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Global Crossing Selects Fortinet for CPE-Based Managed Security Services Offering
Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:25:20 AM


SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 6, 2011 - Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) - a leading network security provider and the worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions - today announced that Global Crossing (NASDAQ: GLBC), a leading global IP solutions provider, has selected Fortinet's UTM appliance for its new managed services offering, Global Crossing Security Solutions. As part of the offering, Global Crossing is using FortiGate-80C, FortiGate-200B, FortiGate-620B, FortiGate-1240B and FortiGate-3950B appliances to help provide firewall, application control, intrusion prevention service, web content filtering protection, and antivirus and anti-spam capabilities.

Global Crossing is a leading global IP and Ethernet solutions provider with the world's first integrated global IP-based network. Offering a full range of data, voice and collaboration services, Global Crossing delivers converged IP services in more than 70 countries around the world.

The Global Crossing Security Solutions offer is targeted at Global Crossing's enterprise customers who prefer to local network security appliances at their premises, yet do not want to manage the appliance. Global Crossing's Security Operations Center will provide incident handling, event correlation and remediation of threats for customers using Global Crossing Security Solutions.

"Working with Fortinet, Global Crossing is giving customers a highly comprehensive and capable information security solution that alleviates the burden of managing and enforcing business and information security policies in the network," said David Siegel, vice president of IP/Data Services Product Management at Global Crossing. "In our efforts to deploy leading technology for all solutions in our managed portfolio, we are pleased to have Fortinet play a key role in the superior technical underpinning of the Global Crossing Security Solutions offer."

Dimension Data, a Fortinet strategic partner and a $4.7 billion global IT solutions and services provider, will support Global Crossing's team to deliver a world class service to their customers.

"We are thrilled to be the network security standard for Global Crossing's new managed security offering," said Matt Pley, Vice President of carrier sales at Fortinet. "The combination of Global Crossing, Dimension Data and Fortinet is a powerful one that will offer end users the ability to have easy-to-use enterprise level network security protection with the benefit of remote management."

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