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Business | December 21, 2021

Partnership Enables Improved User Experience, Simplified Operations and Increased Security

Doha, Qatar

Ooredoo has announced that it has chosen Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, to boost its Enterprise EDGE portfolio based on the Fortinet Secure SD-WAN.
Enterprise EDGE is Ooredoo’s managed SD-WAN service that allows enterprise customers to mix and match services from a wide range of WAN connections to create a customised network. Having transformed its network to be SD-WAN ready, Ooredoo now offers a new capability unrivalled by traditional connectivity services.
The collaboration with Fortinet means Ooredoo now has access to a security-driven networking approach that consolidates SD-WAN functionality and next-generation firewall security in a single offering.
“Ooredoo continues to partner with leading global companies in order to address the business challenges of our customers,” said Thani Ali Al Malki, Executive Director Business at Ooredoo. “Given the increasingly sophisticated security challenges, our Enterprise EDGE solution, leveraging Fortinet’s best in class security capabilities, will give an enhanced digital and secure network for business customers across Qatar. Ooredoo is committed to delivering world class solutions for businesses in Qatar and Enterprise EDGE is another clear example of this commitment.”
Fortinet Secure SD-WAN is designed to improve user experience and simplify operations at the WAN edge. For Ooredoo customers, this means access to a secure SD-WAN solution that integrates next-generation firewall with advanced SD-WAN networking functionality to effectively protect customers’ data and applications along with a high level of visibility, reporting, control and scalability. The solution can be blended with any standard connectivity services such as National IPVPN, Business Internet, Business Broadband or Mobile Broadband, adding value to conventional connectivity services by providing enhanced SD-WAN networking features such as application-aware traffic steering, dynamic path selection with service-level agreement (SLA) measurements, and self-healing capabilities.
“We are pleased to strengthen our collaboration with Ooredoo Qatar, and enable them to provide secure SD-WAN services to its customers,” said Alain Penel, Regional Vice President – Middle East, Fortinet. “Through our unique security-driven networking strategy which tightly integrates an organisation’s network infrastructure and security architecture, Fortinet is enabling Ooredoo with the capability to scale its network and change without compromising security operations while providing superior end-user experience and higher performance to support business customers in their digital transformation efforts.”
Business customers can leverage the Ooredoo Advantage, making Ooredoo ‘Best for Business’, thanks to its breadth and depth of talent, best fixed and mobile networks, broadest portfolio of ICT services and solutions, and trusted partner for 60 years.