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Home Hardware implements Fortinet Secure SD-WAN


Fortinet has announced that Home Hardware has implemented Fortinet Secure SD-WAN to digitally transform their organization.

According to a company statement, Home Hardware has grown to approximately 1,100 dealer-owned stores as well as multiple data centres and cloud environments.

Locations with multiple legacy point products for network and security procured over the years made centralized management challenging and provided sub-optimal visibility and control of day-to-day operations, according to Fortinet.

The company also stated that payment applications and other SaaS applications to secure over 1,100 network edges, data, and applications became a top priority for Home Hardware.

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After an evaluation process that included multiple vendor solutions, Home Hardware selected Fortinet Secure SD-WAN to help with their security challenges.

According to Fortinet, accelerating the cloud on-ramp for payment and SaaS applications, as well as enabling granular segmentation for payment systems, guest users, WiFi and real-time applications will allow Home Hardware’s staff and customers to benefit from better user experience.

The company stated that the hardware retailer will also benefit from simplified operations. Zero touch deployment and network visibility helps to improve troubleshooting. Replacing multiple point products with one integrated solution from Fortinet with centralized management brings down complexity and cost.

Finally, the retailer should also see ensured PCI compliance due to the security features on DIA and overlays for PCI, Home Hardware accelerated cloud connectivity with the required compliance.

“Home Hardware’s large, complex technology implementation showcases the benefits of Fortinet’s security-driven networking approach to SD-WAN: cost savings, enhanced performance of business critical applications, and faster cloud access. Fortinet’s ability to scale across more than a thousand network edges, all centrally managed with consistent security, is a testament to the strong networking and security innovation Fortinet is bringing to our customers,” John Maddison, EVP of Products and CMO, Fortinet in a statement.


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