More than 120 Partners, Distributors and Fortinet Staff came together recently in Sydney and Melbourne at Fortinet’s first ever ‘Fast and Secure’ event in Australia.

With a full-day of speakers, attendees heard about the latest Fortinet offerings that embed security capabilities in every aspect of Managed Services Provision. The message is clear:we have moved on from Managed Security Service Provision (MSSP) because, simply put, security is an integral component of every ‘As a Service’ offering from managed email and firewalls to full-blown cloud-based enterprise computing.

This theme was driven home in Sydney by speakers from Secure Logic and the Electoral Commission NSW who talked about their ‘secured by Fortinet’ iVote on-line voting service.

Michael Demery from information security specialists Seccomglobal spoke about how they build security into every service they provide. But he cautioned that setting up a viable ‘as a service’ business model takes time and resources to start up and turn a profit. However, he extolled the virtues of Fortinet and said that “every year Fortinet’s solutions ‘get better and better’”.