Fortinet to launch data centre in Canberra in Q4


By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Monday, 20 September, 2021

Fortinet to launch data centre in Canberra in Q4

Fortinet has revealed plans to open its newly built federal government Integration and Innovation Centre (FGIIC) in Canberra during the fourth quarter.

The FGIIC data centre is housed within a certified Zone 5 facility in accordance with the Security Construction and Equipment Committee (SCEC) requirements and is rated for top secret data storage.

It is designed to gives enterprises and government agencies access to Fortinet equipment so they can securely evaluate and develop network security solutions and de-risk project objectives.

The FGIIC provides around 2 TB of RAM virtual compute capability, 100 Gbps throughput testing capability including breach attack simulation and dual redundant 100 Mbps internet connections. It also includes a virtual lab and customer experience centre.

Fortinet Regional Director for ANZ and the Pacific Islands Jon McGettigan said the company’s investment in the FGIIC demonstrates a commitment to secure and sovereign solutions within Australia as well as the Five Eyes community.

“It’s just the first step of investment as Fortinet continues to ramp up support for the federal government sector by expanding platform-as-a-service and software-as-a-service offerings,” he said.

“The FGIIC supports local industry and provides rapid access to enterprise cybersecurity technologies so organisations can design, develop and deliver innovative solutions for government and supporting industries.”

Image credit: ©stock.adobe.com/au/Péter Mács

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