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Customer Case Studies

Fortinet supports companies across virtually every industry globally with high performance network security products. Ranging from SMB to Enterprise no customer is too big or small to benefit from Fortinet as their single vendor for network security solutions. See below some of the testimonials and endorsements from some of Fortinet’s customers highlighting their experience with and usage leveraging Fortinet.

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Cypress-Fairbanks ISD

Frankie Jackson, CTO of Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, details the requirements, challenges and solutions necessary to ensure the cybersecurity of the third-largest school district in Texas, responsible for the security of over 110,000 students.

Education NGFW Americas
8th Largest School District Replaces Web Filter, Reaps Continued Rewards

Hillsborough County Public Schools is the 8th largest school district in the United States with roughly 200,000 students attending more than 200 school locations for their elementary, middle and high school education. Hillsborough, like many other public school districts, has relatively limited IT resources and tight budget constraints when compared with much of corporate America. As a result, when its Phantom iBoss web filtering solution came up for renewal the County solicited competitive bids despite being very satisfied with the solution and the way it helped meet the requirements of the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA).

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Education NGFW Americas
Central Catholic High School Ends Network Downtime With Fortinet

When the Director of Technology at Central Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania arrived at the storied school, he had no idea what he was inheriting. Teachers frustrated by a network they couldn't access and students unable to utilize their devices to access assignments. The result was a chaotic network, ravaged by malware and suffering from nearly 50% downtime. Fortinet and its partner, Network Access, stepped in to provide a Next Generation Firewall that created greater visibility across the network and increased performance. The results have not only nearly eliminated network downtime, but increased networking speeds and best of all: a very happy faculty, staff and student body!

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Education NGFW Americas
Merced Union High School District’s Consolidated Approach To Network Security

Merced Union High School District, a school district of 10,300 students spanning ten campuses, embarked on a three-year journey to prepare the community for one of the state of California’s largest and most successful digital learning deployments of 10,000+ Chromebooks. However, prior to placing a device in the hands of each student in grades 9-12, the district’s administration coupled with teachers, parents, students, and community members carefully evaluated the multitude of devices on the market resulting in “One to Web” initiative.

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Education NGFW Americas
Chi-X Australia

Chi-X Australia, a subsidiary of the highly successful Chi-X Global, launched in Sydney in 2011 as the first competitor to the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) in equities trading. In order to differentiate from the incumbent market operator, Chi-X Australia, like its parent globally, drives a technology strategy that uniquely supports its business objective of providing an extremely high level of security with low latency and high performance.

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Financial Services Data Center Firewall, NGFW Asia Pacific
Advent One

Advent One, an emerging leader in the provision of managed services to Australian enterprises, needed industrial-strength protection to provide a secure, fast and manageable gateway between customers and their Tier III data centre.

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Service Provider NGFW, Data Center Firewall Asia Pacific
AA Insurance

Wi-Fi is an enabler. Staff want to use their personal devices during breaks, managers need the ability to roam and stay connected to the corporate LAN, guests and on-site contractors want to be able to access internet and application services from waiting rooms and lobbies. At AA Insurance, all of these reasons added up to make it an easy decision to install Fortinet Wi-Fi equipment and Vodafone Broadband at their Customer Service Centres and offices around New Zealand.

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Financial Services Wireless, NGFW Asia Pacific
University of Cambridge’s Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Based in the UK city of Cambridge and with offices in Cape Town (South Africa) and Brussels (Belgium), the University of Cambridge’s Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) retains around 50 full time staff and collaborates closely with many other key industry and academic contributors in the delivery of sustainability leadership courses and events. Concerned about new and emerging threats, time-consuming configuration and management challenges, poor throughput performance and a lack of visibility into applications on the network, CISL sought to replace its 3Com Superstack 3 firewall with a far more robust, high performance security solution for the network perimeter.

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Education NGFW Europe & Middle East and Africa
ANXeBusiness Corp MSSP

ANX a leading Managed Security Services Provider reduces infrastructure costs and operational complexity by standardizing on Fortinet UTM and secure wireless solutions.

