Fortinet Secure SD-WAN

Simplified Operations

Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN provides an optimal application user experience and delivers the lowest TCO of any SD-WAN solution.

Many multi-location businesses find that their traditional wide area networks (WANs) are unable to scale to meet the bandwidth requirements of digital innovations (DI) such as cloud on-ramping, Unified Communications (UC), and video conferencing and collaboration tools.

These must-have technologies greatly increase traffic demands on the average enterprise’s IT architecture, causing performance bottlenecks as well as increased operating expenses (OpEx) since many organizations rely on multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) connectivity.

Once the secure cutting edge-connectivity option of choice, we find MPLS cannot scale as quickly and affordably as SD-WAN. As a replacement for the traditional WAN, network engineering and operations teams are moving to software-defined wide-area networks (SD-WAN).


As an Expert-level partner, the highest-level partner in the Fortinet Engage Partner Program, AireSpring is recognized as a top-tier Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) with a broad range of cybersecurity expertise and the ability to best meet customer needs with Fortinet’s industry-leading solutions.

But many SD-WAN solutions lack robust security, which leads to greater risk exposure and a higher total cost of ownership (TCO). Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN consolidates robust networking, routing, and security capabilities into a single SD-WAN appliance.

Fortinet Secure SD-WAN enables organizations to solve the secure communications problem for distributed locations quickly and easily. It is easy to manage, agile, reliable, flexible, and ultimately secure.

Fortinet offers a custom-designed ASIC chip to provide the fastest application identification and steering in the industry, while providing connectivity and advanced security capabilities 10 times faster than other firewall providers. Fortinet is the market-share leader in providing security solutions to multi-location enterprises.

Simplifies Complex Operations in the Enterprise

Fortinet Secure SD-WAN simplifies operations by consolidating various point products in a single solution for zero-touch installation with automated provisioning. This reduces risk, improves operations, and tightens security. Fortinet SD-Branch also decreases total cost of ownership (TCO) with one console instead of many, eliminating silos, and simplifying management for wired LAN/WLAN, SD-WAN, and security via a single pane of glass.

Fortinet Provides Fully Integrated Security.

Fortinet Secure SD-WAN helps Enterprise IT meet the challenges of higher complexity, rising costs and increasing cybersecurity risks. The solution delivers a consistent and agile network and security infrastructure that keeps up with today’s dynamic cloud environment across all the diverse clouds commonly used by enterprises today. With application-aware traffic steering and high-speed encryption, the solution leverages high bandwidth internet links to optimize spending on expensive direct connections.

Enterprises can get robust security enforcement, ensure compliance, and operate a seamless network with uniform policies while providing end-users a reliable and superior application experience.



AireSpring White Glove SD-WAN Professional Services

  • Includes implementation design and engineering
  • We will design (pre-sales), deploy (provisioning), and support (customer service/NOC) your SD-WAN solution at no additional cost. Plus, we provide branch deployment support via pre-configuration of SD-WAN edge

Free Network Monitoring 24/7/365.

  • 24/7/365 real-time monitoring by the AireSpring Network Operations Center (NOC), using AireNMS.
  • Proactive ticket initiation, management, and resolution by AireSpring NOC in the event of a network alert.

Free Third Party Circuit Support

  • AireSpring will proactively open repair tickets on behalf of customers for their non-AireSpring, internet-only circuits. Not offered by many vendors. Only available at a premium cost by the few that do.

Free access to FortiPortal          

  • Provides customers with deep insight into their network environment as well as configuration capabilities.

WAN Failover

  • Every appliance supports multiple WAN uplinks with automatic failover for protection against connection outages.
  • Optional WAN warm spare failover ensures the integrity of service at the appliance level. In the event an appliance goes offline, a secondary device will automatically take over.

3G/4G Failover

  • Traffic is automatically redirected to a 3G/4G interface in the event of a connectivity failure. Requires existing or new 3G/4G plan (sold separately).

Advanced Firewall and Unified Threat Management (UTM) (Optional)

  • Next-Generation Managed Firewall with UTM features such as Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), web filtering, anti-virus, anti-spam, application control.
  • Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) – provides malware detection for latest emerging threats, eliminates threats by stripping active content from files in real time, protects against latest botnets, and protects against the latest threats targeting mobile platforms.
  • SSL deep inspection unlocks encrypted sessions, sees into encrypted packets, finds threats, and blocks them
  • Control outbound and inter-network traffic using firewall rules.

