For the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, the availability of information at the right time in the right place is one of the central production factors. The existing security policy therefore includes physical, organizational and also logical security measures.

    Due to the constantly increasing demands, a replacement of the existing equipment at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts became unavoidable. The university thus planned to replace their existing firewall environment with a Fortinet firewall cluster.


    • Full control over content, applications and end devices.
    • Automatic real-time protection against all security threats thanks to round-the-clock surveillance of the actual threat situation by a global team.
    • Comprehensive protection for web applications and websites.
    • Targeted malware protection in order to ensure secure web surfing.

    «Thanks to InfoGuard and Fortinet, we can now be sure that our infrastructure has the protection it needs!»  

    Andreas Bernegger

    IT System Engineer

    Hochschule Luzern


    The high-performance FortiGate-1500D next-generation firewalls (NGFW) from Fortinet were used, with functions such as advanced threat prevention and high-speed connectivity up to 80 Gbps. The new solution has a high degree of scalability and will completely cover the resource and performance requirements seen in the coming five years.

    The basic setup, initial configuration of the new firewall and the FortiManager as well as the integration in the network were prepared in advance by the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. In order to ensure a smooth transition, InfoGuard supported the university in the migration of the security policies from the existing firewall infrastructure to the new one.