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Service Provider Wireless, Connected UTM Americas
Oaknoll Retirement Community

Oaknoll replaces antiquated wireless LAN with spotty coverage, with HIPAA compliant 802.11ac network from Fortinet, providing complete coverage for all residences and health center.

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Healthcare Wireless Americas
Kennards Hire

Kennards Hire is a leader in the equipment hire and rental industry. Founded in 1948, the family-owned company has 150 sites throughout Australia and New Zealand. Equipment they provide ranges from small hand held tools to large specialist products suited to commercial construction and mining sites.

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Manufacturing Wireless, Connected UTM Asia Pacific
Talk Straight

Founded in 2007 and based in Leeds, Talk Straight delivers a range of telecommunications to businesses and schools across the UK, including hosted VoIP, Internet services (e.g. broadband) for business, schools broadband, business mobile phone solutions, inbound call handling, network and phone cabling. As part of its ongoing service, Talk Straight needed to implement both a security and filtering solution for its schools. Traditionally, Talk Straight has used Fortinet devices delivered at site, however, two years ago the company started the process of migrating towards a cloud-based solution, built on Fortinet.

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Service Provider Connected UTM Europe & Middle East and Africa
Bobbejaanland Family Park

Founded in 1960, Bobbejaanland Family Park has grown to become one of the most popular amusement parks in Belgium. The 56 acre theme park features over 40 rides and has between 750,000 and 800,000 visitors per year.

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Retail/Hospitality Wireless Europe & Middle East and Africa
Coleg Gwent

Coleg Gwent (Gwent College) is a Further and Higher Education college spread over a wide area of southeast Wales, offering a range of academic and vocational courses on campus, remotely and via community education initiatives. Around 23,500 staff and students are registered as users on the inter-campus IT network spread across eight sites, and rely on fast, secure and uninterrupted Internet access for research and a host of teaching and learning resources. Evan Smith has been ICT Infrastructure Manager and Assistant Head of IT at Coleg Gwent for several years and knows only too well how upset users can become when the Internet experience doesn’t meet expectations. In 2010, with the issues at their peak, Smith and his team could see that capacity was running very low on the college’s main 100Mbps Internet feed, and that the bottleneck caused by its firewall and web filtering security controls needing unblocking.

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Education NGFW Europe & Middle East and Africa
UWC - University of the Western Cape

​The University of the Western Cape is a national university, alert to its African and international context as it strives to be a place of quality, a place to grow. It is committed to excellence in teaching, learning and research, to nurturing the cultural diversity of South Africa, and to responding in critical and creative ways to the needs of a society in transition.

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Education NGFW Europe & Middle East and Africa

NASDAQ OMX (NASDAQ: NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services across six continents. As the creator of the world’s first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world’s securities transactions. NASDAQ OMX is home to more than 3,300 listed companies with a market value of over $8 trillion.

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Financial Services Data Center Firewall Americas
UK Public Sector

In times of austerity it is the public sector that feels the impact of initial expectations to save money and become more efficient. Private sector organisations need to be driven by necessity before they act and pursue efficiencies, whereas the decision is made for the public sector at a governmental level and usually at an early stage. As such, public sector organisations like councils often find themselves thrust into the role of pathfinders in order to make efficiencies and cost savings.

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Federal/Government Data Center Firewall Europe & Middle East and Africa
Cedenco Foods

Cedenco Foods, an Australian producer of food ingredients has been upgrading their operations as part of their overall growth strategy. With more produce passing through the facility, more overseas and domestic sales and an anticipated 100 new seasonal positions, Cedenco has been developing ways to work smarter.

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Retail/Hospitality Wireless Asia Pacific
Magromer Industries

Magromer Cueros y Pieles S.A. is a leading global textile company that specializes in lambskin, leather and fur. The company owns warehouses, administra- tive offices and a manufacturing plant in Buenos Aires, Argentina and currently employs more than 400 people, including administrative staff, technicians, workers and engineers. Magromer needed information security services and products that could simplify its network security, while protecting data and managing the email backup.

