MTN Group drives future-fit workforce solution to match rapid digital change

MTN Group drives future-fit workforce solution to match rapid digital change


MTN Group has unveiled its a new Employee Value Proposition (EVP) entitled “Live Inspired” to drive agility, flexibility and future fit skills for its workforce.

Learning the lessons of the challenges brought about by COVID-19, MTN has adopted a refreshed, organisation-wide approach, which involves a move away from older, conventional ways of working and into the ‘new normal’ with confidence and optimism.

“For us, it’s really about the power of choice, we recognise that what our staff values is motivated by choices and flexibility. It is for this reason that our EVP is designed to cater to the various personas and preferences that inspires and helps people realize their true potential,” says Paul Norman, MTN Group Chief Human Resources Officer.

MTN has entrenched smart-working through principles such as anytime work, anywhere workplace and balanced work-life. Our programmes capitalize on the organic movement towards a digital-adopter mindset and flexi-workforce.

“As technology moves forward and our business converges, we need to do the same with our capabilities. Having the best talent is as important as having the best network,” Norman adds.

Talent convergence in line with the rapid pace of technological change is the way of the future, driving digital learning consumption growth indicating a natural shift towards upskilling and re-skilling. MTN’s digital aspirations is geared towards accelerating the creation of future capabilities, empowerment and agility at scale.

The EVP will support our reputation for innovation, customer-centricity and being a company that is driven by people who bring personal commitment and a range of skills and experience together for the benefit of our customers,” says Norman.

He says real growth is inspired by a purpose that advances individuals and impacts on organisations and communities. We aim to enable opportunities for individuals to be innovative, acquire skills and meaningfully impact on our customers.


MTN’s focus will be to create an inspiring environment for everyone to ‘activate one’s whole self’. This will be powered by genuine inclusion, respect for diversity, fair rewards, true recognition and personal flexibility to contribute most productively.

The Next-Gen Managed Network Security

Enterprise security professionals are looking for increased security effectiveness, greater compatibility across form factors, consolidation of security areas, a high level of reliable network performance, and simplified security management, ideally within a single pane of glass. Network firewall security must evolve to secure the extended enterprise.

Enterprises need one end-to-end network security solution that protects the entire attack surface from Cloud to IOT and from users to data. The MTN’s Managed Firewall Security   Solution does so by taking a more collaborative approach across the entire network infrastructure to enable security administrators to deploy a broad and dynamic defence strategy for the long term.

How the MTN Managed Enterprise Firewall Solution Works

The MTN Managed Firewall Solution combines with the Fortinet Security Fabric to enable an immediate, responsive and intelligent defence against malware and emerging threats. Combined, they form the backbone of the enterprise network security infrastructure. When the enterprise firewall technology detects an event, it communicates with the Fortinet Security Fabric, which determines what information will be shared across the enterprise.

For example, when malware is detected in one area, the fabric shares threat intelligence with the rest of the enterprise infrastructure. Or, when a policy is created in one section, the fabric contextually applies the policy across the entire domain.

Flexible firewall personalities allow deployments to be tailored to the specific security needs of a particular point in the enterprise with no performance penalties. All firewall devices in the Enterprise Firewall Solution are interconnected via the fabric. This interconnectedness provides the most effective protection while simplifying deployment and reducing the need for multiple touch points and policies across the enterprise.

The MTN Managed Firewall Solution delivers end-to-end network security with one platform, one network security operating system and unified policy management on a single pane of glass—for the industry’s best protection against the most advanced security threats and targeted attacks. Furthermore, MTN has the team of security experts to manage all these around-the-clock for you.

Key components of MTN Managed Firewall

Extensive knowledge of the threat landscape combined with the ability to respond quickly at multiple levels is the foundation for providing effective network security. This is why the FortiGuard Threat Intelligence Service—credited with over 250 zero-day and vulnerability discoveries—is a crucial part of the Enterprise Firewall Solution. The FortiGuard global threat research team works closely with Fortinet product development teams to deliver dynamic security intelligence services. Security updates are instantaneous, automatic and independently validated by third-party research labs, ensuring that the threat intelligence is highly accurate and effective.

This combination of in-house research, information from industry sources and machine learning is why Fortinet scores so high in real-world security effectiveness tests at NSS Labs, Virus Bulletin, AV-Comparatives and others.

Single pane of glass with one network security operating system

Regardless of where you deploy Fortinet Enterprise Firewall devices or on which platform (appliance, virtualized, public cloud or hybrid), visibility and control are provided with one consistent network security operating system. FortiOS consolidates all security and networking services to reduce complexity. FortiOS provides 360º visibility into network traffic. With one click you can see traffic by application, threat, device, country and more.

Intuitive FortiOS provides valuable policy enforcement across the network. Security managers can see network traffic and set consolidated policies that include granular security controls. A single pane of glass gives security managers visibility and control across the extended enterprise for scalable logging, reporting and central management.