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Fortinet and Splunk Technical Alliance Delivers High Performance Security Intelligence, Visibility and Protection to Customers Globally
Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 12:19:30 PM


Joint Customers like Swisscom and Others Leverage the Fortinet and Splunk Alliance to Respond More Rapidly to the Most Critical Cyber Threats Posing Risk to Their Businesses

SUNNYVALE, Calif., September 17, 2015 – Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, today announced an alliance with Splunk designed to significantly increase the ability for enterprises and service providers to protect themselves from cyber attacks that threaten their networks. As part of the alliance, Fortinet will provide customers around the globe, like Swisscom and others, a method for facilitating better response times and mitigation capabilities, as part of their Splunk® software deployments, designed to thwart fast-acting cyber threats.

With the growing sophistication of cyber attacks companies must now assume attackers have already compromised their systems at some level. Siloed security solutions are not adequate. A collaborative security model that extends the aggregate awareness and capability of the siloed solutions is required to strengthen the enterprise defense posture.

“An effective security framework must include well-coordinated defense systems that enable quick reaction to advanced attacks,” said Mary Yang, vice president of corporate development & strategic alliances for Fortinet. “Through our partnership with Splunk, we provide customers with the means to surface and respond to the most critical, time-sensitive threats to significantly reduce the associated risks.”

Fortinet’s FortiGate App for Splunk® Enterprise delivers real time multivariate threat querying, visualization and anomalous behavior detection within the context of all of the organization’s security data. Fortinet leverages Splunk solutions to enable enterprise security teams with large and complex IT environments to more quickly and effectively identify the most critical threats posing risk to their organizations. The interoperability with Splunk’s collaborative security model takes the solution one step further, enabling teams to accelerate and automate defense against those critical threats.

“The ability to more seamlessly bring security logs and threat intelligence from Fortinet into Splunk Enterprise and Enterprise Security represents a leap forward for our joint customers," said Haiyan Song senior vice president of Security Markets, Splunk. “By harnessing the threat data captured by the FortiGate devices, and translating that quickly into actionable intelligence and remediation steps, organizations can better leverage Splunk as the Nerve Center in their command centers to turn the tables on hackers and advanced threats.”

Global Customers Quickly Realize Benefits from the Fortinet-Splunk Alliance

“Swisscom is always looking to deploy the most innovative and effective technologies, both internally and for our customers alike,” said Christof Jungo, head of security architecture and engineering at Swisscom. “Working with both Fortinet and Splunk, we are able to successfully expand our own internal security service capabilities, deliver even greater value and protection to our customers and lower our internal integration costs.”

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