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Building, maintaining, and enhancing the technologies that increase academic achievement for all students – this is the primary objective for Franklin County Board of Education’s IT department, serving students in Northwest Alabama. To support this goal, Franklin County schools require a high-performing, full featured network security solution, in addition to fast, reliable, and secure wireless access for students and staff. Read more...
The Chester School District strives to promote a positive learning environment that fosters high academic standards for its students. Serving Morris County, New Jersey, the district’s top priority is to provide a world-class education through meaningful and dynamic learning experiences. With over 1,200 students and 400 staff members to consider, ensuring that confidential data remains that way is critical for Dean Anderson, technology director for Chester School District. Read more...
Miller Paint has been committed to offering the highest quality customer service for the past 125 years. Every one of the 375 employees at 52 locations throughout Oregon, Washington, and Idaho shares this commitment, including Kevin Connell, the Network Manager. Kevin wasn’t satisfied with the quality of their network, and after a thorough assessment, determined it was time for an upgrade. Read more...
Yorkshire-based Outwood Grange Academies Trust (OGAT) is an outstanding education success story. Since 2005, the Trust has grown to 18 secondary and primary schools, all following the same ‘Transformation Model’ of educational improvement pioneered by OGAT head Sir Michael Wilkins. While the academies share a Virtual Private Network, network managers cover two or three sites each, so visibility, to say nothing of cost, were key concerns when looking for a security solution. Read more...
For deluxe hotel Kensington Close, providing seamless and secure bandwidth to its bedrooms, conference rooms and across the guest Wi-Fi network has become an essential part of the hotel’s offering. After looking at several security providers, the question for Kensington Close: which would offer the best possible performance and throughput with all the security features switched on? WatchGuard’s M440 was the answer. Read more...
As successful restaurant chain Dragon-I expanded by 2-3 outlets per year, the increasing number of devices brought in by customers began to overload the network’s firewall throughput and resulted in network blockages, instability, and operational downtime. As outlets were also dependent on the network to run its Point-of-Sale software on iPads, this proved a frustrating and costly challenge for a fast-paced F&B enterprise. WatchGuard, however, had a solution. Read more...
With over 150 clients around the globe, MicroSourcing remains at the forefront of bridging the gap between the Philippines and the rest of the world through business process outsourcing. Since starting operations in 2006, it has become an established services provider that caters to the needs of foreign companies. As such, the nature of MicroSourcing requires a reliable and efficient security system that gives its clients the assurance of a protected and professional network they deserve. Read more...
As a technologically focused institution, there’s no doubt that Dundee-based Abertay University delivers a perfect example of secure, leading edge and commercially smart technology use. Among Abertay’s unique challenges is the fact that its 5,000 tech-savvy students bring in a constantly changing array of devices. To offer this kind of advanced network protection, Abertay turned to WatchGuard. Read more...
As a steadily expanding business, Roland prides itself on technological innovation, and has produced many industry firsts, including the first-ever touch-sensitive electric piano in 1972. Such a heritage, in concert with its ambition to be ‘the best rather than the biggest,’ means that Roland UK demands cutting-edge technology to protect its data networks. They received it with WatchGuard’s XTM 520 firewall. Read more...
Portsmouth Grammar School (PGS) is all about providing the best education to young people. As part of offering a unique educational experience, PGS encourages pupils to bring their own tablets, smartphones and other connected devices to school. To enable students, as well as staff and visitors, access to the internet and emails on their devices throughout the school grounds, PGS requires a robust wireless network, and turned to WatchGuard to create just that. Read more...

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