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Security Visualization Tools Help Protect the Tokyo Motor Show

The 2013 Tokyo Motor Show needed a high-performance network security system that could withstand the kind of heavy traffic that over 15,000 media professionals create when they upload image, video and text files for publication. WatchGuard supplied all the performance and security the show required. And thanks to WatchGuard Dimension, the big-data style visibility tool that comes standard with all WatchGuard firewall solutions, the event's IT team also had an unprecedented view into network activity to ensure everything ran smoothly. Read more...

WatchGuard Partner AKCS keeps MTC Australia Client Data Secure and Saves $200,000

When MTC Australia deployed a WatchGuard UTM solution, they experienced an 80 percent reduction in the time required for network and security management, giving their IT department more time for value-add activity. What's more, they estimate they saved around $200,000 in deployments costs when compared to rolling out a competitor's offering. Read more...

WatchGuard Secures Malaysia's National Library into the Digital Age

Incorporating multiple digital portals led the National Library of Malaysia to implement a new network security solution - one that was interoperable with existing infrastructure, yet secure, scalable and easy to manage across private and public networks. The expansion plans required the IT team to consolidate all security services and applications under one unified dashboard for increased visibility and lower TCO. WatchGuard delivered everything they needed. Read more...

WatchGuard ensures network integrity, reliability and security for Super Kiosko

It's a common scenario - a successful, fast-growing company finds their current network security devices are becoming obsolete. They need to have the best new security technologies on a platform that is thoroughly reliable, scalable, and very easy to configure. When Super Kiosko chose WatchGuard to meet these needs, they found many other advantages to implementing a WatchGuard UTM solution for their distributed network. Read more...

Balancing Network Security with Innovation

As part of its commitment to provide the finest academic experience for its students, Sevenoaks School chose to upgrade their network security to the latest technology from WatchGuard. The decision was based on performance, flexibility, ease of deployment, and smart multi-layered protection. Read more...

WatchGuard Bakes in Layers of Unified Security for Shari's Restaurants

Known for its friendly 24-hour dining service, great food, and award-winning pies, Shari's is the largest full service restaurant chain in the Pacific Northwest. The company turned to WatchGuard after deciding to upgrade its security capabilities with the newest generation Unified Threat Management technology. Benefits include multi-layered best-of-breed security, Wi-Fi segmentation, centralized management, and tools to support PCI DSS compliance. Read more...

WatchGuard Security Protects Thriving Software Development Company

Savings of more than 50 percent on ISP costs and a reduced our overall bandwidth usage of 40 percent are just two of the benefits that this company realized by deploying WatchGuard network security solutions. Find out more reasons why Synerzip relies on WatchGuard to keep its complex network environment protected, efficient, and in compliance with stringent government regulations. Read more...

Totem Ocean Trailer Express Stays Secure and On Course with WatchGuard Technologies

Totem Ocean Trailer Express customers depend on reliable, efficient, on-time and secure shipping services. Read how WatchGuard provides multilayered network security, which allows Totem Ocean to securely track and deliver cargo across Washington and Alaska. Read more...

WatchGuard Provides UTM Security & Always-On Performance for Global Airline Compliance Organisation

As a leading global organisation specialising in compliance, safety, and operational excellence in the aviation industry, ACS Aviation Solutions has high security demands for its enterprise-grade infrastructure. Read how robust, multilayered security, and always-on performance provided by WatchGuard has enabled ACS to take the next step in global expansion. Read more...

Leeds City College Graduates to WatchGuard Firewalls

Through recent mergers, Leeds City College has become the UK's third largest further educational establishment, with 40,000 students and more than 1,500 staff. While expansion presented exciting new opportunities for students, the integration posed IT challenges. However, by implementing WatchGuard, the College now has powerful, easy-to-manage network security for staff and students wherever they are on the network. Read more...

Adarsh Credit Co-Operative Society Improves Network Performance and Security with WatchGuard

Adarsh Credit Co-Operative Society diligently serves its members through its 500+ branches and 2,250+ employees across India. When the need arose to implement Core Banking with High Availability (HA), Adarsh Credit Co-Operative Society opted for WatchGuard. The result--improved security, higher throughput, and streamlined security policy management across the entire enterprise. Read more...

WatchGuard Provides Industrial Strength Security for Gruppo AB

As an international leader, and European Benchmark Company, in the field of natural gas and biogas cogeneration CHP technologies, Gruppo AB has high security demands. Learn how, by deploying WatchGuard, Gruppo AB is able to effectively monitor, troubleshoot, and secure its data center and distributed network of plants. Read more...

WatchGuard Network Security Solution Provides Safe Environment for Walker Schools

WatchGuard Network Security Solution Provides Safe Environment for Walker Schools

From a groundbreaking k-12 aquaponics program, to a partnership with NASA, Walker Schools is leading the country in creating educational opportunities that will prepare students for a changing world. Read on to learn how cutting-edge security from WatchGuard helps Walker Schools create an innovative learning environment, ensuring every student is safe, secure, and prepared to succeed. Read more...

