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.

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