Video Case Studies

WatchGuard’s best-in-class network security solutions connect and protect millions of people, every day. Learn about the unique security challenges these companies face and how WatchGuard has successfully secured their networks.

Visual Effects Studio Animates Their Security with WatchGuard

From character animation, visual effects to compositing, Refuge specializes in bringing those magical movie and TV scenes to life. Refuge, located in Portland, Oregon, U.S., is an animation and visual effects shop that specializes in characters and creatures.

To address the speed and security concerns, Refuge worked with their partner to install WatchGuard Firebox M470, equipped with WatchGuard’s full bundle of security capabilities – Total Security Suite. With the M470 and built-in VPN capabilities, Refuge can easily connect from outside the office and segment out their networks without sacrificing speed.

Supermarket Chain Protects Their Transactions with WatchGuard

Farro is a supermarket chain that was founded in 2006, showcasing the very best and finest of New Zealand food. What was then just a team of 12 has now grown to over 350 in 6 different stores across Auckland – Epsom, Grey Lynn, Mt Eden, Mt Wellington, North Shore and Orakei.

Security has been an ongoing concern with Farro, having experienced challenges in the past. As a result, Farro turned to a trusted managed security service provider (MSSP), iT360, to install and deploy WatchGuard solutions. Today, Farro is confident in their new WatchGuard security solution, enabling them to focus more on the expansion of their business.

WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud Enables Theater to Evolve with Industry Standards

Founded in 1976, SIFF (Seattle International Film Festival) operates three year-round film screening facilities – in addition to an annual, multi-week film festival – throughout Seattle, Washington. With the industry adoption of new technology to streamline processes – such as mobile POS (Point of Sales) and wireless film transfer between locations – SIFF has made significant operational changes to keep pace with cinema’s evolution. However, much of this valuable new tech relies on access to a strong wireless network, which unfortunately SIFF’s previous infrastructure could not provide.

WatchGuard Serves Up a Slice of Security for Homeslice Pizza

While its reputation is based on its fine food and customer experience, like any restaurant chain Homeslice Pizza relies on its IT systems to run smoothly, from making reservations to taking orders. So, when selecting a network and Wi-Fi security solution for its restaurant locations, Homeslice chose an integrated solution from WatchGuard, designed and installed by WatchGuard partner Eat IT Drink IT.

Leelex Keeps Customers Happy – and Their Network Secure – With WatchGuard Solutions

Leelex Ltd. is a bar and restaurant company operating venues throughout Leeds, England. With an extensive portfolio of hospitality offerings – complimentary guest Wi-Fi access not least among them – the business’s network security requirements are diverse. It’s important for Leelex to provide upstanding customer experience to its loyal customers, without compromising the security of their network and business. That’s why they turn to WatchGuard.

WatchGuard Solutions Check All the Boxes off Retailer’s Shopping List

Fortessa Tableware Solutions is an integrated designer, developer and marketer of commercial and consumer tableware. As a distributed enterprise serving the commercial food service and consumer markets, Fortessa Tableware Solutions requires robust, centrally managed security throughout their internal and guest networks. Additionally, the ability to obtain actionable data from their networks – to inform and enhance business processes – is imperative.

Secure Wi-Fi Wins Big for Tournament

Windmill – the largest Ultimate Frisbee tournament in Europe – is composed of 80 teams from all over the world, with over 1,600 players. Having access to reliable, secure Wi-Fi is absolutely critical in maintaining daily operations for the tournament – which include everything from processing credit card transactions, to live streaming of games, to utilizing scoring applications. With coverage needed over a large terrain – both inside and out – Windmill staff were faced with the significant challenge of providing fast, reliable Wi-Fi access, without compromising on security.

Preventing Inhospitable Cyber Threats for a Posh Hotel Chain

Red Carnation aims to provide outstanding service at its 23 locations, operating on a philosophy of ‘no request too large, no detail too small.’ To help its 2,500 employees deliver this level of service, Red Carnation relies heavily upon its IT infrastructures. These networks enable the team to coordinate hotel operations and give guests the access to complimentary WiFi across all its sites.

NCR Deploys Global Retail Security

With business operations for thousands of customers largely depending on the internal systems they support, NCR - an industry leading and global technology company - can’t afford to waste time or money on security products that are anything less than exceptional. That’s why they turn to WatchGuard.

