The joint launch of this new service extends Telefónica and Fortinet’s long-standing strategic alliance
Telefónica Tech and Fortinet announced the launch of a new, global, managed SD-WAN service called flexWAN by Fortinet. It will launch in Spain first then be extended throughout Telefónica's footprint in Europe and the Americas.
The two say that the new service converges networking and security functionality into a single integrated offering to provide "the best performance and security while connecting from the offices, factories or sites and extend this experience when remotely accessing business applications".
flexWAN by Fortinet is an evolution of the flexWAN service – it now natively integrates cybersecurity.
This converged networking and security managed service will also support secure access service edge (SASE).
The joint launch of this new service expands Telefónica and Fortinet’s long-standing strategic alliance. In June 2016, they announced a strategic alliance to include Fortinet’s Security Fabric architecture into Telefónica’s portfolio of managed security services, now provided by Telefónica Tech.
In June 2020, Telefónica Tech strengthen the collaboration channels with Fortinet and integrated its IT, OT and IoT security solutions, consolidating itself as a Fortinet Regional Partner in Europe.
Telefónica Tech is also a Fabric-Ready technology alliance partner in the Fortinet Open Ecosystem, which has more than 400 technology integrations. The partnership extends the benefits of the Fortinet Security Fabric to customers for security across their entire infrastructure.