Capgemini, Fortinet tie up for affordable cybersecurity of growing enterprise mart market

CYBER attacks are becoming more sophisticated and costly to their targets that multinational Capgemini has tied up with Fortinet to better equip entities against them with their expertise in security products and services.

“Enterprises must address the challenge of protecting their most valuable business assets, including data and applications,” said Ken Xie, Fortinet CEO.

“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,” added Franck Greverie, global head of cybersecurity at Capgemini Group. Both companies have executed a Global Frame and Alliance Partner Agreement to provide solutions and services designed to increase the resilience of clients’ infrastructure and applications at a lesser price.

New packaged cybersecurity services on offer include Web application security, security for new generation data centers, software-defined data centers, and security operations centers specialized in advanced data analysis (third generation capabilities) to help enterprise customers detect and react to Web threats.

Through their partnership, the global consulting, technology and outsourcing services provider 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.

The latter’s solutions 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 data centers.

These products will form part of Capgemini’s tailored security services for infrastructure, applications and network protection—all designed to deliver flexibility and better performance, while reducing total cost of ownership to enterprise customers.

Apart from 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.

According to Greverie, Capgemini is delighted to be working with the global security company to offer the best level of protection to their enterprise customers and further advance their market position, since the launch of their 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,” he said.

On his part, Xie lauded their strategic partnership with Capgemini, saying that it allows them to join forces to combine advanced technologies with human intelligence and expertise, so as to provide wide and adaptive security solutions to the enterprise market.

“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,” he said.

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Roderick L. Abad graduated from Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, with a degree course in Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication. He has 12 years of journalism experience, starting as a Special Features Writer in a major daily newspaper. In 2006, he moved to the BusinessMirror in the same capacity and, eventually, became a beat reporter. To his credit, he was a finalist in the 2011 Holcim Journalism Awards for Sustainable Construction and the 2013 Lasallian Scholarum Awards. He remains affiliated with the BusinessMirror as a contributor.