Upper Grand DSB Selects Integra and Fortinet to enable SD-WAN

Ontario Ministry of Education Broadband Modernization Program Enabled by Fortinet’s Secure Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN)

The Upper Grand District School Board selected Fortinet to provide a “security-first” SD-WAN solution to implement their broadband modernization project.

Fortinet helps UGDSB achieve its project goals of improving its Internet capacity and increasing application performance within UGDSB’s existing operational cost structure.

UGDSB is leveraging the Fortinet Security Fabric, including FortiGate Firewalls, FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer, to centralize control across its entire infrastructure and enable visibility into applications and users.

“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 Fortinet takes a security-first perspective and combines it with strong network capabilities. In our environment, it’s imperative for us to protect student and staff personal information and Fortinet’s stronger security play was a key factor in our decision process.”

John McCormick, associate chief information officer, Upper Grand District School Board