Fortinet and Linksys Joint Venture Delivers First-of-its-Kind Secure Enterprise Solution to Support Remote and Hybrid Work
SUNNYVALE, Calif. and LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, and Linksys, a global leader in wireless networking products, today announced a new joint solution to enable enterprise organizations to support and secure work-from-home networks. Linksys HomeWRK for Business | Secured by Fortinet is the first ever enterprise solution to deliver secure network connectivity for both corporate and personal needs in one easy-to-setup unit optimized for business applications and collaboration tools, including Zoom. The announcement serves as another proof point of both companies’ long-term commitment to delivering enterprise-grade performance and security for the hybrid era, and follows earlier news of Fortinet’s investment in Linksys and the launch of Linksys HomeWRK for Education | Secured by Fortinet to bring reliable connectivity and security to students at home.
With the increase in remote and hybrid work, enterprise IT teams are struggling to enable their workforce to work effectively from anywhere while protecting their organization from security threats, including ransomware, malware and phishing attacks, introduced by home networks. A recent survey from Sungard Availability Services revealed “only 1 in 5 companies are fully confident their infrastructure security can support long-term remote work.” Cybercriminals continue to take advantage of the expanded attack surface; the latest FortiGuard Labs Global Threat Landscape Report revealed that average weekly ransomware activity in June 2021 was more than tenfold higher than levels from one year ago. Enterprise IT teams are also challenged to support their at-home employees with a simple plug-and-play solution that delivers connectivity that can support all of the capabilities they have in-office.
To enable enterprise IT teams of all sizes to ensure enterprise-grade security and high-performance connectivity for remote and hybrid workers at home, Fortinet and Linksys are launching Linksys HomeWRK for Business | Secured by Fortinet. This offering builds on Fortinet’s commitment to build a safer Internet by protecting people, devices, and data everywhere, and delivers the following key benefits for enterprise organizations:
Fast, Reliable, and Secure Wi-Fi Mesh Connectivity
Optimized for Zoom to Boost Team Collaboration
Enterprise-grade Security from Fortinet
Zero-touch Provisioning Simplifies Installation
Simple Remote Management
Employee Privacy Protection
Proven, Industry-leading Technology
Availability and Enterprise Subscription Model
"Last year, companies and their employees were catapulted into a remote work era with little to no preparation. In that time, they’ve done what they can to make it work. It’s clear that remote work is the future of work and through Linksys HomeWRK for Business | Secured by Fortinet, we are not simply providing a solution to make it work. We are providing companies a way to enable employees to securely and safely connect to their work, thrive in remote environments and operate with peak productivity and efficiency.”
“We’re entering a phase of reopening where the hybrid model is becoming increasingly prevalent, and even in this new era of work, the importance of efficient and effective collaboration remains top of mind. Fostering collaboration starts with a reliable and safe network, and for organizations building forward, empowering employees with holistic solutions that yield fast and secure connectivity and optimization for collaborative tools will be key.”
“Today’s enterprises are accelerating strategies to support their hybrid workforce, enable remote work, enhance connectivity, maintain a strong security posture, and optimize employee experience. The market is looking for solutions that provide the home worker with a simplified access to business applications, while also giving enterprise IT teams an easier way to manage and protect their remote users. The ability to deliver a seamless work experience at a higher level of performance assurance with enterprise-grade security in a single device for corporate and personal needs is something truly unique.”
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