North Carolina College Makes Network Management Easier by Consolidating with the Fortinet Security FabricDownload Case Study
Meredith College faced pricing hurdles and inadequate performance with its legacy network. Increasing security threats in higher education, along with a proliferation of connected devices also spurred the need for more robust security. For these reasons and more, the school turned to Fortinet to modernize its network infrastructure.
Starting with deploying FortiGate Next-Generation Firewalls, and followed by FortiSwitch core switching in its data center, the college saw the value of a Fortinet Security Fabric across its campus buildings and core networks. It extended security to all college-owned endpoint devices with the FortiClient Fabric Agent. And, it deployed FortiFone telephones powered by the FortiVoice Secure Unified Communications solution. By consolidating to one networking and security partner, Meredith College benefits from advanced data-driven systems that coordinate together in a cybersecurity mesh architecture providing a unified, automated security platform.
“The customer care and service support offered by Fortinet is unlike anything we see with any other technology company we work with and was one of the main drivers behind us becoming a complete Fortinet campus.”
– Jeff Howlett, Chief Information Officer, Meredith College
Network management and security simplified by consolidating with the Fortinet Security Fabric
Much lower total cost of ownership compared to legacy system
Enhanced security posture through greater visibility
Before, we did not have time to focus on development or on improving our information system. Now, since Fortinet enables us to spend less time gathering data and implementing fixes, we can spend more time on strategic and value-added work.”
- Sebastian Barron, Director of Computer and Technical Services, Northeast Texas Community College
Having all components integrated with Fortinet allows us to achieve better overall results. We have greater visibility, while we can centralize administration and quickly respond to incidents.”
- Uciel Fragoso Rodríguez, Director of Technological and Information Service, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)