Secure Access to Critical Data and Applications with WatchGuard

Secure Access to Critical Data and Applications with WatchGuard

As a grade 7-12 school located in Melton, Australia, Catholic Regional College faces many network security challenges, from privacy and compliance concerns, to managing the proliferation of mobile devices and applications that compete for network resources. That's why the school district uses WatchGuard XTM multifunction firewalls. Watch and learn how the scalable WatchGuard XTM solution allowed Catholic Regional College to consolidate security functionality and unify management, while delivering robust network performance. Read more...

WatchGuard Security Saves Time, Money, & Effort for Cascade Schools

By switching to WatchGuard, this school system consolidated multiple security functions into one unified solution and realized significant cost-savings. With better security that is easier to manage, Cascade Schools is able to keep the network protected while enabling use of technology in the classroom. Read more...

PanAsiatic Achieves Reliable and Secured Call Center Services with WatchGuard

As a business process outsourcing (BPO) center serving Fortune 500 companies, PanAsiatic Solutions needed a reliable multifunction firewall solution that could keep up with their growing network and compliance demands. With WatchGuard, PanAsiatic got the easy-to-manage, high-performance solution they needed to better serve their customers. Read more...

Heritage Bank Gets Strong Security and Tremendous Value from WatchGuard

As a full-service community bank serving the Pacific Northwest and managing over $1.6 billion in assets, Heritage Bank required a multilayered solution that protected financial and personal data from multiple attack vectors and blended threats, while allowing the network to perform at its best. With UTM security from WatchGuard and the help of MSSP, BlackPoint IT Services, Heritage Bank got the robust, scalable solution it needed. Read more...

Ministop Ensures Integrity, Safety, and Reliability of Its Network Environment with WatchGuard

With 2,000 of its unique concept convenience and fast food combination retail stores spread throughout South Korea, Ministop Korea needed to improve its network reliability and security across the entire organization. After deploying WatchGuard at its headquarters, logistics center, and stores, Ministop immediately realized a dramatic reduction in network issues, while also improving security, reliability, visibility, and manageability. Read more...

Maloney Properties Builds a More Secure Network with WatchGuard

With 60 branch offices and 80 property sites under management, including affordable housing, Maloney Properties has a lot of sensitive data to manage. When Massachusetts adopted one of the most stringent data protection regulations in the nation, Maloney Properties needed to refresh their network security. WatchGuard XTM solutions delivered the powerful centralized management, visibility, and defense-in-depth Maloney Properties needed, helping them exceed regulatory requirements while making it easier than ever to manage their secure, distributed network environment. Read more...

WatchGuard gives a helping hand to secure expansion at City and County Healthcare Group

Acquisition may be the fast-track to growth, but consolidating disparate network systems can slow down the benefits. Not for this UK-based healthcare group though, who relied on WatchGuard to unify security, policies, access, and administration throughout their expanding organization. Now WatchGuard XTM solutions connect all branch offices, provide wireless access, allow centralized management and reporting, and deliver best-in-class security. Read more...

Ter Beke Consolidates Security of Terminal Server/Citrix Network with WatchGuard

Ter Beke, a Belgian company of 1850 employees that supplies a line of fresh and refrigerated meals across 10 European countries, sought to implement a Citrix solution and maintain secure networking. Read how a WatchGuard solution complemented the implementation of a Citrix XenApp 6.5 environment, providing Ter Beke with total network visibility and control. Additionally, by leveraging the unified security capabilities of WatchGuard devices, Ter Beke was able to cut costs, eliminate point solutions, and simplify security. Read more...

ManpowerGroup Chooses WatchGuard for Connectivity, Manageability, and Strong Policy Control

With more than 500 employees in 13 branches across India, ManpowerGroup knew that reliable connectivity between offices was critical to their continued success. The organization also recognized that enhancing their competitiveness meant bandwidth consolidation, tightly enforced security policies, streamlined centralized management, and cost efficiencies. Learn how their partnership with WatchGuard got them everything they needed. Read more...

WatchGuard Helps Tecumseh "Cool" off Hackers and Safeguard IP

As a global leader and innovator in the field of air conditioning and refrigeration, Tecumseh Products Company has demanding networking needs and sensitive data, such as intellectual property, to protect. After four tumultuous years with Cisco, Tecumseh switched to WatchGuard and found the robust, no-hassle, comprehensive security it needed, without having to sacrifice availability or ease-of-use for end users. Read more...

Tacoma Housing Authority Makes the Switch from Cisco to WatchGuard

With some of the community's most in need depending on its services, Tacoma Housing Authority (THA) required secure, reliable connectivity for its workforce spread over 10 buildings. Put simply, the Cisco ASAs and multiple point solutions that THA had in place were not cutting it. By deploying WatchGuard throughout their organization, THA simplified management by consolidating many processes within one streamlined solution. With security issues and downtime no longer plaguing the organization, THA is now more firmly positioned to carry on its mission of fostering a stronger community. Read more...

