GTT Expands SASE Portfolio With Fortinet to Offer Security Solutions Enabled by GTT Tier 1 Backbone

GTT Communications, a global managed network and security services provider for multi-national organizations, is expanding its managed Secure Connect portfolio with a single-vendor SASE offering, powered by Fortinet. These capabilities will combine Fortinet security and secure networking technologies – including Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA), Firewall-as-a-Service (FWaaS), Cloud Access Secure Broker (CASB) and Secure Web Gateway (SWG) – with GTT’s Managed SD-WAN and professional services suite for real-time visibility and control.

GTT will deploy the Fortinet solutions inside its network infrastructure in order to maintain traffic on its global IP backbone. This helps to reduce latency, jitter and packet loss; improve network availability and improve security. GTT offers customers the choice of deploying tailored and scalable SASE solutions either on-premise or in the cloud, using virtual machines to help enterprises reduce cost, streamline business operations and address complex security challenges. With both a single-vendor and dual-vendor SASE solution as part of its managed Secure Connect portfolio, GTT helps protect customers from the application to the endpoint while improving visibility and control for IT and security teams.

“With many enterprises looking to consolidate their technology stack, GTT is poised to help solve the business networking and security challenges facing our customers in an ever-evolving threat landscape,” said Fletcher Keister, Chief Product & Technology Officer, GTT. “As an experienced and trusted networking provider, GTT can deliver complex security solutions with global connectivity and in house expertise for our customers. We are excited to partner with Fortinet and its industry-leading secure networking solutions that enable the convergence of networking and security.”

“GTT’s leadership as a network service provider, combined with the Fortinet portfolio of security services, aims to strengthen the security levels today’s enterprise networks need,” said John Maddison, CMO and EVP, Product Strategy, Fortinet. “The integration of Fortinet’s secure networking solutions will facilitate the convergence of networking and security and empower our joint enterprise-level customers in their advanced networking journeys.”

GTT and Fortinet are decade+-long partners in delivering secure networking solutions for businesses worldwide.

Additional information on GTT (here) and Fortinet (here) partner opportunities is also available.