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AT&T Cybersecurity, Fortinet Unveil Managed SASE Solution

AT&T Cybersecurity and Fortinet have launched AT&T Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) with Fortinet, a global managed SASE solution that blends software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) capabilities with network security functions.

Organizations can leverage AT&T SASE with Fortinet to provide end-users with low-latency access to applications hosted at a data center or in the cloud, the company said. They also can use AT&T SASE with Fortinet to apply unified security policies across their networks.

How Does AT&T SASE with Fortinet Work?

AT&T SASE with Fortinet is integrated with AT&T's Alien Labs Threat Intelligence platform, according to the company. It provides security operations center (SOC) analysts with visibility into network security to help them respond to alerts.

Key features of AT&T SASE with Fortinet include:

  • Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB): Offers visibility into cloud-based application usage
  • Firewall-as-a-Service: Protects network users and assets against cyber threats
  • SD-WAN: Provides visibility into network circuits across various locations and the ability to manage data flows
  • Secure Web Gateway: Secures users around the world and ensures that the sites they visit are both safe and appropriate
  • Zero Trust Network Access: Ensures access to applications can be defined by role or user

Also, AT&T SASE with Fortinet provides access to deployment, policy design, maintenance and other managed services, the company indicated. In doing so, organizations can use these services to minimize the burden of implementing and leverage AT&T SASE with Fortinet on their IT teams.

AT&T SASE with Fortinet is now available. In addition, AT&T intends to update AT&T SASE with Fortinet during the year.

What Does AT&T SASE with Fortinet Mean for AT&T and Fortinet?

Today's organizations frequently struggle to manage and protect applications and data access to their networks, VP Rupesh Chokshi said. With AT&T SASE with Fortinet, AT&T can provide these organizations with a SASE solution that increases network visibility and improves network management.

Furthermore, AT&T SASE with Fortinet provides greater access to Fortinet's SASE capabilities. It comes after Fortinet acquired Opaq Networks last year and could help the company extend its reach in the global SASE market.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.