Co-operative Bank "banks" on WatchGuard for Secured Branch Connectivity and Centralized Management

For 38 years Adarsh Bank has been serving customers through its 46 branches in the states of Rajasthan and Gujarat. Customers have always relied on their high quality care and adoption of modern technologies to keep their finances safe. Adarsh Co-Operative Bank knew that in order to maintain this level of trust from their customers, they needed to team with the best in Network Security. WatchGuard's centralized management and secure connectivity was exactly what they bank needed to fit their network security requirements. Read more...

Dundee City Council Turns to WatchGuard Next-Generation Security for Defense-in-Depth

When Dundee City Council made the decision to step-up its network and content security with defense-in-depth protection, it turned to WatchGuard. Learn how WatchGuard solutions help secure over 100 Dundee City Council sites, from offices and depots to schools and libraries. Read more...

Internet Contrasts Partners with WatchGuard to Deliver Outstanding Managed Services to Clients

When your mission is to solve your customers' business problems with the right technology, the vendors you choose to partner with have to be the best. Learn which powerful features and management capabilities made this successful MSP choose WatchGuard products to handle all their network security needs. Read more...

MSP Flexes Air-Tight Defense and Game-Changing Centralized Management from WatchGuard

MSP Flexes Air-Tight Defense and Game-Changing Centralized Management from WatchGuard

Serving 35 customers and over 800 users across a diverse range of industries, STF Consulting is a five-person Managed Service Provider leveraging WatchGuard solutions to deliver air-tight defense and reliable networking performance to clients who put a premium on uptime. Watch to learn how the simplified management and reliability of WatchGuard allows STF Consulting to meet the demands of its broad customer base, while still enjoying a great work/life balance. Read more...

Ajuba Finds Speed, Security, and Compliance with WatchGuard

In the BPO (business process outsourcing) industry, network speed and security are vitally important. So it was no surprise when Ajuba, a highly successful BPO and long-time WatchGuard customer, chose to stay with WatchGuard after evaluating the competition. And it wasn't just performance and protection that sealed the deal. WatchGuard offered seamless deployment, ease of management, and the right tools to maintain HIPAA compliance. Read more...

Communications Retailer Relies on Next-Generation Security from WatchGuard

CellularOne of Arizona provides comprehensive communication solutions to more than 80,000 customers in Northern Arizona and New Mexico, equipping them with state-of-the-art phones, services, and more. The next-generation of network security from WatchGuard was essential, not just to protect the headquarters, but to ensure all remote retail locations were securely connected, as well. Read more...

Internet Security in Recreation, Hotels, and Restaurants:
Safe Internet for Your Guests and for Your Business

These days, vacationers expect Internet connectivity - even when the destination is a campsite in the countryside. Free access Internet is not difficult to enable and a wireless network with several hotspot access points is quickly installed. But how does the business owner keep that under control and make sure that all communications are reliable and safe? The answer is WatchGuard. Read more...

CatholicCare Creates Secure WatchGuard VPN to Better Service Remote Communities

Moving to a new headquarters gave this social services agency an opportunity to solve long-standing problems with an aging office infrastructure. With WatchGuard's help they were able to connect their far-flung offices, secure highly sensitive data, rely on strong web filtering , and have support for new voice and data communication technologies. Read more...

WatchGuard Acquisition Scales with Museum of Contemporary Art Redevelopment

When this major cultural center for contemporary art and education began an AUD$53 million redevelopment, the time was right to upgrade from their old network security system to one that offered full threat management, failover features, and a very flexible and configurable platform to support strong security. After careful review, they chose WatchGuard. Read more...

Addressing Malware Attacks with a Single Click

In order to stay ahead of competition and support rapid growth, AMS Baeshen continually invested in technology. When it came to network security, WatchGuard XTM was their choice. Why? Because they needed a solution that could address security issues in a unified, easy-to-manage environment that also delivered blazing fast throughput. Read more...

Eurokars Achieves the Balance of Price and Performance with WatchGuard

The Eurokars Group of companies is a leading automotive group representing Porsche, Saab, Opel, Rolls Royce & MINI passenger cars in Singapore and Indonesia. With more than 200 users spread across multiple sites, Eurokars found an easy-to-manage, comprehensive security solution with WatchGuard. Read more...

Propelling Secured Performance 24/7 across the Globe

Propelling Secured Performance 24/7 across the Globe

After disappointing results with other network security products, this global firm switched to WatchGuard to get the high performance, scalability, easy of management, and solid protection it needed to continue to expand its market share.

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Stonetree Partners with WatchGuard for a New Brand of Customer-focused Service

This hosted services provider gives clients what they want most - strong security, compliance, reduced IT costs, and complete peace of mind. Their business model combines extensive in-house expertise, great technology products, and old-fashioned customer service. Read more...

