Diving head-first into the wonderful world of network security really helped me put some things into perspective. I quickly learned that protecting your most sensitive data and network resources is a task that requires a dedicated management team with strong market position and proven track record. As a value-added reseller, my interests is in being an advocate for my customer by providing them with the best possible products at the best possible prices. Based on market research of the top 5 American network security companies, my pick for best overall network and integrated solution in today’s market is Fortinet Network Security Company. Fortinet became a leading provider of lightning-fast and secure cyber security solutions by offering enterprise-level, next generation firewalls and a vast array of network security products that folks are looking for today. According to Fortinet’s website, they won Security Product of the Year, Best Integrated Security Appliance, Best UTM, Best IPS solution, and Top Mid-market Solutions in 2015 from various awards ceremonies.
The mission at Fortinet is the ease of deployment and low costs because they charge zero, I repeat, zero associated licensing fees. These are just a few reasons to consider Fortinet for your next firewall solution. When decision makers compare apples to apples and add up all the associated yearly licensing fees for functions and features that other companies charge and then learn about Fortinet’s simple flat fee – the choice is simple.
One of my client’s initial request for market research and information was based on the necessity to replace their current firewall environment with a single platform, from a single provider, and central management system at 74 sites worldwide. This was going to be fun! The solution provided to my client included the following components: FortiGate Firewall, FortiCare (global 24 hours a day support), FortiManager (which is for centralized management), and FortiAnalyzer (which is for logging, analysis, and reporting).
This project was worth every second of sleep that I lost. I am proud to now be partnered with Fortinet and will work hard to seamlessly execute a solution for you. So the next time you’re in the market for a better way to manage your firewall environment and lower your total cost of ownership, you now know who’s in your corner.