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Fortinet empowers its 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. Only the Fortinet Security Fabric architecture can deliver security without compromise to address the most critical security challenges, whether in networked, application, cloud, or mobile environments.

PAUL WILSON

Practice Manager – Networks, Security & Unified Comms, Blue Connections IT

Fortinet and Blue Connections have a long standing relationship which has developed over the many years working together. FortiGate is one of the leading firewalls in the market which provides high volumes of network throughput and traffic inspection, without breaking the bank, as Fortinet build their own chipsets. This enables Blue Connections to provide a reliable and cost-effective next-generation firewall for our clients.

Blue Connections have completed many successful FortiGate firewall deployments and have an established managed services offering, using additional Fortinet products such as FortiManager and FortiSIEM. We have two NSE-7 certified engineers in the team with all engineers having NSE-4 as standard.

What is a Next-Generation Firewall?

Next-generation firewalls filter network traffic to protect an organisation from external threats. Maintaining features of stateful firewalls such as packet filtering, VPN support, network monitoring, and IP mapping features, NGFWs also possess deeper inspection capabilities that give them a superior ability to identify attacks, malware, and other threats. Next-generation firewalls provide organisations with application control, intrusion prevention, and advanced visibility across the network. As the threat landscape continues to develop rapidly, traditional firewalls fall further behind and put your organization at risk. NGFWs not only block malware, but also include paths for future updates, giving them the flexibility to evolve with the landscape and keep the network secure as new threats arise.

Fortinet Recognised as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls | NGFW

Fortinet has been recognised as one of the Leaders among the 18 vendors included in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls report for 2019.

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Blue Connections are a longstanding Fortinet Gold Partner

Blue Connections are proud to be a longstanding Gold Fortinet Partner. We continuously invest in our Fortinet partnership to maintain our technical certifications and sales training competencies.

Blue Connections achieve Secure SD-WAN specialisation

Congratulations on becoming an SD-WAN specialist partner!

Rachna Kumar
Fortinet

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The Network Leader’s Guide to Secure SD-WAN

Digital innovation, such as cloud on-ramping of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), is helping to propel revenues and efficiencies for distributed businesses. However, the increased traffic demands of these technologies greatly increase the cost and performance bottlenecks of multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) connectivity over traditional wide area network (WAN) infrastructures. As a result, most network engineering and operations leaders, are now looking to replace their outdated WAN infrastructures with some form of software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN).

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FortiManager: Automation Driven Network Management

The Fortinet management and analytics solution provides powerful automation-ready single pane of glass management and visibility, advanced compliance reporting, and network-aware rapid response across on-premises, cloud, and hybrid environments. Fortinet management and analytics technologies have been tested for more than a decade and is deployed by thousands of customers around the world across all major industry verticals.

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Fortinet Management and Analytics Solution

Security teams globally are challenged by resource constraints, both in terms of staff numbers and raw security talent. Security teams are increasingly being asked to do more, often with more complex networks and growing numbers of alerts from multiple systems.

Congratulations Ashley!

Congratulations to our very own Ashley Alexander Joseph on completing his Fortinet NSE 7 certification. Ashley is one of very few in Australia to have completed this highly regarded Fortinet technical certification.

How Blue Connections works with Fortinet

Client Reference: Aged Care Provider, Victoria

Blue Connections worked with one of Victoria’s largest Aged Care providers on a national SD-WAN solution rollout. Working as the conduit between our client and a national carrier, Blue Connections Solution Engineers deployed Fortinet FortiGate firewalls at each site with FortiExtender hardware added to the setup providing mobile backup services to dedicated fibre connectivity. Each FortiGate was integrated in to a centralised FortiManager appliance to enable logging, management, monitoring and reporting for all FortiGate firewalls. Using Fortinet Secure SD-WAN enabled our client to have network redundancy across all sites and better utilisation of internet bandwidth so that traffic was routed intelligently to inhouse and SaaS based applications.