InfoVista Partners with Fortinet to Deliver Secure, Application-Aware SD-WAN

the leading provider of network and application performance
orchestration solutions for a better connected and collaborative world,
today announced a partnership with leading security vendor Fortinet to
chain its InfoVista Ipanema dynamic application QoS Virtual Network
Function (VNF) with Fortinet’s Fortigate VNF to deliver a best-in-class
secure and application-aware SD-WAN in a single hardware solution.

As the SD-WAN market matures from initial “single-vendor/do-all”
deployments, large enterprises are seeking the best functionality
regardless of vendor, especially in highly specialized domains like
application intelligence and security. Service providers and system
integrators are thus looking to introduce flexible SD-WAN offerings
based on Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and centralized

The combination of dynamic application QoS from InfoVista and
next-generation firewall and network security from Fortinet benefits
enterprises that desire best-of-breed network functions from both
parties on a single branch gateway. InfoVista joined Fortinet’s
Technical Alliance Partner (TAP) program earlier this year.

The partnership also demonstrates InfoVista’s commitment to service
providers’ NFV vision through a growing ecosystem that includes eight
Universal CPE (uCPE) partners in addition to leading network
orchestration partners. InfoVista announced last week that it had
achieved NFV
certification with Cisco.

InfoVista offers unparalleled expertise in application QoS orchestration
and analytics, providing service providers with complete control over
their increasingly complex networks and applications. The result:
brilliant user experiences and maximum value. Only InfoVista provides
this totality of vision and enables this level of control. InfoVista
substantially lowers the cost barriers associated with integrating and
supporting multi-vendor NFV environments, allowing service providers to
differentiate and add value while passing on cost savings to their
enterprise customers.

InfoVista’s best-of-breed VNF delivers the most comprehensive set of
session-level application intelligence modules. InfoVista’s vision of a
dynamic application QoS WAN includes application visibility, dynamic
session QoS, dynamic path selection based on application performance
objectives, and WAN optimization—all in a single VNF. This unique
combination is valuable to customers because those functions can be
activated remotely based on licensing, without having to host additional
VNFs in the uCPE.

Supporting Quote

“This partnership between InfoVista and Fortinet represents two
best-in-class partners coming together to deliver the most secure and
application-aware SD-WAN offering in the market,” said Sylvain Quartier,
SVP Product Strategy Enterprise at InfoVista. “We are already seeing
tremendous interest in this combined solution from our mutual customer
base and we look forward to supporting the secure SD-WAN transformation
ambitions of the market on the whole.”


About InfoVista:

InfoVista is the leading provider of cost-effective network and
application performance orchestration solutions for a better connected
and collaborative world. Our award-winning offering empowers eighty
percent of the world’s largest communications service providers, top
mobile network operators, leading global enterprises and regulatory
bodies worldwide to ensure a high-quality user experience by achieving
optimal network performance and guaranteeing business-critical
application performance. InfoVista’s expertise and innovations provide a
new level of actionable network, application and customer intelligence,
visibility and control across all services, all technologies, and all
domains of both the fixed and mobile networks. Using our solutions, our
customers deliver high-performing and differentiated services, plan and
optimize networks to match application and service demands, benchmark
their performance, and streamline network operations while keeping total
cost of ownership as low as possible.

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