Network Security, Content, MSSP, SASE

Fortinet, Telefónica Tech Partner for Global Managed SD-WAN Service

Fortinet and Telefónica Tech, an MSSP and the digital business unit of Spanish telecommunications company Telefónica, have launched the flexWAN by Fortinet managed SD-WAN service.

The service combines the global capabilities of Fortinet Secure SD-WAN with the managed security and cloud services of Telefónica Tech, the two companies said.

Telefónica Tech customers, in turn, can leverage managed security, connectivity and secure access service edge (SASE) capabilities for remote employees.

The managed SD-WAN service will debut first in Spain, and then expand to Europe and the Americas. Specific launch dates for each region were not disclosed.

Fortinet and Telefónica Tech: Longstanding Security Partnership

The Fortinet and Telefónica Tech partnership extends back to 2016. More recently, Telefónica became a Fortinet Regional Partner in Europe in June 2020, and is a Fabric-Ready technology alliance partner in the Fortinet Open Ecosystem.

Meanwhile, Telefónica also owns ElevenPaths, an MSSP that embraced Google’s Chronicle platform for security analytics across Europe and Latin America.

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.