Capgemini, Fortinet Form Cybersecurity Alliance
IT services firm Capgemini announced a global alliance partner relationship with Fortinet that specializes in high performance cybersecurity solutions. Through this relationship Capgemini will further reinforce its cybersecurity services portfolio leveraging Fortinet products to help reduce customer cybersecurity costs and increase the resilience of clients’ infrastructure and applications. This alliance allows enterprise organizations to benefit from the combination of Fortinet’s expertise in innovative and effective security products and Capgemini’s cybersecurity services, on a global scale.
Together Capgemini and Fortinet will provide new packaged cybersecurity services such as web application security, security for new generation datacenters SDDC (software-defined datacenters and Security Operation Centers specialized in Advanced Data Analysis (3rd generation capabilities) to help enterprise customers to detect and react to sophisticated cyber attacks.
According to a company statement, Capgemini will work with Fortinet as a key partner, within its ecosystem of security product suppliers, to deliver physical and virtualized security protection and security supervision services. Fortinet’s product portfolio - including FortiWeb web application firewalls, FortiGate network security appliances, and FortiDDoS Distributed Denial of Service attack mitigation appliances - will help to protect applications, provide security services for clouds and datacenters.
These products will be part of Capgemini’s tailored security services for infrastructure, applications and network protection, aiming to deliver flexibility, better performance and to reduce total cost of ownership to enterprise customers. Beyond technology integration, the agreement also covers human expertise with the training of 300 Capgemini engineers around the world to Fortinet’s eight-level certification program. Capgemini and Fortinet already work together to deploy security solutions across HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) estate in the UK.
Franck Greverie, Global Head of Cybersecurity at Capgemini Group said,“Not a month goes by without news of a cybersecurity attack in the mainstream media. With this increasing threat to enterprises and consumers alike we want to provide the highest security protection and security supervision services to meet these challenges.
We are delighted to be working with one of the most innovative, fastest growing, and largest security companies worldwide, which allows us to offer the best level of security to our enterprise customers and further strengthens our market position, since the launch of our Cybersecurity Global Service Line at the start of this year. Drawing on Fortinet technology this alliance partnership will strengthen our application and infrastructure security services.”
“Enterprises must address the challenge of protecting their most valuable business assets, including data and applications. Our partnership with Capgemini is a strategic one, allowing us to join forces to combine advanced technologies with human intelligence and expertise in order to provide broad and adaptive security solutions to the enterprise market,” Ken Xie, CEO of Fortinet commented, adding that through our close collaboration, we will be able to support Capgemini’s enterprise customers in their global projects, to help protect them against a highly complex threat landscape, and evolve their security posture to a business environment in constant change.
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