Maximum WAN Links

  • The maximum number of WAN uplinks supported. (4+ depending on model).

IPsec Virtual Private Networking (VPN) (Optional)

  • Provides the ability to quickly interconnect locations via an encrypted connection over public networks.

Traffic Shaping

  • Provides the ability to prioritize network traffic so that heavy-use applications or those requiring a significant amount of bandwidth to operate do not impact other users on the network.

Per Flow Load Balancing

  • Rule-based per flow load balancing. Packets of the same flow go over the same link.

Priority Routing

  • Routes calls and other priority real-time application traffic over cleanest WAN connection to eliminate dropped calls, choppy sound quality, and echoes.

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) and Routing Support

  • Full routing support: BGP, Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), and multicast.

Secure and Private Direct Connection to Most Major Cloud Providers (Optional)

  • Connect privately and securely with full QoS to dozens of cloud providers, hundreds of datacenter providers, and thousands of SaaS providers.

DDoS Mitigation

  • Free DDoS Mitigation included with 3-year SD-WAN contract and AireSpring Gateway Access. DDoS Mitigation only provided on in-tunnel internet traffic traversing AireSpring Gateway Access.

Access to AireSpring Gateway

  • Able to connect to an AireSpring Gateway.

Secure Communications for Multi-Location Businesses

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Steve Pasmanik

Steve Pasmanik is a highly accomplished, forward-looking business professional with a progressive and diverse background encompassing Operations, Sales, Strategy Development, Marketing, Customer Care, and Product Management. He currently leads AireSpring’s Service Delivery and Service Assurance teams. Prior to joining AireSpring, Steve enjoyed a wide-ranging career with AT&T where he held various management leadership positions. Steve served as Assistant Vice President for AT&T’s Partner Solutions Team where he led their multi-billion-dollar service management organization across the Alliance, ACC, AT&T Partner Solutions and Wholesale division in support of AT&T’s post-sale indirect organization. Previously, Steve served as the Assistant Vice President for AT&T’s Centralized Sales Operations Team for Global Business Solutions. Steve also led the governance and operational management for the 6,000+ employee sales organization overseeing sales operations for $40B+ of annualized revenue. Prior to this assignment, Steve led AT&T’s Premier Client Groups Sales Operations and Channel Marketing, AT&T’s Select Sales Performance and Effectiveness Organization.

Mike Chase

Mike Chase serves on AireSpring’s executive team in the role of Senior VP of Solutions Engineering. He is a telecom veteran with deep expertise in advanced SD-WAN networking and related technologies. Mike leads AireSpring’s Solutions Engineering team which serves as a full-service network engineering resource to our channel partners and their enterprise clients. Mike brings experience across a vast portfolio of other telecom/VoIP, networking, datacenter and cloud services enterprises. He has over 25 years of experience designing complex datacenters worldwide during his work with such firms as Wells Fargo Bank, IBM, Mobil Oil Corporation, Union Oil, LA Cellular, Capitol Records, Equant, AT&T, Broadcom, Experian, tamCloud, dinCloud and others. In addition, Mike, also known as Dr. Cloud, is a published author of many online magazine articles, columns and blogs. He holds 20+ industry certifications, such as the prestigious Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE# 7226), Linux LPIC3, VMware Certified Professional (VCP #26676) and others, along with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree in law from California Southern University. He previously co-founded and was former CTO of several cloud ventures, including one of the first Cloud Service Providers (CSP) to offer hosted virtual desktops worldwide.

Ellen Cahill


Ellen Cahill is a strategic marketing expert with more than 20 years of proven results in the technology and software industry. She has served as Vice President of Marketing for Natural MD Search, VP of Product Marketing for IT Security provider Beyond Trust, and VP of Marketing for mobile solutions provider Thinque. Ellen is accomplished in relaunching acquired companies under new corporate brands to accelerate revenue and integrating products lines into existing product portfolios. She is recognized as a highly savvy marketing guru with specialties including Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), cloud computing, enterprise software, product marketing, lead generation and social media.

