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|Fortinet® Launches Innovative Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) Partner Program|
|Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 02:29:54 PM|
International Program Includes New Preferred Pricing, Dedicated Support and Marketing Programs
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- July 10, 2013 -- Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) - a world leader in high-performance network security – today announced a new, four-point program that gives Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) in EMEA and APAC beneficial pricing, dedicated technical support and training, and MSSP-specific marketing programs.
According to the latest Frost & Sullivan research reports, the global MSSP market for 2013 is expected to be $9.5 billion with a growth rate of 19.6 percent. Fortinet holds a unique position in this market by providing MSSPs with high-performance, flexible and easy to manage network security solutions that scale from small business to large enterprise environments.
Fortinet MSSP Partner Program Benefits
The Fortinet MSSP Partner Program (FMPP) was designed to facilitate the growth of new and existing MSSPs through infrastructure enablement, go-to-market and specialized expert-consultative support. This two-tiered program was built to suit the business models and operational capacities of partners ranging from smaller security integration companies to pure-play MSSPs and the largest telecommunications providers.
The program focuses on four core business components:
High Performance Network Security for Fortinet MSSPs
Fortinet’s high performance FortiGate network security platforms are the backbone of the Fortinet MSSP security portfolio; providing scalable, customizable advanced security controls such as application control, intrusion prevention, advanced threat protection, Web content filtering and data leak prevention in a single, high-performance appliance and /or virtual appliance.
When coupled with a FortiManager for single pane of glass management and FortiAnalyzer or FortiCloud for reporting, service providers have a single platform to leverage for deployment, configuration and management of their subscriber networks. Fortinet also leads the industry in advanced security technologies such as DDOS, wireless, two factor authentication, Web application firewall and load balancing. These advanced technologies complement the core FortiGate platform to help MSSPs keep their customers’ networks protected against emerging threats while increasing service revenues and improving service efficiencies.
The Fortinet Advantage
Fortinet is also leading the way with its network security platform integration into Cloud, Virtualized and Software Defined Networks (SDNs). Many carriers and MSSPs are consolidating and re-architecting their data centers using this technology to increase the value of their service offerings and reduce costs. Fortinet is committed to delivering a range of interfaces, functions and APIs native to their network security platform, which simplifies management while at the same time helping them maintain their security posture.
MSSPs also require industry certifications that ensure hardware meets the highest standards for performance and security. Fortinet has more certifications than any vendor in the industry, meeting the stringent requirements of trusted authorities such as Common Criteria, FIPS, NEBS, ICSA Labs, NSS Labs, IPv6, Virus Bulletin and others.
“Our solutions are highly scalable, allowing providers to start small and grow their business as their customer base grows,” said Emilio Roman, vice president of international sales operations at Fortinet. “Fortinet’s solutions were built specifically to address the requirements of managed security service provider demands and their customers, giving an MSSP everything it needs to realize greater business efficiencies and higher profit margins.”