Verizon Business Expands Global Managed Services With


NEW YORK, October 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Verizon Business has announced the expansion of its global SD WAN offering with the addition of Verizon Software Defined Secure Branch with Fortinet Secure SD WAN. The solution is designed to provide businesses, including enterprises and enterprise market customers, with a converged in-a-box networking and security solution to secure and connect hybrid and remote workforce.

According to Verizon Business 2021 Data Breach Investigation Report, which analyzes 29,207 quality incidents, including 5,258 confirmed breaches, phishing attacks increased by 11%, while attacks using ransomware increased by 6%. Additionally, 85 percent of the violations involved a human element, while over 80 percent of the violations were discovered by external parties.

“The rapid transition to hybrid and / or remote work models has opened up new avenues for cyber threat actors,” said Sampath Sowmyanarayan, chief revenue officer of Verizon Business. “Solutions like Verizon’s Software Defined Secure Branch with Fortinet add these layers of security that help protect your employees, your business, and ultimately your customers against cyber attacks.

Deployed on the basis of Fortinet Secure SD WAN, which integrates SD WAN, firewall and advanced routing, this security-focused networking solution delivers a quality of experience at any scale and enables network policies and consistent security. The solution also works with many types of network transport including MPLS, Internet, broadband and wireless to enable hybrid WAN and LAN transformation. It leverages the capabilities of traditional network routing with additional SD WAN and built-in security to help protect communications between network endpoints, on-premises or in the cloud, and ensure organizations are better protected against the extended attack surface introduced by remote and hybrid work. This simple, all-in-one solution provides customers with increased agility and flexibility as they adjust their digital transformation programs to meet evolving business needs.

“Fortinet is committed to supporting our partners and customers with innovative Secure SD WAN technology based on a security-focused networking approach that tightly integrates an organization’s network infrastructure and security architecture,” said said John Maddison, Product EVP and CMO at Fortinet. “By leveraging Fortinet Secure SD WAN, Verizon enables organizations to take a ‘work from anywhere’ approach to their network and security to support remote and hybrid workforces. “

“IDC anticipates that companies will be committed to providing technical parity to a hybrid workforce – that is, ensuring secure access to the technical resources needed to do their jobs, regardless of how they work. ‘access,’ says Ghassan Abdo, vice president of research at IDC. “The secure branch of Verizon Software Defined based on Fortinet is aligned with this vision. “

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Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) was incorporated on June 30, 2000 and is a leading global provider of technology and communications services. Based in New York City and with a worldwide presence, Verizon generated sales of $ 128.3 billion in 2020. The company provides data, video and voice services and solutions over its networks and platforms. – Award-winning forms, meeting customer demand for mobility, reliable network connectivity, security and control.

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