Fortinet, Alibaba extend partnership to secure cloud migration
Alibaba Cloud and Fortinet have announced the expansion of the Fortinet Security Fabric offerings and new automation capabilities for Alibaba Cloud to provide streamlined and consistent security for organisations with hybrid cloud infrastructures.
According to both firms, the combination of Alibaba Cloud and the Fortinet Security Fabric provide organisations with the ability to extend security visibility and control from the data centre to the cloud and the ability to ensure that organisations employ consistent security policies no matter where their applications are deployed.
By implementing the Fortinet Security Fabric on Alibaba Cloud, customers can apply consistent security policies throughout their hybrid infrastructures and can realise multi-layer security protection and operational benefits for running applications on Alibaba Cloud.
“Fortinet is committed to helping customers make their journey to the cloud even more secure by integrating more tightly with Alibaba Cloud and supporting additional cloud security use cases,” said John Maddison, EVP of Products and Solutions at Fortinet. “To further support resource-constrained teams, today’s announcement is helping our joint customers automate additional security processes and more seamlessly integrate into their application life cycle.”
As organisations move workloads and applications to the cloud, the digital attack surface is expanding and making it harder to ensure robust, consistent security across clouds and data centers. Organisations are looking to take advantage of the agility and scalability that cloud environments offer without compromising security. Alibaba Cloud’s extended collaboration with Fortinet addresses this concern as it leverages Fortinet’s breadth of cloud security offerings that are part of the Fortinet Security Fabric.
Fortinet’s cloud security solutions are available on Alibaba Cloud Marketplace or can be purchased from a Fortinet channel partner providing customers with the flexability of purchasing only on demand or owning a license that is transferrable across platforms.