FortiGate® Virtual Appliances and FortiGuard® Services to Protect NTT Communications’ Enterprise Customers from Cyber Threats
SUNNYVALE, Calif., February 3, 2015 – Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) – a global leader in High Performance Cyber Security Solutions – today announced that NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group (NYSE: NTT), has chosen Fortinet’s security platform to strengthen their new Cloud Managed Security Services targeted at Enterprises conducting business in Japan and overseas. NTT Com’s cloud service Enterprise Cloud* and managed security services WideAngle** are now backed by Fortinet’s FortiGate®-VM Virtual Network Security Appliance and FortiGuard® Subscription Services.
The increasing volume and sophistication of security threats along with enterprises’ need for easy operation of security systems are driving enterprise demand for cloud-based managed services. To meet that growing demand, the global ICT service provider NTT Com has launched the world’s first, among global service providers, FortiGate-VM based one-stop managed security services by combining Enterprise Cloud and WideAngle.
With this partnership, NTT Com’s Enterprise Cloud now provides cloud-based managed security services powered by Fortinet’s FortiGate-VM as an optional offering. FortiGate-VM provides consolidated, multi-threat security in a virtual form factor. Each FortiGate virtual appliance offers protection from a broad array of threats with support for all of the security and networking services offered by Fortinet’s FortiOS 5 operating system, including bi-directional stateful firewalling, antivirus, antispam, IPS, VPN and web-filtering. FortiGate-VM help customers better mitigate potential blind spots within their virtual private cloud. Fortinet’s virtual appliances can scale quickly to meet demand and protect intra-virtual machine communications by implementing critical security controls.
In order to help ensure on-going protection against new and sophisticated threats, Fortinet’s virtual appliances receive dynamic, automated updates from FortiGuard Security Subscription Services. Malware signatures and threat intelligence are delivered by FortiGuard Labs, which count over 200 dedicated security researchers responsible for threat analysis, development of counter measures. Fortinet’s security research division constantly monitors the evolving threat landscape, specializing in a wide range of research areas that include covert surveillance of malware and botnets, reverse engineering of malware, signature generation, and zero-day attack analysis.
“NTT Com has set the Global Cloud Vision and been providing optimized cloud environment to our customers globally since 2011. With the number of customers using our cloud services increasing, further tightening cloud security is critical” said Akira Arima, President and CEO of NTT Communications. “By partnering with the world’s top*** security appliance vendor Fortinet, NTT Com offers one-stop service to customers so that they can use the cloud flexibly and securely.”
“We are honored that the virtual model of FortiGate, our flagship network security appliance protecting many of the world’s largest organizations in the world, can tighten the security for the cloud service offered by NTT Communications, ” said Ken Xie, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Fortinet. “ I am very pleased to achieve this other key milestone in our eight-year partnership with NTT Com. Many users are now using cloud for flexibility, scalability and cost optimization. Fortinet can offer the same security functions in both hardware and virtual appliances. We will continue to strengthen technical development to secure cloud and SDN environments.”
*Enterprise Cloud security option is available in Japan and will be available globally in the second quarter of 2015.
**WideAngle will be available globally in the second quarter of 2015.
***Source: IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Security Appliance Tracker – 2014 Q3, (CY2013Q1 – CY2014 Q3, worldwide unit)
About NTT Communications Corporation
NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company’s worldwide infrastructure, including the leading global tier-1 IP network, the Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching 196 countries/regions, and 130 secure data centers worldwide. NTT Communications’ solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA.
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