For companies like UPG Enterprises, a steel manufacturing business, a frequent challenge is how to successfully integrate companies from mergers and acquisitions (M&As). Antiquated networking and security solutions from M&A activity especially caused connection and visibility issues at UPG. This challenge provided an opportunity for UPG to standardize and integrate its networking and security under the FortiGate Secure SD-WAN solution, a capability provided through its FortiGate Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFWs).
With its new consolidated Fortinet solution in place, UPG is saving hundreds of thousands of dollars in networking costs and time savings as it enjoys visibility across its whole network. Now, the CIO’s team can be more proactive and focus on the needs of its users, instead of frequently having to troubleshoot networking or security issues.
Standardized network and platform improve communications, security, and stability
Better network visibility on a single pane of glass enhances management
Can proactively solve problems instead of constantly troubleshooting
Significant savings in money and time