Fortinet [FTNT] announced the opening of its new FortiCloud European data center in Germany, the company said Monday.
This new data center is meant to offer the company’s broad Security-as-a-Service (SAAS) cybersecurity portfolio while giving European clients confidence that the data remains within European borders.
Fortinet said the data center addresses privacy concerns and reduced compliance burdens, so enterprises in the European Union (EU) can adopt cloud-based security solutions in the Fortinet Security Fabric. The security fabric combines traditionally autonomous systems into a single architecture that scales to cover an entire organization and across several attack vectors.
The data center will primarily let European Fortinet customers implement protections in the security fabric while also having the flexibility to select a deployment model that best fits individual business goals, the company said.
“Competing in today’s digital economy requires businesses of all sizes to be agile, lean and scalable at a global level, which is why so many look at cloud-based services. However, concerns about data security and privacy can often be perceived as a barrier to the adoption of such services,” Michael Xie, founder, president, and chief technology officer (CTO) of Fortinet, said in a statement.
“Fortinet built our new European cloud data center to eliminate these barriers and enable European business to adopt security solutions delivered from the cloud in the EU and enable their growth,” he added.
The company’s FortiCloud and ForiSandbox Cloud solutions hosted in the European data center are currently available as of the opening announcement.