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Symantec and Fortinet join forces to secure endpoint, network and cloud environments

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Symantec and Fortinet

Leading cybersecurity services providers Symantec and Fortinet are joining forces to provide strong security solutions across endpoint, network and cloud environments.

As a part of the partnership, the companies will integrate their respective solutions to form comprehensive and robust security solutions. The solutions which will come into integrations include Symantec’s Web Security Service (WSS), Symantec Endpoint Security for the Cloud Generation, Fortinet’s Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW), and Fortinet Security Fabric platform.

Symantec WSS

Symantec WSS is an easy to use cloud-delivered network security service which is used to protect enterprises against advanced threats. It offers access control, and secures critical business information. The solution also enables secure and compliant use of cloud applications.

Symantec Endpoint Security for the Cloud Generation

This solution is aimed to safeguard the confidential data through secure access. Customers can detect and respond to threats, and visualize threat data along with other security information.

Fortinet NGFW

It provides high threat protection performance with automated visibility to stop attacks. The solution uses security processors and threat intelligence security services from FortiGuard labs to provide protection and encrypted traffic.

Fortinet Security Fabric

Security Fabric’s security spans a broad range of applications, from internet of things (IoT) to the cloud. It provides real-time visibility across devices and applications, streamlines communications among various security solutions, shrinks detection, and remediate attack windows.

Fortinet NGFW + Symantec WSS

The companies mentioned that the integration of Symantec WSS and Fortinet NGFW will result in the most comprehensive set of cloud-delivered threat prevention capabilities in a single service.

“As the first step in this technology partnership, we plan to deliver best-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 by Fortinet’s leading NGFW in an integrated solution that’s easy to use and deploy.”

Fortinet Security Fabric + Symantec Endpoint Security

This integration will provide real-time, actionable threat intelligence, and automated response for exploit-driven attacks and advanced malware.

“With today’s announcement, two industry leaders are coming together to provide enterprise-class capabilities across cloud, network, and endpoint security,” said John Maddison, SVP of products and solutions, Fortinet.

“Upon completion of the integration, Symantec cloud web gateway customers will be able to benefit from Fortinet’s enterprise-class advanced firewall controls, and for the first time ever, Fortinet customers will be able to purchase the industry-leading FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall via FWaaS. With the addition of Symantec as a Fortinet Fabric-Ready Partner, Symantec’s endpoint security solution will be validated to seamlessly integrate with the Fortinet Security Fabric platform to provide more consistent and effective protection for joint customers.”

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The companies are also planning to engage in joint go-to-market activities. Integrated NGFW and WSS solution will be available in the first half of 2019.

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