Kontron runs Fortinet virtualized Firewall in End-to-End vCPE demo at Mobile World Congress 2017

Augsburg, Germany, March 1, 2017 – Kontron, a global provider of cloud and carrier-class integrated infrastructure platforms, revealed today its centerpiece reference solution of virtualized business services that includes Fortinet’s FortiGate-VM next-generation virtual firewall appliances for complete enterprise network security. 

The end-to-end vCPE demonstration will be on display at the Kontron Stand 5H, Hall 5, during Mobile World Congress – February 27 to March 2, 2017 – in Barcelona, Spain.

From carrier cloud to CPE, the customer premise demonstration features key NFV infrastructure components – including the FortiGate-VM – that reside on the same Kontron SYMKLOUD OpenStack Platform, in addition to other services running on a Kontron SYMKLOUD entry point branch device. 

The FortiGate next generation virtual firewall was selected for its rapid provisioning, east-west traffic visibility, and unlimited scalability. When integrated with the Kontron SYMKLOUD OpenStack Platform – which enables the deployment of OpenStack environments in mere hours, not days – communication service providers (CSPs) can dramatically accelerate their NFVi field trials and ‘open services’ roll-outs.

“Installing and configuring the FortiGate-VM on our Kontron SYMKLOUD OpenStack hardware solution was seamless,” said Benoit Robert, head of strategy and marketing, Kontron, Communications, Business. “Fortinet has developed a sophisticated means to consolidate all the necessary security features enterprises need, whether by physical or virtual platforms.”

“Security is a critical component that enables CSPs to deliver leading business and consumer services,” said John Maddison, SVP Products & Solutions at Fortinet. “Effectively securing the current software-defined revolution requires close cooperation with knowledgeable partners. Kontron is a prime example of a partner whose product offerings, expertise and collaboration with Fortinet are helping us to drive security for software-defined solutions.”



Kontron will show live Kontron SYMKLOUD OpenStack use cases during MWC 2017, February 27 – March 2, 2017| Barcelona, Spain

Booth 5H41 | Hall 5 | Centre Aisle

Appointments can be made here:  www.kontron.com/mwc2017

Additional Information:

For more Kontron SYMKLOUD use cases, please visit: www.symkloud.com



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Kontron, a global leader in embedded computing technology and a pioneer in secure IoT platform solutions, provides a combined portfolio of hardware, middleware and services. With its leading-edge standard products and solution ready platforms, Kontron enables new technologies and applications across multiple industries. As a result, customers benefit from accelerated time-to-market, reduced total cost of ownership, product longevity and the best overall application with the highest reliability in embedded technology. Kontron is a listed company. Its shares are traded in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on other exchanges under the symbol “KBC”. For more information, please visit: www.kontron.com



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Kontron designs hardware for the software defined world. Service providers and enterprise clients around the globe collaborate with Kontron and its ISV and channel partners to deploy new services with greater speed, confidence and operational efficiency. Our portfolio is a best-of-breed of OEM hardware and Kontron SYMKLOUD Open Infrastructure Platforms dedicated to the deployment of virtual services using software defined networks (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV). For more information, please visit www.symkloud.com or www.kontron.com/communications.


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Alexandra Habekost
Head of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
Kontron AG
Tel: +49 (0) 821 4086 114



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