Fortinet’s Rapidly Growing Open Fabric Ecosystem Helps Customers Achieve Integrated Security

Rajesh Maurya, Regional Vice President, India & SAARC at Fortinet

“Fortinet features one of the largest ecosystems in the industry that extends the breadth of the Security Fabric beyond our own products, achieving a more holistic view of the IT infrastructure. As a result of more than 400 integrations, customers benefit from improved security effectiveness, reduced complexity and simplified operations, resulting in an overall greater ROI and comprehensive protection across their entire digital attack surface.”

News Summary

Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced the Fortinet Security Fabric has reached more than 400 technology integrations in its Open Fabric Ecosystem, to further deliver end-to-end security with broad visibility and seamless management through integrated, pre-validated solutions. These integrations are made possible through Fortinet’s Fabric-Ready Partner Program, made up of strategic partnerships with industry-leading organizations to offer pre-validated solutions that provide advanced security and enhanced visibility across the entire digital infrastructure.

Removing Security Complexities and Gaps with an Integrated Platform Approach

The evolving threat landscape coupled with a highly distributed workforce is rapidly expanding the digital attack surface. Many organizations using multiple vendors grapple with IT solutions working in isolation, leading to critical gaps that increase security risks. In fact, nearly two-thirds of enterprises in EMA’s Network Management Megatrends 2020 report indicated they use between four and 10 network management tools.  

Fortinet helps organizations consolidate their solutions through the Security Fabric – an open architecture and integrated platform for complete visibility and comprehensive security across every network segment and device, whether it is hardware, virtual or cloud-based. Through Fortinet’s Fabric Ecosystem, the Security Fabric has more than 400 integrations, unifying an array of solutions that communicate and work together to detect, monitor, block, and remediate attacks across the entire attack surface.

Fortinet’s Open Fabric Ecosystem

Fortinet’s Fabric-Ready Partner Program was launched in 2016, and provides program infrastructure, resources and tools for alliance partners to integrate with the Security Fabric, develop joint solutions and become part of the ecosystem. Fabric-Ready technology alliance partnerships now span a wide array of technology areas, including cloud, OT, IoT, SD-WAN, networking and more. Key new partners who joined the Fortinet Fabric-Ready Partner Program in 2020 include:

  • OT/IoT: Dragos, Medigate, Ordr, Radiflow, Network Perception, Industrial Defender and Asavie.

  • Virtualization/Cloud: Arm, NVIDIA, NXP, Advantech, Guardicore and cPacket Networks.

  • Networking: Equinix, AudioCodes, Megaport, PacketFabric and RingCentral.

  • Threat Intelligence: Anomali, EclecticIQ, Sixgill and Bambenek Labs.

  • Security Operations: Braintrace, Darktrace, Empow, HYAS, LinkShadow, PowerDMARC, RangeForce, SumoLogic and Vectra.

The Fabric Ecosystem extends the Fortinet Security Fabric, and customers benefit from the following types of integrated ecosystem solutions:

  • Fabric Connectors: Fortinet-developed deep integrations into technology partner platforms that automate operations, policies, and processes.

  • Fabric APIs: Partner-developed Fabric API integrations for a broad range of ecosystem solutions to secure the entire digital attack surface.

  • Fabric DevOps: Community-driven set of security automation and orchestration tools and scripts developed by Fortinet, partners, and customers.

  • Extended Fabric Ecosystem: Threat intelligence sharing partnerships and other vendor technology integrations.

Customers can select from and leverage a broad array of integrated solutions to secure their infrastructure that fits best with whatever phase they’re in on their digital journey. The Open Fabric Ecosystem solutions extend the benefits of the Security Fabric, and are a testament to the openness of the Security Fabric and inclusive philosophy of the Fabric-Ready Partner Program.