NOW Corp. has formed a partnership with global cybersecurity company Fortinet Inc. to strengthen its 5G initiative. The collaboration aims to develop cybersecurity solutions for 5G-enabled networks, specifically targeting enterprise clients. NOW Corp. will utilize Fortinet’s expertise in identifying potential vulnerabilities in order to implement effective countermeasures against hackers.
Henry Andrews Abes, president and CEO of NOW Corp., emphasized the company’s commitment to creating a secure and reliable network that promotes both economic growth and national security. Fortinet country manager Alan Reyes expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership, stating that by combining NOW Corp.’s telecommunications and technology capabilities with Fortinet’s security expertise, businesses will be empowered with efficient security solutions to thrive in an increasingly digital landscape.
This collaboration follows NOW Corp.’s recent memorandum of understanding with Celona Inc. to expand its broadband telecommunication network and deploy private wireless systems for business clients. Additionally, NOW Corp. joined forces with Cisco International Limited to develop 5G solutions for the telecommunications sector in the country. Last month, the company also signed an agreement with the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (Ceza) to provide connectivity and software systems and services for locators.
Last year, NOW Corp. announced plans to invest P7.8 billion over the next decade to establish 100 base stations and enhance its digital infrastructure. These partnerships and initiatives reflect the company’s dedication to advancing its 5G capabilities and ensuring the security of its networks.