GTT adds Fortinet Secure SD-WAN to its portfolio

GTT adds Fortinet Secure SD-WAN to its portfolio

16 January 2020 | Natalie Bannerman

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GTT Communications has expanded its SD-WAN service offering with the addition of Fortinet Secure SD-WAN as an option.

“Clients rely on GTT to securely connect their locations across the world and to every application in the cloud,” said Rick Calder, president and CEO of GTT. “Our broad portfolio of SD-WAN service options, that now includes Fortinet, ensures that clients can run their applications with superior security, performance and reliability to support their business goals.”

Fortinet Secure SD-WAN will be offered by GTT as a managed service and will support any last-mile access solution to meet specific client needs for security, application performance and cost efficiency.

“Fortinet Secure SD-WAN allows GTT to build a smart connectivity platform that delivers additional value to customers through security, analytics and cloud-acceleration services,” added John Maddison, SVP of products and CMO at Fortinet. “The combination of GTT’s Tier 1 global IP network and Fortinet Secure SD-WAN enables high-performing and differentiated services for GTT clients worldwide. We’re pleased to partner with GTT to deliver our carrier-grade secure SD-WAN solution to global enterprise organisations.”

GTT’s SD-WAN offering that now uses Fortinet includes integrated next-gen firewall and unified threat management functionality combined with an SD-WAN edge device and router. The newly reinforced SD-WAN offering is particularly suited to distributed enterprises and branch networking applications in industries such as retail, quick service restaurants, hospitality and financial services.

“By adding Fortinet as another vendor platform, GTT has enhanced and broadened its SD-WAN service to offer enterprises even greater networking agility and integrated security capabilities,” said Mike Sapien, vice president & chief analyst US for enterprise services at Ovum. “The integration of SD-WAN technology with GTT’s Tier 1 IP network offers performance and efficiency advantages when leveraging the core network for internet traffic destined for the cloud.”

GTT closed out 2019 with the completed acquisition of KPN International for £50 million.