RIYADH: Fortinet®, the global cybersecurity leader driving the convergence of networking and security, has announced its partnership with Google Cloud in support of Google’s new regional cloud launch in Saudi Arabia. The cloud region brings high-performance, low-latency services and solutions to organisations across the Middle East.

Fortinet has been a partner with Google Cloud since 2017, using a winning combination of Google Cloud technologies with Fortinet’s industry-leading Security Fabric offerings to provide customers with modern approaches to cloud security. With the new cloud region, Fortinet will be able to further support its customers in the Middle East and improve their cybersecurity resiliency.

Sami AlShwairakh, Senior Director, Fortinet Saudi Arabia

“Through the partnership with Google in Saudi Arabia, our joint customers have started to secure their workloads on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) using Fortinet solutions. Given Fortinet’s strong presence in the Kingdom and the relevance of our solutions on GCP, we are expecting a large proportion of these joint customers to adopt Fortinet security in their migrations to GCP. With the vast number of deployments being hybrid, these customers are  able to extend the security perimeter  and enforce consistent security policies across their GCP and IT environments to secure their applications no matter where they are deployed.”

“Fortinet continues to see strong momentum in the Saudi market and has an ongoing commitment to supporting not only local customers and partners but also the Government’s Vision 2030 initiative, which aims to propel the nation into becoming a global leader in technology and innovation. Through this latest partnership, Fortinet will support these aims by giving our Saudi customers the ability to maintain a competitive edge in an era of digital innovation.”

Fortinet Cloud Security for Google Cloud

As a 2023 Google Cloud Technology Partner of the Year Award winner for Security, Fortinet has been recognized by Google Cloud for creating industry-leading solutions and strong customer experiences. This latest launch is one of several collaborations that Fortinet has with Google Cloud worldwide.

Fortinet Cloud Security for Google Cloud is integrated with and works seamlessly with both Google Cloud’s infrastructure and the Fortinet Security Fabric. It empowers organisations to achieve their security and digital transformation goals simultaneously by reducing complexity, streamlining operations, and increasing threat detection and response capabilities. It delivers a comprehensive suite of solutions that address a broad range of use cases needed by organisations to achieve secure application journeys on Google Cloud.

About Fortinet

Fortinet is a driving force in the evolution of cybersecurity and the convergence of networking and security. Our mission is to secure people, devices, and data everywhere, and today we deliver cybersecurity everywhere you need it with the largest integrated portfolio of over 50 enterprise-grade products. Well over half a million customers trust Fortinet's solutions, which are among the most deployed, most patented, and most validated in the industry. The Fortinet Training Institute, one of the largest and broadest training programs in the industry, is dedicated to making cybersecurity training and new career opportunities available to everyone. FortiGuard Labs, Fortinet’s elite threat intelligence and research organization, develops and utilizes leading-edge machine learning and AI technologies to provide customers with timely and consistently top-rated protection and actionable threat intelligence. Learn more at https://www.fortinet.com, the Fortinet Blog, and FortiGuard Labs.

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