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Capgemini and Fortinet—Cybersecurity Service in Enterprise Market

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Capgemini to expand cybersecurity service

On October 1, 2015, Capgemini, a leading provider of consulting, technology, and outsourcing services, announced its partnership with Fortinet (FTNT), a provider of cybersecurity solutions. Capgemini will further expand its services in cybersecurity by leveraging Fortinet’s products to reduce cybersecurity costs for its clients. Moreover, the move will help to increase the flexibility of clients’ infrastructure and applications.

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The alliance between the two firms will benefit enterprises by providing innovative security products from Fortinet and effective cybersecurity services from Capgemini. To help enterprise customers detect and react to advanced cyberattacks, Capgemini and Fortinet together will provide packaged cybersecurity services, such as web application security, Security Operation Centers, and security for new generation data centers SDDC (software-defined data centers).

Objective remains to reduce cost of ownership

According to the agreement between the two parties, Capgemini will work as a key partner with Fortinet. Capgemini will be a part of its ecosystem as a security product supplier to deliver security protection and security supervision services. Fortinet’s product portfolio includes FortiWeb, FortiGate, and FortiDDoS. This product portfolio will be a part of Capgemini’s tailored security services for infrastructure, application, and network protection. The motive behind the collaboration is to deliver flexibility, improve performance, and reduce the cost of ownership for enterprises.

Franck Greverie, Global Head of Cyber Security at Capgemini Group, stated, “We are delighted to be working with one of the most innovative, fastest growing, and largest security companies worldwide, which allows us to offer the best level of security to our enterprise customers and further strengthens our market position, since the launch of our Cybersecurity Global Service Line at the start of this year.”

ISE Cyber Security ETF (HACK) is a portfolio of 32 stocks, out of which Check Point (CHKP), Proofpoint (PFPT), and Cisco System (CSCO) constitute 4.1%, 4.5%, and 4.3%, respectively.

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