Illinois Century Network
Many states recognize that high-speed internet is essential to educational equity. In Illinois, the state government and boards of education have collaborated to transform this ideal into action. The Illinois Century Network (ICN), tasked with bringing broadband connectivity to all students and staff, sought to create a secure wide-area network (WAN) for schools to communicate with one another, as well as secure gateways to the internet for all K-12 schools. It met both objectives with FortiGate firewalls, which they centrally manage through the Fabric Management Center (FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer).
Learn why robust threat protection and ease of management were equally important to ICN’s decision makers and how they are on track to save millions of dollars in this case study.
Secures broadband connectivity for schools statewide
Adds no measurable latency to schools’ internet traffic
Projected savings of millions of dollars in capital and operating expenses over the next five years
Minimizes staff time required for firewall management