SD-WAN offering by Tata, Fortinet and Azure

Fortinet, Microsoft Azure, Tata Communications’ subsidiary forge alliance on secure SD-WAN services

Tata Communications Transformation Services Limited (TCTS), the wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Communications Limited, and Fortinet, working with Microsoft Azure, has launched a fully managed SD-WAN offering for Azure Virtual WAN.

According to Rajesh Maurya, Regional Vice President, India & SAARC, Fortinet, the enterprise cloud adoption is driving a global WAN transformation by leveraging SD-WAN technology, but this increases security risks. Maurya says that Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN offers best-of-breed SD-WAN, next-generation firewall security, advanced routing and WAN optimization capabilities integrated into a single offering.

“TCTS’ Managed SD-WAN offering combined with Fortinet provides communication service providers with a turn-key solution to deliver robust, secure and low latency connectivity services,” claims Maurya.

Maurya explains that the TCTS SD-WAN offering will help service providers create solutions to further enable enterprises with seamless migration to Azure, thereby helping to accelerate their revenue in IT migration to public clouds.

This joint offering will also enable inter-branch connectivity for customers using the Microsoft backbone and help them to meet SLAs while securing access to applications running on Azure. This offering is one of the first industry solutions of native hybrid SD-WAN coupled with traffic steering and security protection for Azure’s cloud.

In collaboration with Azure, Fortinet, and Equinix, TCTS has augmented Azure’s current Virtual WAN offering in which application policies can be centrally configured using Fortinet’s SD-WAN technologies integrated with Equinix Network Edge to create Virtual Network Services that deliver enhanced performance and security protection.

As part of the larger TCTS award-winning, most innovative cloud service, Cloud Networking-as-a-Service (CNaaS) portfolio, the offering utilizes some of the industry’s best product partners with TCTS’ industry-recognized virtualization consulting, deployment and operation services.

Commenting about the collaboration, Madhusudhan Mysore, Executive Chairman and CEO of TCTS said, “TCTS’s Cloud Networking-as-a-Service was developed to address the most complex real-world enterprise IT migration to the cloud. It offers a best-in-class white-labeled managed service provider (MSP) offering for operators worldwide to help them accelerate their MSP revenues through Microsoft’s worldwide enterprise customer base. TCTS has a significant set of highly skilled CNaaS technical consultants to provide white-labeled services to operators worldwide, thereby supporting the easy adoption and ongoing use of Microsoft Azure.”

 

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