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St. Petersburg College

Multisite College Achieves Security and Resiliency in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

“With Oracle and Fortinet, St. Petersburg College’s OCI network is more resilient, secure, and much easier to manage.”

– David Creamer, CTO, St. Petersburg College


St. Petersburg College is a public college headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, with 11 campuses and centers in coastal cities across central Florida. It has an annual enrollment of about 31,000 students. As the college is based in a hurricane-prone region, business continuity is a major concern.

To keep its student records and administrative data out of harm’s way, St. Petersburg College is moving its enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). To secure the ERP applications and data in OCI, the college chose cloud-native components from the Fortinet Security Fabric. In addition to supporting resiliency, the Fortinet solution has improved cloud application security and operational efficiency, saving $12,000 per year.

Learn more about how St. Petersburg College secured the cloud with the Fortinet Security Fabric in this case study.

Business Impact


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Ensured 99.9% application availability in disaster-prone region

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Saved $12,000 annually by testing applications in Oracle Cloud

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Improved analytics enable five-year log retention that supports “default deny” firewall policies

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Reduced time to resolve service tickets from multiple days to one day

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