Telarus picks Fortinet for cloud security

August 4, 2010 Off By Hoofer
Grazed from IT Wire.  Author: Stephen Withers.

Telarus has become the first company in Asia Pacific to acquire a FortiGate-3951B unified threat managment (UTM) appliance, which it will use to deliver an managed firewall service.

The company is a Fortinet Gold Partner, and the first Fortinet managed security service provider in the Asia Pacific region. This has required all network operations and engineering staff to achieve Fortinet certification.

Mr Jules Rumsey, CEO of Telarus, said the Telarus Managed Firewall service, based on the FortiGate 3951B, will provide customers with Enterprise grade security and performance at an SME price point.

"We have been using Fortinet products since first releasing our Managed Firewall product around five years ago as they are head and shoulders above the competition," said Telarus CEO Jules Rumsey.

"The new Fortigate 3951B platform will allow us to cater for the massive uptake we are seeing with our managed firewall service due to strong demand for private cloud computing solutions. It will also enable us to roll out a number of new features such as WAN optimisation that are strategically important when delivering such solutions," he added.