Fortinet announces Secure SD-WAN integration to benefit Google Cloud NCC users

June 09, 2021 | 11:42
Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated, and automated cybersecurity solutions, has just announced an integration of the company’s industry-leading Fortinet Secure SD-WAN to the Google Cloud Network Connectivity Centre (NCC).
fortinet announces secure sd wan integration to benefit google cloud ncc users
Fortinet's Secure SD-WAN solution delivers complete and simplified cloud on-ramp experience

Fortinet is extending the benefits of its industry-leading Fortinet Secure SD-WAN solution to Google Cloud NCC users to simplify and improve their connection across distributed sites, Google Cloud workloads, and applications.

Over 90 per cent of enterprises employ multi- and hybrid clouds, allowing their applications to reside anywhere – from on-campus to branch to data centre to cloud. Where these applications reside should be transparent to the end user. This challenges organisations to interconnect applications and data across clouds, data centres, and branches to achieve this – sometimes at the expenses of security and operational efficiency.

Fortinet helps address these challenges by providing the industry’s broadest coverage of use cases, enabling seamless, secure, and superior quality of experience (QoE) of applications, no matter where the application is deployed. By integrating with Google Cloud’s NCC, Fortinet is expanding its existing Secure SD-WAN and cloud on-ramp capabilities to joint customers.

Fortinet’s industry-leading Secure SD-WAN with Network Connectivity Centre allows customers to more effectively interconnect applications and workloads running on GCP for hybrid cloud and multi-cloud deployments.

Fortinet’s industry-leading Secure SD-WAN with Network Connectivity Centre allows customers to more effectively interconnect applications and workloads running on GCP for hybrid cloud and multi-cloud deployments.

This delivers the best of both worlds, bridging a first-party native cloud underlay from GCP with best-in-class Secure SD-WAN and cloud on-ramp service from Fortinet.

This results in more simplified, automated, and operationally efficient cloud migration experience – all with the industry-best security intelligence and protection from FortiGuard Labs.

Providing end-to-end security for organisations at various stages of their cloud journey and operational simplicity, Fortinet Secure SD-WAN delivers seamless cloud on-ramp orchestration to provide customers fast and reliable network connectivity for organisations to keep productivity across globally distributed sites and across cloud environments.

The company also provides centralised visibility and control and consistent security policies across multi-cloud environments, enabling secure applications and connectivity from data centre to cloud.

With the integration to Google Cloud’s NCC, Fortinet expands upon its Adaptive Cloud Security portfolio’s existing broad list of integrations with Google Cloud to deliver even more integrated and simplified cloud operations.

Fortinet provides users consistent, best-in-class enterprise security to Google Cloud-based environments through the following existing integrations:

FortiGate next-generation firewall on google cloud: The FortiGate next-generation firewall on Google cloud delivers networking and SD-WAN capabilities for organisations of all sizes, with the flexibility to be deployed as next-generation firewall and/or VPN gateway.

FortiWeb cloud WAF-as-a-Service: The FortiWeb WAF gateways are able to run in several Google Cloud regions. This allows organisations to scrub application traffic within the same region that their applications reside, addressing performance and regulation concerns, as well as keeping traffic cost to a minimum.

Cloud workload protection with FortiCWP: FortiCWP uses API level integration into Google Cloud management and security services to monitor and track cloud resources including their configurations, activity, traffic flows. FortiCWP also integrates with Google Security Command Centre (SCC).

FortiGate Secure SD-WAN together with Adaptive Cloud Security enables better, more secure application experiences for users and branch offices by providing encrypted data transports, granular segmentation and application-layer protection against advanced threats. Fortinet also provides a seamless overlay network with uniform policies across multi-clouds.

“Global enterprises around the world are each at a different inflection point on the cloud migration journey,” said John Maddison, EVP of Products and CMO at Fortinet. “With the integration of Fortinet Secure SD-WAN and Google Cloud’s Network Connectivity Centre, we are offering customers the unique opportunity to secure the cloud on-ramp into the cloud, between clouds and within the cloud. At the same time, Fortinet offers the best quality of experience of applications, regardless of where the application is deployed.”

As a recognised leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls and WAN Edge Infrastructure, Fortinet Secure SD-WAN is the only solution in the market providing converged networking and security capabilities through one single solution.

Additionally, Fortinet’s Adaptive Cloud Security is supported by a large number of Fortinet fabric-ready ecosystem partners and integrations, enabling customers to freely integrate cloud security from Fortinet in any cloud environment.

In addition, Fortinet offers the broadest native cloud security with tight integrations on major cloud platforms including GCP, further enabling customers to automate and orchestrate securely between all major public cloud platforms, network edges, and data centres.

“As customers continue their digital transformation journeys, they need optimised connectivity, reduced operational burden and lower costs without compromising security. By further expanding our partnership with Fortinet through their integration with the Network Connectivity Centre, we are empowering our customers’ cloud journeys by simplifying and securing their applications,” said Shailesh Shukla, vice president, Product Management and general manager for Networking at Google Cloud.

By Anh Duc

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