NTT and Fortinet partner on cloud managed security services
NTT Communications has selected Fortinet’s security platform to support its cloud managed security services for enterprise customers.
The deal will see NTT’s cloud service and managed security services backed by Fortinet’s FortiGate-VM virtual network security appliance and FortiGuard subscription services.
NTT’s Enterprise Cloud will also provide cloud-based managed security services powered by Fortinet’s FortiGate-VM as an optional offering.
Each FortiGate virtual appliance is said to offer protection from a range of threats, providing systems such as bi-directional stateful firewalling, IPS, VPN and web-filtering.
“With the number of customers using our cloud services increasing, further tightening cloud security is critical” said Akira Arima, NTT’s president and CEO. “By partnering with the world’s top security appliance vendor, Fortinet, NTT Com offers a one-stop service to customers so that they can use the cloud flexibly and securely.”
NTT’s Enterprise Cloud security option is available in Japan and along with WideAngle, will be available globally in the second quarter of 2015.