New York ― May 10, 2016 ― Options, the leading managed service and IT infrastructure provider to the global capital markets industry, has today announced it has selected Fortinet, the premier provider of enterprise-level cybersecurity solutions, to optimize. key aspects of the firm’s email and network security, and enable enhanced cybersecurity capabilities for client firms. The deal has seen Options deploy Fortinet’s end-to-end, next generation firewall solution known as FortiGate and industry leading, email security platform, FortiMail, to heighten protection against spam, malware and other message-borne threats.
Fortinet‘s solutions, which protect the most valuable assets of some of the largest enterprise, service provider and government organizations across the globe, have been deployed right across Options’ suite of managed infrastructure products to further enhance the capabilities of the IaaS provider’s integrated cybersecurity measures.
Fortinet’s FortiGate and FortiMail were selected by Options as they ensure an integrated, highly automated, and intelligent security solution that can handle the high levels of performance demanded by the firm’s clients. FortiGate will enhance security capabilities across Options most demanding, performance-sensitive locations, such as internet-facing services, as well as its non-datacenter projects, including VPN-enabled home networks, web-filtering and WiFi integration. It will also reduce latency and risk of data breaches, while enhancing control and visibility over all network security capabilities. FortiMail, a proven email security platform purpose-built for the most demanding messaging systems for protection against spam, malware and other message-borne threats, will protect against email-based inbound attacks, outbound threats and data loss.
For more on Options’ deployment of FortiGate and FortiMail, and what it means for our clients, download the case study on the Options-Fortinet partnership here.
Araldo Menegon, Global Managing Director, Financial Services, Fortinet commented, “Network security for financial services organizations is by default more complex, given the regulatory and compliance mandates, not to mention the high monetary and reputational cost of a breach. In many cases, financial services networks have been deemed critical infrastructure by national governments, putting even more pressure on their security posture. These organizations require a high performance Security Fabric that can span across their infrastructure and automatically scale with rapid transactions and evolving requirements. Options turned to Fortinet because they needed proven protection combined with the performance and scale necessary to support the enhanced functionality that it provides through its cloud services.”
John Bryant, Chief Technology Officer for Options, added, “Part of what sets Options apart from the competition is our ability to blend security, compliance and engineering best practices with the latest advances in cloud and mobile technology. We needed a solution that could provide exemplary protection combined with the speed and throughput necessary to transparently support the functionality we were planning, and Fortinet delivered. The addition of Fortinet products to Options’ IaaS solutions gives us the security, control and performance that we need to stay ahead of the competition.”
About Options (www.options-it.com):
Options is the leading managed service and IT infrastructure products provider to the global financial services sector. Founded in 1993, the company began life as a hedge fund technology services provider. More than a decade ago, the company made a strategic decision to become the first provider to offer cloud services to the financial sector. Today over 200 firms globally leverage the Options platform, including the leading global investment banks, hedge funds, funds of funds, proprietary trading firms, market makers, broker/dealers, private equity houses and exchanges.
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Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) protects the most valuable assets of some of the largest enterprise, service provider and government organizations across the globe. The company’s fast, secure and global cyber security solutions provide broad, high-performance protection against dynamic security threats while simplifying the IT infrastructure. They are strengthened by the industry’s highest level of threat research, intelligence and analytics. Unlike pure-play network security providers, Fortinet can solve organizations’ most important security challenges, whether in networked, application or mobile environments – be it virtualized/cloud or physical. More than 200,000 customers worldwide, including some of the largest and most complex organizations, trust Fortinet to protect their brands. Learn more at http://www.fortinet.com, the Fortinet Blog or FortiGuard Labs.
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