SD-WAN Improves Global Corporation’s WAN Performance, Management, and Visibility
Since its initial public offering (IPO) in 2009, Fortinet’s share price has increased 1,244%, and its physical presence has expanded as well. Keeping its growing employee community productive, secure, and satisfied required a rethink of Fortinet’s global wide area network (WAN). As WANs are increasingly pivoting to software-defined architecture, and as Fortinet intends to serve as a center of excellence for secure SD-WAN, it has implemented a new virtual private network (VPN) architecture, utilizing the SD-WAN functionality in its FortiGate next-generation firewalls (NGFWs).
Learn how the company leveraged Fortinet SD-WAN to reduce WAN operational costs, avoid high MPLS fees and improve policy management in this case study.
80% reduction in time required to configure each new WAN deployment
75% reduction in ongoing WAN edge maintenance time
Estimated 95% operational savings compared to use of MPLS bandwidth
Potentially thousands of staff hours saved due to automated load balancing
Centralized visibility and policy management for distributed branch-office networks for the first time