Case Study - JustCo

Commercial Real Estate Company Secures All Its Workspaces with WatchGuard


Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Singapore, JustCo is Asia Pacific’s leading co-working company, providing flexible workspace solutions for companies of all sizes, ranging from start-ups and small-medium enterprises to large multi-national corporates. Beyond its physical workspaces, JustCo’s one-stop workspace solutions also feature a full suite of day-to-day business services and amenities such as IT support, mail handling services, on-site community team to assist on daily requests and more.

JustCo’s flexible workspaces range from hotdesks and dedicated studios, to bespoke Enterprise360 solutions specially tailored for large corporates – to suit the needs and requirements of its clients. Members will automatically become part of JustCo’s ever-growing community, with options to network and attend professional and social events on a regular basis, such as business seminars, networking sessions, yoga classes and more.

In light of the COVID-19 situation, where physical events are not possible, JustCo has converted its events to a digital platform – allowing their members to continue learning and connecting through a wide range of curated virtual events. JustCo members will also be entitled to exclusive promotions and privileges with strategic partners like Dropbox, Hertz, Amazon Web Services, Gogovan and more.

With more than 40 co-working spaces located across Asia Pacific in Singapore, Bangkok, Shanghai, Jakarta, Seoul, Sydney, Melbourne, Taipei and Tokyo, JustCo required an all-encompassing service provider to better protect and strengthen the network security of its co-working spaces across the globe.

Dominic Penaloza, chief technology and innovation officer at JustCo explains, “We appointed WatchGuard as our network security vendor due to its competitive price point – not to mention, the capabilities and functions offered by WatchGuard were also comparable to other industry brands. In order for JustCo to successfully scale and achieve greater efficiency and performance across its APAC markets, it was important for us to connect our network via a VPN software. Without a doubt, WatchGuard was our first choice when it comes to a network security vendor as they are able to support us as we scale rapidly across APAC.”


In order to better protect their workspaces, JustCo installed the following WatchGuard Firebox appliances to their network: M270, M370, M400, M500, M670, M4600, and M470. These Fireboxes came equipped with Dimension, a tool that allows full visibility and centralized management of their network. JustCo also enabled WatchGuard’s Basic Security Suite, the standard set of security protection services including Intrusion Prevention Service, Gateway AntiVirus, URL filtering, application control, spam blocking and reputation lookup. “Before we enabled WatchGuard’s security services, we took a close look at the stability of the VPN solution included in the Fireboxes. WatchGuard’s IPSec VPN solution allows for seamless integration with our many offices across the region without having to worry about security threats on the network. We also have full visibility into network activity with Dimension, making it easier for our IT teams to monitor and manage,” comments Dominic.


As JustCo continues to expand and grow, the co-working space provider also looks to better provide its team with VPN access. With WatchGuard’s competitive price point and ease of configuration, the IT teams at JustCo can quickly standardize services and protect all the networks across the Asia Pacific. “Our IT team supports more than 40 JustCo offices located across Asia Pacific so we are thankful for the ability to support a high volume of traffic. WatchGuard has also helped to simplify our processes when it comes to standardizing and deploying VPNs in our regional JustCo network. On top of that, with WatchGuard, we can reduce complicated processes and also eliminate the need for our IT teams to learn multiple interfaces. We’re expecting to grow our presence in new and existing markets in the next few years and WatchGuard is our preferred vendor whenever we open or launch new workspaces,” concludes Dominic.

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