Fortinet Launches FortiCNP, A New Product Offering for Enterprises, Gov’t Agencies, SMEs, NGOs, etc.

FortiCNP, whether “if you (want) a hybrid cloud environment, or a multi-cloud environment, this is for them. This is intended for those companies or government agencies that are looking for a multi-cloud environment.”

— Fortinet Philippines Country Manager Louie R. Castañeda

By EDD K. USMAN / Twitter: @edd1819 / Instagram: @bluestar0910 / Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs​

(SDN) September 13, 2022 — If you are looking for a hybrid cloud, or multi-cloud, environment that comes with a built-in cybersecurity platform, then, you are in luck!

Here comes Fortinet’s FortiCNP, and it works on the world’s three biggest cloud providers — AWS by Amazon, Microsoft by Azure, and Google Cloud.

Simply put, per Investopedia, “Cloud computing is the delivery of different services through the Internet. These resources include tools and applications like data storage, servers, databases, networking, and software.”

FortiCNP works and manages different cloud providers, such as AWS by Amazon, Azure by Microsoft, and Google Cloud. (Image: SDN)

It means that enterprises, government agencies, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), people’s organizations (POs), or any group that wants to store its data, not from a physical hard drive, or a local hard drive, it can be done through a cloud service provider on its remote data base accessible through the internet from wherever location the user or owner of the data is. Assuming internet connection is available.

Today, Tuesday, at Discovery Primea, in Makati City, Metro Manila, Fortinet, developer and seller of various cybersecurity solutions, launched the FortiCNP in the Philippines before a media conference attended by many companies in the country.

Chief among the attendees and participants is MEC Networks Corporation, one of Fortinet’s three Philippine channels represented by a team led by Senior Business Unit Manager Ms. Jennifer Carreon.

In an exclusive interview with Fortinet Philippines Country Manager Louie R. Castañeda, he explained to SDN — Science and Digital News the importance of a cloud service that is tailored to work on various cloud service providers.

He said this will make it easier for companies to manager their needs, and not overly burdened their IT team, juggling from one cloud provider to the other. For there are companies that have more than one cloud provider.

Attendees at the media event in Makati City, Metro Manila, organized by Fortinet Philippines. They are representatives of various organizations in the Philippines. (Image: SDN — Science and Digital News)

“We work with everyone,” said Castañeda. “In Southeast Asia, we are a leader in telecommunications, government agencies, SMEs, enterprises. Every segment of the market.” He was fielding a question on whether Fortinet chooses its customers.

Castañeda explained further in the interview that the FortiCNP of Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated, and automated cybersecurity solutions, stands for “Fortinet Cloud-native Protection”.

He pointed out that FortiCNP, whether “if you (want) a hybrid cloud environment, or multi-cloud environment, this is for them,” he emphasizes. “This intended for those companies or government agencies that are looking for a multi-cloud environment.”

He adds:

“FortiCNP addresses three key areas: Risk Mangement, Threat Management, and Integrtated Approach on Managing Security Posture. So, this is important now days because a lot of companies do not have the right security approach when it comes to cloud environment. Or, as I said, multi-cloud environment. What FortiCNP brings you (is that it) can manage it even if you have many different cloud providers, and if you have on-premise and cloud, your security there should be the same, FortiCNP will manage them for the companies.

“Actually FortiCNP works with the three biggest (cloud) providers, Amazon, Azure, and Google Cloud.”

FortiCNP has a distinct advantage over other companies’ offerings.

“The difference is that because FortiCNP is also integrated into our Fortinet Security Fabric (FSF). So, what will happen, as we are looking into the context when it comes to the alerts coming from the different cloud services, we can response to it, or remediate it, also using the solution provided by Fortinet Security Fabric,” Castañeda stresses.

For today’s event, Fortinet Philippines partnered with MEC Networks Corporation, one of its three channels in the country.

MEC Networks Corporation’s online portal says it is “the Philippines’ Premiere ICT Distributor, providing customers with world-class ICT Products, Solutions & Services.”

The company is 100 percent owned by Filipinos, partner with over 20 global brands, has more than 800 active partners in the country, has a 600-plus workforce. (✓)

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