Upper Grand District School Board
“Fortinet understands the unique challenges we’re facing in education to deliver meaningful learning opportunities to students while maintaining the necessary levels of security.”
– John McCormick,Associate Chief Information Officer Upper Grand District School Board
The Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) is based in Ontario Canada, and was chosen as a pilot in the province’s initiative to uplift its networking competence. It serves to about 34,000 students in 65 elementary schools, 11 high schools, and covers 1,600 square miles.
UGDSB needed a network infrastructure capable of supporting the teaching and learning requirements of the 21st century. The program’s priority is to attain a cost-effective, secure, and scalable infrastructure. Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN solution provides the program with increased scalability, flexibility, simplicity, and cost savings in comparison to the legacy MPLS-related architectures.