Fortinet inks deal with HP

New Delhi: Security solutions provider Fortinet has signed an agreement with HP to deliver pre-integrated SDN-optimized security solutions.

To enhance HP’s SDN security portfolio, Fortinet has joined’s AllianceOne Partner program with the HP Networking Specialization.

“As enterprises and service providers look to effectively deploy security in their datacenters, leveraging the benefits of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV), this partnership lays the foundation for Fortinet to deliver pre-integrated SDN-optimized security solutions to enhance HP’s SDN security portfolio,” a statement said.

As enterprises move towards SDN architectures, not only is security a logical intrinsic data center element that needs to fit seamlessly in such architectures, but security services like those from FortiGate appliances can utilize the programmability of the network to deliver more capabilities than previously possible, it added.

Rajesh Maurya, Country Manger, India and SAARC at Fortinet said: “We look forward to working with HP to offer pre-validated security solutions, where Fortinet appliances or VMs are able to seamlessly service advanced security use-cases in HP SDN environments.”

“Fortinet joining the HP AllianceOne and HP Networking Specialization programs adds partner-delivered SDN security solutions to HP’s industry-leading SDN ecosystem to provide customers greater choice,” said Michael Zhu, Senior Director, Global Solutions and Alliances, HP Networking.


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