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Grupo Coutinho

Brazilian Top Supermarket Chain Fortifies Its Operations With Fortinet Secure SD-WAN

“Fortinet Secure SD-WAN brought us peace of mind and confidence that everything works automatically and seamlessly, delivering the best performance.”

– Vítor Ventura, IT Manager, Grupo Coutinho


Brazilian supermarket group Grupo Coutinho operates over 40 locations. It struggled with connectivity from the branches being routed through headquarters, manual on-site intervention with branch hardware, and subpar security. For these reasons, the company turned to Fortinet.

It adopted Fortinet Secure SD-WAN (software-defined wide-area networking), based on FortiGate Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFWs) deployed at each location. The solution provides a security-driven networking approach that uses one operating system and one centralized management console effectively transforming and securing all WAN edges. Grupo Coutinho’s IT team can now monitor the network remotely and fix issues without having to go on-site. The solution allows the company to avoid dedicated WAN links and simplify network management, resulting in over 30% cost savings in IT infrastructure and operations.

Learn how Grupo Coutinho use Fortinet Secure SD-WAN and other integrated Fortinet solutions to enhance its business processes in this case study.

Business Impact


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Secure distributed operations while offering branches connectivity

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Centralized management of network infrastructure

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Over 30% cost savings in IT infrastructure and operations

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Deeper data analysis for better services quality

Visibility Protection

Improved business process visibility for better decision making

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