Fortinet secures NxtGen Cloud technology services

Fortinet, a provider of network security solutions, announced that NxtGen has deployed its FortiGate network security platforms and FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer centralized management and reporting appliances at its data center to provide security services to businesses.

NxtGen chose Fortinet on the basis of the appliance’s performance, single pane management efficiency and per-box licensing model.

NxtGen provides services from its own centrally managed datacenter (HDDC) facilities. NxtGen’s Enterprise Cloud Services provides private, public and hybrid cloud infrastructure hosted on OPDC or HDDC.

The Fortinet engagement will enable NxtGen to deliver customizable cloud security services allowing customers to set up firewall preferences of their choice. Their advanced threat protection services include traffic scanning, reporting, IPS, application control, web filtering, VPN, WAN optimization and user authentication.

A.S Rajgopal, CEO, NxtGen, said, “A network security vendor who can assist in starting up a Managed Security Services business was our priority. Fortinet has helped to meet customers’ needs with their performance and management solutions. The simplified per box licensing makes a lot of financial sense to services providers.”

Rajesh Maurya, country manager, Fortinet, India and SAARC, said, “Fortinet’s platform in collaboration with managed services providers will cater to the IT security demands. With an investment in threat research, we can deal with advanced persistent threats (APT), alerting the customers with proactive protection.”

NxtGen leverages Fortinet’s FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer appliances to centrally configure all firewalls and enable end-to-end network monitoring. This gives NxtGen control over the managed security services.

Other supplementary features include secure access for remote employees, hosting services, private cloud and centrally managed on-premise datacenter solutions.