Burger King India deploys Fortinet’s SD-WAN technology

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Bangalore: Cybersecurity company Fortinet announced that Burger King India, a head franchisee of BURGER KING Corporation USA, has implemented Fortinet Secure SD-WAN technology.

The deployment will help Burger King India to achieve high-performance networking capabilities that streamline operations, increase business agility, and bolster security across its data centre and restaurant locations, as per the statement.

“Fortinet’ s SD-WAN technology takes a security-first approach to networking, providing Burger King India with improved performance, visibility, and control, all while maintaining the highest level of security possible,” said Vishak Raman, VP of Sales, India, SAARC, SEAHK and ANZ – Fortinet

Since 2014, Burger King India operates as a subsidiary of BURGER KING, the second-largest fast-food hamburger chain in the world. India was the 100th country where Burger King opened a restaurant, and since then, it has opened over 330 locations throughout the country.

With the rise in customers daily along with an increase in the number of restaurants, the company’s digital infrastructure and security requirements needed to scale up accordingly.

The restaurants require reliable connectivity to overcome latency or failure as a digital business enabler, improve application availability for both in-store or online orders to enhance the customer experience, and provide visibility across the stores and network to monitor threats and upgrade the restaurants’ security posture.

After conducting an internal evaluation of its connectivity and security infrastructure, the company determined that it needed to migrate to Software-Defined Networking (SDN) with advanced threat protection capabilities at all store locations.

To achieve this, the company sought a security solution that could provide centralised network control and visibility, improve internal database and customer security, and scale to accommodate new restaurant locations without requiring additional technology expertise.

Burger King India selected Fortinet Secure SD-WAN to address these challenges and to improve application availability, secure failover connectivity, enhance visibility, provide NGFW advanced threat protection, and centralised management and process control.

It has deployed FortiGate Secure SD-WAN across its network of over 330 restaurant locations, making it the standard for all new restaurants as the company continues to expand its business. The Fortinet solution provides the corporate data centre with simplified management, increased visibility, and centralised management benefits.

Fortinet Secure SD-WAN has enabled Burger King India to reduce costs and achieve higher bandwidth with lower WAN costs while improving in-store internet availability and addressing connectivity challenges across all restaurants.

“Fortinet Secure SD-WAN enables integrated security and simpler management to allow us to evaluate existing risks and gain better visibility into the applications and types of attacks in our data centres,” said Manoj Gupta, AVP – IT, Burger King India.

“Having this level of control over our environment was a big factor in our decision to choose Fortinet Secure SD-WAN. We have embraced the Fortinet Security Fabric’s integrated approach to security and plan to implement additional Fortinet solutions across our restaurants,” added Gupta.

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