Global Education Network Relies on WatchGuard to Connect Securely

Easy VPN connectivity, strong web content filtering, and unified threat management were top priorities for this vast network of schools. WatchGuard delivered a complete solution that included centralized management. Read more...

WatchGuard Keeps Brighton Grammar School Network Safe

This rapidly growing education institution demanded rock-solid reliability from its network security solution. That's why the school has relied on WatchGuard firewall/VPN security products for almost a decade to keep their students and their network protected. Read more...

WatchGuard Solutions Leave Nothing to Chance

When it comes to network security, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority leaves nothing to chance. They chose to protect their network with WatchGuard security solutions - a combination of XTM multi-function firewalls and XCS email content security for complete protection - both in high availability pairs to ensure maximum network uptime. Read more...

Salford City Council Combats Spam with WatchGuard XCS

With over 1.5 million emails coming through a single mail gateway each week, the City Council of Salford, UK needed to implement a solution that would eliminate the massive amount of incoming spam as well as the malicious content attached. Based on the effectiveness of WatchGuard XCS appliances and the ReputationAuthority service that comes with the device, they were able to optimize bandwidth, improve the performance of email throughput and prevent malware from getting onto the network. Read this case study to find out how Salford City Council keeps government running without interruption. Read more...

WatchGuard Leads the Way for Next Generation IT Professionals

WatchGuard Leads the Way for Next Generation IT Professionals

Because a strong working knowledge of network security is so important in the education of future IT professionals, Cracow University of Technology installed a learning lab for hands-on practice with the newest, most sophisticated security technologies. See why they chose WatchGuard UTM and XTM solutions as teaching tools to give their students the experience they need to handle today's - and tomorrow's - network threats. Watch now...

Fortune 200 Firm Achieves Global Email Protection

Fortune 200 Firm Achieves Global Email Protection

Recognize this business scenario? Hundreds of millions of spam messages a month coming in, stringent regulatory standards to meet, sensitive data to contain within the company's virtual walls. You might think an enterprise would need a team of administrators just to manage email security of such magnitude. But this Fortune 200 company has been able to block 98% or more of spam and have the email content security it needs without intensive labor costs. Their WatchGuard XCS solution is doing the job just fine, easily and securely managed by one person. Read more...

24x7 Connection Safeguards Citizens, Keeps Government Running

Protecting its 35,000 citizens is the top priority of the Monroe Townnship, New Jersey government. When it was announced that point-to-point solutions would be replaced by VPN connections, Monroe Township needed to put a high availability connection in place quickly, so they called on local consultants, eMazzanti Technologies, two-time WatchGuard Partner of the Year. Working on a tight budget, eMazzanti Technologies helped put a security solution in place that allowed for easier management with fixed-fee support, an end to system rebuilds, and comprehensive protection for two fire departments, the public works department, and the ambulance hall. Read the case study to learn more. Read more...

WatchGuard lights up remote office security for Acuity Brands

WatchGuard lights up remote office security for Acuity Brands

When Acuity Brands went looking for a network security solution to protect their numerous, far-flung independent offices, with scalability, unified threat management and one point of administration, they chose WatchGuard. Watch and see how this scalable solution offering high availability and one point of management lowered support burdens on the IT staff at headquarters and offered complete network security. Watch now...

This library is open to everyone (except hackers)

This library is open to everyone (except hackers)

When Burlington Public Library went looking for a security solution for their high volume network, they chose WatchGuard. With an average of 800 visitors at the main branch every day and more than with more than 250 public access computers, they required a network security solution with the ability to create subnets for different user groups -- particularly to protect kids from inappropriate content -- while providing secure remote access for branch libraries and ease of use. After comparing the price and performance of other products they chose WatchGuard XTM 1050s because they will grow and diversify to meet the libraries' growing needs while providing superior security. Watch now...

Health System Keeps Spam Email Out, Patient Data In

The 10,000 email users at Hamilton Health Sciences had a considerable volume of messages - most of them unwanted. The IT team of this leading health system in Hamilton, Ontario needed an email security system that could accurately block the vast quantity of spam messages, reduce the risk of patient-data leakage, and offer straightforward, practical management. They found the ideal solution in an Extensible Content Security (XCS) system from WatchGuard. Read more...

Radiant Systems Finds Fast ROI with WatchGuard

Radiant Systems Finds Fast ROI with WatchGuard

Business leader in the point of sale technology industry, Radiant Technologies provides retail and hospitality businesses of all sizes with innovative, easy to use technology that allows their customers to grow their top line. Radiant redefines the customer experience and enhances revenue drivers. With growth in their future, adherence to strict regulatory compliance a must, and customer demands that include the best in performance and network security, Radiant deployed four WatchGuard XTM 1050 devices in their data center. Read this case study to find out how the WatchGuard XTM 1050 helped double their connections and triple their capacity, while making growth a reality and compliance a snap. Read more...

