Distributed Enterprise

Securing the Distributed Enterprise

Organizations of all shapes and sizes are becoming more distributed than ever before. In addition to securing the communications between a traditional corporate headquarters and remote employee sites, many distributed enterprises must also support multiple locations which operate like a typical small business. This relationship between a centralized entity and many independent business locations is especially common in the retail, hospitality, medical, and financial industries and creates unique network security challenges.

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Distributed Security

When it comes to network security in distributed enterprises, you must be able to secure communications between various locations. However, when these remote locations are actually independent business sites, the ability to securely obtain and manage payment data, protect customer information, and secure public and private Wi-Fi networks also becomes critical.

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Management & Visibility

For any distributed enterprise, the ability to secure is just half of the battle – centralized management and ongoing visibility are just as important. Being able to define centralized security policy is a must-have, and since technical expertise at remote locations is generally very rare, ease of deployment is critical. Once deployed, the ability to maintain visibility across the entire network is also important for compliance reporting, health monitoring, and business intelligence purposes.

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Management across Remote Locations

Leveraging WatchGuard’s portfolio of Firebox Unified Threat Management (UTM) solutions and wireless access points, you can easily configure, deploy, and manage consistent network security and secure wireless across all remote locations without the need for technical expertise at each location. In addition to providing best-of-class, easy-to-deploy security, WatchGuard’s actionable threat intelligence platform, WatchGuard Dimension, delivers centralized visibility across your entire network. This visibility is critical for tracking and managing network health, reporting on compliance mandates, identifying and combating possible network threats, and assisting with proactive business decision-making.

“One of the beautiful things about the WatchGuard product family – it’s as adaptable as you are and it scales up really easily. With WatchGuard, it’s one single point of configuration, one single management interface. It makes it very friendly for a technical team trying to manage it all.”

Andrew Evers, Head of IT, Reconomy