Salvador City Hall

Salvador City Hall Offers Free, Secure Wi-Fi to Thousands of People

“We were looking for a solid solution, and Fortinet helped us greatly. What used to be a vision is now a reality. Every year we provide more access points to offer free Wi-Fi to journalists, city hall workers, tourists, and street vendors, and the traffic doubles every year.”

– Cláudio Maltez, Technical Director, COGEL

 

Every summer, thousands of tourists flock to Salvador to enjoy its gorgeous natural attractions and its world-renowned festivities, namely its six-day Carnival. To continue to support the massive influx of visitors, the city recently decided to strengthen its IT infrastructure. As part of a major digital innovation (DI) initiative called “Conecta Salvador,” Salvador teamed with Fortinet to offer free and secure Wi-Fi connectivity throughout the city’s main neighborhoods. Now, tens of thousands of people can enjoy free and safe Wi-Fi via 100 FortiAP access points placed in 20 areas. The Fortinet solution is also a boon to the local economy, helping taxi drivers, street vendors, and local shops increase their sales and improve their customer service.

Learn more about how Salvador City is expanding its secure Wi-Fi footprint and managing it efficiently in this case study.

Business Impact

 

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Strengthened Salvador’s image and reputation by supporting tourism, its main source of income

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Promoted social and economic inclusion by offering free Wi-Fi to workers at the city’s festivities and tourist attractions

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Achieved scalability and flexibility with an inherently secure Wi-Fi solution

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Secured Wi-Fi connections in most of Salvador’s main neighborhoods

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