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Fortinet Acquires Network Monitoring Innovator Panopta

Dubai, UAE., December 9, 2020: Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, announced that it has acquired Panopta, the SaaS platform innovator that provides full stack visibility and automated management of an enterprise’s network, including servers, devices, containers, applications, databases, virtual appliances, and cloud infrastructure.

Ken Xie, CEO of Fortinet

Ken Xie, Founder, Chairman of the Board, and CEO said, “Given the complex nature of many IT environments, organisations need a high performance, secure network to successfully achieve their digital business initiatives. With the convergence of security and networking through a Security-driven Network approach organisations can get crucial connectivity and performance. Fortinet’s acquisition of Panopta complements our best-in-class security offerings with a SaaS platform that provides further network visibility and agile remediation for hybrid environments, including edge and cloud networks, to achieve greater security and business efficiency.”

Customers are accelerating their digital innovation initiatives and user experience determines the success of an application. Making sure infrastructure has 100% uptime is critical. Panopta’s cloud-based solution delivers a complete picture of every service, network device, and application in any deployment. Fortinet’s Security Fabric, combined with Panopta’s scalable, network monitoring and diagnostics platform, enables Fortinet to offer the most comprehensive network and security operations management solution for service providers.

In addition to further improving customers’ hybrid network infrastructure security, the combined solution is expected to enhance real-time monitoring and effectiveness of the infrastructure that powers Fortinet’s security services, including cloud-based. For instance, SASE service, email, security analytics, and web application firewalls will benefit from the continuous monitoring and diagnostics provided by Panopta’s platform. Furthermore, integration of Panopta’s automated incident management with the SOAR platform can deliver a single platform view for IT teams to diagnose and resolve real-time network health incidents.

Panopta’s platform is built to be partner friendly, empowering MSSPs, and value-add partners to easily integrate the multi-tenant solution into their own offering and quickly add value to their end customers. The Panopta solution’s role-based access control delivers a granular governance layer between customers, and also within the Network Operations Centre and Security Operations Centre teams.

In the current remote workforce environment, the availability, performance, security, and quality of an application and its components all impact the end-user experience. Panopta’s solution analyzes both network health metrics and application performance to identify potential problem areas that may impact user access, and enables rapid, automated remediation.

With the Panopta acquisition, Fortinet will deliver the industry’s most comprehensive Security-driven Networking platform by adding new capabilities in network monitoring, detection and incident response.

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