MSSP Secure Sense Adds Fortinet Secure SD-WAN to Security Portfolio
Secure Sense, a Canadian MSSP and subsidiary of telecommunications company Telus, has integrated the Fortinet Secure SD-WAN solution into its Next-Generation Firewall Managed Service.
The Fortinet integration extends Secure Sense’s Next-Generation Firewall Managed Service to provide SD-WAN capabilities, Secure Sense CIO Matthew Watkinson said. It allows Secure Sense to deliver a security-focused SD-WAN managed service that provides both cost savings and network performance improvements to its customers.
With the Fortinet integration, Secure Sense provides a Secure SD-WAN service that offers the following capabilities:
- Ability to direct and prioritize network traffic
- Intrusion prevention, web filtering, application control, anti-malware, advanced threat protection, integrated sandboxing and other security controls
- Granular analytics to reduce customer troubleshooting
Along with the SD-WAN service, Secure Sense’s team is certified in Fortinet’s Network Security Expert (NSE) Program, the company said. The team provides 24×7 monitoring and recommendations to help organizations improve their network and security configurations.
Are MSSPs Targeting SD-WAN?
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has forced many businesses to transition to remote work. As such, this has created an opportunity for MSSPs to offer SD-WAN to support remote workers, according to Fortinet.
SD-WAN solutions can help organizations drive digital transformation, the company indicated. The solutions empower remote workers to access business-critical applications, without compromising security.
Fortinet CFO Keith Jensen in May 2020 said his company was focused on opportunities within the SD-WAN market. In addition, Fortinet’s revenues at that time indicated the company was making strides in this market.
Along with Fortinet, Cisco Systems, Palo Alto Networks and Netsurion provide SD-WAN solutions that MSSPs can integrate into their portfolios. If the number of remote workers continues to rise globally, the number of companies to offer SD-WAN solutions to MSSPs likely will increase as well.