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SD-WAN Improves Global Corporation’s WAN Performance, Management, and Visibility

“Deploying SD-WAN throughout our corporate WAN also enables Fortinet to centralize visibility and management of our networking and security architecture across all of our sites. It is really exciting to see the Fortinet technologies in action."

– Rick Huang, Sr. Director Information Technology, Fortinet


Since its initial public offering (IPO) in 2009, Fortinet’s share price has increased 1,244%, and its physical presence has expanded as well. Keeping its growing employee community productive, secure, and satisfied required a rethink of Fortinet’s global wide area network (WAN). As WANs are increasingly pivoting to software-defined architecture, and as Fortinet intends to serve as a center of excellence for secure SD-WAN, it has implemented a new virtual private network (VPN) architecture, utilizing the SD-WAN functionality in its FortiGate next-generation firewalls (NGFWs).

Learn how the company leveraged Fortinet SD-WAN to reduce WAN operational costs, avoid high MPLS fees and improve policy management in this case study.

Business Impact


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80% reduction in time required to configure each new WAN deployment

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75% reduction in ongoing WAN edge maintenance time

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Estimated 95% operational savings compared to use of MPLS bandwidth

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Potentially thousands of staff hours saved due to automated load balancing

Visibility Protection

Centralized visibility and policy management for distributed branch-office networks for the first time

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