Data Loss Prevention Protects Patient Privacy

When a major UK healthcare organization began an extensive evaluation of security products, they knew exactly what they needed. First and foremost, their list of must-haves included comprehensive security for data in motion to protect confidential patient information and meet compliance requirements. They also wanted high availability, interoperability with existing technology, and centralized policy management that could be applied right down to the individual level. This is their story. Read it to find out how a WatchGuard XCS solution gave them everything they wanted - and more. Read more...

Failover and High Availability Help the Red Cross Keep Crisis at Bay

The American Red Cross is a well-known humanitarian organization, offering a multitude of services and assistance to those in need. From disaster relief to blood services, CPR training to after-hours crisis response, this organization touches all levels of the community and needs to have a secure, reliable network up and running at all times in order to provide the level of care that people have come to expect. Read this case study to find out how WatchGuard Technologies and partner, PC Solutions, keep the Twin Cities chapter of the American Red Cross up and running in the face of disaster. Read more...

Schools Give High Grades for Performance and Web Safety

Schools Give High Grades for Performance and Web Safety

Andover School District, located in Sussex County, New Jersey, provides nearly 750 students in grades K through 8 with cutting edge educational technology and always places new technology initiatives at the top of their list of goals. With the interest of keeping internet access secure and safe for their students they employed leading WatchGuard partner and technology consulting firm, eMazzanti Technologies. Read this case study to find out how WatchGuard security solutions not only helped the school district provide secure connectivity, but also helped them maintain the bandwidth they needed within the budget they were provided. Read more...

Gavel-to-Gavel Protection for a High-Profile Event

With the eyes of the world focused on St. Paul, Minnesota - host city to the 2008 Republican National Convention, black hats around the world were preparing to penetrate the city's infrastructure and impact the public safety response. Thanks to longtime relationships with WatchGuard Technologies and also with CIT, a technology solutions firm serving the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, the police department was ready. Read this case study to find out how WatchGuard solutions helped stop nearly 20 million potentially malicious packets from sources well-known to both law enforcement and security communities. Read more...

Wireless Retailer Calls on UTM to Protect PCs

Wireless Express, a communications devices and services retailer in Ontario, has doubled its store count in recent months and continues to grow at a rapid pace. Relying on hosted services for point-of-sale, credit checks, service activation, and much more, hundreds of in-store PCs require constant connectivity as well as protection from malicious threats that could threaten business continuity. Read this case study to find out how WatchGuard UTM appliances keep Wireless Express connected to the Internet and free from network-crippling threats. Read more...

Construction Group Selects WatchGuard for Fast Connectivity to Project Offices

In the construction industry project offices are temporary and need to be quickly set up and easily moved as projects dictate, as well as allowing employees to reach the network from widespread locations. That's why Grocon, one of Australia's leading privately-owned development and construction groups, needed the best SSL VPN appliance option available. Having a very successful history using WatchGuard products, Grocon's IT team was excited to implement the newest SSL appliance the company had to offer. Read more to find out more about the anywhere, anytime secure remote access that Grocon is enjoying with WatchGuard SSL appliances. Read more...

Physical Therapy Company Gets Back in the Game with WatchGuard Security

Physical Therapy Company Gets Back in the Game with WatchGuard Security

Apple Physical Therapy needed to update their network security solution to keep up with their growing business. With over 20 locations to connect, they required a VPN solution that provided a reliable infrastructure, secure communication, and increased speed between branch offices. WatchGuard fit the bill perfectly. Watch now...

County Government Links Sites, Protects Citizens

The United Counties of Prescott and Russell in Ontario, Canada provide critical emergency and social services to over 80,000 residents over 40 widespread sites. With the well being of their residents at stake, this government IT department needed the most reliable and secure WAN environment available. The WAN topology was growing, and having successfully used WatchGuard products for nearly ten years, they didn't need to look any further than their current network security provider when the decision to upgrade was made. Read this case study to find out more about the way that WatchGuard provides the best performance, security, and reliability to this government agency. Read more...

WatchGuard Shows Annual Rate of Return at City of Stirling

When the City of Stirling, one of Western Australia's major local government authorities, needed to upgrade their information and communication technology, they needn't look any further than the robust and reliable solution that had served them well for over seven years - WatchGuard Technologies. Serving the needs of 850 employees across 26 different locations and securing crucial and private data required the best in VPN capabilities as well as robust protection from malicious threats. Read this case study to find out how WatchGuard keeps this city government safe and connected. Read more...

Eye Centers Focus on HIPAA Compliance

Offering optometry services, ophthalmological care, and eye surgeries at 22 primary care offices, three surgical facilities, an optical lab, and a nursing home division throughout Indiana, Midwest Eye Consultants, PC (MWEC) needed to address their connectivity and security concerns. Confidential patient data, accounting information, and appointment scheduling are all handled from the corporate data center. In order to comply with HIPAA regulations and keep their network free from malware, MWEC looked to WatchGuard to protect all of their offices. Read the case study to learn how this business maintains a healthy network with WatchGuard products. Read more...

