USI Insurance Services
Insurance Broker Ensures WAN Security Plus Higher Performance, Less Downtime, and Streamlined ManagementDownload Case Study
Hypergrowth for USI Insurance Services led the company to address managing networking and security across 182 offices spanning the United States. After all, its small team of network engineers dealt with legacy firewalls that were difficult to manage and maintain. It needed to reduce complexity.
With a top cybersecurity priority for USI to secure network edges, it turned to Fortinet, particularly interested in the ease of management and performance delivered by FortiGate Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFWs). After the data center transition was a success, it enabled Fortinet software-defined wide-area (SD-WAN) networking on the NGFWs at all branches. FortiManager helps the company deploy and scale new branches and FortiAnalyzer helps it investigate security incidents. Now, with multiple WAN links and secure, direct-to-internet connectivity in one consolidated solution, the insurance broker benefits from 10x faster application performance, 50% fewer outages, and up to 40% lower connectivity costs.
“We have effectively cut our outages in half. The proof is in the pudding that Fortinet Secure SD-WAN does what it is supposed to do.”
– Joe Mogelinski, Senior Network Engineer, USI Insurance Services
The Fortinet Security Fabric solution is helping us to meet all of our security and data protection challenges. Our customers and their data are protected, our senior executives and shareholders are protected, and through the performance and reliability improvements, we’ve been able to increase our overall efficiency and profitability.”
- Stanley Chege, Group Chief Information Officer, Jubilee Insurance
The shift from a communications infrastructure to Fortinet solutions was key for us. We achieved centralized management that provides greater control over each of our branch locations. The integrated Security Fabric has also helped improve external and internal cyberattack detection within our infrastructure. Single-pane-of-glass management has unified our patch management and helps manage FortiGate appliances. In addition, we have optimized bandwidth thanks to Secure SD-WAN, which has saved us $70,000 per year."
- Miguel Raúl González, IT Operations Management Director, Grupo Universal