It will combine its Security Fabric architecture with ZTNA technology, with a zero-trust approach to network access, from the acquired company.

Fortinet has confirmed the acquisition of OPCW Networks , although without disclosing the financial terms of the agreement.

OPAQ Networks is a cloud provider of secure access service at the edge , which is known by the acronym SASE. It offers a ZTNA solution, with a zero-confidence approach to network access , which allows protecting distributed networks, from data centers to offices and offices with remote workers or internet of things devices.

Fortinet’s intention is to combine its Security Fabric architecture with OPCW’s ZTNA technology to enhance its own SASE offering.

«In this era of hyperconnectivity and network expansion,» says Ken Xie, founder, president, and CEO at Fortinet, «with the perimeter of the network spreading across the entire digital infrastructure, network and security must converge. . In fact, the acquisition of OPCW further improves our offer in SASE, positioning us as the most complete SASE platform on the market. »

Fortinet promises «the best cloud security platform with the industry’s only Zero Trust access and security, with next-generation firewall and SD-WAN capabilities, web security, sandboxing, advanced endpoint, multi-factor / identity authentication, multi-cloud workload protection, cloud application security (CASB), browser isolation, and web application firewall capabilities. »