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Wageningen University & Research

Leading Dutch University for Environmental Research Harnesses the Cloud With FortiGate Virtual Appliances and Migration Automation

“We needed a solution that would allow us to extend our existing security framework into the cloud, while maintaining full control and visibility across the entire infrastructure. Using the Fortinet Fabric Connector for Azure Cloud Services, together with virtual instances of the FortiGate NGFW gave us single-pane-of-glass control and visibility over everything.”

– Marc Verstraaten, Cloud Architect, Wageningen University & Research


Located in the Netherlands, Wageningen University & Research is known worldwide for its contributions to the fields of environmental science, agriculture, forestry, and ecology. With increasing research collaboration, the university’s IT team decided to migrate workloads to Azure. And they secured those workloads using virtual instances of FortiGate next-generation firewalls (NGFWs).

Learn how the IT team leveraged automated cloud scripts and the Fortinet Fabric Management Center to acquire confidence in cloud security in this case study.

Business Impact



Improved flexibility, scalability, and management of IT resources

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Enhanced security

Visibility Protection

Greater control and visibility of global research applications and data

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