Orange Business Services and Fortinet Formed Partnership for SASE

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Orange Business Services and Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) are teaming up to deliver a disruptive approach to Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) by integrating Fortinet’s Security-driven Networking technologies into the Orange telco cloud infrastructure.

The partnership is seen as reinforcing security and networking convergence, while optimizing performance regardless of the user’s location. It aims to offer a seamless approach, with built-in integration and automation, to ensure real-time service updates and an unparalleled user experience.  With digital acceleration, the move to “work from anywhere,” and the adoption of cloud connectivity have altered how network infrastructures and security need to be constructed.

SASE converges networking and security in the cloud, supporting dynamic, secure internet access as part of a “work-from-anywhere” strategy to connect everyone and everything using cloud-based applications. It also extends security capabilities, allowing all types of enterprises to take advantage of zero-trust network access and firewall-as-a-service, for example, regardless of location.   

This next chapter in the Orange-Fortinet partnership, which has also yielded Flexible SD-WAN based on Fortinet Secure SD-WAN, provides the foundation for cloud-native transformations at scale for improved business agility and resilience. The result is a fully controlled end-to-end globally available SASE solution that bridges the gap between the user and the application. It delivers a secure and managed service from the Orange telco cloud infrastructure, boosted by cybersecurity expertise and capabilities with Orange Cyberdefense.  

“Digital acceleration and the shift to support ‘work from anywhere’ is driving the hybrid convergence of networking and security to enable zero trust across all edges. Expanding upon our longstanding relationship with Orange, we’re pleased to further integrate our Security-driven Networking technology into the Orange infrastructure to enable a converged networking and security solution, unmatched in terms of visibility, management capabilities, resilience, and user experience,” explains John Maddison, EVP of products and CMO, Fortinet.  

“This innovative partnership is a continuation of our cloud-focused network evolution. By integrating Fortinet Security-driven Networking technologies into the Orange telco cloud infrastructure, we enable our customers to easily adopt a cloud-native environment that is increasingly critical for businesses globally. At Orange Business Services, we facilitate the deployment and take-up of technologies that drive innovation and business growth for our customers in a fast and secure way,” says Anne-Marie Thiollet, EVP, Global Solutions, Orange Business Services.   

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