Rod Rummelsburg


Rod Rummelsburg brings extensive experience in intellectual property, corporate and commercial Law, litigation and alternative dispute resolution to AireSpring including over 15 years of managing the transactional, litigation, negotiation and IP/patent needs of several domestic and international telecommunications and Internet companies.   Mr. Rummelsburg has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in multimillion dollar litigation matters in California, numerous state and federal courts and various appellate courts including the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal.  As in-house counsel at American Tower Corp. (NYSE: AMT), formerly Interpacket Networks, Inc., Mr. Rummelsburg managed telecommunications, regulatory, and legal issues for subsidiaries and customers in approximately 125 countries.  Additionally, Mr. Rummelsburg has negotiated and structured telecommunication deals with numerous foreign government-owned utility companies.  Mr. Rummelsburg is admitted to practice law in all federal and state courts in California and is a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.   Mr. Rummelsburg has a comprehensive understanding of all phases of software development, having worked for many years at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, TRW and Hughes Aircraft designing and developing software communications and information systems.  After earning a BA from UCLA, Mr. Rummelsburg graduated with honors from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA with a MS in Computer Science and earned a J.D. degree with honors from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA.

David Lonstein


Mr. Lonstein previously ran the Customer Service Division at ADDTEL Communications and has 20 years of experience in all aspects of the telecommunications industry, including customer service, repair, and product management. Since joining AireSpring, he has been deeply involved in the company’s growth as the Director of Customer Service and later the Vice President of Carrier Relations. In his current role as Executive Vice President of Product Management, Mr. Lonstein oversees product development and management, special pricing, and the QuoteSpring proposal generation platform.

Tony C. Lonstein


With over 30 years experience in international trading, Mr. Lonstein was the former co-founder and Chairman of ADDTEL Communications. Mr. Lonstein was responsible for the overall strategic direction for ADDTEL. Mr. Lonstein was involved in extensive negotiations with major carriers, including AT&T and MCI, as well as with major customers, which included such company as Earthlink Network. Mr. Lonstein’s prior experience includes the complex structure of several multinational trading agreements, as well as international import/export and commodities trading.

Russ Shipley

Russ Shipley is a seasoned leader in the industry with 35+ years of experience. Prior to joining AireSpring, Russ held a variety of executive positions at TPx (formerly TelePacific), most recently serving as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Prior to assuming the COO role, Russ  served as the Executive Senior Vice President of Wholesale, Engineering and Operations and Network Services at TPx,  providing senior leadership at TPx for over 15 years. Before to joining TPx, Russ served as President of Wholesale, Chief Network Services and as New Technology Officer at Mpower Communications Corporation. Russ has also held several leadership positions with Global Crossing, Frontier Corporation and Rochester Telephone Corporation with a dedicated focus in service, operations, engineering, technology, construction, sales, and business development groups. Russ holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and an MBA with a concentration in Operations Management from the University of Rochester.

Arno Vigen


Mr. Vigen has 30 years of experience in financial and executive management positions, including as the Chief Operating Officer of Justice Technology, which was named the Inc. 500 Winner for #1 Fastest Growing Private Company in the USA 1999. He also served as the Vice President of Finance for GSM and national carriers overseas. Mr. Vigen oversaw acquisitions by IDB Communications of FTC Communications – France Telecom (USA) and World Communications (formerly part of ITT – International Telephone and Telegraph), as well as the sale of IDB itself to LDDS.

Daniel Lonstein


Daniel Lonstein is responsible for the day-to-day operations of AireSpring, including the sales and marketing of its award-winning cloud communications solutions. He possesses extensive experience in the sales process both inside and outside of the communications industry. Since AireSpring was founded in 2001, Mr. Lonstein has consistently anticipated and led the transition from legacy services to VoIP and cloud solutions. Mr. Lonstein draws upon his over twenty-five years of experience in the telecommunications and high tech industries to create cutting edge products, direct sales and channel programs, and the operational teams necessary to support the delivery of mission critical products and services to small businesses and Fortune 100 brands alike in the highly competitive Unified Communications and Contact Center industries.
In his position at the forefront of change in the industry, Mr. Lonstein has participated in multiple panels and published numerous articles on the latest products and technology trends in the US and abroad. He has lived and worked in Japan, Israel, and South Africa. Prior to AireSpring, Mr. Lonstein was co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of ADDTEL Communications and has previously held positions at On Target Market Research and Tel-Aviv based USTM Partners, as well as consulting for various international telecommunications conglomerates on how to export high tech and telecom products to the US.

