Fortinet Extends Its Partnership With Brennan Through The Signing Of Its First Australian Managed Security Service Provider Enterprise Agreement
The expanded partnership provides a greater level of flexibility to better support customers to adapt to evolving networks and security requirements
Posted: Wednesday, Mar 27
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Fortinet Extends Its Partnership With Brennan Through The Signing Of Its First Australian Managed Security Service Provider Enterprise Agreement

March 27, 2024Fortinet, the global cybersecurity leader driving the convergence of networking and security, has announced it has extended its partnership with Brennan, Australia’s leading business technology provider, signing the first Fortinet managed security service provider (MSSP) enterprise agreement (EA) in Australia. The new agreement expands the long-standing relationship between the two companies, further placing Brennan in the strongest position possible to successfully deliver complex secure software defined wide area network (SD-WAN) migrations for local customers.

Dave Stevens, founder and managing director, Brennan, said, “Brennan’s new MSSP EA with Fortinet marks a significant milestone for the organisation, reinforcing its status as Australia’s largest sovereign systems integrator. It also uniquely positions Brennan to handle intricate SD-WAN migrations, ensuring superior connectivity and security for its clients with the support of Fortinet. Brennan’s common objective is to equip Australian businesses with leading network protection. This collaboration lets Brennan address the evolving demands of modern enterprises, particularly those with multi-site operations.”

Dale Nachman, country manager, Australia, Fortinet, said, “Fortinet is excited to sign its first Australian MSSP EA and expand the company’s trusted, long-standing partnership with Brennan by continuing to provide value and security to local customers. Brennan is one of the most mature productised MSPs that Fortinet works with, and this collaboration is much more than just a licensing agreement. It’s a testament to the mutual growth of both organisations over the years and simplifies access to Fortinet’s technology, providing the most efficient and risk-free service to clients.”

Brennan already had a large fleet of existing Fortinet devices, prior to signing the MSSP EA, with licences renewing across different dates. The expanded partnership under the new MSSP EA brings together volume licensing agreements for the best possible customer outcomes while synchronising customer renewal dates into a single transaction. The agreement provides two key avenues of operations for Brennan in terms of commercial customer engagement. Where Brennan purchases Fortinet assets and enhances them through Brennan services and carriage connections, customers can engage with Brennan for three and five-year service deals. Alternatively, where customers own their own Fortinet products and procures their own carriage, they can partner with Brennan to build additional services, including secure SD-WAN, and enter into management agreements for up to five years.

Dave Stevens said, “Customers can be flexible with the technology they use; however, they trust their MSP to have done the research, pick the best of breed vendor to work with, deliver productised outcomes, and back the relationship to manage at scale. That’s the experience Brennan has with Fortinet. The business experienced significant growth with Fortinet over the past five years, multiplying its success by twenty-fold, and now enjoy a reciprocal strategic partnership in SD-WAN, firewall, threat protection, and more security solutions for its customers as one of Fortinet’s largest MSPs.”

Dale Nachman said, “This agreement introduces unprecedented agility and speed in deploying Fortinet’s solutions to meet the dynamic needs of Brennan’s customers. The partnership offers Brennan enhanced adaptability to address the ever-changing network and security requirements of their customers through cost-effective, market leading network and cloud solutions underpinned by best of breed security.”

The agreement signifies a crucial development in the cybersecurity landscape in Australia. It streamlines the process of licence renewal and technology access for Brennan and reaffirms the company’s commitment to offering flexible, cost-effective, and market-leading secure SD-WAN solutions. This partnership is a step forward in ensuring that Australian organisations can thrive securely in a digital-first economy with the support of both Brennan and Fortinet.


About Brennan

Established to provide Australian organisations with independent expert advice, long-term support, and innovative ICT services and solutions, Brennan has grown to become Australia’s largest sovereign systems integrator and outsourced IT partner. Now serving more than 1400 business, enterprise, and government customers from offices across Australia, India, and Sri Lanka, Brennan continue to strengthen and expand their capabilities to meet the changing needs of Australian organisations.



About Fortinet

Fortinet is a driving force in the evolution of cybersecurity and the convergence of networking and security. Our mission is to secure people, devices, and data everywhere, and today we deliver cybersecurity everywhere you need it with the largest integrated portfolio of over 50 enterprise-grade products. Well over half a million customers trust Fortinet’s solutions, which are among the most deployed, most patented, and most validated in the industry. The Fortinet Training Institute, one of the largest and broadest training programs in the industry, is dedicated to making cybersecurity training and new career opportunities available to everyone. FortiGuard Labs, Fortinet’s elite threat intelligence and research organisation, develops and utilises leading-edge machine learning and AI technologies to provide customers with timely and consistently top-rated protection and actionable threat intelligence. Learn more at, the Fortinet blog, and FortiGuard Labs.

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