WA CMTG Integrator Selects Fortinet for New Managed Threat Service

Western Australian integrated IT infrastructure and consulting firm, CMTG, has announced a new managed detection and response service, powered by Fortinet FortiEDR.

CMTG has been improving the security, control and performance of its customers’ IT infrastructure for over 15 years. This includes a data center in Perth, secure dark fiber connectivity, infrastructure solutions, services and advice, all combined with a strong after-sales service.

The new offering brings FortiEDR capabilities to new and existing CMTG customers, with a particular focus on small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in verticals such as healthcare, manufacturing, government, engineering and finance. All customers will now have access to a powerful enterprise-grade security solution managed by threat experts.

Fortinet’s FortiEDR provides real-time behavior-based protection, detection, and response for endpoints of all kinds. It proactively reduces the attack surface, prevents malware infection, detects and defuses potential threats in real time, continuously analyzes host activity, and can automate remediation with customizable playbooks. FortiEDR helps organizations identify and stop breaches in real time automatically and efficiently, without overwhelming security teams with false alarms or disrupting business operations. It is continuously monitored and tuned with little impact on security teams.

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CMTG Managing Director Carl Filpo said, “CMTG has a long-standing partnership with Fortinet and its primary distributor, Wavelink. Now, with FortiEDR, CMTG has a new offering to market in WA and to our existing customer base in Sydney and Melbourne. This will help grow our cybersecurity presence, backed by a cutting-edge cybersecurity leader and strong technical expertise. FortiEDR is a modern endpoint protection solution with key features, such as virtual patching and the patented ability to defuse malicious operations in current and legacy operating environments, that stood out from CMTG.”

“Malicious actors and threats are on the rise, and together with FortiEDR, CMTG will be able to help SMBs address the inherent security risks this entails. In today’s digital landscape, many businesses assume that service providers Managed services assume responsibility for security outcomes in addition to security infrastructure management; however, in many cases this is simply not the case. CMTG offers both, helping organizations reduce their cyber -risk, not just ticking the compliance boxes. With FortiEDR, CMTG helps companies demonstrate the security and compliance controls expected by many financial institutions, including banks and insurance companies,” a- he declared.

FortiEDR will also be a key part of CMTG’s long-term business strategy, which includes building its own Security Operations Center (SOC).

“Fortinet will play an important role in CMTG’s future business strategy with FortiEDR and other potential complementary Fortinet solutions that will expand our offering in the market. CMTG wanted to partner with a strong security leader and can see great synergies between the two organizations in the future,” said Filipo.

Fortinet Channel, ANZ Director Tim Fitzgerald said: “The growing cyber threat landscape means that businesses of all sizes are looking for effective security operations that enable response and remediation while keeping systems online and safe. maintaining continuity.

“CMTG is one of our premier WA partners and Fortinet has partnered with CMTG to provide a solution that meets the requirements and delivers exceptional results for all WA customers. Fortinet is committed to helping businesses protect data on compromised devices and defuse threats in real time to prevent data exfiltration while optimizing incident response.Working with CMTG to provide a managed detection and response service in WA is a critical part of this .

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