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Nassau BOCES

Fortinet Helps a Large Educational Services Provider Boost Cybersecurity and Ensure Regulatory Compliance for Its School Districts

“The value was so much better than competing proposals; it piqued our interest. Then we started to look into the products, and we were blown away by their capabilities.”

– Sandeep Dhillon, Executive Manager, Nassau BOCES


In New York, the Board of Cooperative Educational Services of Nassau County (Nassau BOCES) operates as a managed security service provider (MSSP) for schools in its jurisdiction. As such, it operates a network operations center (NOC) and managed technical services such as network rollouts, cloud migrations, and cybersecurity support for hundreds of locations. Key drivers to ensure its success include being cost-effective, managing state data privacy and security compliance requirements, offering effective and user-friendly firewalls, and better integrating with cloud services.

Already a Fortinet customer and intrigued by its price-to-performance ratio, Nassau BOCES decided to offer its school districts security and networking capabilities based on FortiGate Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFWs). It also uses FortiGate NGFWs to support its security operations center (SOC), network operations center (NOC), and security information and event management (SIEM) system. And, it has key use cases for Fortinet Secure software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) and network segmentation.

Read how Nassau BOCES significantly reduces the TCO for its school districts, enhances security, eases compliance, and streamlines management of its network with Fortinet in this case study.

Business Impact


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Significantly reduced the total cost of ownership for its school districts

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Enhanced its security capabilities and enabled compliance with New York EdLaw 2-d

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Enabled load balancing to support distributed, cloud-based working

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