Goodwill Central Texas
Goodwill Central Texas is a not-for-profit enterprise that empowers people through education, career training, and work. The engine behind its successful programs is a 37-branch retail network and ecommerce operation. To keep all of this humming, especially its retail operations, Goodwill depends on a highly resilient network among its retail branches, headquarters, warehouses, and a co-located data center. With its legacy environment channeling all network traffic through headquarters, there was too much risk when a single point of failure occurred. For this reason and more, the organization turned to Fortinet Secure SD-Branch as its solution to a number of technology business problems.
The Security Fabric enabled through the consolidation of branch services for its local-area network (LAN) edge brings together multiple other Fortinet capabilities—all of which are easily managed through one operating system. When it comes to connectivity resilience, the company now runs significantly more broadband capacity at a lower cost. And, with multiple WAN links, it no longer has the threat of a single point of failure.
Read how optimizing and converging security, WAN, and LAN greatly increases resilience for Goodwill Central Texas and helps support its social programs in this case study.
Improved network resilience increases business performance
Centralized network management reduces cost and complexity
Increased visibility of threats and reduced time to mitigation
Increased internet capacity at half the cost of legacy connection