Securing the separate physical locations of your Distributed Enterprise is challenging due to the wide range of business functions that you need to protect. Remote employees, distributed locations, and corporate data centers have distinct security and access requirements that transcend any single security product. Defending your distributed enterprise requires an ecosystem of security products that integrate and operate together to secure and connect your distributed enterprise.
Distributed Locations such as those found in retail, quick-service restaurants and healthcare, require security and connectivity for a wide variety of IT functions, including Wireless LAN, Switching and WAN access. This diverse range of requirements need more advanced security controls including Antimalware, Application Control, IPS, and Secure WLAN. Fortinet's Connect and Secure protects against the latest security threats with a range of high performance, multi-function network security appliance and connectivity devices; including FortiGate Physical and Virtual Appliances, FortiSwitch Secure Access switches, FortiAP Wireless Access Points and FortiExtender 3G/4G Wireless WAN Extenders. Fortinet provides all the components you need to ensure your distributed location will operate securely, while still offering a rich user experience.
Distributed locations are typically aggregated back to regional or headquarters location via a range of WAN and VPN connections. Core security functions such as Firewall, Application Control and VPN termination take place at this level. Fortinet’s Network Security Platform appliances have the power and intelligence required to protect this demanding environment.
As your enterprise extends access to employees and guests using tablets and other mobile devices, ensuring secure access is critical. Fortinet can ensure Secure Wireless, remote, and guest Access Control through rogue AP detection, Authentication, Secure Guest WiFi, Web Filtering, Rate Limiting and Load Balancing. Furthermore, providing secure network connectivity to kiosk systems, digital signage and other connected devices is simple with the broad range of Fortinet FortiGate appliances.
Given the widely distributed nature, the ability to quickly configure, modify and manage security and connectivity appliances from a single console is essential. Fortinet provides FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer Management and analysis physical and virtual appliances to help you manage your distributed environments and easily scale to thousands of distributed locations.
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Since deploying the FortiWifi appliances, we have enabled our employees to work more efficiently and have also given customers the benefit of working on their laptops in a secure and wireless environment. Fortinet has allowed us to dramatically improve customer service with the wireless network. Not only are customers able to be productive while getting a vehicle oil change, but the time to process the information for such service has gone from three to five minutes to three to five seconds.