Intelligent Tech Channels Issue 20 | Page 12

SECURITY NEWS Fortinet expands Technology Alliances ecosystem F ortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, has announced the expansion of its Technology Alliances ecosystem to include four leading operational technology (OT) specialists. The OT industry is being impacted by convergence and Digital Transformation. As physical and IT networks continue to integrate, including those in critical infrastructures and industrial automation companies, OT networks are leveraging well-integrated solutions based on strong segmentation and specialised analytics to ensure the safety and reliability of physical processes and things, addressing new security risks targeting multi-vector threat landscapes. Fortinet, an established leader in OT security and safety, is building upon its success with existing Fabric-Ready Partner Nozomi Networks and is announcing its partnership with three additional OT specialist firms – 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 cyberdomains continue to converge, sensitive production environments and critical infrastructures are increasingly being exposed to cyber-risks,” said John Maddison, SVP of Products and Solutions at Fortinet. “Fortinet is committed to protecting crucial and sensitive OT environments through the integrated power of the Fortinet Security Fabric, which includes advanced and specialised protections provided by our growing number of Fabric-Ready Partners.” John Maddison, SVP of Products and Solutions at Fortinet Z Services and TitanHQ expand regional cybersecurity partnership Z Services, an innovative cloud-based cybersecurity solutions provider in the MENA region, and TitanHQ, an award- winning web filtering, email filtering and email archiving Security-as-a-Service provider, have expanded their existing OEM relationship to embed TitanHQ’s email archiving and web filtering technologies to Z Services’ ‘MERALE’. This follows the successful initial launch of Z Services Anti-Spam SaaS powered by TitanHQ’s spam filtering technology. MERALE, the SaaS-based, SME- focused offering from Z Services is specifically tailored to address the growing requirement of SMEs for strong Internet threat protection, enhanced business productivity and compliance. Z Services’ MERALE SaaS brings SMEs compliance and protection-as-a-service. On compliance, MERALE SaaS features in-country cloud 12 business emails archiving for years, email reporting, online business productivity polices and reporting and audit as-a- service. With protection-as-a-service, MERALE SaaS includes in-country cloud Internet protection against malware, ransomware, phishing, viruses, botnets and other cyberthreats. Nidal Taha, President – Middle East and North Africa, Z Services, said: “The SME segment is often underserved when it comes to technology consumption models that suit their needs. With cybersecurity growing as a critical business concern across the region, there is a clear need to make security an operational rather than a capital expense.”