Video Podcast: Fortinet SOAR Advice and Guidance for MSSPs and Security Minded MSPs

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SOAR -- short for security orchestration, automation and response -- often means different things to different people in the cybersecurity market. But generally speaking, SOAR tools allow an organization to define incident analysis and response procedures in a digital workflow format, Gartner notes.

But how can SOAR specifically help MSSPs and security-minded MSPs? In this MSSP Alert video interview, we cover that question and more with Stephan Tallent, senior director of MSSP and service enablement at Fortinet -- provider of the FortiSOAR platform.

Here's the conversation:

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Video timeline:

  • 0:00 - Introductions & role at Fortinet.
  • 1:08 - An overview of SOAR (security orchestration, automation and response).
  • 2:05 - Where SOAR fits in the overall  MSSP market.
  • 3:15 - Where Fortinet focuses in the SOAR and MSSP market.
  • 4:23 - How Fortinet ensures SOAR integrates with all of the company's security fabric products, as well as via third-parties via REST APIs.
  • 4:53 - The Fortinet Partner Program - How Fortinet built the program and empowers MSSPs.
  • 5:53 - First steps for partners that seeking more information from Fortinet
  • 6:05 - Conclusion.

PS: Got questions for Stephan and the Fortinet team? Simply email [email protected].

Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.