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City of Mission

Mission Accomplished: Fortinet Dramatically Improves Security for British Columbia City

“A lot of municipalities are struggling with evolved networks that they have never been able to redo from the ground up. When you can go from the complexity that we formerly had to a full redesign with one provider, why wouldn’t you?”

– Chris Knowles, Manager, Information and Telecommunications Systems, City of Mission, B.C.


The City of Mission in British Columbia, Canada, is a rapidly-growing community located just outside of Vancouver. But the small city does not have a large enough staff for anyone to dedicate most of their time to security operations. At the same time, a mix of point products made security management and effectiveness complex. For this reason and more it turned to Fortinet.

With Fortinet, the city met all its requirements such as central management, next-generation firewall capabilities, wired and wireless networking, web application firewall, endpoint protection, and VPN connectivity. FortiGate Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFWs) also provide secure software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) for reliable connectivity between city locations. And benefitting its lean operations, the unified Fortinet Security Fabric solution simplifies day-to-day security management and scaling.

Read about how the City of Mission improves security posture while reducing security infrastructure total cost of ownership (TCO) by 15% in this case study.

Business Impact


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Dramatically improved security posture minimizes chances that an attack will be successful

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15% reduction—so far—in total cost of ownership (TCO) of security infrastructure

Easy Set Up

Minimal staff time required to manage security and networking across 17 city locations

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