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NAN Achieves Status as Only Fortinet Partner in North America with Five Advanced Specializations

Nikki Griggs

Jan 4, 2023

NAN is the first US MSSP in the Fortinet Partner Program to hold five advanced specializations, earning title of Advanced Partner

NORTH ATTLEBORO, MA – January 4th, 2023 – Today, after previously attaining three advanced specializations in June of 2022, NAN announced the addition of two more, making them the only Fortinet “Advanced Partner” (located in the United States) with five specializations. This unique status firmly represents NAN’s commitment to delivering quality, next-generation cybersecurity.

“We are so pleased to finally have this status,” says NAN President and CEO, Burke Anderson. “It was something we have been working toward for a while and to see this concrete representation of our hard work is incredibly satisfying. Fortinet is the elite provider of enterprise-level, end-to-end cybersecurity solutions we want to work with.” Both NAN and Fortinet concentrate fully on providing end-to-end support for their customers and consumers of their products, respectively. “This is why we’ve invested fully in this partnership.”

NAN provides end-to-end managed cybersecurity and data security protection solutions. Both NAN and Fortinet focus on all aspects of cybersecurity (next-generation firewalls, wired solutions, wireless solutions, switching, access points, identity-based policies/access control, and more), while many other companies solely focus on threat management.

Fortinet offers unmatched cybersecurity solutions to safeguard networks of enterprise, SMB, and government organizations on a global level. Since its founding in 2000, Fortinet remains the driving force behind the evolution of cybersecurity and how businesses think of the intersection between networking and security. In 2022, Fortinet was ranked as a leader in Gartner's magic quadrant for network firewalls for the 13th time.

John Gaffney, CTO and CISO of NAN adds, “It’s a little like climbing a mountain. We made it to the top and, while we’re enjoying the view, we hope our achievements serve as an inspiration to other Fortinet partners to reach the same level of excellence.”



About NAN

Since the days of dial-up internet, North Atlantic Networks (NAN) has been actualizing the harmony of digital transformation and advanced cybersecurity. As such, Fortune and Global 500 companies, government agencies, and the world's most regulated industries trust NAN to safeguard their teams, devices, and information. NAN's domain expertise in the intersection of networking, IT, and emerging technologies informs a holistic security approach addressing all vectors of the attack surface. As part of this discipline, NAN's expertise looks outwardly to each client and the unique factors that drive their operations. Through this visibility and commitment to Customer Success, NAN makes seamless the adoption of technologies into the security fabric of organizations of all sizes. For more information, visit

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