Orange Business Services, the global enterprise division of French telco Orange Group, is deploying what it describes as a ‘disruptive approach’ to network security.
In partnership with security specialist Fortinet, the company is trying a new approach to Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) technology, embedding it more deeply into its cloud infrastructure. It said greater security and networking convergence, plus the optimisation of network performance regardless of a user’s location, will be possible thanks to built-in integration and automation, ensuring real-time service updates and an ‘unparalleled user experience’.
Orange said that digital acceleration, the move to ‘work from anywhere’ and the adoption of cloud connectivity have altered how network infrastructures and security need to be constructed, adding that SASE now extends security capabilities, allowing all types of enterprises to take advantage of zero-trust network access and firewall-as-a-service regardless of location. It said the result of its innovation will provide the foundation for cloud-native transformation at scale leading to improved business agility and resilience and a fully controlled end-to-end globally available SASE solution that bridges the gap between the user and the application.
“By integrating Fortinet Security-driven Networking technologies into the Orange telco cloud infrastructure, we enable our customers to easily adopt a cloud-native environment that is increasingly critical for businesses globally,” said Anne-Marie Thiollet, EVP, Global Solutions, Orange Business Services. “At Orange Business Services, we facilitate the deployment and take-up of technologies that drive innovation and business growth for our customers in a fast and secure way.”