Fortinet expands its Technology Alliances with four new OT specialist partners

Bangalore: Fortinet, a global cybersecurity solutions provider today announced the expansion of its Technology Alliances ecosystem with four leading Operational Technology (OT) specialists namely Nozomi Networks, RAD, Indegy and SecurityMatters. These partnerships extend the range of integrated security solutions now available to OT customers through the Fortinet Security Fabric.

“As OT networks embrace digital transformation, and physical and cyber domains continue to converge, sensitive production environments and critical infrastructures are increasingly being exposed to cyber risks. Fortinet is committed to protecting crucial and sensitive OT environments through the integrated power of the Fortinet Security Fabric, which includes advanced and specialized protections provided by our growing number of Fabric-Ready Partners,” said Rajesh Maurya, Regional VP – India & SAARC, Fortinet.

Fortinet welcomed the four OT specialist firms into its Technology Alliance and Fabric-Ready Partner ecosystem to expand the range of solutions available for OT customers. Three new OT security specialists – RAD, Indegy and SecurityMatters – join with longstanding partner Nozomi Networks to provide advanced visibility into the OT-specific commands and protocols to better inform the Fortinet Security Fabric to secure the emerging cyber-physical domain of OT networks.

These partners enhance the OT-specific capabilities within Fortinet’s portfolio by adding deep packet inspection and contextual analysis capabilities to Fortinet’s OT vulnerability scanning and policy enforcement.

“Our integrated Fortinet-Nozomi Networks solution is widely deployed in critical infrastructure and other industrial sectors, improving detection and response to escalating OT threats globally. Together, we have accelerated the convergence of IT and OT with superior integrated cybersecurity for large enterprises. As Fortinet’s Fabric-Ready Partner Program expands, we continue to work closely with Fortinet to deliver innovative soutions for ICS cybersecurity,” said Chet Namboodri, VP – Alliances and Busness Development, Nozomi Networks.

“RAD is dedicated to securing Industrial IoT (IIoT) deployments for distributed and remote locations with edge-computing, ruggedized gateways. The combined solution from RAD and the Fortinet Security Fabric will provide better flexibility and functionality while reducing the number of appliances and associated costs. Fortinet and RAD provide integrated security aggregation and management, increasing the security level of the entire solution,” said Ophir Fux, VP & Head – Critical Infrastructure Division, RAD.

“Indegy shares Fortinet’s commitment to securing operational technology environments. We’re pleased to partner with Fortinet to offer customers visibility, control and security for their industrial networks and devices. Together, we are providing passive and active monitoring to identify and alert on critical events, pinpoint the source of problems and help prevent security incidents that can lead to downtime or physical damage,” said Joel Silberman, VP – Business Development, Indegy.

“SecurityMatters is dedicated to securing IT/OT convergence and enabling organizations to quickly and securely deploy new remote IIoT solutions. As a partner in the Fortinet Security Fabric, we are now able to expand that mission as part of a comprehensive and integrated security strategy designed to empower industrial OT organizations to safely and securely leverage the power of a globally connected infrastructure,” said Damiano Bolzoni, CEO – SecurityMatters.

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