BT Launches Managed SD-WAN Service with Fortinet

BT and Fortinet have worked as partners for over a decade to develop and deliver solutions for organizations looking to secure their network transformation. BT is now launching a new managed SD-WAN service powered by Fortinet.

The network transformation made possible by SD-WAN may lead to a wider attack surface, meaning traditional perimeter-based security can be insufficient. BT will therefore be enhancing its Managed Firewall service with the addition of Fortinet Secure SD-WAN, providing multi-national organizations with a solution that fully combines security and connectivity in a single appliance.

“Our new managed secure SD-WAN service with Fortinet increases our customers’ choice of secure and reliable connectivity solutions to support their digital transformation,” said Kevin Brown, Managing Director, BT. “Security It combines Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN approach with our leading global security and networking capabilities, offering customers the ability to de-risk their digital transformation investments and create outstanding end-user experiences. It underscores BT and Fortinet’s commitment to enabling secure connectivity for today’s global organizations with distributed employees and hybrid, digital workstyles.”

BT’s Fortinet Secure SD-WAN solution would provide a number of user benefits including:

  • Improved Performance – Can be configured to prioritize business-critical traffic and real-time services for optimized network and application performance, while also accelerating the adoption and integration of cloud services.
  • Operational Efficiencies – Customers can manage all sites, troubleshoot and enable Secure SD-WAN to new and existing branches easily using a single-pane-of-glass interface.
  • Natively Integrated Security – Combines SD-WAN and security capabilities in a unified solution to preserve the security and availability of the network.

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John Maddison, EVP of Products and CMO at Fortinet
“Fortinet Secure SD-WAN is one of many examples of Fortinet’s commitment to developing innovative solutions that converge networking and security,” said John Maddison, EVP of Products and CMO at Fortinet.

Cloud Edge

BT experts support customers at every stage of deployment and operation, from initial set-up and roll-out through ongoing monitoring, management and enhancement.

“Fortinet Secure SD-WAN is one of many examples of Fortinet’s commitment to developing innovative solutions that converge networking and security,” said John Maddison, EVP of Products and CMO at Fortinet. “Fortinet’s security-driven networking approach from the WAN edge to the cloud edge via SASE is trusted by service providers globally. We are pleased to continue our long-standing partnership with BT to enable global customers to securely access applications and workloads from anywhere.”

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