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Vocus achieves Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN Specialisation Certification

Posted on October 15, 2020

Fortinet Sd Wan Specialised Partner

One of our strengths at Vocus is that we don’t try to be everything to every business. We focus on what we’re skilled at, and then team up with talented Strategic Alliance Partners who complement our core business. 

These partnerships aren’t taken lightly by either party. Our Strategic Alliance Partners act as an extension of our business and commit to delivering the same level of exceptional service that Vocus customers expect. 

On the Vocus end, we make sure that we invest heavily in time and resources to build solution expertise, certification, and capability. This enables us to design, deliver, and support the right outcomes for our customers built on our strategic alliance partners’ technology.

This symbiotic relationship is what makes the Strategic Alliance Partner program so special, and why we are thrilled to have achieved Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN Specialisation Certification.

The certification is the recognition of more than a decade of partnership between Fortinet and Vocus. It represents investment from Vocus in exceptional technical expertise and certification, enabling us to design, deploy and support complex solutions powered by Fortinet.

“We have a strong and highly productive partnership with Vocus that we’re extremely proud of. Both organisations continue investing in people, culture and technology. This drives the right focus on outcomes and positive experience for our joint customers,” says Tim Fitzgerald, Australia Channel Director at Fortinet.

Fortinet, a security driven networking global leader, empowers customers with intelligent, seamless protection across the expanding attack surface, and the power to take on ever-increasing performance requirements of the borderless network, today and into the future. 

Fortinet pioneers Secure SD-WAN, delivering industry leading, fully integrated next generation firewall with threat intelligence, combined with advanced SD-WAN capabilities in a high performance, unified solution.

With Fortinet as a Strategic Partner, Vocus is able to offer its customers a unique managed service that helps gain the availability, performance and user experience benefits delivered with SD-WAN, along with cutting-edge security to reduce cyber risk, delivered in a simple monthly OpEx bill. 

Vocus engineers are Fortinet-certified, providing our customers with the highest levels of expertise as we build out their solutions. Together, we’ve collaborated on hundreds of successful customer deployments. 

Security and networking bring complexity and increased risks with the ever-expanding network, customer data, and work-from-anywhere trend. Fortinet and Vocus have made a joint commitment to make this simpler, more integrated, and more automated for our customers. 

 “As a telecommunications provider, Vocus is all about connecting people, which is becoming even more essential as people increasingly work from anywhere. Partnering with a strong security provider like Fortinet lets Vocus deliver an exceptional secure managed SD-WAN solution to our customers,” said Julia Walsh, GM – Enterprise and Government. 

“Vocus elected to specialise in secure SD-WAN with Fortinet to further bolster our credentials and capabilities in this rapidly growing area. This specialisation further cements our partnership with Fortinet as we continue to work together to solve our customers’ communications challenges.”

As both organisations continue innovating together, our customers can expect more useful products and services to help reduce risk, complexity, and enable greater agility. The future for this partnership is bright.