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Manufacturing Connected UTM Americas
Credit Bank Zagreb

Credit Bank Zagreb is a 100% Croatian capital owned bank and is currently the 10th largest bank in Croatia. Credit Bank Zagreb has 23 branches and since 2009 has been one of the mostly rapidly growing banks in Croatia. Credit Bank Zagreb handles yearly 3.5 million national payment transactions and 80 thousand foreign payment transactions. In 2011, the management team decided to implement additional tools for proactive control of transactions and sessions. The goal was to guarantee full security of Internet banking, with complete end-to-end traceability of all transactions and provide business continuity through disaster recovery sites.

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Financial Services NGFW Europe & Middle East and Africa
Vancouver Public Schools

Vancouver Public Schools (VPS) is Washington State’s seventh largest school district, serving over 22,000 students with 3,200 teachers and staff. The growing district needed an IT solutions provider with extensive managed security experience to help update and enhance their IT security policy and procedure.

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Education, Federal/Government NGFW Americas
Globetrotter Travel Service

“People who travel worldwide” prefer Globetrotter. These world travelers are the main customers of Globetrotter Travel Service AG, a Switzerland-based tour operator that leverages a team of travel specialists and consultants. Globetrotter Travel Service AG has a workforce of around 250 people who live and breathe the company’s motto “Travel instead of vacation” (Reisen statt Ferien). The travel market for individuals, businesses, groups and sports is highly competitive and success over the long run can only be achieved through efficient processes, adequate working tools and the highest availability for customers. These are the key drivers that compelled Globetrotter to deploy and operate a high-performance IT network infrastructure across Switzerland connecting all local offices in the country.

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Retail/Hospitality Wireless, Data Center Firewall Europe & Middle East and Africa
Ombudsman Educational Services

Ombudsman Educational Services provides alternative education programs for middle and high school students who have dropped out or who are at risk of dropping out of school. Ombudsman Educational Services partners with more than 110 school districts across 19 states to provide services. Ombudsman is a blended learn- ing program that incorporates teacher-led and computer-assisted instruction along with the use of video to help students succeed in a way that’s different from a traditional classroom environment. Ombudsman's limited staff was recently tasked with not only maintaining the network on a day-to-day basis, but upgrading its wireless capabilities to better handle real-time video and preparing the network for future growth and possible location changes and closures. To accomplish all of this in a timely and non- disruptive manner, the team needed a network security and wireless LAN solution that was that was highly scalable, stable, and flexible.

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Education Data Center Firewall, NGFW Americas
Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative

Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative, or the RWHC, is owned and operated by thirty nine medical-surgical hospitals. Focus for RWHC is on developing a cooperative system between those hospitals within the system. Established in 1979 as the Rural Wisconsin Hospital Cooperative, it receives national praise as one of the earliest models for networking rural hospitals to be successful. With the creation of the Healthcare Connect Fund, RWHC ITN used this new opportunity to upgrade its existing network infrastructure with Fortinet.

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Healthcare Data Center Firewall, NGFW Americas
Security7 & OCB

Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston (OCB) is a healthcare organization dedicated to laser vision correction, optometry, and high-end optical surgery.OCB maintains a staff of over 25 ophthalmologists and 300 staff members caring for over 150,000 patients annually with varying eye disorders and diseases. Faced with an aging networking solution, OCB was looking for a cutting edge, secure and scalable network security technology. The network needed to ensure that the organization remained HIPAA and HITECH compliant while minimizing the potential expense of downtime related to an outage or threat of service attack. OCB decided to partner with Security7 Networks – a managed security service provider – to provide a first-class security solution for its organization.

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Healthcare NGFW, Wireless Americas

QubicaAMF Worldwide is a leading manufacturer and marketer of bowling and amusements products. With over 100 years of combined experience in the bowling and amusements industries, it offers a complete line of innovative, quality solutions for bowling and Family Entertainment Centers.

