Symantec and Fortinet have agreed to partner on creating more comprehensive and robust security solutions.
Fortinet’s Next-Generation Firewall capabilities are planned to be integrated into Symantec’s cloud-delivered Web Security Service.
Additionally, Symantec’s industry-leading endpoint protection solutions are also planned to be integrated into the Fortinet Security Fabric platform. The technology partnership provides security controls across endpoint, network, and cloud environments.
Symantec’s endpoint protection solution is planned to be integrated into the Fortinet Security Fabric platform, providing customers with real-time, actionable threat intelligence and automated response for exploit-driven attacks and advanced malware.
WSS is a cloud-delivered network security service that provides protection against advanced threats, provides access control, and safeguards critical business information for secure and compliant cloud application and web use.
Creating more security solution
The integration of Fortinet’s Firewall with Symantec’s WSS will result in a comprehensive set of cloud-delivered threat prevention capabilities in a single service offering.
Vice president and general manager of Symantec, Art Gilliland said,“As the first step in this technology partnership, we plan to deliver best-of-breed security through the combination of enterprise-class advanced firewall controls to Symantec’s industry-leading network security service. Through this partnership, we hope to provide joint customers with the power of Symantec’s Integrated Cyber Defense Platform bolstered by Fortinet’s leading NGFW in an integrated solution that’s easy to use and deploy.”
Fortinet products and solutions senior vice president, John Maddisonsaid, “With today’s announcement, two industry leaders are coming together to provide enterprise-class capabilities across cloud, network, and endpoint security. Upon completion of the integration, Symantec cloud web gateway customers will be able to benefit from Fortinet’s enterprise-class advanced firewall controls, and for the first time ever, Fortinet customers will be able to purchase the industry-leading FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall via FWaaS. With the addition of Symantec as a Fortinet Fabric-Ready Partner, Symantec’s endpoint security solution will be validated to seamlessly integrate with the Fortinet Security Fabric platform to provide more consistent and effective protection for joint customers.”