Leidos of Reston, VA and Fortinet of Sunnyvale, CA announced on April 25 that they have signed a partnering agreement for Leidos to act as an expert service provider for the Fortinet Security Fabric portfolio of solutions. The agreement expands Leidos’ depth and breadth of existing managed security services offerings.
Through the partnership Leidos will be positioned as the largest managed security service provider (MSSP) organization that is authorized to offer FortiSIEM services to date. Ideally suited to serve Fortune 1000 and federal government customers, FortiSIEM services provided by Leidos combine the capabilities of Security Operations Centers and Network Operations Centers into a unified Security Information and Event Monitoring solution to provide actionable analytics and enables information technology to tightly manage network security, performance and compliance across their global infrastructures. The partnership also enables both Leidos and Fortinet to leverage technology and talent to remain agile and adaptable in a constantly changing cyber threat landscape.
“We are very pleased and excited to partner with Fortinet at a time when it is critical to have the right technologies and resources to combat a fluid cyber threat landscape,” said Bob Meindl, Leidos Cyber Inc. president. “Combing the Fortinet suite of technologies with Leidos’ cyber expertise allows us to provide comprehensive cybersecurity services to protect our customers in today’s threat environment.”
“The demands of today’s digital economy are driving increasingly complex networks that require advanced security technologies managed by exceedingly rare talent to defend. Addressing these challenges head-on, Fortinet’s high-performing, 3rd-party evaluated products significantly reduce complexity and increase security by using a Security Fabric that enables security solutions to work as a team, all under a single pane of glass in our Fortinet SIEM. Fortinet delivers broad, high-performance and automated security reinforced by our leading Service Provider enablement programs to ensure that enterprises have the best defenses, operated by the industry’s top security practitioners,” said Phil Quade, chief information security officer at Fortinet. “We’re excited to partner with Leidos and work together with their leading security professionals to protect our joint customers against an increasingly hostile threat landscape.”
Leidos and Fortinet are both also part of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Managed Trusted Internet Protocol Services (MTIPS) program. MTIPS was developed to allow US Federal agencies to physically and logically connect to the public Internet and other external connections in compliance with the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) Initiative.