Neil Prasad shares more details about our most recent Fortinet Fabric Ready Partner Program news in a brief blog Q&A.
What did you announce today?
Today we announced the addition of eight industry-leading information technology providers to our Fortinet Fabric-Ready Partner Program. These new partners further extend the Fortinet Security Fabric across traditional, cloud, virtual, and software-defined environments, while simplifying multi-vendor security deployments for enterprises. New Fabric-Ready Partners include AlgoSec, Attivo Networks, Cisco Systems, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Nuage Networks from Nokia, Silver Peak, VeloCloud, and Versa Networks.
What is the significance of this news?
The Fabric-Ready Partner Program builds on Fortinet’s robust ecosystem of technology alliances by opening the functionality of the Fortinet Security Fabric to complementary solutions. Partners in this program validate technology integration with the Security Fabric, have committed to sharing roadmaps for consistent interoperability, and will benefit from joint go-to-market initiatives. To date, Fortinet has brought together Fabric-Ready partners representing a cross-section of leading information technology providers to deliver pre-integrated, end-to-end offerings ready for deployment, reducing technical support burdens and costs for enterprise customers.
How does the program help customers today?
Enterprises today are adopting new technologies and cutting-edge infrastructure strategies to enable continued growth in today’s competitive digital economy. Most of these organizations have deployed networking and security solutions from multiple vendors, which can pose significant challenges for IT teams trying to integrate and efficiently operate multi-vendor solutions across heterogeneous environments.
The Fortinet Security Fabric enables customers to maximize their existing technology investments through the Fabric-Ready Partner Program. Working together, Fabric-Ready partner solutions can leverage Fortinet’s well-defined APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) for deep integration with the Fortinet Security Fabric. This integration further extends Security Fabric capabilities across cloud, virtualized, and software-defined environments and ensures seamless interoperation with partner solutions and services.
Is validation and interopability part of the program?
As part of the program, partners undergo solution validation with a commitment to ongoing interoperability. Additionally, Fabric-Ready partners will benefit from joint marketing and go-to-market initiatives with Fortinet. The following new technology partners have joined the Fabric-Ready Program today across its various API integration points:
· Endpoint, IoT (Threat Detection & Response): Attivo Networks
· SIEM: Hewlett Packard Enterprise (ArcSight)
· Systems Integration: Hewlett Packard Enterprise