Riverbed and Fortinet form alliance to deliver UTM and WDS

Riverbed Technology and Fortinet announced an alliance that enables the two companies to deliver complementary best-of-breed security and application acceleration solutions to enterprise customers for managing their distributed workforces.  

Through Fortinet's Elite-level membership in the Riverbed Technology Alliance (RTA), Fortinet, Riverbed and their channel partners can immediately provide security and WDS solutions for remote offices, data centers and mobile workers that are functionally superior to those of competing alternatives.   

This partnership takes advantage of the complementary capabilities of the companies' two product lines and the ability to cross-sell to their broad global customer bases. Riverbed and Fortinet combined have nearly 30,000 customers, spanning enterprise vertical markets and service providers, and approximately 2,000 distributors and resellers who can benefit from the comprehensive solutions that this partnership will produce.  

Fortinet, the confirmed worldwide UTM market leader according to IDC, provides ASIC-accelerated integrated security appliances, which are used by enterprises and service providers to increase their security while reducing total operating costs. The solutions were built from the ground up to integrate multiple levels of security protection- including firewall, antivirus, intrusion prevention, VPN, Web filtering, spyware prevention and anti-spam - designed to help customers protect against network and content level threats.  

Delivered via its flagship FortiGate family of appliances, Fortinet provides a flexible and extensible platform of security applications and services that enable customers to deploy and centrally-manage the same comprehensive level of protection at remote locations as they have for headquarters and data center environments. In addition, Fortinet's virtualized network security allows enterprises to virtualize, or "divide" multi-threat security appliances into multiple, separately provisioned and managed instances through integrated virtual domain, or VDOM. Now, with this partnership with Riverbed, a distributed network topography no longer means making compromises in network security or performance. 

WDS solutions from Riverbed accelerate applications and data for remote offices, data centers and mobile workers across WANs, making them run up to 100 times faster. The speed delivered by Riverbed WDS solutions allows organizations to be more nimble, flexible and competitive by enabling IT consolidation without sacrificing user performance, allowing higher productivity for remote offices, eliminating end user frustration caused by slow applications, dramatically shortening backup and replication times, reducing traffic on WANs, and even enabling mobile workers to be significantly more productive.  

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