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Chicago-based MSSP Powers Diverse Security Use Cases With the Fortinet Security Fabric

“We view Fortinet as a strategic partner, and they will be with us every step of the way as we look to grow in the years ahead. We only work with Fortinet, so that means if we win a new client, it is because they have bought in to our Fortinet-centric proposition. We believe the Security Fabric offers the best solutions for a lot of the challenges that clients face, and we continue to see impressive innovations coming from the company. We look forward to a long partnership.”

Taso Triantafillos, CEO, DefendEdge


DefendEdge is a managed security services provider (MSSP) offering premium cybersecurity services to small and medium businesses often in highly regulated sectors. Since its founding, DefendEdge has employed a full range of Fortinet Security Fabric solutions both for its MSSP services and its own internal security needs. Many of the MSSP’s customers lack the resources for a robust security posture.

Fortinet helps DefendEdge bring economies of scale that enable its customers to have the secure networking they need at the right price point. Some of the key use cases DefendEdge offers customers include securing remote workers and defending against insider threats. Through standardizing on the Fortinet Security Fabric architecture, the MSSP finds Fortinet solutions highly intuitive and easy to train employees on their use. Powerful reporting capabilities allow DefendEdge to demonstrate to customers the value they receive. DefendEdge is confident it can continue operating as a dedicated Fortinet MSSP since it continues to see innovations from Fortinet.

Read how DefendEdge and its customers succeed on the backbone of multiple Fortinet Security Fabric solution components in this case study.

Business Impact


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High availability of network infrastructure to support about 1,600 stores

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60 new digital services available to customers in real time

Visibility Protection

Complete network visibility and easy management in a single panel

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Secure connection that ensures reliability and data confidentiality

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Integrated solution to address industry-specific security needs of businesses in highly regulated industries

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50% of DefendEdge clients leverage more than one Fortinet solution

Malware Protection

Powerful capabilities for threat management and SOC use cases

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Ability to prove ROI to clients with clear analytics and reporting

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Enhanced internal security capabilities to protect company’s own business

Visibility Management

Rich training resources and simple interfaces reduce training time for new engineers

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