Masergy Wins Fortinet’s MSSP Partner of the Year Award

Posted on March 23, 2021

Masergy is honored to announce that we were named Fortinet’s 2021 Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) Partner of the Year. The Fortinet Partner of the Year Awards were presented during the Accelerate 2021 Digital Edition event and recognize dedicated partners around the world. This is the second time Masergy has received this recognition.

The MSSP Partner of the Year award is presented to partners who demonstrate innovation, growth, and alignment with Fortinet. Indeed, Masergy and Fortinet work together in delivering a differentiated and fully managed SD-WAN offering. Our joint solutions help organizations of all sizes transform their WAN edge with a security-driven approach that encompasses advanced technologies from Fortinet and end-to-end network and security services provided by Masergy. We selected Fortinet as a best-of-breed SD-WAN partner due to their expertise in security and our mutual commitment to the premise that networking and security need to be inextricably tied.

“Both Masergy and Fortinet strongly believe in enabling all WAN-edge outcomes for customers, and our security-driven networking approach to tightly integrate SD-WAN and security is resonating well with IT leaders,” said Satish Madiraju, Fortinet’s Director, Products & Solutions at Fortinet, in an earlier article explaining our partnership.

Fortinet’s award goes to partners who show increased product adoption starting with the FortiGates and deepening their integrations across the Fortinet fabric of solutions. Masergy’s Managed SD-WAN Secure solutions are powered by FortiGate SD-WAN edge devices, next-gen cloud firewalls, advanced routing, and secure web gateway, giving clients the simplicity of having must-have security capabilities built directly into their cloud networking platform. These Fortinet technologies are also rounded out by Masergy’s 24/7 threat detection and response services, which give clients the security operations teams required to turn technology insights into the true actions of security defense. Our three global SOCs are known for 19+ years of threat intelligence, mature incident response processes, as well as highly tenured analysts and industry-certified professionals.

Fortinet celebrates leading partners because they align with their strategic priorities and demonstrate a commitment to Fortinet and its customers. Today’s trends in network-security convergence and SASE (secure access service edge) only bring Masergy and Fortinet closer together. Masergy SASE solutions are uniquely positioned to compete in this new market with Gartner-recognized offerings that come in a single cloud platform delivered as a fully managed service. Among other technologies, our SASE offering includes:

Capability Gartner Magic Quadrant Report Company Position
SD-WAN WAN Edge Infrastructure Fortinet: Leader
Cloud Firewall Network Firewall Fortinet: Leader
Secure Web Gateway Network Firewall Fortinet: Leader
Managed Network Services Gloabl Network Services Masergy: Visionary

So, when Masergy says it takes a best-of-breed approach to SD-WAN, SASE, and security, Fortinet is one of the trusted brands and a primary reason IT decision makers can rest assured that their Masergy service is prepared to protect their assets, defending against an ever-increasing number of cybersecurity attacks. With Fortinet’s appliances and technologies, our cloud networking platform addresses the most critical security challenges and protects data across the entire digital infrastructure–whether in networked, application, multi-cloud or edge environments.

Thank you to the entire Fortinet organization for this recognition. We are honored and humbled to be considered your top provider for managed security services, and we look forward to many more years of shared success in building security-driven networking for the digital enterprise.

Jim Glackin

As Masergy’s SVP of Global Channels, Jim leads Masergy’s Channel sales strategy, developing and maintaining Partnerships with leading organizations focused on IT service excellence. With more than 25 years of experience in Channel sales strategy, Jim fosters an ecosystem of shared success for Masergy’s global Partners. He started his career at AT&T and joined Masergy from CenturyLink, where he served as VP of Strategic Partners. He is based in Chicago.

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