Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world’s leading cyber security company, and Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, announced an expansive partnership agreement to provide customers with the industry’s most comprehensive and robust security solutions.

Fortinet’s industry-leading Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) capabilities are planned to be integrated into Symantec’s cloud-delivered Web Security Service (WSS). Additionally, Symantec’s industry-leading endpoint protection solutions are also planned to be integrated into the Fortinet Security Fabric platform. The technology partnership provides essential security controls across endpoint, network, and cloud environments that are critical to enforcing the Zero Trust security framework.

WSS, a leader in Secure Web Gateways, is a simple-to-use, cloud-delivered network security service that provides protection against advanced threats, provides access control, and safeguards critical business information for secure and compliant cloud application and web use. The integration of Fortinet’s industry-leading FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall with Symantec’s WSS will result in the most comprehensive set of cloud-delivered threat prevention capabilities in a single service offering on the market today.

Additionally, Symantec’s industry-leading endpoint protection solution is planned to be integrated into the Fortinet Security Fabric platform, providing customers with real-time, actionable threat intelligence and automated response for exploit-driven attacks and advanced malware. Interoperability between Fortinet’s SD-WAN technology will also be certified to work with Symantec’s Web Security Service through Symantec’s Technology Integration Partner Program (TIPP). As part of the collaboration, both companies plan to engage in joint go-to-market activities.

Timing and availability

  • Fully integrated Cloud Firewall Service within WSS is expected to be available in the 1st half of calendar 2019.
  • Elements of the Fortinet Security Fabric have been integrated with Symantec Endpoint Protection, and the companies plan to explore further integrations.

Source: Symantec Press Release