Smile: Growing Dental Firm Saves Big

Neibauer Dental Care is a rapidly expanding care provider with nearly 20 locations currently open and plans for further growth. In order to keep the business running smoothly across all locations there was a need for a VPN solution that provided plenty of reliable bandwidth to accommodate large files being sent throughout the network, robust security to meet HIPAA regulations, and central management. Read this case study to see how this dental firm saved more than a million dollars by using WatchGuard. Read more...

Sports-Accessory Firm Connects, Protects

As a leader in the highly competitive team-logo merchandise market, GameWear needed a network security solution that improved information flow globally while providing robust protection from malicious threats. With the aid of WatchGuard Partner of the Year winner, eMazzanti Technologies, GameWear implemented an SSL VPN solution that met all their needs and allowed them to experience triple-digit growth for three consecutive years. Read this case study to learn more about how this company benefited by choosing WatchGuard as their network security provider. Read more...

Reliable VPN Connectivity Reduces Support Calls for Oil and Gas Business Solutions Company

WellPoint Systems, provider of business information solutions to mid-tier oil and gas companies, was looking for a reliable, easy-to-manage VPN solution for their financial management software solution line, BOLO. After consulting with Saje Professional Services, WellPoint made the decision to provide a Firebox X Edge 10e as part of their BOLO connectivity solution. The benefits were multiple as WellPoint saw connectivity problems disappear and customer service calls become a thing of the past. Read this case study to find out how WatchGuard provides the best in network security to WellPoint and their customers. Read more...

Connections and Compliance: Retailer Finds Perfect Fit

Successful online retailer, Essential Apparel, offers their customers famous-name brands, huge selection, responsive service, and great prices. To keep up with the growth of their business, Essential Apparel consulted with eMazzanti Technologies to address their network security needs. Secure, reliable Internet connections, PCI compliance, and dependable SSL VPN capabilities were necessities to keep business running smoothly. Read this case study to find out how WatchGuard appliances were dropped into the network to provide the perfect security solution for a business on its way up. Read more...

Efficient, Intuitive, and Cost-Effective: WatchGuard Secures Binh Duong Post Office

As one of the largest providers of postal, fixed and mobile telephony, and internet and data communication services to businesses in the Binh Duong province of Vietnam, Binh Duong Post Office needed a network security solution that provided robust security and highly reliable connectivity. Of critical importance in this massive network was connecting the main post office to the smaller outposts in remote towns and villages throughout the province - securely. Find out how BDPO deployed a flexible and scalable WatchGuard UTM solution that met all current connectivity and security requirements while building a solid foundation for future growth. Read more...

Cost-effective VPN Connections Help the Bottom Line

Goodwill Industries of Northeast Indiana, Inc., a not-for-profit retailer, needed to securely connect nine widespread locations, while providing easy access to their online auction site. With the help of Intrasect Technologies, Goodwill moved well beyond phones and modems to a VPN solution that provided comprehensive security and connectivity as well as accreditation certification, centralized management, and greater efficiency. Read more...

Firewall/VPN Plays Leading Role in DVD Kiosk

Innovative DVD rental business, e-Play, LLC, encountered multiple and diverse obstacles when they were vetting network security solutions for their kiosks. Issues that needed to be addressed included PCI compliance, connections over multiple types of wireless connections, enterprise-class reliability, centralized management, low per-unit cost, and the ability to fit within a tight form factor. Read this case study to find out how a solution consisting of WatchGuard Peak, Core, and Edge units, as well as the 3G Extend not only met their needs, but exceeded all expectations. Read more...

Reliable VoIP Delivery Calls for High-Powered Solution

Blake Real Estate, a major player in the Washington DC market with several buildings in the commercial business district, needed a network security solution that provided reliable, secure virtual network connections between their widespread locations. By deploying several WatchGuard Firebox X Edge appliances as IPsec VPNs, Blake established a single VoIP telephone system that connected all offices without any of the previous call-quality problems. Read this case study to find out how the solution provided by WatchGuard met Blake's demands and exceeded their expectations by providing a wealth of additional benefits. Read more...

Affordable UTM and VPN for a Global Manufacturer

The challenge for this successful Singapore-based bearings distributor was to extend the robust security that their headquarters relied on to their far-flung branch offices. In addition, they wanted seamless connectivity to vendor manufacturing plants, dealers, and customers to minimize communications costs and maximize information sharing, especially about inventory status and product prices. Read how deploying easy-to-manage WatchGuard Firebox X Edge appliances at the perimeter of their network provided top-notch security and management efficiency. Read more...

