Have you struggled with how to go about finding the right network security partner? For as many cybersecurity services and solutions as there are out there, there are many more organizations willing to sell those cybersecurity services and solutions to you. We have some tips to help you easily identify the best Fortinet service and solution providers for your cybersecurity needs.
Fortinet partners form a network of highly qualified distributors and resellers committed to providing world-class products, services, and technical support. Most Fortinet partners have followed the latest training courses on Fortinet offerings and employ on-site Network Security Expert (NSE) Level 4 engineers. Some, go above the minimum to provide the most in-depth and advanced understanding of Fortinet products and how they integrate into complex environments.
Tip 1: To ensure that you receive the best service, design, and deployment, we recommend that you ask the following questions:
1. What is your organizations Fortinet Partnership level?
The highest partnership status Fortinet offers is Platinum. Fortinet defines their Platinum Partners as “Proven experts in delivering Fortinet solutions to their customers who have demonstrated the ability to deliver the full range of Fortinet technologies. They have experts on staff to suit any complex deployment requirements and deliver exceptional levels of service and support.” Taking full advantage of the layered Fortinet Fabric requires the level of expertise that Platinum resellers with advance certifications can provide to you.
2. What is the NSE level of the engineers who will be involved in this deployment?
The Fortinet Network Security Expert (NSE) is a multi-level certification program designed for technical professionals interested in independent validation of their network security skills and experience. Engineers with NSE certifications are recognized in the industry among an elite group of security professionals because they have validated their network security skills and experience and are fully capable of leveraging Fortinet’s full range of network security products, consolidate solutions, and reduce risks.
3. Where can I find recommendations from prior customers who have worked with your organization on similar deployments?
Tip 2: When consulting with a solution provider, look for them to be interested in not only the state of your current technical environment but to also understand any additional future technologies that you are looking to employ.
Tip 3: While there are online, mass resellers who hold Fortinet Platinum level status, they may be more focused on volume than service, design, and deployment. Seek a Platinum reseller who builds their business on service, referrals, and relationships while providing as good if not better pricing than big box national names.
Xiologix is proud to hold Network Security Expert (NSE) Level 7 certification and Platinum Level Partnership status. Our high level of service ensures us that when we finish a job at your location, you will be completely satisfied with the work that was performed and know that we will continue to be with you. Each client is assigned an account manager and systems engineer as a first point of contact who will continue to provide support as a first point of contact for the life of the product and manufacturer support agreements. We welcome the opportunity to learn more about your organization and to discuss optimal security solutions with you.