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Adarsh Credit Improves Network Performance & Security with WatchGuard

Adarsh Credit Co-Operative Society case study

Background

Established in 1999 and headquartered in Udaipur, Rajasthan, Adarsh Credit Co-Operative Society diligently serves its esteemed members through its 500+ branches and 2,250+ employees across India.

Adarsh Credit Co-Operative Society offers an array of online services. Its primary objective is to help raise the social and financial status of its members by inculcating saving habits, while also providing technical and financial support. Each branch office is connected to the Data Center through MPLS connectivity.

Challenge

Real-time data access from anywhere in the world is essential for today's financial services industry. With the implementation of Core Banking, Adarsh Credit Co-Operative Society members can now perform most of their transactions from the comfort of their homes.

When members and employees from various branches access the Core Banking application, fast access speed is important, but the bigger challenge is ensuring that all transactions are secure. For Adarsh Credit Co-Operative Society, restricting Internet usage at branches was also a priority. Hence, setting up the right IT security policy and ensuring uniform administration of it across 500+ branches set in motion the search for the right firewall solution.

Choosing WatchGuard

When the need arose to implement Core Banking with High Availability (HA), Adarsh Credit Co-Operative Society opted for Watchguard XTM 8 and 5 series appliances at the Data Center and Disaster Recovery sites, and XTM 2 series for all of the branch sites. WatchGuard Expert Partner, TM Systems Pvt. Ltd., based in Ahmedabad, guided the firewall solution search and also helped Adarsh Credit Co-Operative Society with their IT infrastructure and enterprise backup solution (EBS).

WatchGuard Deployment Delivers Many Benefits

Installation of XTM 8 and 5 series appliances in HA mode ensured uninterrupted connectivity and smooth failover from one appliance to the other in case of an emergency.

"WatchGuard enabled us to do business with high network availability using their auto failover option. It also helped us to render our financial services in rural areas in a more secure way," stated Rahul Modi, Addl. COO, of Adarsh Credit Co-Operative Society.

Deployment of the WatchGuard XTM firewalls proved fast and straightforward due to their powerful centralized policy management capabilities. Additionally, the centralized management capabilities of the XTMs significantly reduced the cost of having to travel to support locations.

To help ensure efficient Internet usage at its branches, Adarsh Credit Co-Operative Society enabled content-based web filtering security service on the XTM appliances.

In addition to delivering better security and powerful, easy to use centralized management, the WatchGuard XTM appliances also helped Adarsh Credit Co-Operative Society achieve higher throughput, resulting in faster application access speed.

As summed up by Ramlal Arya, AVP - IT, of Adarsh Credit Co-Operative Society, "WatchGuard enabled us to achieve secured connectivity with failover, content-based web filtering and centralized management of all branches. This helped us in connecting all branches with central location for accessing CORE Applications seamlessly."

With WatchGuard security, Adarsh Credit Co-Operative Society is strongly poised to serve, and to grow, its members.

About TM Systems

TM Systems Pvt. Ltd. has a committed team of well-trained, customer-focused technology experts with key strengths in understanding multiple technologies, and the attitude of owning the problem and not only the products and solutions supplied by them. TM Systems is a trusted partner in deployment of IT infrastructure, information security, enterprise backup solution, and for managing data center and end points infrastructure.


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Benefits

WatchGuard enabled us to achieve secured connectivity with failover, content-based web filtering and centralized management of all branches. This helped us in connecting all branches with the central location for accessing CORE Applications seamlessly.

Ramlal Arya, AVP - IT,
Adarsh Credit Co-Operative Society

WatchGuard enabled us to do business with high network availability using their auto failover option. It also helped us to render our financial services in rural areas in a more secure way.

Rahul Modi, Addl. COO,
Adarsh Credit Co-Operative Society
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