Indigo Airlines deploy Fortinet Secure SD-WAN solution across branches


Fortinet, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today announced that it has been chosen by India’s leading domestic flyer IndiGo for providing business-critical solutions across its branches.


India’s largest airline IndiGo has deployed Fortinet Secure SD-WAN solution across its branch offices to secure its WAN edge.

IndiGo has a market share of 46.9 percent as of March, 2019 and it connects to 58 domestic and 19 international destinations and operates over1300 flights every day.

The airlines growing passenger traffic with low MPLS network and Internet quality had resulted in chaotic circumstances, It caused delays across customers accessing their applications for flight booking, call centres, airport counters and flight status checking, adversely affecting their business.

To avoid delays and offer the best possible user experience for business-critical applications, the airline decided to deploy a hybrid WAN model, levelling-up its 54 airport counters, for distributing traffic over a variety of links, including MPLS, Broadband and Internet Leased Line.IndiGoselected FortinetSecure SD-WAN solution to provide best of breed SD-WAN integrated with security capabilities with one single offering.

As part of the Fortinet Security Fabric, Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN solution aligns networking and security features, such as routing, WAN optimization, application control and next-generation firewall, helping IndiGo in managing and configure its WAN and security system from a single-pane-of-glass view.

Rajesh Maurya, Regional Vice President, India & SAARC at Fortinet says, “Many customers are currently forced to use multiple point products and management consoles to achieve a secure SD-WAN connection. This separation of network and security operations is not only labour-intensive but also makes performance and security a bottleneck to move towards direct internet access. Fortinet’s unique combination of next-generation firewall and SD-WAN in the same offering, managed through a single centralized controller has seen tremendous momentum in customer adoption and received two consecutive SD-WAN “Recommended” ratings from NSS Labs.”

“Transitioning to hybrid WAN  was our business priority as our customers and airport counters need seamless application access connecting with a link that has the lowest latency. Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN solution helps us with application routing, load balancing, performance monitoring and securing our customers’ data all in a single appliance, which reduces management complexity and delivers significant cost benefits”, said Lalit Gole, Associate – Director  IT – Networks & Infrastructure, IndiGo.


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