FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Carolina Advanced Digital and Fortinet Launch Partnership to Provide Industry Leading Network Security Solutions for Enterprise-class Customers
The two security solutions leaders will collaborate on a range of projects, including a focus on next generation firewalls and related cyber security programs that are a necessity in the threat-dense network environment of today and the near future.
[9/2/2015 – Cary, North Carolina]
Carolina Advanced Digital – a nationally-recognized leader in IT infrastructure and security solutions – today announced a formal partnership with network security innovator Fortinet that will extend security solutions for enterprise-class customers across all market segments, from education to government, healthcare, financial, and manufacturing. Immediate offerings include bundled security solutions with award-winning product and services, and cyber threat assessments.
Fortinet is a global leader in network security, with a well-earned reputation for delivering network security platforms that are innovative, high performing, and able to efficiently secure and simplify customer IT infrastructures. Customers include the majority of the Fortune Global 100, via the company’s extensive work providing network security appliances and security subscription services for carriers, data centers, enterprises, distributed offices, and MSSPs.
The new partnership will have a determined focus on security solutions, primarily gateway security including next generation firewalls (NGFW), two-factor authentication, and email security. Fortinet is the industry leader in number of devices shipped world-wide, and their product line will fill a gap for Carolina Advanced Digital for advanced ASIC-based security solutions designed to give customers faster speeds, higher reliability, and lower cost of ownership.
“Our Professional Services Team has been designing, configuring, and implementing solutions like Fortinet’s FortiGate NGFW for decades,” said John Jabbusch, President and Chief Engineer at Carolina Advanced Digital. “Our engineers are trained and certified to provide services and accurately scope projects holistically, and this opportunity to partner more closely with Fortinet is a collaboration that evolved naturally into a win-win for both companies.”
Complementary corporate culture and structural compatibility are a driving force behind making this organizational partnership a slam dunk. Fortinet is an engineering-driven manufacturer and shares many of the technically-focused traits of Carolina Advanced Digital, creating the foundation for a great match. Both are highly respected and rated within the industry. In addition Fortinet’s recent acquisition of Meru Networks yields another benefit for Carolina Advanced Digital and its customers. As a current Meru Networks Platinum partner, and wireless specialist, the company is well-positioned to leverage its position as a leader in infrastructure security and wireless to offer fully integrated cyber security solutions.
The focus on next generation firewalls arises from a marketplace that is demanding cutting edge solutions to a threat environment that is constantly evolving. The Carolina Advanced Digital-Fortinet partnership is already at work on network security solutions offering application awareness and control, user identity control, content security, anti-virus and web filtering, SSL encryption and decryption, and advanced threat protection and intelligence.
Fortinet was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with additional offices around the world. The company reported 2014 revenues of over $770 million.
About Carolina Advanced Digital, Inc.
Carolina Advanced Digital, Inc. is a nationally-recognized leader in technology infrastructure and security solutions. Family owned and operated since 1985, the company provides exceptional engineering services and products to government, education, healthcare and commercial clients across the United States, including Fortune 100 and 500 companies, the Department of Defense and civilian agencies. Headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, Carolina Advanced Digital services clients nationwide.