Giving Cyber Threats a Rough Ride: Bike Company Turns to WatchGuard for Greater Security and Control

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.

WatchGuard Network Security Solution Provides Safe Environment for Walker Schools

From a groundbreaking K-12 aquaponics program, to a partnership with NASA, Walker Schools is leading the country in creating educational opportunities that will prepare students for a changing world. Read on to learn how cutting-edge security from WatchGuard helps Walker Schools create an innovative learning environment, ensuring every student is safe, secure, and prepared to succeed.

Secure Access to Critical Data and Applications with WatchGuard

As a grade 7-12 school located in Melton, Australia, Catholic Regional College faces many network security challenges, from privacy and compliance concerns, to managing the proliferation of mobile devices and applications that compete for network resources. That's why the school district uses WatchGuard XTM multifunction firewalls. Watch and learn how the scalable WatchGuard XTM solution allowed Catholic Regional College to consolidate security functionality and unify management, while delivering robust network performance.

MSP Flexes Air-Tight Defense and Game-Changing Centralized Management from WatchGuard

Serving 35 customers and over 800 users across a diverse range of industries, STF Consulting is a five-person Managed Service Provider leveraging WatchGuard solutions to deliver air-tight defense and reliable networking performance to clients who put a premium on uptime. Watch to learn how the simplified management and reliability of WatchGuard allows STF Consulting to meet the demands of its broad customer base, while still enjoying a great work/life balance.

WatchGuard Leads the Way for Next Generation IT Professionals

Because a strong working knowledge of network security is so important in the education of future IT professionals, Cracow University of Technology installed a learning lab for hands-on practice with the newest, most sophisticated security technologies. See why they chose WatchGuard UTM and XTM solutions as teaching tools to give their students the experience they need to handle today's - and tomorrow's - network threats.

Propelling Secured Performance 24/7 across the Globe

After disappointing results with other network security products, this global firm switched to WatchGuard to get the high performance, scalability, easy of management, and solid protection it needed to continue to expand its market share.

WatchGuard lights up remote office security for Acuity Brands

When Acuity Brands went looking for a network security solution to protect their numerous, far-flung independent offices, with scalability, unified threat management and one point of administration, they chose WatchGuard. Watch and see how this scalable solution offering high availability and one point of management lowered support burdens on the IT staff at headquarters and offered complete network security.

This library is open to everyone (except hackers)

When Burlington Public Library went looking for a security solution for their high volume network, they chose WatchGuard. With an average of 800 visitors at the main branch every day and more than with more than 250 public access computers, they required a network security solution with the ability to create subnets for different user groups -- particularly to protect kids from inappropriate content -- while providing secure remote access for branch libraries and ease of use. After comparing the price and performance of other products they chose WatchGuard XTM 1050s because they will grow and diversify to meet the libraries' growing needs while providing superior security.

Schools Give High Grades for Performance and Web Safety

Andover School District, located in Sussex County, New Jersey, provides nearly 750 students in grades K through 8 with cutting edge educational technology and always places new technology initiatives at the top of their list of goals. With the interest of keeping internet access secure and safe for their students they employed leading WatchGuard partner and technology consulting firm, eMazzanti Technologies. Read this case study to find out how WatchGuard security solutions not only helped the school district provide secure connectivity, but also helped them maintain the bandwidth they needed within the budget they were provided.

Physical Therapy Company Gets Back in the Game with WatchGuard Security

Apple Physical Therapy needed to update their network security solution to keep up with their growing business. With over 20 locations to connect, they required a VPN solution that provided a reliable infrastructure, secure communication, and increased speed between branch offices. WatchGuard fit the bill perfectly.

Convenience Stores Achieve Quick & Easy PCI Compliance

Working with a limited IT staff and tight budget, Garb-Ko, Inc., franchiser and operator of more than 90 convenience stores, needed to find a robust network security solution that provided high-availability VPN capabilities to connect stores and enforce PCI-compliant security for card transactions. By rolling out a solution that included several WatchGuard Edge X10e-W appliances, Garb-Ko was able meet their VPN and PCI compliance requirements, and implement a solution that offered the manageability and affordability they needed.