HKT teams with Fortinet to launch managed security solutions

HKT and Fortinet are collaborating to launch a series of security as a service solutions (Image LeoWolfert / iStockPhoto)

HKT has entered a collaboration with Fortinet to launch a series of security as a service solutions based on the Fortinet Security Fabric.

HKT said the collaboration will make it the first telecoms operator in Hong Kong to provide end-to-end security solutions covering the entire attack surface.

Fortinet Security Fabric is an architectural approach to security designed to integrate security solutions into a unified framework.

The new solutions based on the fabric include a next-generation firewall, sandbox and secured Wi-Fi protection.

By deploying a combination of Fortinet’s security information and event management technologies, global threat intelligence from FortiGuard Labs and HKT's security operation center and threat management service, HKT will offer a broad suite of solutions to Hong Kong enterprises.

The Security-as-a-Service model is popular and already a proven success in other parts of the world. Fortinet has been the preferred security partner of many managed security service providers (MSSPs) all over the world in bringing digital and security transformation to enterprises,”

We are excited to be able to forge such a collaboration with Hong Kong’s largest telecommunications service provider, and jointly address the many emerging business opportunities in this space.”

He said HKT selected Fortinet as a partner due to its cybersecurity expertise, which has been extensively validated by third parties such as Gartner, NSS Labs, ICSA Labs and Virus Bulletin.

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