NxtGen Taps Fortinet to Secure its Enterprise Cloud and Datacenter Customers

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Fortinet®a global leader in high-performance network security – today announced that NxtGen Datacenter & Cloud Technologies, one of India’s leading providers of datacenter and enterprise cloud services, has deployed its FortiGate® network security platforms, and FortiManager™ and FortiAnalyzer™ centralized management and reporting appliances at its datacenter to provide high-speed managed security services to businesses in the country. NxtGen chose Fortinet over competing network security players for its performance, effective single pane management and simple per-box licensing model.

NxtGen’s mission is to help businesses grow by cutting through complexity and saving IT infrastructure cost. Its services are provided from its own high-density datacenter (HDDC™) facilities or deployed on on-premise datacenters (OPDC™) that are managed centrally. NxtGen’s Enterprise Cloud Services (ECS™) provides private, public and hybrid cloud infrastructure hosted on OPDC or HDDC.

The Fortinet deployment enables NxtGen to offer customisable cloud security services that gives customers the flexibility to set up firewall preferences of their choice. Their enterprise cloud services also provides gateway level advance threat protection with traffic scanning and reporting.

“We were looking for a network security vendor who could quickly and effectively help us start up a Managed Security Services business,” said A S Rajgopal, CEO of NxtGen. “Fortinet has enabled us to meet many of our customers’ needs with their high performing yet easy to manage solutions. Their simplified per box licensing also makes a lot of financial sense to managed security services providers.”

By deploying FortiGate’s network security platform at NxtGen’s 24×7 command center, the service provider has created a virtualized security architecture for its host servers. The datacenter has enabled advanced threat protection by activating security features like IPS, application control, web filtering, VPN, WAN optimization and user authentication.

NxtGen also leverages Fortinet’s FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer appliances to easily manage and centrally configure all its firewalls, and enable policy-based provisioning, update management and end-to-end network monitoring. This gives NxtGen complete control over its managed security services. In addition, the service provider is able to expand its range of managed services by providing secure access for remote employees, secure hosting services, secure private cloud and centrally managed on-premise datacenter solutions. All these capabilities have given NxtGen an edge in servicing key enterprise customers in India’s fast expanding cloud and datacenter market.

“Fortinet’s high performing, manageable and cost effective network security platforms are well placed to help managed services providers cope with the rigorous demands of today’s IT services industry,” said Rajesh Maurya, Fortinet’s Country Manager for India & SAARC. “Our heavy investment in threat research further gives us unique ability to deal with advanced persistent threats (APTs), helping service providers differentiate themselves by offering their customers proactive protection against emerging threats.”

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