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GTT bolsters managed security services with Fortinet

Cloud networking provider GTT Communications has enhanced its portfolio of managed security services using Fortinet’s Security Fabric. GTT says it is now able to deliver more advanced software-defined capabilities, including unified threat prevention (UTP), which integrates a range of security features such as application control, web filtering, anti-virus, data loss prevention and intrusion detection and prevention.

Additionally, GTT has added managed detection and response capabilities to its security service portfolio, which provides security coverage for cloud, on-premise and hybrid environments from its global security operations centres. The enhancement to GTT’s managed security services portfolio lays the foundation for the development of its secure access service edge (SASE) capability, which integrates cloud-based security tools with SD-WAN functionality for more simplified and secure access to devices, applications and data resources located outside of an enterprise.

Don MacNeil, GTT COO, said: “GTT is focused on providing managed security service capabilities that reduce complexity and assure the security of anytime, anywhere access to applications and services, which is an essential digital business requirement demanded by our customers.”

John Maddison, EVP of products and CMO at Fortinet, added: “Agile companies looking to rapidly anticipate constantly shifting business trends understand that security-driven networking is a really important concept.

“Organisations are embracing the approach because it gives them flexibility to quickly and efficiently put security anywhere, anytime. Security-driven networking is not just a new way to deploy security, it is going to enable the next generation of digital innovation.”