Vodafone's virtualised security capabilities have been boosted following the formation of a global relationship with Fortinet that enables the operator to launch security services as a network feature without the need for additional hardware, software or licensing.
Vodafone Secure Network Gateway includes network-based firewalling along with intrusion protection and detection.
The second service, Secure Remote User Access, enables remote workers to connect to the corporate network securely.
Both services are delivered from within the Vodafone Global IP-VPN network and are purchased as part of the connectivity tariff.
Vodafone Enterprise Security Services Chief Executive Simon Church said: "Businesses are becoming more and more cloud-based, and the virtualisation of security capabilities such as these is going to be the foundation of a new generation of managed security services."