Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global provider of high-performance cyber security solutions, has announced that Swisscom (VTX: SCMN) – a major telecom operator in Switzerland – has selected the FortiGate “high performance” data center firewall. FortiManager security management appliance and FortiAnalyzer network security provide logging, analysis and reporting solutions to protect vital data center infrastructure.
Fortinet‘s ability to virtualize high performance firewall capabilities was central to Swisscom’s investment, future proofing the scale and flexibility of security for its service delivery data center.
Swisscom is the largest telecom operator in Switzerland, with over 21,000 employees and annual turnover of over 11bn EUR. The company offers mobile communications, fixed networks, Internet and digital TV services to millions of corporate and residential customers.
Swisscom implemented the FortiGate 3700D, a high-performance data center firewall. The Fortinet appliance enables ultra high-performance protection, which can be far more rapidly rolled out to new services thanks to its segmentation and virtualization (VDOM) capabilities. “We found FortiGate to be the most complete and extensible solution available,” said Gianpiero Tavano, network and security development engineer at Swisscom. “With better scalability, and excellent virtualisation and network functionality, Fortinet’s solution enables resilient and innovative services. The Fortinet firewalls required no tweaking or tuning to reach their high performance test values.”
“We are pleased to count Swisscom among our customers, demonstrating yet again that Fortinet‘s solutions are ideal to meet the most stringent security requirements of the telecom industry,” said Patrice Perche, vice president, international sales and support at Fortinet. “The rapid transformation of the data center along with changing business needs have resulted in security requirements dramatically different from those related to legacy data center applications. Now, telecom operators and service providers demand high virtualization, high scalability, high performance, high flexibility and excellent support, which can only be offered by our FortiGate platforms.”