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Sify Technologies Partners With Fortinet To Roll Out Virtualized Network Security Services On Its Entire Range Of IaaS Offerings

BANGALORE, India, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) − a leading network security provider and a worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions − today announced that it has partnered with Sify Technologies Limited (Nasdaq NM: SIFY) − a leader in enterprise network and data center services − to enable the latter to immediately roll out an on-demand security solution to their cloud computing customers and its Clean Connect service. The services are designed to guarantee secure bandwidth and clean connectivity to their enterprise customers. Fortinet's end-to-end virtualization functionality, available on the FortiGate® integrated multi-threat security platforms*, enables Sify to provision security resources, on-demand, from a shared appliance while providing an unmatched range of security services quickly and easily to its customers.

Sify's On-Demand Security solution offers cloud computing customers the ability to deploy the security layer on an on-demand basis, therefore providing complete end-to-end Opex-based services.  These cover the areas of security, WAN edge, unified switching, computing and storage. The solution allows customers to address data center requirements through virtualization, and to integrate private and public cloud services into a single infrastructure.

Sify's Clean Connect services offer cloud-based UTM functionalities for customers subscribing to its dedicated Internet access services. Enterprise administrators can define a set of custom security policies, including firewall and IPS policies, and Web filtering rules.  An online portal reports security-related activities to customers in real-time and historical logs and reports are also directly available. Such services help organizations comply with security standards relative to the cloud.

Fortinet enables cloud-hosting and service providers to create secure cloud infrastructures and deliver cloud security services. Fortinet appliances and chassis-based multi-threat security platforms currently secure a wide range of public, private, and hybrid cloud infrastructures around the world. Cloud service providers rely on Fortinet technology to protect the confidentiality and integrity of their subscribers' data, and to create and deliver highly available, innovative cloud security services. FortiGate multi-threat security platforms incorporate the proprietary Virtual Domain (VDOM) technology, providing secure virtualization of security services.

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