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Masergy Leverages Fortinet’s Enterprise Class Network Security Platform To Launch Intelligent Internet Management (IIM) Service
Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 02:27:31 PM


SUNNYVALE, Calif., August 27, 2012 - Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) - a leading network security provider and worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions - today announced that Masergy Communications, Inc. (“Masergy”), a global provider of secure, virtualized network services, has launched its new Internet management service based on Fortinet’s enterprise network security appliances.

When it came time to look for a new network security vendor, and one that would be the backbone for a new managed security service offering, Massergy selected Fortinet’s FortiGate appliances over the other vendors because of the product’s ease-of-use, consolidated security platform, robustness, lower total cost of ownership and more fulsome security functionality than that of the other vendors.

Deployed throughout the Masergy network are FortiGate appliances located in strategic Points Of Presence (POPs) around the world. The FortiGate appliances were initially deployed for firewall, SSL and IPSec VPN protection but have been expanded to include web content filtering and application control.

Each appliance is being used for the FortiGate’s virtual domain (VDOM) technology whereby a single appliance can have up to 250 virtual domains. Fortinet’s VDOM technology allows Masergy to easily add new customers to the network without having to deploy a new appliance onsite. Additionally, because every customer has its own virtual domain, network security policies for specific customers can be created and changed to meet the customer needs.

“Our customers are looking for a network-based firewall option and we were looking for a solution that would allow us the flexibility to scale with our customers as a whole and as individual customers have specific needs,” said Andy Singleton, Director of Product Development at Masergy. “We couldn’t be happier with the Fortinet deployment. We’re adding value to our customer base by giving them what they need and we have been able to consolidate security functionality into single appliances.”

“MSSPs are moving more towards a cloud-based network security solution and Masergy is the perfect example of this,” said Kendra Krause, vice president of Channel Sales at Fortinet. “The FortiGate appliances allow MSSPs the network visibility and control that they need to provide their customer with the highest level of security.”

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