Telefonica's ElevenPaths Expands
June 21, 2020
the cybersecurity unit of Telefónica Tech, and Fortinet have expanded
their collaboration to offer new managed security services for
industrial sector customers to provide advanced security for their
operation technology (OT), information technology (IT) and Internet of
Things (IoT) environments.
Through this expanded partnership,
ElevenPaths is leveraging the Fortinet Security Fabric’s solutions for
industrial control systems to meet organizations’ growing demand for
managed security services to ensure OT and IT environments are protected
and compliant. ElevenPaths will offer its customers Fortinet's OT
security solutions with best-of-breed threat protection for corporate IT
environments that extend from the data center, to the cloud, to the
network perimeter, combined with the global reach and extensive
experience of Telefónica's security professionals to provide the best
service to different industrial sectors.
“Many of our clients are undergoing digital transformations where OT and
IoT technologies play a leading role. Although there are significant
benefits to these technologies, they also introduce greater exposure to
security risks that must be properly managed and addressed. Fortinet's
technology is an integral part of our cybersecurity offerings and
strategy to ensure we’re addressing our customers’ new and growing
security risks,” said Alberto Sempere, Director of Product and Marketing
Fortinet has the most comprehensive suite of solutions for the
protection of industrial environments in the cybersecurity market. As an
established leader in OT security and safety, Fortinet is able to
address a wide range of challenges from siloed IT and OT environments,
providing instant protection of vulnerabilities and secure remote
access, thus addressing the cybersecurity, safety and reliability
challenges being faced by the OT industry.
“Fortinet and ElevenPaths have a longstanding partnership, working
together to help our customers secure their rapidly evolving digital
innovations. We’re thrilled to further expand our collaboration to
combine ElevenPaths’ security services with Fortinet’s broad, integrated
and automated Security Fabric capabilities to provide advanced security
to OT networks and critical infrastructures,” said John Maddison,
Executive Vice President of Products and CMO at Fortinet.
ElevenPaths is positioned as a leader in cybersecurity for industrial
environments, bringing the knowledge of its multidisciplinary teams of
experts, the capacity of its intelligent MSSPs that offer global managed
services, as well as its experience as a critical communications
operator and a provider of physical security services to offer a
differentiating digital security proposal to its customers worldwide.
"The challenge of digitalization in the industrial sector is a reality
in Latin America markets. Despite being a sector that is more resistant
to change and evolving at a slower technological pace, the words
savings, optimization, acceleration, and improvement are starting to be
among the main concerns of OT and IT leaders. A partner, like
ElevenPaths, that can reach the market, is key to supporting industrial
sectors with Fortinet solutions to minimize cybersecurity risks,
allowing organizations to take advantage of the visibility and added
value delivered by new technologies to monitor and optimize real-time
production processes, making them safer, simpler, more efficient and
profitable,” said Joao Horta, Vice President of Sales to Service
Providers at Fortinet for Latin America and the Caribbean.
and ElevenPaths have been working together for several years, and in
June 2016 they strengthened their collaboration by incorporating
Fortinet's Security Fabric platform into ElevenPaths’ managed security
services. Now ElevenPaths will be leveraging Fortinet’s IT, OT and IoT
security solutions, further expanding their strategic partnership.
ElevenPaths is an MSSP Expert Partner working together in Europe and
Latin America to strengthen the security of mutual customers.
ElevenPaths is also a Fabric-Ready technology alliance partner in
Fortinet’s Open Fabric Ecosystem. The Fortinet Open Fabric Ecosystem is
one of the largest in the cybersecurity industry with over 360
technology integrations, and extends the benefits of the Security Fabric
to mutual customers, and enables them to attain advanced and
comprehensive security across their infrastructure.
Cybersecurity is one of the digital services offered by Telefónica that
has recently been integrated, together with cloud and IoT/Big Data, into
Telefónica Tech, a new unit that brings together these three businesses
with high growth potential, focused on supporting its customers with
their digital transformation.