Schneider Electric Partners with Fortinet to Enhance Cybersecurity for Digital Transformation

August 14 09:04 2020

Schneider Electric and Fortinet, a global player in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, have joined in a strategic partnership to provide cybersecurity solutions that address the specific needs of OT networks.  Under the terms of the agreement, Schneider Electric will integrate Fortinet’s firewalls, secure access and other device protection solutions into its own cybersecurity solutions to help customers secure and protect their increasingly digital operations. 

With threat vectors continuously changing and with the critical infrastructure and global manufacturing industries under increasing threat, cybersecurity is a continuous challenge.  Because risks are dynamic, the approach to managing and mitigating cyber risks must also be dynamic.  Different operations require different solutions, and their needs will change over time.  By bringing together Schneider Electric’s technology, domain expertise and experience managing mission-critical IT and OT systems with Fortinet’s cybersecurity offers, the partnership’s objective is to deliver stronger cybersecurity and threat-prevention solutions that fit the specific and changing needs of businesses in most global manufacturing industries.

The agreement is structured to allow the companies to jointly develop cybersecurity solutions for specific industries and applications, meaning customers will have more access to major products and customized, flexible cybersecurity solutions, with Fortinet applications integrated with Schneider Electric offers.

About Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries. With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software. In our global Ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest Partner, Integrator and Developer Community on our Open Platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency. We believe that great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that our commitment to Innovation, Diversity and Sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.

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