Fortinet Continues to Gain Traction in the SD-WAN Marketplace by Combining its Industry-Leading Next-Generation Firewall and SD-WAN in an Easy-to-Deploy Integrated Offering
“The enterprise branch is undergoing intense digital transformation and we’re seeing application consumption models rapidly move to the cloud. As our customers move toward direct internet access, they understand the growing need for next-generation firewall capabilities and high SSL inspection performance. To make sure customers realize the benefits of SD-WAN without compromising security,
The growing appeal of SD-WAN technologies has caught the attention of the IT world and many are realizing the benefits of efficient cloud adoption, broad application visibility and lowered operating costs. But without the right solution, the speed and agility of SD-WAN can come at the expense of security. To respond to this pervasive industry challenge,
Hundreds of customers from around the world have already chosen
Use Case #1: Digital Transformation at Enterprise Branch
In the wake of digital transformation, enterprise branch customers face a unique set of security challenges as cloud adoption directly connects their network to the internet. In this environment, security becomes increasingly important but also increasingly challenging. To solve this issue, Fortinet’s secure SD-WAN solution combines security and SD-WAN cloud adoption features together in one solution on a single console to secure SaaS applications and multi-cloud access from the branch. In this environment, IT teams are able to map WAN resources directly to business function, making the network more efficient and responsive, but also making application awareness even more important for the health of the network. Recent updates to FortiOS allow IT professionals to choose from over 3,000 applications and easily see how many applications are supported, the prioritization of applications based on business criticality, and affords the ability to look deep into individual applications in order to set different policies for sub-applications. This level of granular insight helps enterprises to better allocate resources to increase productivity and reduce business costs.
Use Case #2: Reduce WAN OPEX Spending While Maintaining High Application Performance
As bandwidth requirements increase and OPEX budget requirements grow for IT, many customers are migrating away from MPLS and turning toward SD-WAN to reduce OPEX spending. As customers adopt low cost WAN connectivity, they often run into issues with application performance. To address this issue, automated multi-path intelligence, a key feature of FortiOS for SD-WAN, significantly reduces this time by selecting the most efficient route for SaaS, Voice over IP (VoIP) and other business-critical traffic through the tracking of granular WAN path information, such as latency, jitter and packet loss.
Use Case #3: Consolidation of Networking and Security
Without an integrated solution, IT staff is required to manage both SD-WAN optimization functions and security functions using two different interfaces. This separation of network and security operations is not only labor-intensive, it also makes it difficult to tie things like traditionally network-centric issues such as performance and functionality to critical security and data inspection. To solve this issue,
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“Fortinet understands the unique challenges we’re facing in education to deliver meaningful learning opportunities to students while maintaining the necessary levels of security. Many vendors approach the SD-WAN space from a network-centric standpoint, but
- Learn more about Fortinet’s secure SD-WAN solutions. Also read more about realizing the full potential of secure SD-WAN on our blog.
- Download our Network Leaders Guide to Secure SD-WAN.
- Read more about the Fortinet Security Fabric and the Third Generation of Network Security.
- Visit Fortinet’s FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall homepage to learn more about this advanced security solution.
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