Mega-Retailer Stays on Top of Competition with Strong VPN Solution

With 800 branch offices and outlet stores to connect, the ITAT Group - China's largest garment and general merchandize chain organization - needed a thoroughly reliable VPN solution that would ensure secure remote connectivity. Why did they choose WatchGuard? Fast, convenient VPN deployment, real-time monitoring of all remote sites, stability, and streamlined scalability were just some of the reasons. Read this case study to learn more about out how WatchGuard network security and connectivity solutions can do the same for your organization. Read more...

Quickly Configured VPNs Facilitate Rapid Retail Expansion

As Flexicom, an Ohio-based retailer of cellular phones and wireless services, made plans for an extensive multi-state expansion, they recognized the need for the most secure and reliable internally hosted POS, enterprise-class VPN, and the capacity to handle voice traffic. With PCI compliance and VoIP capabilities as must-haves, Flexicom chose to implement a WatchGuard network security solution that included a Firebox X Core and 60 Firebox X Edge units. The WatchGuard solution not only met all the requirements, including easy-to-manage VPN, but offered a number of additional benefits that Flexicom has been able to implement with great success. Read more...

Vault-Like Protection for 200 Financial Services Locations

Southern Management Corporation, a financial services company providing tax services and offering personal loans, needed a network security system that provided the tight lockdown required to protect the cache of personal and confidential data of its customers, while allowing for easy administration from the small IT staff managing a widespread network. WatchGuard provided the perfect solution - a Firebox X Peak was installed at the home office and 200 wireless Edge units were distributed to the field, providing the ease-of-management, highly reliable VPN connections, and tight security their network needed. Read more...

Network Security from WatchGuard Makes Big Splash at Desjoyaux

Aging equipment and a poor cost/performance ratio compelled this French swimming pool company to look for a better way to handle the network security needs of their main office, data center, and sales offices around the world - and the better way, they discovered, was with WatchGuard. They got stronger security, greater access management capabilities, built-in SSL VPN for remote staff, and an overall flexibility that allowed them to bring network security management completely in-house for the first time. Read more...

Convenience Stores Achieve Quick & Easy PCI Compliance

Convenience Stores Achieve Quick & Easy PCI Compliance

Working with a limited IT staff and tight budget, Garb-Ko, Inc., franchiser and operator of more than 90 convenience stores, needed to find a robust network security solution that provided high-availability VPN capabilities to connect stores and enforce PCI-compliant security for card transactions. By rolling out a solution that included several WatchGuard Edge X10e-W appliances, Garb-Ko was able meet their VPN and PCI compliance requirements, and implement a solution that offered the manageability and affordability they needed. Read more...

Major Healthcare Organization Improves the Health of Its Network

Northern Lincolnshire Trust, a major National Health Service organization in the UK, needed a cost-effective network security solution that offered the best in reliability, performance, and manageability while providing secure 24/7 access to sensitive patient data. WatchGuard was able to satisfy all of the organization's needs while meeting the stringent compliance guidelines set up by Connecting for Health, a program that supports the NHS by safeguarding access and transmission of patient data. With a WatchGuard XTM solution in place, Northern Lincolnshire was able to dramatically improve the speed and delivery of patient care while maintaining secure access to patient data and easing the burden on their IT team. Read more...

Lock Manufacturer Protects its Network Against Internet Intrusions

When InstaKey, an innovative, high-security lockset manufacturer with critical information to protect, needed a solid, manageable, high availability network security solution, a representative from IT-support services company, Accelerated Network Solutions, did not hesitate in recommending WatchGuard. With the implementation of a WatchGuard XTM network security solution, InstaKey saw a dramatic decrease in the security vulnerabilities that had plagued their network when using the Cisco PIX, and an increase in the manageability and failover they required. Read more...

Pharmaceutical Wholesaler Securely Connects with 125 Retail Outlets

Nothing was more important to this EU-based company than safeguarding sensitive patient information, but their security system also had to connect numerous remote offices, allow secure electronic payments, and provide high availability to ensure network uptime - all while keeping the total cost of ownership down. That's why, after a detailed review of the company's requirements, their IT consulting firm recommended an extensible threat management (XTM) solution from WatchGuard. Read more...

Centralized, Simplified Secure Connectivity across 50 Hotels

One of North America's largest hotel management and development companies, Concord Hospitality Enterprises, needed a VPN solution that would work with any locally based Internet service provider, centralize security without requiring IT talent at every site, and allow employees to focus on hospitality, not technology. And they got it. Read this case study to find out how a WatchGuard firewall and VPN solution secured their highly distributed enterprise using simple, centralized management. Read more...

Unified Security Strategy Gives Major Publisher the Competitive Edge

Outlook India produces numerous publications on tight deadlines for 2.5 million readers. Strong, multifaceted network protection that could be extended to branch offices and remote contributors throughout the country was a must. A savvy network consulting firm brought WatchGuard unified threat management (UTM) solutions to their attention and showed them how a single effective network security system could filter incoming and outgoing data, prevent spam, stop malicious threats, and securely connect all locations and colleagues. The result? Besides gaining the security their growing business needed, they freed up network bandwidth and increased productivity by 60 to 70%, with even greater ROI expected within the year. Read more...

