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Blackpool Council

“Fortinet and TNP have been our network security partners for many years. As the threats have continued to evolve we have found the Fortinet products have helped us to quickly adapt and meet new challenges. The fact that all Fortinet solutions talk to each other to quickly identify and block an attack saves us significant time and resources, as well as enabling a faster response. This approach is now more important than ever as we increasingly see more sophisticated and automated attacks”

Tony Doyle, Head of ICT Services, Blackpool Council


A town of nearly 150,000 people, Blackpool is a well- known holiday resort in North West England, and the largest after Manchester and Liverpool.  Blackpool Council provides network services for most of the state schools and public libraries in the area, as well as for a multitude of its own office sites. The challenges Blackpool Council faced were threefold; build defenses to combat an increasingly changing threat landscape, drive efficiencies due to school budget cuts, and safeguard citizens under the new Prevent guidelines

Read this case study to learn how Blackpool Council simplified their approach to security, met budget and compliance requirements, and proactively combats security threats across its network, with Fortinet’s suite of solutions - including FortiGate, FortiSandbox and FortiSIEM.    

Business Impact


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Reduced complexity resulting from multiple networking solutions in place

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Increased IT security, management and control

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Drove efficiencies due to school budget cuts

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Helps safeguard citizens under the new Prevent guidelines

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