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Distributed enterprises are increasingly shifting data, applications, and workflows to the cloud to meet evolving business requirements and achieve digital innovation goals. However, this can become problematic for branch locations that still rely on traditional MPLS connections to backhaul traffic through the corporate network.
With nearly 100 branch offices, this European automotive company sought a vendor that could secure their entire distributed infrastructure—from their data center to branch locations, to the Azure Cloud. This organization wanted more than just individual security tools that could protect each piece of their environment. They asked for an end-to-end solution that could provide robust security and connectivity across the entire network, and that could all be managed from a single console.
Various vendors presented their solutions to this organization, but they either lacked the security platform approach desired or the robust Secure SD-WAN functionality required. With key advanced networking features like centralized management and local inspection and control of network traffic at the branch, Fortinet’s broad, integrated, and automated Security Fabric was the only solution to check each box on this company’s list—meeting and even surpassing their expectations.
The result of almost 20 years of innovation, the Fortinet Security Fabric is engineered to enable Security-Driven Networking, Zero-trust Network Access, Dynamic Cloud Security, and AI-driven Security Operations across the enterprise to help organizations achieve their digital innovation goals and protect the evolving attack surface. And with a robust Security Fabric ecosystem of hundreds of seamless third-party integrations, it can be readily extended throughout an organization’s security architecture while enlisting existing investments into an integrated security framework strategy. This comprehensive approach to cybersecurity helps minimize security gaps, while a single management console provides full visibility and control over the entire network.
Fortinet Secure SD-WAN, a critical piece of the Security Fabric for this customer, combines security and SD-WAN functionality in a single device to provide enhanced cloud-based application performance, advanced routing capabilities, and enterprise-class security all working together as a single, integrated solution to improve user experience while protecting critical data and resources.
With a platform approach to cybersecurity that was able to address all of the varied needs across its infrastructure, Fortinet quickly became the front runner for this organization. Fortinet cybersecurity solutions were able to address the following use cases for this customer:
The combination of all these capabilities set Fortinet apart from the competition, making us the obvious choice for an organization looking to protect its infrastructure from its data center out to remote branch locations and across their cloud environment.
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