Symantec and Fortinet team up for cloud security

Partnership delivers security controls across endpoint, network, and cloud environments

Symantec’s endpoint security solution will be validated to seamlessly integrate with the Fortinet Security Fabric platform, Maddison explained.
Symantec’s endpoint security solution will be validated to seamlessly integrate with the Fortinet Security Fabric platform, Maddison explained.

Symantec and Fortinet are teaming up to provide a common cyber defence platform across endpoint, network, and cloud environments.

As part of the deal, Fortinet’s Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) capabilities will be integrated into Symantec’s cloud-delivered Web Security Service (WSS). Additionally, Symantec’s endpoint protection solutions are also planned to be integrated into the Fortinet Security Fabric platform.

“As the first step in this technology partnership, we plan to deliver best-of-breed security through the combination of enterprise-class advanced firewall controls to Symantec’s industry-leading network security service,” said Art Gilliland, EVP and GM Enterprise Products, Symantec. “Through this partnership, we hope to provide joint customers the power of Symantec’s Integrated Cyber Defence Platform bolstered by Fortinet’s leading NGFW in an integrated solution that’s easy to use and deploy.”

The integration of Fortinet’s FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall with Symantec’s WSS, which provides Secure Web Gateways, will result in a comprehensive set of cloud-delivered threat prevention capabilities delivered in a single service offering.

Additionally, Symantec’s endpoint protection solution is planned to be integrated into the Fortinet Security Fabric platform, providing customers with actionable threat intelligence and automated response for exploit-driven attacks and malware. Interoperability between Fortinet’s SD-WAN technology will also be certified to work with Symantec’s Web Security Service through Symantec’s Technology Integration Partner Program (TIPP). As part of the collaboration, both companies plan to engage in joint go-to-market activities.

“With today’s announcement, two industry leaders are coming together to provide enterprise-class capabilities across cloud, network, and endpoint security,” said John Maddison, SVP of products and solutions, Fortinet. “Upon completion of the integration, Symantec cloud web gateway customers will be able to benefit from Fortinet’s enterprise-class advanced firewall controls, and for the first time ever, Fortinet customers will be able to purchase the FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall via FWaaS. With the addition of Symantec as a Fortinet Fabric-Ready Partner, Symantec’s endpoint security solution will be validated to seamlessly integrate with the Fortinet Security Fabric platform to provide more consistent and effective protection for joint customers.”

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