INSA Participates at Fortinet's Extreme Team!

INSA’s technical team were among 122 Fortinet Partner Engineers hand-picked from the top Fortinet Resellers in Canada and invited to an annual technical learning event called NSE Academy.  This event, now in it’s 9th year, was held in Quebec City and involves long days of instructor led and hands-on training workshops featuring deep dives on a variety of topics including but not limited to brand new (sometimes unreleased) information, products and features.

On the last day of the event, awards were given out to the participants. INSA received four awards, which is more than any other participant.  In order of presentation they were:

2nd place team in the Attack & Defend Challenge:  Team “Russel Peters” consisting of Russ Doucet (INSA) and Peter Peters (BroadView Networks). This was a timed competition involving first hacking into a network and exfiltrating data, then, configuring the Fortinet gear to block and quarantine the attackers.  About half of the attendees participated while others were in a different track.  The top three teams received prizes.

NCR Region Partner of the Year:  INSA Corp.

This award is given to the top partner in the region for performance and technical ability in a region as decided by the Fortinet Systems Engineering team.  INSA has won this award now 4 times.

NCR Region Engineer of the Year:  Roy Freiha

This award is given to the top engineer in the region for performance, technical ability, and hard work within the region as decided by the Fortinet Systems Engineering team.  Roy has won this award now 4 times (straight!).

NSE Academy 2019 MVP:  Russ Doucet

This award is decided by the Fortinet Product Managers, Trainers, and Systems Engineers, during the course of the event based on demonstrated performance, knowledge and contribution to the Fortinet community during the event itself and beyond.  Russ has won this award now 5 times.

Overall the INSA crew distinguished themselves extremely well in both the technical and social aspects of the event, and we share in a well-deserved reputation as a formidable Partner within the Canadian security scene and certainly among the other Fortinet Partners present.


INSA Deploys Large Enterprise Perimeter Security Solution

INSA designed, built, tested, and implemented an Enterprise Perimeter Security solution targeted for large Data Center protection. This integrated multi-vendor solution is capable of performing complex content inspection including SSL/TLS decryption on traffic volumes in excess of 100Gbps with hundreds of thousands of users executing demanding loads. The EPS solution features advanced security capabilities, high resiliency, and multi-site central management capabilities and was built to demanding specifications of high speed and low latency. The solution can be simply scaled from 10Gbps up to 150Gbps. Such a large advanced security solution for a data centre has not been deployed in Canada prior to INSA's delivery to a client in 2019.


INSA Awarded Canadian Fortinet Partner of the Year for 2018!

An amazing start to the year! INSA has been awarded the 2018 Canadian Partner of the Year by Fortinet!

Thanks to all our employees, clients, and the outstanding Fortinet sales and engineering teams!

Fortinet Press Release


INSA @ The 7th Annual OCH Foundation Charity Golf Tournament!

INSA had a blast sponsoring a hole at the 7th Annual OCH Foundation Charity Golf Tournament! The day of golf helped raise over $70,000 for OCH's recLINK program and we are proud to have been a part of that!

recLINK specifically targets vulnerable disengaged children and youth who are not reached by traditional service models. The recLINK team works with families to reduce the barriers they face in order to link children to sport, art, and camp programs they are passionate about.


August 2017

INSA awarded the Shared Services Canada Firewall Refresh Contract.