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Upper Grand District School Board

“Fortinet understands the unique challenges we’re facing in education to deliver meaningful learning opportunities to students while maintaining the necessary levels of security.”

– John McCormick,Associate Chief Information Officer Upper Grand District School Board


The Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) is based in Ontario Canada, and was chosen as a pilot in the province’s initiative to uplift its networking competence. It serves to about 34,000 students in 65 elementary schools, 11 high schools, and covers 1,600 square miles.

UGDSB needed a network infrastructure capable of supporting the teaching and learning requirements of the 21st century. The program’s priority is to attain a cost-effective, secure, and scalable infrastructure. Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN solution provides the program with increased scalability, flexibility, simplicity, and cost savings in comparison to the legacy MPLS-related architectures. 

Learn how Upper Grand District School Board ensured network protection with Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN in this case study and press release.

Business Impact


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Simplified management, deployment, and improved operational

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Enhanced levels of security and reduced attack surface

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Flexibility to accommodate advanced teaching and learning techniques

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