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NOW Corporation and Fortinet have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance cybersecurity solutions for 5G-enabled networks catering to enterprise clients in the Philippines, supporting the country’s digital transformation efforts.

In a statement, NOW Corp. shared that the partnership will push the enhancement of security solutions tailored for enterprises and build a secure ecosystem for the development of 5G applications in the Southeast Asian nation.

The two firms will work on identifying potential vulnerabilities and addressing them with appropriate solutions to lay the foundations for a 5G ecosystem.

“NOW Corp. and our telecommunications affiliate, NOW Telecom, play a pivotal role in advocating for the adoption of secure networks within telecommunications infrastructure, commonly referred to as a ‘Trusted Network.’ Through our ongoing partnership with the United States Government, the NOW Group is committed to establishing a secure, high-speed and reliable network that spurs not only economic growth but also ensures national security," said the President and CEO of NOW Corp., Henry Andrews Abes.

“Our collaboration with Fortinet aligns with our Indo-Pacific agenda, which emphasizes the development of secure and resilient network architectures. Moreover, this alliance strengthens NOW Corp’s Managed Services offering, enriching our portfolio with cybersecurity services to cater to the evolving needs of the enterprise market,” Abes added.

“Our partnership with NOW Corp. enables us to deliver value-added security services to enterprises. Leveraging NOW Corp’s telecommunications and technology capabilities, enhanced by Fortinet’s security expertise, we aim to empower businesses with efficient security solutions, helping them thrive in an increasingly digital landscape,” stated the Country Manager of Fortinet Philippines, Alan Reyes.

Just last year, NOW shared its plan to spend ₱7.8 billion ($138 million) over the next decade to establish 100 base stations and develop its digital infrastructure.

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