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Retail/Hospitality NGFW Americas
Photolink Creative Group

Photolink Creative Group, based in Manchester, is a retail communications specialist providing brand direction, creative content, fashion photography, and shoot production resources to the UK’s biggest and best-known retail brands. With the high volumes of media-rich data being handled by Photolink on a daily basis, the network had to incorporate a reliable, high-performance connection to the datacentre in order to maximise user interaction and productivity. The data throughput required by Photolink was placing enormous pressure on the existing security infrastructure, so Flexsys conducted a thorough network audit to review the situation and implement a new solution to meet Photolink’s current and future traffic requirements.

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Retail/Hospitality Data Center Firewall Americas
EFS Networks

EFS Networks Inc is a full service business process and technol- ogy consulting firm that specializes in high-end hospitality, hotel, and restaurant deployments. EFS Networks uses its special knowledge to provide on-site managed security and network solutions that range depending on the individual customer’s needs. Evan shared with us a recent deployment they completed in the luxury hospitality space. In addition to being an extremely high end hotel, The Reeds at Shelter Haven has extremely adaptable spaces for events right on the southern New Jersey shoreline. It is a scenic location that holds many high end events ranging from weddings to corporate retreats. Due to the adaptability of the space, it had specific needs for a highly adjustable network with multiple layers both wired and wireless.

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Service Provider Wireless, NGFW Americas
Minsheng Bank

Minsheng Banking Corporation Ltd is the first bank in China to be owned mostly by non-government enterprises. Minsheng Bank is well known for focusing on making loans to small-medium enterprises and it has 200 banking outlets throughout out China and relationships with more than 700 banks overseas.

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Financial Services NGFW, Data Center Firewall Asia Pacific
Salt Lake County

The Salt Lake County office in Utah supports up to five thousand users with a wide variety of user needs across the entire county. With both unique and demanding network needs, Salt Lake County began looking for newer higher performance appliances to protect their network.

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Federal/Government NGFW Americas
Indiana University

Indiana University is a multi-campus public university system in the state of Indiana.It has a combined student body of more than 110,000 students, spread across eight campuses.The university also has more than 17,000 faculty and staff and more than 200 research centers and institutes.

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Education Data Center Firewall, NGFW Americas
Dell SecureWorks

Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. Recognized as an industry leader by top analysts, Dell SecureWorks provides world-class information security services to help organizations of all sizes.

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Service Provider NGFW Americas
NH Bank (Nonghyup Bank)

NH Bank is the nationwide banking subsidiary of the National Agricultural Cooperative Federation in South Korea. Its 15 million associate members makes it one of the world’s largest cooperatives. NH Bank required a high performance security solution to boost its security capabilities.

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Financial Services NGFW Asia Pacific

Eurosport is the number one European TV sport network, which broadcasts in 20 languages and reaches over 130 million homes across 54 countries. For more than 20 years, Eurosport has provided its fans with the best live sports entertainment available through its own multimedia platform.

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Retail/Hospitality Wireless, NGFW Europe & Middle East and Africa
Riverside Healthcare

Riverside HealthCare is a nationally recognized, award-winning health system with leading programs in heart care, cancer care, neurosurgery and orthopedics. Riverside serves the Chicago's southern suburbs including Kankakee, Grundy, Will and Iroquois counties.

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Healthcare NGFW Americas
Blackpool Council

A major town of nearly 150,000 people,Black pool is a well-­known holiday resort and the third largest settlement in North West England,after Manchester and Liverpool. Blackpool Council provides network services for all of the state schools and public libraries in the area, as well as for a multitude of its own office sites.

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Federal/Government Wireless Europe & Middle East and Africa


The performance of Fortinet's firewall is second to none. All the required security functions are truly integrated, and the ease of configuration of the FortiGate appliances allowed us to carry out the initial deployment within two weeks in spite of a relatively large and widespread installed base.

Marcus Schmid
Director of IT Projects and Services
Amadeus Hospitality