UTM Solution Selected for Price, Performance, and Reliability

When a long-time WatchGuard customer was ready to extend security to protect new branch offices and upgrade to comprehensive unified threat management, there was no question which solution provider to use. Read how the Korean Standards Association selected additional WatchGuard security appliances to ensure continued trouble-free network security for their organization - security that combined high performance and reliability with unbeatable pricing. Read more...

Fast, Fresh, and Convenient: WatchGuard Security for Hilcona Foods

Upgrading network security doesn't have to be painful for an enterprise - or expensive - as this case study proves. Read how the right solution gave a thriving company like EU-based Hilcona better network performance, greater resiliency, and tighter security and control. Working with IT consultants from MTF Micomp, Hilcona found all the components of security, reliability, and performance they needed, integrated into one cost-effective WatchGuard UTM solution. Read more...

Making the Case for Upgrading to Unified Threat Management

Spam wasn't a big issue when this church and school network launched a decade ago, but eventually it became their IT nightmare. That's when the organization decided to look for ways to boost protection. They turned to the unified threat management (UTM) capabilities of the WatchGuard Firebox X, and succeeded in stopping the spam. What's more, they discovered that the robust multi-layered protection of UTM greatly reduces the time and cost associated with managing multiple security products and significantly increases protection from blended threats. Read more...

End-to-End Security for Energy Giant

European energy giant E.ON was faced with the challenge of upgrading their network to keep pace with growth. Working with WatchGuard and consulting company Klestrup | partners, they selected two Firebox X security appliances to provide the power and high availability they needed. Meanwhile, the new VPN capabilities of the network allowed service engineers who are on the road every day to easily monitor operations at the different plants. And the cost savings have been significant, as this case study explains. Read more...

Unified Threat Management Solution for a Globally Connected Business

With subsidiaries in the UK, Spain, and Hong Kong, the renowned Italy-based sportswear manufacturer Diadora was in need of an updated network security system that could handle their global business concerns. Other vendors were evaluated, but ultimately it was a WatchGuard solution that met their criteria for strong security, resilient connectivity, good network visibility, and ease of use - all at a compelling price point. Read more...

Countywide Government Network Stays Secure with WatchGuard Solution

Goshen County was struggling to find a network security solution that met their requirements for security, flexibility, advanced networking, and cost-effectiveness. Foremost in their minds was their responsibility to protect confidential data according to stringent compliance standards, including Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) security policies set forth by the FBI. A vendor specializing in products and services for government clients introduced them to WatchGuard, and they found everything they were looking for - from secure Wi-Fi access and policy-based routing to exceptional customer support. Read more...

Extending Robust UTM Protection to the Edges of a Network

With main and branch offices using different ISPs, Philippines-based Tollways Management Corporation needed a solution that could seamlessly integrate with the WAN connecting branch offices, the mobile VPN linking its headquarters' executives, and the secure remote access VPN connecting mobile users and consultants in France. Read how a WatchGuard solution fully satisfied every requirement and delivered robust UTM protection for all. Read more...

Protecting a Large Distributed School Network from Without and Within

Like other K-12 school districts, the Durham District needed to thoroughly protect its network from external threats, as well as from unauthorized intrusions by users within the network. With more than 70,000 students in its care and over 15,000 desktops to manage, they were also looking for strong centralized management to streamline administration and real-time monitoring to instantly track network activity. Learn how they found the perfect solution. Read more...

Intuitive Tools Allow Company to Easily Manage Network Security In-House

When a leading renewable energy company decided to retire their current security equipment, they wanted a replacement solution they could manage in-house. The previous system required employing consultants for even the simplest of modifications which led to high costs and time delays for updates. With WatchGuard, they discovered how easy it can be to have comprehensive network protection, managed in-house using an intuitive, centralized console. Read more...

Simplifying Network Infrastructure and Reducing Costs

When this financial service organization put out a bid to redesign the core of its network, the requirements comprised high bandwidth, high availability, and real-time reporting and troubleshooting. With a WatchGuard high-performance security solution incorporated into the redesign, they got everything they wanted - and more - including greater efficiencies, cost-savings, and the ability to smoothly scale to handle rapid growth. Read more...

Setting Up Secure, High-Performance Communications Between Main and Branch Offices

As Telit Communications, an EU-based provider of cellular technology, added more branch offices around the globe, they needed a high-performance security solution with the broadest possible compatibility to secure communications between the offices. Read how a straightforward combination of WatchGuard security products gave them the reliability, redundancy, and multi-gigabit throughput they required to keep their data protected and flowing smoothly. Read more...

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10 Questions to Ask Before Buying an Anti-spam Solution
10 Questions to Ask Before Buying an Anti-spam Solution

With so many anti-spam products on the market, how can you be sure you're getting the best solution for your business network? Find out the right questions to ask.