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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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