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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...
Star Cargo was formed in 1983 as the parent company of several subsidiaries involved in international transport and shipping. In the early nineties the company expanded rapidly through strong organic growth and strategic acquisitions. From a technology standpoint, the distributed nature of Star Cargo’s enterprise created a significant geographical challenge, with the companies in the group needing to securely share business critical information without incurring a potential security threat. Read more...
Since 1975, London-based Brompton has been “the” name of folding bikes. With their growing market share came increased security demands and the need for network efficiencies that could support an even brighter future in manufacturing and sales. With new security gear from WatchGuard, including the Firebox M500 firewall and a fleet of AP wireless access points, Brompton is now ready to move into high gear. Read more...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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