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Kennards Hire

Kennards Hire Improves Customer Experience with Secure SD-WAN

“Fortinet’s customer service has been great & their technology is rock solid. It really gives us options around how we create our network of the future."

– Martin McManus, General Manager of IT, Kennards Hire


Kennards Hire is the largest family-owned supplier of high quality hire equipment. As they have been operating for over 70 years across Australia and New Zealand with 1500 employees and 3 data centers globally, it is imperative to stay ahead of the curve with technology and security.

The company prides itself on customer service, and technology is key to turning that into a competitive advantage. To improve efficiency and reduce costs of internet connectivity for more than 180 branches, Kennards Hire deployed Fortinet SD-Branch. It completed the rollout in only eight weeks. Now, network performance and reliability are significantly higher, while costs and required staff resources are reduced. Branches run both securely and seamlessly.

Learn about how Kennards Hire moved key business applications and workloads to public cloud environments in this video and case study.

Business Impact


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Improved network performance and reliability

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Enabled rapid rollout—20 minutes to bring a branch’s networking and security online


Deployment of SD-Branch to 180 branches in eight weeks

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Reduced staff resources required to manage security and networking companywide

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Saved the business hundreds of thousands of dollars per year

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