Partnership Expands Managed Services Expertise; Provides enterprises with secure and flexible network infrastructure delivered as a service
PHILADELPHIA, August 01, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Comcast Business today announced a strategic partnership with Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in comprehensive, integrated, and automated cybersecurity solutions, to provide businesses with a new set of security services. access (SASE) and Security Service Edge (SSE) solutions to help enterprises protect their distributed workforce using a cloud-based approach to security policy enforcement. This collaboration expands Comcast Business’ managed services expertise, while providing businesses with greater flexibility to choose the cloud architecture and vendor mix that’s right for them.
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In today’s work-from-anywhere world, IT managers face the challenge of balancing employee convenience with securing their networks. New security architectures, such as SASE, which converges networking and security through SD-WAN and cloud-delivered security, and SSE, SASE’s security foundation, enable enterprises to strengthen their posture security while improving the employee experience, regardless of location. In fact, according to a recent Foundry CIO study sponsored by Masergy (a Comcast Business company) and Fortinet, the overwhelming majority (98%) of enterprise IT leaders surveyed cited network and security convergence as critical. or very important, while 94% said their adoption of SASE solutions had accelerated.
New Comcast Business offerings, delivered through Comcast Business Secure Gateways, give businesses the flexibility to choose between SASE or SSE solutions backed by Fortinet’s security-focused networking technology and Equinix’s flexible cloud connection, Equinix Fabric™ , for complete secure network service. Businesses that want to enable secure access to cloud and web services can take advantage of the Comcast Business SSE solution, which brings together multiple cloud-delivered network security technologies in a fully hosted environment. The Comcast Business SASE solution provides this hosted SSE security architecture combined with zero-trust capabilities and all Comcast Business SD-WAN solutions.
“In today’s dynamic world, no two companies are the same and very few are the same as just two years ago,” said Amit Verma, CTO, Enterprise Solutions, Comcast Business . “By expanding our relationship with Fortinet, we’re giving our customers more choice and the flexibility to choose a solution that’s right for them – while providing some of the latest security solutions to help them stay prepared for the day – today and tomorrow.”
Comcast Business Secure Gateways provide a fully hosted set of SASE or SSE services covering a wide range of network security solutions for Firewall as a Service (FWaaS), Intrusion Prevention (IPS), data loss (DLP), Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB) and Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA). Comcast Business Secure Gateways are hosted across the United States in Equinix data centers, providing up to 10 gigabits per second (Gbps) of cloud connectivity for public, private or hybrid cloud deployments. Equinix Fabric™ enables support for Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, IBM, and over 200 SaaS vendors.
“To improve user experience, reduce complexity, and improve their security posture against today’s most advanced and persistent threats, enterprises must adopt solutions that converge network and security” , said John Maddison, executive vice president of products and CMO, Fortinet. “We are excited to work closely with Comcast Business to create SASE services that support customers through all stages of digital innovation with Fortinet’s security-based network technology.”
To learn more about Comcast Business SD-WAN solutions, please visit: https://business.comcast.com/enterprise/products-services/managed-services/managed-connectivity.
About Comcast Business
Comcast Business offers a suite of connectivity, communications, networking, cybersecurity, wireless and managed solutions to help organizations of all sizes prepare for the future. Powered by the nation’s largest Gig broadband network and backed by 24/7 customer support, Comcast Business is the nation’s largest cable provider for small and medium businesses and one of the leading providers of services in the business market. Comcast Business has been consistently recognized by industry analysts and associations as a leader and innovator, and one of the fastest growing Ethernet service providers.
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About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company that connects people in the moments that matter. We are primarily focused on broadband, aggregation and streaming with 57 million customer relationships in the US and Europe. We provide broadband, wireless and video through our Xfinity, Comcast Business and Sky brands; create, distribute and broadcast premier entertainment, sports and news through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, Universal Studio Group, Sky Studios, NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, multiple cable networks, Peacock, NBCUniversal News Group, NBC Sports, Sky News and Sky Sports; and deliver memorable experiences at Universal Parks and Resorts in the United States and Asia. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) enables a digital world we can always trust through its mission to protect people, devices and data everywhere. That’s why the world’s largest enterprises, service providers, and government organizations choose Fortinet to securely accelerate their digital journey. The Fortinet Security Fabric Platform delivers broad, integrated, and automated protections across the entire digital attack surface, securing critical devices, data, applications, and connections from the data center to the cloud to the home office. The #1 security appliance shipped worldwide, more than 580,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their business. And the Fortinet NSE Training Institute, an initiative of Fortinet’s Training Development Program (TAA), offers one of the largest and broadest training programs in the industry to make e-learning and new career opportunities accessible. to all. To learn more, visit https://www.fortinet.com, the Fortinet Blog, or FortiGuard Labs.
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Matt Helmke, Corporate Communications