Fortinet has announced the acquisition of Panopta, the SaaS platform that provides full-stack visibility and automated management of the health of an enterprise network, including servers, network devices, containers, applications, databases, virtual appliances and cloud infrastructure, a statement said.
The company claimed that Panopta’s cloud-based solution delivers a complete picture of every service, network device and application in any deployment, whether it is containers, cloud, on-prem or hybrid.
Fortinet’s Security Fabric, combined with Panopta’s scalable, network monitoring and diagnostics platform, enables Fortinet to offer a comprehensive network and security operations management solution for enterprises or service providers, the statement added.
In addition to improving customers’ hybrid network infrastructure security and performance, the combined solution is expected to enhance real-time monitoring and effectiveness of the infrastructure that powers Fortinet’s security services. For instance, SASE service, email, security analytics and web application firewalls will benefit from the continuous monitoring and diagnostics provided by Panopta’s platform, as per the statement.
Integration between Panopta’s solution and Fortinet’s FortiGate Next-generation Firewall and Secure SD-WAN solution will further enhance SD-WAN connectivity and performance. Additionally, integration of Panopta’s automated incident management with Fortinet’s SOAR platform can deliver a single platform view for IT teams to diagnose and resolve real-time network health incidents proactively.
Panopta’s platform is built to be partner-friendly, empowering MSSPs, and value-add partners to easily integrate the multi-tenant solution into their own offering and quickly add value to their end customers. The Panopta solution’s role-based access control delivers a granular governance layer among customers, and also within the Network Operations Center (NOC) and Security Operations Center (SOC) teams.
Panopta’s solution analyses both network health metrics and application performance to identify potential problem areas that may impact user access, and enables rapid, automated remediation (also called Digital Experience Monitoring or DEM).
With the Panopta acquisition, Fortinet will deliver comprehensive security-driven networking platform by adding new capabilities in network monitoring, detection and incident response.
The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.