Wednesday, 23 August 2017

XO Communications collaborates with BAE, Fortinet

XO Communications
Tuesday 29 September 15

XO Communications (XO), in collaboration with BAE Systems and Fortinet, Inc., is offering a Managed Security Bundle for businesses using the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect service. The new AWS Direct Connect-enabled managed security bundle enables XO customers to procure high…

XO Communications (XO), in collaboration with BAE Systems and Fortinet, Inc., is offering a Managed Security Bundle for businesses using the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect service. The new AWS Direct Connect-enabled managed security bundle enables XO customers to procure high-speed connectivity to the AWS Cloud with industry-leading firewall technology and managed security from a single provider. As a result, IT professionals can conserve precious business resources rather than monitoring their AWS Direct Connect security themselves.

XO integrates firewall technology from Fortinet and highly-respected managed security services from BAE Systems into the XO MPLS network for customers accessing AWS Direct Connect that sign up for the managed security bundle. Fortinet is a global leader of cybersecurity solutions and BAE Systems is a leading managed security services provider.

“Our new managed security bundle for AWS Direct Connect is an integral element of our network-enabled cloud strategy helping businesses to effectively and efficiently leverage both public and private cloud services to maximize their business productivity,” said Jake Heinz, senior vice president of marketing and product at XO Communications. “In today’s environment where data security is a top priority, businesses can effortlessly leverage services designed for a higher level of security for their AWS Cloud data accessed through the XO network.”

“We are committed to our strategic partners and expanding Fortinet development and collaborative initiatives on AWS,” said Chad Whalen, vice president of cloud services at Fortinet. "Uniting with key Fortinet partners like XO and BAE to support this AWS Direct Connect managed security bundle enhances the customer experience with high speed connectivity to the AWS Cloud, leading Fortinet firewall technology and managed security from a single provider."

XO expanded its AWS Direct Connect capabilities in 2014 and currently offers secure network connectivity for enterprises at speeds ranging from 50 Mbps to 10 Gbps.


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