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Finnish Retail Chain Increases Resilience of 480 Convenience Stores With SD-WAN

“To provide the network resilience we were after, we needed link redundancy with at least two connections to each shop. By moving to Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN solution, we were able to do this without increasing our overall communications costs.”

– Lauri Paatelainen, Technology Manager for R-Kioski


R-Kioski is an entrepreneur-driven convenience store chain offering food and drink as well as a wide range of everyday products and services. Suffering frequent network outages with multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) linking their remote stores to the 100+ servers at the central data center and headquarters, R-Kioski saw an opportunity to find a more secure and reliable alternative and, after an extensive period of research and testing, chose Fortinet’s Secure SD-Branch Solution. The Fortinet Secure SD-WAN technology of the FortiGate next-generation firewall (NGFW) with the switched and wireless network access provided by FortiSwitch and FortiAP, Fortinet SD-Branch gave R-Kioski a secure, manageable, and highly cost-effective solution to the remote connectivity challenges of their 480 stores.

Learn how R-Kioski improved resilience to their network failure and improved visibility and control in this case study.

Business Impact


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Improved resilience to network failure and attack

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Increased visibility and control by converging security, LAN, and WAN

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50% reduction in calls to in-house service desk

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