Mphasis Selects Fortinet to Provide Threat Protection to its Networks

12th December 2017 | By Mouseworld Now Correspondent |

Bangalore, India – December 12, 2017: Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT), one of the leading providers of high-performance cybersecurity solutions, has said in a release that Mphasis, a leading IT solutions provider specializing in cloud and cognitive services, has selected Fortinet Security Fabric solutions to deliver advanced threat protection to its network spanning 8 locations in India.

Mphasis serves customers around the world from industries such as government, financial services, telecom, logistics and technology, helping them transform their business through advanced cloud network and application services and through the use of big data to improve operations.

Mphasis has been conducting a network infrastructure upgrade. The company wanted to consolidate primary firewall capabilities across all its data centers, including client and other indirect business networks. It wanted to to modernize and utilize advanced security features to enable business in a more secure and controlled way to drive user-based policies supporting new cloud-hosted application access.

In order to meet compliance, Mphasis needed to segment and secure every customer’s network with an enterprise firewall. This was cumbersome to configure on Mphasis’ previous security technology. Updating firewall policies for customers with changing requirements, like expansion of applications and workloads in the cloud, was also time consuming on those appliances.

At the backdrop of a rapidly changing cybersecurity threat environment in the current connected world had made the protection of clients’ sensitive data urgent. Mphasis decided to prioritize the safeguarding of its IT infrastructure and to deliver advanced threat protection beyond traditional IT security.

Rajesh Maurya, Regional Vice President, India and SAARC, at Fortinet, said, “We collaborated with Mphasis to develop a network architecture that ensured high resiliency, greater bandwidth and excellent threat visibility. Fortinet is pleased that after evaluating competing products, Mphasis concluded that our technology is the one to invest in to best meet their customers’ evolving network and cloud security requirements.”

Debashis Singh, Senior Vice President & CIO, Mphasis
“Reliable and responsive network access is critical to our ability to service customers. By partnering with Fortinet, we were able to deploy a network architecture that could deliver data with greater security, performance and redundancy. This helps us tremendously in enabling business expansion and delivering secure cloud applications access and virtualized, consolidated infrastructure to meet the evolving networking needs of our customer base.”

Following a thorough evaluation, Mphasis selected Fortinet over Palo Alto Networks and Cisco as its cybersecurity provider because of its ability to scale solutions, availability of multispeed port density that performs in the gigabit range, and its high availability with a single pane of glass management console.

Mphasis subsequently deployed a range of FortiGate enterprise firewalls to secure its data center and the performance-sensitive application services of customers.

“Following the Fortinet deployment, Mphasis could add firewall services quickly and stop worrying that it could not expand resources fast enough,” said Debashis Singh. “Fortinet’s solution has provided our organization with the performance, flexibility, manageability and operational efficiencies it needed.”

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