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Waste Management

Fortinet Secure SD-WAN Simplifies Operations Across Enterprise

“Waste Management is using Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN and SD-Branch solutions to build an efficient, scalable, and secure architecture that can seamlessly span our entire distributed operations. Efficient and scalable SD-WAN connectivity and an integrated security architecture managed through a single-pane-of-glass provide enhanced visibility and control and scalable protection against today’s growing cybersecurity risks – all while significantly reducing our operational expenses.”

– Erika Walk, Senior Director Digital Business Services, Waste Management, Inc.


Waste Management, Inc. is the nation’s largest waste management and environmental services company providing services that range from collection and disposal to recycling and renewable energy generation. Founded in 1968, the company is headquartered in Houston, Texas. Its more than 43,000 employees support nearly 21 million residential, industrial, municipal, and commercial customers throughout the United States and across Canada.

It was imperative that Waste Management had the capability to expand and contract network communications as needed. By converting their router-based WAN infrastructure to Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN solution, Waste Management was able to leverage the Fortinet Security Fabric to tie their security and networking elements together.

Learn how Waste Management implemented a flexible WAN infrastructure to meet changing business requirements with Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN in this video.

Hear how they transformed their network to reduce cost by 65% and improve the application experience in this webinar.

Business Impact


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Reduced overall cost by 65%

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Improved performance by close to 38 times

Visibility Protection

Increased visibility to reduce time to remediate user-impacting issues

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Ability to eliminate expensive 3rd party services through single interface, unified management of SD-WAN optimization and security

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