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UPG Enterprises

How One Manufacturer Improved Communications, Visibility, and Stability—With One Network

“With a platform that is as easy to use as Fortinet has been for us, our team can be more proactive, and focus on the needs of our users, instead of having to troubleshoot networking issues or security issues all the time.”

– Joe Madda, Chief Information Officer, UPG Enterprises


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.

Learn how Fortinet helped UPG solve a key challenge in its M&A strategy to rapidly scale and grow its business in this case study and video.

Business Impact


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Standardized network and platform improve communications, security, and stability

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Better network visibility on a single pane of glass enhances management

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Can proactively solve problems instead of constantly troubleshooting

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Significant savings in money and time

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