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As a middle-market engineering firm, IKN GmbH has been thriving since 1982 in the international cement-plant construction sector, with core competences centering on brick firing and cooling processes. With more than 650 installations all over the world, IKN is a market leader when it comes to fitting new cement plants or implementing modernization and conversion projects at any point along the cement processing chain. The IKN repertoire also includes the appropriate maintenance services, which due to the wide geographical spread of their systems, can lead to challenges. Read more...
Warren Evans – an award-winning manufacturer of bedroom furniture – has 14 offices and showrooms across London, with plans to open additional retail locations throughout 2016. The challenge for Neil MacGregor - Head of IT for Warren Evans - has been to find technology that is sufficiently resilient, secure and scalable to support this increasingly distributed enterprise. Read more...
As a leading manufacturer of steel commercial, security, and fire door systems, it’s safe to say that Sunray Engineering understands the value of security. Over the course of the last thirty years, Sunray Engineering has built a reputation for consistently delivering products that meet the safety and security demands of their clientele. Sunray's previous network security solutions included Sonicwall firewalls that, plagued with intermittent performance issues, did not meet the high standards for quality and performance that the company expects. Read more...
Draper Tools has been a leading distributor of the highest quality tools for nearly 100 years. Their dedication to providing superior products has earned them both a multitude of loyal customers and a household name within their industry. Offering comprehensive wireless coverage to both employees and customers, as well as enabling extensive use of VPN access for their remote employees (including those at their switchboard, order hotline, and product helpline) creates a challenging set of network security requirements for Colin Richmond, IT Manager at Draper Tools. Read more...
D.P. Jindal Group, an elite pipe manufacturer in India, knows that manufacturing is a highly process-driven and employee-centric industry. The company banks on efficient employees to ensure seamless factory operations and to stay ahead of the competition. WatchGuard solutions allowed them to augment employee productivity while boosting their security. Read more...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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