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Fortinet, NEC and CETIN join forces on large-scale network security project

By Shannon Williams, Wed 7 Jul 2021

Fortinet, NEC and CETIN have banded together to develop large network security project. 

Based on solutions of Fortinet and Cellusys, NEC will provide end-to-end services ranging from installation and commissioning to modernising CETIN Group's network. 

CETIN Group's extensive, 24/7 supervised networks provide voice, data, TV, video, IT, and cybersecurity services to wholesale customers in the region and internationally. 

NEC, a specialist in IT and network integration, has a rich history, comprehensive expertise and proven footprint in the network business all around the world. 

Relying on Fortinet, a specialist in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, and Cellusys, and signalling security solutions, NEC has been selected as the system integrator to provide end-to-end services, including design, installation, commissioning, support and maintenance of diverse network security solutions such as: 

  • Telco Cloud Core security solutions with capabilities to provide protection and zone segmentation between the Cloud Core VNFs '
  • Management security solutions providing security for the management of traffic, both within Telco and Enterprise parts of the network Telco Gi Firewalls as a perimeter security solution for the mobile data network, providing security protection of the Gi/SGi interface, and CG-NAT solution for mobile customers 
  • Telco Signaling and GRXs security solution focusing on GTP, SS7, Diameter, SIP, RTP Inspection, providing security between the Core network and other operators for interconnect solutions, such as IP-based interconnect and GPRS Roaming exchange  Enterprise network security solutions with threat prevention capabilities for corporate offices and IT BSS systems as perimeter defense between the Internet and internal systems 
  • VPN Gateway solution for remote access by employees, corporate partners and customers

By implementing solutions as part of the Fortinet Security Fabric, CETIN Group is able to secure critical devices, data, applications, and connections ranging from the data centre to the cloud to the home office. The platform delivers broad, integrated, and automated protections across the entire digital attack surface.

In addition, Fortinet's Security-Driven Networking approach provides tight integration between its network infrastructure and the security architecture. 

"With millions of individual users and whole sectors of national economies depending on our communications solutions, security is a key element in designing, building and operating our critical infrastructure," says Juraj Sedivy, CEO, CETIN Group.

"We are happy to choose NEC as a best in class network security solution provider to further improve our existing network. 

"Their unique capability and proven case study of system integration was a decisive factor behind our decision." 

Chris Jackson, president & CEO of NEC Europe, adds, "NEC is very excited to collaborate with CETIN Group for this large-scale network security project. 

"We believe our strong portfolio and rich history of network business in the global market will be an asset to enhance CETIN's advanced security network," he says.

"Together with our innovative technology partners, Fortinet and Cellusys, we are aiming to contribute safe and secure network solutions to improve the current infrastructure."

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