Market Leaders Symantec and Fortinet Partner to Deliver Comprehensive Cloud Security Service

Symantec Corp.,the world’s leading cyber security company, and Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced an expansive partnership agreement to provide customers with the industry’s most comprehensive and robust security solutions. Fortinet’s industry-leading Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) capabilities are planned to be integrated into Symantec’s cloud-delivered Web Security Service (WSS). Additionally, Symantec’s industry-leading endpoint protectionsolutionsare also planned to beintegrated into theFortinet Security Fabricplatform. The technology partnership provides essentialsecurity controls across endpoint, network, and cloud environments that are critical to enforcing the Zero Trust security framework.

WSS, a leader in Secure Web Gateways, is a simple-to-use, cloud-delivered network security service that provides protection against advanced threats, provides access control, and safeguards critical business information for secure and compliant cloud application and web use.The integration of Fortinet’s industry-leadingFortiGate Next-Generation Firewall withSymantec’s WSS will result in the most comprehensive set of cloud-delivered threat prevention capabilities in a single service offering on the market today.

“As the first step in this technology partnership, we plan to deliverbest-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 Defense Platform bolstered byFortinet’s leading NGFW in an integrated solution that’s easy to use and deploy.”

Additionally, Symantec’sindustry-leading endpoint protection solution is planned to be integrated into theFortinet Security Fabric platform,providing customers with real-time,actionable threat intelligence and automated response for exploit-driven attacks and advanced 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 Rajesh Maurya, Regional Vice President, India & SAARC at Fortinet. “Upon completion of the integration, Symantec cloud web gateway customers will be able tobenefit from Fortinet’s enterprise-class advanced firewall controls, and for the first time ever,Fortinet customers will be able topurchase theindustry-leading FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall via FWaaS.With the addition of Symantec as a Fortinet Fabric-Ready Partner, Symantec’s endpoint security solution will bevalidated to seamlessly integrate with the Fortinet Security Fabric platformto provide more consistent and effective protection for joint customers.”

Timing and availability
•Fully integrated Cloud Firewall Service within WSS is expected to be available in the 1st half of calendar 2019.
•Elements of the Fortinet Security Fabric have been integrated with Symantec Endpoint Protection, and the companies plan to explore further integrations.