Optus enhances secure SD-WAN offering to Australian enterprises

Fortinet partnership expands Optus SDN capabilities

Optus today announced a partnership with Fortinet, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, to deliver secure, software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) to its enterprise and government customers.

Optus Managed Fortinet SD-WAN combines Optus managed services capabilities with Fortinets security-driven networking approach to SD-WAN to deliver an enhanced, secured network in one solution. Suitable for security-conscious organisations looking for added layers of protection and value, Optus Managed Fortinet SD-WAN will also leverage Optus underlying fixed and mobile networks to provide more resiliency and to enable accelerated deployment of new sites.

Deon Liebenberg, Optus Business Vice President of Product Innovation, said: We know that as more people work from home and enterprises rely on off-premise tech touch points, the cybersecurity risks go up. Together, Optus and Fortinet address this and other cyber threats with a secure SD-WAN that provides our customers with a cost-cutting, time-saving solution.

This partnership significantly enhances Optus software-defined capabilities and enables our clients to stand out from competitors and benefit from advanced security features and reduced complexity in one solution. Cyber attacks know no borders and working with Fortinet and our managed security service arm Trustwave, allows Optus to help digitally transforming Australian businesses leverage global-leading security technologies that are trusted by large enterprises around the world.

Jon McGettigan, Regional Director, Australia and New Zealand, Fortinet, said: SD-WAN is rapidly gaining traction in the marketplace as organisations better understand how they can provide increased connectivity and control. Optus has significant experience in delivering transformational network technologies, including SD-WAN, to its customers. Fortinet is pleased to partner with Optus to deliver a secure SD-WAN solution to Optus customers that will help them achieve next-generation networking capabilities with unparalleled security.

Optus Business has been helping Australian businesses grow and innovate for more than two decades with a comprehensive range of products and services that cover mobile, voice, data, cloud, cyber security, IT, professional consulting, managed services and more.

Fortinet joins Optus Business expanding suite of SD-WAN solutions, providing customers with more choice to address their specific business needs and stay competitive.

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