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Canadian Government + Cybersecurity + Working From Home

As Work-From-Home prevails, how can government entities continue to secure their workforce?

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Small municipalities have multiple locations from which different kinds of services are delivered in their communities. Large government organizations have hundreds or thousands of assorted facilities. Providing connections between these branches and the main IT infrastructure has historically required expensive multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) infrastructure that is difficult to scale. Fluctuations in traffic, and the increasing use of cloud-based services often results in increased network traffic - and latency.

In response to these problems, software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) technology has moved into the mainstream. 14 SD-WAN enables network traffic to travel on the public internet. To keep such a network secure, SD-WAN technology should ideally be integrated with the cybersecurity infrastructure - and with the networking infrastructure at the remote location.

Fortinet Secure SD-WAN is built into FortiGate NGFWs, enabling a highly secure SD-WAN solution without adding additional hardware. It allows network traffic to travel not only on the public internet but also over a virtual WAN (vWAN) within select public clouds. At the remote locations, Fortinet SD-Branch solutions extend the Fortinet Security Fabric to the access layer at each branch. FortiNAC network access control verifies devices connecting to the network, and FortiAP wireless access points and FortiSwitch switches enable secure Wi-Fi at branches.

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