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Productivity Skyrockets at Industrial Software Provider Thanks to High-Performance Next-Generation Firewalls

"We were so impressed with Fortinet’s performance that we began replacing our legacy firewalls from another vendor with FortiGate firewalls. Our testing revealed that the performance of the FortiGates is exactly as advertised,” Clark says. “This was a distinct advantage for Fortinet, because if security is hampering your ability to do business, nothing else matters."

– Mike Clark, Director of Security, PTC


PTC’s software enables customers to design and build highly sophisticated equipment and helps integrate legacy machinery into modern networks. Any kind of security lapse could bring one of its manufacturing customers to its knees. Therefore, maintaining the trust of its customers is paramount. On top of this, the company battled with a network that lacked performance and could not support business growth as more and more workloads were moving to the cloud. PTC needed a network that met both security and performance requirements.

PTC selected FortiGate Secure SD-WAN to help minimize latency throughout the security infrastructure. Fortinet’s high performance also led PTC to replace its legacy firewalls with FortiGate Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFWs). Testing proved that the NGFWs offered better security protection. With the integrated solutions in place, PTC benefits from increased security confidence and a smooth user experience. To scale security, the company benefits from the centralized, single-pane-of-glass management afforded by the Fabric Management Center. This all leads to better productivity for the company.

Read about how PTC is poised for business growth, via a simplified, scalable, and secure network infrastructure in this case study.

Business Impact


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Increased confidence that corporate infrastructure is secure

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Higher end-user productivity due to improvements in network performance

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Reclamation of two full-time security positions to focus on protecting the enterprise, instead of troubleshooting latency problems


Better support for business growth, via simplified and scalable network infrastructure

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