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Avid Communications

Midwestern MSSP Grows its Security Business With Help From the Fortinet Security Fabric

“With Fortinet, we need only identify the customer requirements and then build them into the FortiGate NGFWs. Over the years, we have found that no matter the ask, the FortiGate NGFWs have always had the flexibility needed right there in the feature set—and we have carried out some complex integrations in our time."

– Tim Campbell, CISO, Chief Technologist, Avid Communications


Avid Communications, a managed security service provider (MSSP) from the U.S. Midwest, found success by discovering that its small business customers needed help managing their firewalls and greater cybersecurity needs. At the same time, it knew it could not impede on the speed and performance of its customers’ networks in order to offer a best-in-class security service.

The company turned to using FortiGate Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFWs) as the core solution for protecting customers’ network edges. A FortiSIEM security information and event management solution helps Avid Communications analyze customers’ event data in real time to discover potential breaches and attacks. Recently, the company also integrated endpoint detection and response with FortiEDR to protect customer endpoints. The company uses FortiManager to configure and manage its entire fleet of devices. The high levels of security, integration, predictability, and flexibility from the Fortinet Security Fabric offers the MSSP the high-performance security solution it needs for its lean operation. Robust technical support and training from Fortinet help reinforce the value of the partnership.

Learn about how Avid Communications extends enterprise-level security to small businesses with the Fortinet Security Fabric in this case study.

Business Impact


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Meets demand for high-performing secure networks enabling the company to win business

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Ability to keep headcount and prices low in keeping with business model

Easy Set Up

Centralized management for rapid deployment to new customers

Broad Integration

Seamless integration with Fortinet and third-party systems to meet varying customer needs

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650 endpoints protected with FortiEDR across around 40 organizations

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