Claranet has announced that it has achieved Expert Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) partner status with Fortinet, a global leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge infrastructure.
With only seven organisations in the UK having achieved the status to date, Expert MSSP is reserved for Fortinet partners who've shown the highest levels of engagement. It also recognises Claranet's continued success with delivering Fortinet technologies such as Next Generation Firewalls for Managed Firewall solutions that support network and cloud security, SD-WAN, and hybrid working.
The status, awarded as part of Fortinet's Engage partner programme, requires Claranet to demonstrate that its staff have achieved an extensive combination of sales and technical accreditations. This means Claranet has highly trained and certified Fortinet experts, who can manage the most complex customer deployments.
Being promoted to this status means that Claranet can access more training, the latest tools and platforms to meet its customers' changing and expanding needs.
Commenting on the new partner status, Tim Hawes, Director of Design and Delivery, Networks and Communication business unit at Claranet said:
Achieving MSSP status cements our longstanding relationship and goals with Fortinet as we work together to offer innovative Secure Digital Network solutions for our customers as they transform on the journey to the Cloud
Looking ahead our focus is on the next evolution in network security – such as the Gartner-defined Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) model – to enable secure cloud access to applications, data and services, anytime and anywhere.”
Paul Anderson, Director UK & Ireland at Fortinet added:
The promotion of Claranet to Expert MSSP status, the highest level on our partner program, is not only recognition of their expertise but also their ability to execute and deliver managed services with Fortinet.
This validation is a reflection of our close working partnership and we very much look forward to developing new, exciting solutions for our customers.”