Lexmark Cuts WAN Costs in Half While Shoring up Its Global SecurityDownload Case Study
For enterprises in more than 170 countries, Lexmark is synonymous with printers and other office equipment. Heavily dependent on access to its manufacturing supply chain and globally distributed offices, Lexmark turned to FortiGate Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFWs). Evolving from edge protection to a key security component in Lexmark’s new corporate WAN strategy, the FortiGate NGFWs have helped the company slash its connectivity costs. Meanwhile, customers and IT staff alike are doing more with their technology and worrying less about it.
“We cut our WAN connectivity costs in half. We are saving hundreds of thousands of dollars a year by navigating away from MPLS.”
– Tony Arcuri, Security Architect, Lexmark
Minimized risk that ransomware or other cyber threat will be successful
Minimal staff time required to maintain security infrastructure across multiple locations around the world
WAN connectivity costs cut in half vs. prior MPLS solution
Improved security on technology products developed internally and deployed to Lexmark customers
We like FortiGate because it really performs well. It is a leader in the security industry, and many other companies are purchasing Fortinet solutions. And its advanced technology includes an ASIC processor with high-speed throughput, which separates it from other solutions out there today.”
- Mark Dante, Subject Matter Expert for Cybersecurity, CDK Global
We were so impressed with Fortinet’s performance that we began replacing our legacy firewalls from another vendor with FortiGate firewalls. Our testing revealed that the performance of the FortiGates is exactly as advertised,” Clark says. “This was a distinct advantage for Fortinet, because if security is hampering your ability to do business, nothing else matters."
- Mike Clark, Director of Security, PTC