Fortinet has been chosen by Ooredoo Kuwait to deliver what it claims is ‘the region’s first secure SD-WAN managed service’. Fortinet says its Secure SD-WAN will allow Ooredoo’s existing and new enterprise customers to achieve accelerated connectivity, transport mode independence and increased application performance while benefiting from advanced security features. Ooredoo Kuwait is initially deploying Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN across its own retail branches and will serve as a reference for customers wishing to follow suit. Fortinet’s press release added: ‘Without an integrated security solution, organisations are forced to overlay security, creating significant overheads and leaving gaps in protection as security and management systems remain isolated. We’re pleased to work with Ooredoo Kuwait to deliver the region’s first secure SD-WAN managed service and continue our focus of delivering integrated SD-WAN and advanced security to enterprise customers around the world.’ According to projections quoted in the release, the global SD-WAN market is forecast to reach USD4.5 billion and grow at over 40% CAGR by 2022.