Why FortiFlex for a MSP?
MSSPs are constantly challenged by the need to select the right sizing for virtual machines, hardware devices and security services, as well as to keep a secure CI/CD posture. The use of classical perpetual/subscription licensing scheme creates a sizing black hole, which can lead to over-provisioning waste or even worse under-provisioning, which increases the risk of exposure. The FortiFlex program (formerly Flex-VM) enables MSSPs to eliminate sizing issues and overspending, address CI/CD compliance with powerful API integration, and benefit from a predictable OpEx model. It is a new consumption model that brings on-demand usage and pay-for-usage charging through BYOL licensing for virtual appliances, security services and cloud-based management services.
Create as many license entitlements as you need for various supported products. Increase and decreasecapacity and services as you go without any procurement hassles.
Centralize administration and visibility of all licenses entitlements with automated and custom reports.
Single payment for broad choiceof products, thus avoiding multiple procurement cycles. Entitlements are charged daily and can be stopped any time
Automate the whole LicenseLife-Cycle Management withrich API support.
FortiFlex can be used for any type of cloud. Supported virtual security appliance instances running on either Private or Public clouds canbe licensed by FortiFlex (BYOL instances)
What is FortiFlex Enterprise?
FortiFlex Enterprise is a prepaid subscription that can be used to configure and manage a variety of Fortinet security services, from virtual machines to endpoints to hardware services. For virtual machines, subscribers can create multiple sets of a single VM entitlement that correspond to a licensed virtual machine and for hardware devices, each entitlement can be attached to a registered serial number.After registering FortiFlex Enterprise credits (“Flex Credits”) to the FortiCloud account, Enterprise IT admins can immediately provision and consume services across their entire Fortinet estate, including Fortinet SaaS/PaaS and Public Cloud options.