Home Hardware Upgrades Network

Home Hardware Stores Limited has implemented Fortinet Secure SD-WAN to simplify its network and enable its geographically distributed network of dealers to access the applications they need with the same user experience across the organization. “With our newfound capability to centrally manage all network traffic, we can now accelerate cloud access and ensure applications are secure across the entire environment,” says Martin DeVries, manager, network and telecommunications, infrastructure and security, Home Hardware Stores Limited. He says with approximately 1,100 locations and strict requirements for critical payment applications, the digital transformation efforts were no small undertaking. In addition to the 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. The Fortinet system enables the retailing company to tackle these challenges. The system offers a better user experience, simplified operations, and ensured PCI (payment card industry) compliance.