IndiGo Airlines Relies on Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN Solution to Provide the Best User Experience for Business Critical Applications

Fortinet®  (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced that IndiGo, India’s largest airline, has deployed Fortinet Secure SD-WANsolution across its branch offices to secure its WAN edge.

IndiGo is the largest passenger airline in India with a market share of 46.9 percent as of March, 2019. The airline connects to 58 domestic and 19 international destinations and operates more than 1300 flights every day. It is also the largest individual Asian low-cost carrier in terms of jet fleet size and passengers carried, and the seventh largest carrier in Asia. With a fleet size of 222 aircrafts, IndiGo has served over 300 million customers globally

“Many customers are currently forced to use multiple point products and management consoles to achieve a secure SD-WAN connection,” said John Maddison, EVP of products and CMO at Fortinet

 “This separation of network and security operations is not only labor-intensive, but also makes performance and security a bottleneck to move toward direct internet access. Fortinet’s unique combination of next-generation firewall and SD-WAN in the same offering, managed through a single centralized controller has seen tremendous momentumin customer adoption and received two consecutive SD-WAN “Recommended” ratingsfrom NSS Labs.”

IndiGo’s growing passenger traffic combined with poor MPLS network and Internet quality had resulted in delays for customers accessing their applications for flight booking, call centers, airport counters and flight status checking, adversely affecting their business. To avoid delays  and provide the best possible user experience for business-critical applications, the airline decided to adopt a hybrid WAN model, supporting its 54 airport counters, that would be able to distribute traffic over a variety of links, including MPLS, Broadband and Internet Leased Line. IndiGo selected Fortinet Secure SD-WAN solution to provide best of breed SD-WAN integrated with security capabilities with one single offering. As part of the Fortinet Security Fabric,Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN solution combines networking and security features, such as routing, WAN optimization, application control and next-generation firewall, enabling IndiGo to manage and configure its WAN and security system from a single-pane-of-glass view. 

IndiGo has also deployed multiple FortiGate Next-Generation Firewallsat 54 airport counters and in their data centers, along with FortiManagerand FortiAnalyzerfor management and analytics. As a result, IndiGo can now map WAN resources directly making the network more efficient and responsive by combining scalability, flexibility, simplicity and cost savings with industry-leading security protection through Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN solution.

After the SD-WAN deployment IndiGo has benefited from:

  • High Application Performance:Automated intelligence, a key feature of FortiOSfor SD-WAN, significantly reduces latency by selecting the most efficient route for business-critical traffic through the tracking of granular WAN path information. This helps IndiGo monitor link quality connecting 2000 users in 54 branches with the lowest latency, supporting comprehensive routing with dynamic failover that ensures high-application availability.
  • Best-of-Breed SD-WAN and Security Capabilities in One Console: With an integrated solution, IndiGo manages both SD-WAN optimization and security capabilities using a single interface. This integration of network and security operations makes it easy to tie traditionally network-centric issues such as performance and functionality to critical NGFW capabilites and SSL data inspection. The single console management helps IndiGo better allocate its IT resources to increase productivity and reduce business costs.
  • Reduced WAN Opex: IndiGo is able to achieve higher bandwith with lower WAN cost by transitioning from MPLS to a hybrid WAN using Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN. Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN capabilities allows IndiGo to leverage WAN link remediation to handle even the most volatile WAN connections and deliver superior application performance for unified communication.
  • Simplified WAN Edge Management: FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer helps IndiGo with SD-WAN management and orchestration with a single pane for centralized management with reporting and analytics across the SD-WAN environment.  
  • Potential to Scale:With Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN solution, IndiGo can continue to grow its business and expand operations by easily and securely adding new SD-WAN branches to its expanding network.

“Transitioning to hybrid WAN  was our business priority as our customers and airport counters need seamless application access connecting with a link that has the lowest latency. Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN solution helps us with application routing, load balancing, performance monitoring and securing our customers data all in a single appliance, which reduces management complexity and delivers significant cost benefits”

Lalit Gole, Associate – Director  IT – Networks & Infrastructure, IndiGo.

Khalidiyah Mall to host TechFest

Attractive deals on electronics offered by the mall’s retailers 

Shoppers looking to buy new electronics or gadgets will be able to get the best deals and bundle offers at Tech Fest Khalidiyah Mall from the 24th Sep to 28th Sept 2019 in the main Atrium.

Participating retailers offering tech savvy shoppers attractive deals and competitive prices include Samsung, Lulu Hypermarket and National Store.

MayankM Pal, Mall Manager at Khalidiyah Mall said,“Khalidiyah Mall Retailers are offering great deals and discount on leading brands in consumer electronics during Tech Fest from 24thto 28th. Tech Fest technology enthusiasts in the Capital have the perfect platform to buy a wide selection of revolutionary products.”

Khalidiyah Mall is located at the nerve centre offering patrons three levels of elegantly laid out outlets ranging from fashion to furnishing and cosmetics to consumer electronics. 

The mall’s multicultural food court offers an intriguing array of international cuisine, alongside a number of cafes, restaurants plus an amusement centre with arcade games, a cinema and a bowling alley.

SonicWall to Showcase Integrated Cybersecurity Platform at GITEX 2019

SonicWall today announced its participation at GITEX 2019 where it will exhibit its integrated cybersecurity platform designed to help SMBs, mid to large enterprises and government agencies defend against today’s sophisticated and rapidly growing cybersecurity threats.

“SonicWallhas been working relentlessly with our partners to better understand and serve our customers in the region,” said Mohamed Abdallah, Regional Director for Middle East & Turkey, SonicWall. “While businesses continue to be a prime target for cybercriminals, we have seen organizations demonstrating a clear maturity and readiness for the next level of cybersecurity. We look forward to demonstrating the depth of our growing solutions portfolio, including our patent-pending Real-Time Deep Memory Inspection™ (RTDMI) technology that has discovered 104,000 never-before-seen attack variants from January to August alone.”  

Present in the Sheikh Rashid Hall on stand number SR-B20, SonicWall will showcase its networking and security solutions, including next-generation firewalls, RTDMI™, next-generation endpoint protection, secure SD-WAN, secure Wi-Fi, Security-as-a-Service, Cloud App Security (CAS), WAN acceleration, web application firewalls, securityanalytics, email security and secure remote access. 

“SonicWall solutions help drive and secure our customers’ digital transformation journey,” said Mohamed Abdallah. “With our single-pane-of-glass integrated security management, coupled with analytics and real-time threat intelligence protection across our ecosystem, we are providing partners with a complete cybersecurity portfolio to meet every security need.” 

The company monitors, collects and analyzes millions of malware threats per day in real-time in more than 215 countries and territories to protect customers 24/7/365. The SonicWall Capture Labs Threat Networkoffers industry-leading insights about the threat landscape and has sophisticated analytics to break down data geographically to inform customers, partners and governments, so they can act rapidly against emerging threats.