Fortinet Secures West Virginia University's Network of 50,000 Users

Company implements its unified threat management system at large state university

West Virginia University deployed two additional FortiGate-3600 systems for testing new versions of security policies and updates. The University also deployed Fortinet's FortiLog-800 enterprise logging and reporting appliance to provide centralized log reports across all of its FortiGate systems and its Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) system. In this capacity, the FortiLog-800 system provides the University with a comprehensive view of network usage and security information across its network security infrastructure and VoIP system.

"Large universities with distributed and multi-platform campus networks require enterprise network security platforms that are flexible to meet numerous and varied network protection requirements, and essential for academic settings with constantly increasing data bandwidth needs," said Ken Xie, founder, president and CEO of Fortinet. "We are proud to deliver West Virginia University with the scalable enterprise security appliances that its complex campus network requires, while reducing the amount of resources needed to maintain its network -- saving the University time and money towards focusing on its academic accomplishments."

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