TPG Telecom partners with Fortinet to launch high-capacity

5G-ready secure SD-WAN .

Fortinet and TPG Telecom have launched TPG Telcom’s 5G-ready Secure SD-WAN solution based on Fortinet’s Security Fabric platform. The solution aims to solve important network security challenges faced by business customers, offering end-to-end network visibility and service reliability. Secure software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) has revolutionised the network experience for businesses.

It is optimised for a cloud-first world and is an ideal solution to provide businesses greater flexibility, improve productivity and increase network reliability and performance. The combined TPG Telecom and Fortinet secure SD-WAN offering provides businesses the controls they need to protect their environment, people, customers, and data by delivering SD-WAN, security, Wi-Fi, self-service, and reporting in a single service with no hidden extras.

Jon McGettigan, regional director Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands, Fortinet, said, “TPG Telecom was looking for a solution that would let it scale at pace. This ethos is ingrained in Fortinet’s DNA. Fortinet’s secure SD-WAN solution combined with TPG Telecom’s automated next-generation network means customers can capitalise on the strengths of both organisations. By solving customer challenges quickly and effectively, Fortinet and TPG Telecom can help Australian organisations dive into the future of business-enabling technology that will rely on 5G networks.”

Jonathan Rutherford, Group Executive Enterprise and Government, TPG Telecom, said, “TPG Telecom is excited to partner with Fortinet to deliver our SD-WAN solution. Businesses are increasingly working in a fast-changing environment that requires agility and the ability to adapt, with many looking to scale their digital transformation as they embrace hybrid working environments post-COVID. We recognise our customers don’t just need the flexibility and cost savings that SD-WAN delivers but also the assurance that it is an incredibly secure way of working.”

By combining Fortinet’s market-leading secure SD-WAN solution with TPG Telecom’s automated, reliable network, this partnership delivers customers flexibility, cost savings, improved business services, and stronger network security. Importantly, it will let customers leverage the 5G network for new and emerging technologies.

Key benefits of the solution include:

• Network security and visibility. Solves important network security challenges faced by business customers and offers end-to-end network visibility and service reliability, which SD-WAN technology vendors alone cannot do.

• Co-management capabilities. Optional co-management capabilities let customers transition while giving IT departments control over critical functions such as security and network. Public

• Fast deployment. Adding a new site comes with a three-day wireless implementation target for existing customers. Network changes and ad hoc user requests can be processed in minutes or hours, not days or weeks, through TPG Telecom’s automated next-generation network.



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