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  • 23 September 2015 09:47

Fortinet and Splunk Technical Alliance delivers high-performance security intelligence, visibility and protection to global customers

Joint customers like Swisscom and others leverage the Fortinet and Splunk Alliance to respond more rapidly to the most critical cyber threats posing risk to their businesses

SYDNEY / AUCKLAND, 22 September, 2015 – Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, today announced an alliance with Splunk designed to significantly increase the ability for enterprises and service providers to protect themselves from cyber attacks that threaten their networks. As part of the alliance, Fortinet will provide customers around the globe, like Swisscom and others, a method for facilitating better response times and mitigation capabilities, as part of their Splunk® software deployments, designed to thwart fast-acting cyber threats.

With the growing sophistication of cyber attacks companies must now assume attackers have already compromised their systems at some level. “Better visibility of advanced threats gives enterprises a powerful tool for mitigating risk,” says Jon McGettigan, Fortinet’s Senior Director Australia, NZ & South Pacific Islands. “This strategic alliance with Splunk is another proof point of Fortinet’s enterprise capabilities. Traditional, siloed security solutions are not adequate. A collaborative security model that extends the aggregate awareness and capability of the siloed solutions is required to strengthen the enterprise defence posture. This alliance with Splunk gives organisations with large complex IT infrastructure advanced capabilities to prevent, detect and mitigate threats before they can do significant damage.

“An effective security framework must include well-coordinated defence systems that enable quick reaction to advanced attacks,” continues McGettigan. “Through our partnership with Splunk, we provide customers with the means to surface and respond to the most critical, time-sensitive threats to significantly reduce the associated risks.”

Fortinet’s FortiGate App for Splunk® Enterprise delivers real-time multivariate threat querying, visualisation and anomalous behavior detection within the context of all of the organisation’s security data. Fortinet leverages Splunk solutions to enable enterprise security teams with large and complex IT environments to more quickly and effectively identify the most critical threats posing risk to their organisations. The interoperability with Splunk’s collaborative security model takes the solution one step further, enabling teams to accelerate and automate defense against those critical threats.

“The ability to more seamlessly bring security logs and threat intelligence from Fortinet into Splunk Enterprise and Enterprise Security represents a leap forward for our joint customers," said Haiyan Song senior vice president of Security Markets, Splunk. “By harnessing the threat data captured by the FortiGate devices, and translating that quickly into actionable intelligence and remediation steps, organisations can better leverage Splunk as the Nerve Center in their command centers to turn the tables on hackers and advanced threats.”

Global customers quickly realise benefits from the Fortinet-Splunk Alliance

“Swisscom is always looking to deploy the most innovative and effective technologies, both internally and for our customers alike,” said Christof Jungo, head of security architecture and engineering at Swisscom. “Working with both Fortinet and Splunk, we are able to successfully expand our own internal security service capabilities, deliver even greater value and protection to our customers and lower our internal integration costs.”

Fortinet FortiGate Application for Splunk availability

The FortiGate Application for Splunk 1.1 and the FortiGate Add-On for Splunk 1.0, are both available to customers at no extra charge. They can be downloaded from Splunkbase at:

This ANZ announcement has been timed to coincide with a joint presentation co-hosted by Fortinet at Splunk’s worldwide user conference, taking place September 21-24, 2015 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. About Fortinet Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) protects the most valuable assets of some of the largest enterprise, service provider and government organisations across the globe. The company's fast, secure and global cyber security solutions provide broad, high-performance protection against dynamic security threats while simplifying the IT infrastructure. They are strengthened by the industry's highest level of threat research, intelligence and analytics. Unlike pure-play network security providers, Fortinet can solve organisations' most important security challenges, whether in networked, application or mobile environments - be it virtualised/cloud or physical. More than 210,000 customers worldwide, including some of the largest and most complex organisations, trust Fortinet to protect their brands. Learn more at, the Fortinet Blog or FortiGuard Labs.

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