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Siemens Switzerland

Siemens Relies on Fortinet for Building Technology Networks

“Recent years have seen building automation increasingly relying on digital technology. Using FortiSwitch and FortiGate gives us fundamental security for technical IP networks at low cost.”

– Roger Hiestand, Head of IT Security, Siemens Switzerland


Siemens Switzerland, a regional company of the technology group Siemens, employs a staff of over 2,200 and in 2019 generated revenue of CHF 798 million. Siemens Switzerland supplies its Swiss customers with comprehensive building technology solutions, including all relevant components – from fire detectors and video surveillance solutions to access control products.

The goal of the company’s IT Security department was to standardize the IT components used in Siemens Switzerland’s customer projects. At the same time, projects under the banner of Industrial IoT (IIoT) are set to increasingly shift their focus to security. Segmentation of the IIoT network using VLANs is a core element of their new IT portfolio. The idea was for it be as simple as possible to set up, centrally manage and implement with products that are compatible with IIoT projects – both in technical and pricing terms.

The company weighed several options before deciding in favor of Fortinet’s products. As a result, the technical IP networks at Siemens Switzerland are protected by FortiSwitches and FortiGate Next-Generation Firewalls – both in customer projects and for their own operations. They can now manage everything centrally, therefore achieving fundamental security with little effort.

Learn more about Siemens Switzerland’ journey with Fortinet in this case study.

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