The Canadian government’s IT wing, Shared Services Canada (SCC), is expanding its use of Fortinet Technologies Canada’s network security solutions.

Fortinet recently announced that they’ve been awarded the contract to secure the government’s enterprise perimeter services.

Fortinet has a deep understanding of the unique security needs Canada’s government agencies have, and even more specifically, the compliance regulations and the type of critical data that must remain secure. We have a long-standing history of working within the Canadian market and with Shared Services Canada, who has again chosen Fortinet to protect the Government’s Internet Services and Enterprise Perimeter Services,” said Graham Bushkes, the country manager for Canada with Fortinet. 

SSC first began working with Fortinet in 2016 when it selected them to secure the government’s IT infrastructure using its Security Fabric solution. Satisfied with their work, SCC is now set to have Fortinet expand its provided services to include perimeter defense, detection, response, recovery and audit services to safeguard the Government of Canada’s assets and information at edge locations like the cloud and data centres.

In addition to the expanded use of Fortinet’s Security Fabric, this new agreement will integrate other Fortinet solutions like FortiGate Next-Generation Firewalls, Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), and FortiGuard Web Filtering.

Outside of the new agreement and the previously mentioned agreement in 2016, Fortinet has also been awarded contracts with public works and Government Services Canada and the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, totaling $6,130,967 CAD, according to the Government’s records.

Estimates for Shared Services Canada’s expenditures in 2018-2019 was more than $1.5B; down from the 2017-2018 estimates of approximately $1.7B.