection across their cloud deployments as well as on-premises infrastructurE,” said Rajesh Maurya, regional vice president, India and SAARC, Fortinet.

Fortinet has been around since 2000. This was at the time when businesses were trying to adapt to the use of the internet, and its subsequent dangers, at work. In the past couple of years, the company has emerged to be one of the top cybersecurity providers in the world. It competes with firms like Palo Alto Networks and Check Point in this space. 

The cybersecurity solution provider firm has a broad range of Security Fabric integrations with Microsoft products, including the extensive solutions with Azure, as well as FortiNAC integration with Microsoft InTune and SCCM, and FortiMail integration with Microsoft 365.