Canadian Home Improvement Leader Expands Fortinet


SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —

Martin DeVries, Manager, Network and Telecommunications, Infrastructure and Security, Home Hardware Stores Limited
“With approximately 1,100 locations and stringent requirements for critical payment applications, our digital transformation efforts were no small feat. Fortinet Secure SD-WAN was the perfect solution for our organization, allowing us to simplify our network and enable our geographically distributed reseller network to access the applications they need with the same user experience across the organization. With our new ability to centrally manage all network traffic, we can now accelerate access to the cloud and ensure application security across the entire environment.

Summary of news
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in comprehensive, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced that Home Hardware, a leading Canadian-based home improvement, construction and furniture retailer, has implemented Fortinet Secure SD-WAN to digitally transform their organization.

Over the past several decades, Home Hardware has grown dramatically to approximately 1,100 dealer-owned stores as well as multiple data centers and cloud environments. Locations with multiple legacy network and security point products purchased over the years made centralized management difficult and provided suboptimal visibility and control of day-to-day operations. With mission-critical payment applications and other SaaS applications, including Office365, accessible from the cloud, securing their more than 1,100 network edges, data and applications was a top priority for Home Hardware.

After an extensive evaluation process that included multiple vendor solutions, Fortinet Secure SD-WAN emerged as the right choice for Home Hardware to address these challenges. By harnessing the power of Fortinet Secure SD-WAN, Home Hardware is taking a security-first networking approach to its digital transformation efforts to realize the following benefits:

  • Better user experience: By accelerating the scale of cloud for payment and SaaS applications, as well as enabling granular segmentation for payment systems, guest users, Wi-Fi and real-time applications, staff and customers from Home Hardware will benefit from a better user experience.
  • Simplified operations and reduced complexity: Zero-touch deployment and network visibility dramatically improve troubleshooting. Replacing multiple point products with an integrated solution from Fortinet with centralized management reduces complexity and costs.
  • Guaranteed PCI Compliance: With advanced security features on DIA and overlays for PCI, Home Hardware has accelerated cloud connectivity with required compliance.

Fortinet Secure SD-WAN is part of Fortinet Security Fabric, the industry’s highest performing cybersecurity mesh platform, designed to span the WAN while delivering consistent security and performance on all edges. By choosing Fortinet, Home Hardware will be able to continue its digital transformation efforts down to the LAN edge in the future via Fortinet Secure SD-Branch to achieve single management and visibility across the entire WAN edge, LAN edge and cloud.

Supporting citation
“Home Hardware’s large and complex technology implementation showcases the benefits of Fortinet’s security-focused networking approach to SD-WAN: cost savings, improved performance of business-critical applications, and access to cloud more fast. Fortinet’s ability to scale across more than a thousand network edges, all centrally managed with consistent security, is a testament to the strong network and security innovation that Fortinet brings to its customers.
– John Maddison, Executive Vice President of Products and Chief Marketing Officer, Fortinet

“We have been working with Fortinet for over two years now, and through our strong collaborative relationship, we have enabled secure SD-Branch deployment and rollout. We were able to improve our cybersecurity posture, achieve significant cost savings, and prepare to simplify our network across 1,100 stores and protect our technology stack for the future.
– Martin DeVries, Director of Network and Telecommunications, Infrastructure and Security, Home Hardware Stores Limited

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