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GTT & Fortinet expand SASE portfolio for global businesses
Thu, 18th Jan 2024

GTT Communications has expanded its Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) portfolio in collaboration with Fortinet to provide businesses with unique security solutions bolstered by GTT's global tier 1 IP backbone. This move involves coupling Fortinet's advanced secure networking technologies, including Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA), Firewall-as-a-Service (FWaaS), Cloud Access Secure Broker (CASB), and Secure Web Gateway (SWG), with GTT's acclaimed Managed SD-WAN and its comprehensive suite of professional services, thereby enabling real-time visibility and control.

Due to this expansion, GTT, as a trusted supplier of network services, is set to address a vast array of networking and security issues that businesses face today with its complex security solutions. The strengthened security dimensions offered by GTT, through its integration of Fortinet's security services, aimed at raising the protective barriers in enterprise networks whilst helping businesses keep up with the continually evolving threat landscape.

Fletcher Keister, GTT's Chief Product and Technology Officer, underscored the significance of this development, stating, "With many enterprises looking to consolidate their technology stack, GTT is poised to help solve the business networking and security challenges facing our customers in an ever-evolving threat landscape."

"As an experienced and trusted networking provider, GTT can deliver complex security solutions with global connectivity and in-house expertise for our customers. We are excited to partner with Fortinet and its industry-leading secure networking solutions that enable the convergence of networking and security," said Keister.

John Maddison, Chief Marketing Officer and EVP of Product Strategy at Fortinet, emphasised the significance of GTT's leadership in network services. He highlighted the collaborative effort to enhance security for modern enterprise networks by merging GTT's network service expertise with Fortinet's security services portfolio.

According to Maddison, this integration aims to fortify the security levels required by today's enterprise networks. Additionally, he mentioned that the incorporation of Fortinet's secure networking solutions would enable the convergence of networking and security, providing advanced capabilities for joint enterprise-level customers in their networking journeys.

Maddison said, "GTT's leadership as a network service provider, combined with the Fortinet portfolio of security services, aims to strengthen the security levels today's enterprise networks need. The integration of Fortinet's secure networking solutions will facilitate the convergence of networking and security and empower our joint enterprise-level customers in their advanced networking journeys."

Returns of this expansion underline the longstanding partnership between GTT and Fortinet, which has been delivering secure networking solutions for businesses worldwide for more than a decade. Their partnership indubitably creates a robust suite of solutions for enterprise-level customers. It equips them with additional reliability, choice, and flexibility in managing their network security as they navigate a quickly evolving cyber threat terrain.