Avi Lonstein

Avi Lonstein has been a telecom entrepreneur for over 25 years. In 1989, Mr. Lonstein co-founded ADDTEL Communications. As President of ADDTEL, he was directly responsible for growing the company from a start-up operation to one of the country’s most successful nationwide long distance resellers. Under Mr. Lonstein’s direction, ADDTEL was recognized as one of the telecom industry’s most innovative and well-managed companies, and experienced substantial growth during his tenure. Mr. Lonstein’s next entrepreneurial venture was AireSpring which he co-founded in 2001. Mr. Lonstein and his team foresaw the massive changes in telecom technology, and rapidly built AireSpring’s own next-generation IP network to become a full-fledged VoIP carrier, offering a range of SIP Trunking and telephony services. Mr. Lonstein later spearheaded development of the company’s own nationwide MPLS network and created an innovative Mesh MPLS product that has won several awards. As chief executive officer for AireSpring, Mr. Lonstein is responsible for the company’s operations, strategy, and transformation into a nationwide provider of managed services for IP communications, intelligent networking and cloud computing applications and services. He continues to lead AireSpring as the company expands its portfolio of award-winning services and applications to keep it on the cutting edge.

Ken Bisnoff


Ken Bisnoff has over 30 years of experience leading high-performing organizations through periods of rapid organizational growth and expansion. As a founding member of the TPx Communications executive team, he played a pivotal role in that company's explosive growth and transformation from a small startup regional CLEC to a billion-dollar national managed services provider.

Ken has a deep understanding of industry trends, sales processes, business communications, and strategic and tactical execution. During his time at TPx, Ken held various roles that included leading direct and indirect sales, human resources, and marketing communications as well as guiding sales teams through market, tech, and M&A transformations. Ken’s track record of achievement as a channel leader includes recognition by CRN magazine as a Top 50 Most Influential “Channel Chief” in 2023, and from 2017 to 2019. He also earned the Circle of Excellence Award in 2017 from Channel Partners Magazine. Ken has served on the advisory boards of both the Technology Channel Association and Channel Partners.

Before joining AireSpring, Ken served as Senior Vice President and Channel Chief Americas at GTT.  Bisnoff was also a co-founder of leading telecom industry consultancy Eagleteq Advisors (now X4 Advisors). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

David Hess


David Hess serves Senior Vice President of Mobility. David spearheads AireSpring’s expanding mobility strategy targeting Wireless WAN, IoT, Data, Voice, and Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) solutions.

David is a seasoned telecommunications leader with an influential level of experience within the Virtual Mobile Operator (VNO) sector. He has held prominent positions in the industry, most recently as the Senior Vice President of North America Sales for Pareteum, where he created and grew a sizeable business unit within that organization, targeting the IoT and VNO segments.

David’s accomplishments in the telecommunication industry are highlighted with many success stories related to driving growth and building value for Communication Service Providers (CSPs) both in the US and globally. Starting his career in sales, Hess then moved rapidly up into notable executive level roles, with companies such as KDDI & Telia as well as other emerging telecommunication service providers.

David brings over 22 years of success leading operations and sales in the telecommunication, cloud infrastructure, and managed service provider markets. His accomplishments in the telecommunication industry are highlighted by many success stories related to driving growth and building value for Communication Service Providers (CSPs) both in the US and globally.

Yang Yu


Yang Yu is a highly regarded technology executive who spent over 15 years in various roles with IBM, rising from Systems Engineer with IBM Global Services to Delivery Project Executive, and ultimately Group CIO. In his role as Delivery Project Executive for IBM’s Business Transformation Program, Yang was responsible for implementation of the Blue Harmony software application throughout IBM worldwide. Following the success of this project, Mr. Yang was promoted to IBM Greater China Group CIO for China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Following his tenure at IBM, Yang accepted a position as CIO with Prolacta Bioscience, a pioneer in providing human milk-based nutritional products for premature infants in the neonatal ICU.

Mr. Yu’s role at AireSpring incorporates his background in solution architecture and strategy, resource management and more. His deep experience in global markets and technology is instrumental in creating the innovative, adaptive environment that will best serve our partners and customers into the future. Yang holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Management from the University of California, Riverside, as well as an MBA with emphasis in Management Information Systems (MIS) and Finance from the prestigious Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Additionally, Mr. Yu has added certifications including the Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute, and certification in IT Architecture from The Open Group, a global technology standards consortium.