Fortinet wins Google Cloud Technology Partner of the Year Award for Security

July 30, 2021 | 17:53
Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, has announced receiving the 2020 Google Cloud Global Technology Partner of the Year Award for Security.

Fortinet was recognised for the company’s achievements in the Google Cloud ecosystem, helping joint customers to simplify security management with single-pane control across Google Cloud and on-premises data centres.

The customers also reap benefits through gaining cloud-native visibility and control into Google Cloud workloads and applications; strengthening endpoint security with cloud-native endpoint protection, detection and response that is behaviour-based rather than signature-based; and leveraging Fortinet Cloud Security Services Hub for scalable and multi-layer secure connectivity.

Fortinet wins Google Cloud Technology Partner of the Year Award for Security
Ranking No.1 in the most secure appliances shipped worldwide, more than 510,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses

In addition, they can optimise cost management with various consumption models based on customer choice, easily deploying native cloud security offerings in virtual machine (VM), and software as a service (SaaS) form factors with the flexibility of bring your own license and pay as you go billing options.

Fortinet has partnered with Google Cloud for more than five years and has been significantly accelerating the partnership to support mutual customers in their transformation and journey to cloud.

With Google Cloud, Fortinet has now established a mutual top-tier partnership across companies to ensure customers’ workloads are secure and compliant, helping ease the burden around company overall brand protection.

Fortinet has partnered with Google Cloud for more than five years and has been significantly accelerating the partnership to support mutual customers in their transformation and journey to cloud.

Fortinet being recognised as Google Cloud Technology Partner of the Year for security is a natural continuation of the work the companies are doing together to help solve customers’ security concerns and simplify the migration to Google Cloud.

The Fortinet adaptive cloud security for Google Cloud provides consistent, advanced enterprise security for customers with Google Cloud-based environments. The Fortinet Security Fabric protects business workloads across on-premises, data centres, and cloud environments – providing multi-layered security for cloud-based applications.

The solution offers network, application, and cloud platform security capabilities provided in a variety of form factors including VM-, container-, and SaaS-delivered protection that natively integrates Fortinet security functionality into Google Cloud.

“We’re proud to be named a Google Cloud Technology Partner of the Year for Security. This award recognises our outstanding success in 2020, using a winning combination of Google Cloud technologies with Fortinet’s industry-leading Security Fabric offerings to deliver innovative cloud security and customer satisfaction,” said John Maddison, executive vice president of Products and CMO at Fortinet. Winning this award is an exciting testament to a longstanding partnership with Google Cloud. We’re looking forward to continuing to work together to provide mutual customers with advanced cloud security.”

Kevin Ichhpurani, corporate vice president, Global Partner Ecosystem at Google Cloud, said: “We’re proud to recognise Fortinet as our Technology Partner of the Year for Security. This award recognises Fortinet’s commitment to customer success and its delivery of innovative and impactful solutions on Google Cloud in security. We look forward to building together with Fortinet and creating business value for customers with cloud technologies.”

Fortinet offers its advanced series of network security solutions integrated with Google Cloud’s platform, enabling protection for cloud-based infrastructure and applications. The solutions are FortiGate-VM and Secure SD-WAN that delivers next-generation firewall capabilities for organisations of all sizes, FortiManager provides single-pane-of-glass management for unified, end-to-end protection across the extended enterprise, or Secure SAP S/4HANA on Google Cloud provides customers with enhanced security and orchestration that scales across cloud workloads, among others.

Fortinet has also partnered with Google Cloud to deliver modern endpoint protection, detection, and response to reduce the risk of compromised devices that enable user productivity and application delivery anywhere, anytime.

Specifically, Fortinet FortiEDR solution enhances Google Cloud’s edge and zero trust solutions and provides customers patented, behaviour-based capability. These capabilities detect violations of legitimate operating system activity, defuse violations in real-time without interrupting normal system operations and classifies them with the help of both AI in the cloud and remote expert human analysis in FortiGuard Labs.

This capability has been consistently validated through independent, comparative tests run by AV Comparatives, MITRE Engenuity, and customers themselves. Fortinet’s FortiEDR will also soon be available directly from the Google Cloud Marketplace.

By Anh Duc

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