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SonicWall SMA Case Study

Borough of Kutztown


This case study of the Borough of Kutztown is based on a survey of SonicWall Secure Mobile Access (SMA) solution customers by TechValidate, a third-party research service. The Borough is in Berks County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, its population was 5,012.

“We currently only use SonicWall SMA for remote access. All Kutztown management have a borough-issued laptop or smartphone that has the SonicWall NetExtender application installed for secure, encrypted VPN access.”
— David Horvath, IT Director


Horvath reports that SMA delivers the end-to-end security features the borough needs, in particular:

  • Client/Clientless and Tunnel/Web SSL VPN
  • Device VPN and Always-ON VPN
  • Multifactor Authentication (MFA)
  • Role-Based Access Control
  • Advanced Endpoint Control
  • Integration with SonicWall Capture Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) Sandbox

“I have been using SonicWall for many years now,” says Horvath. “The improvements SonicWall has made to their products have been all positive. They meet the cybersecurity demands that we face today.”

Use Case

As a unified secure access gateway, SMA enables state and local governments to provide anytime, anywhere and any device access to mission critical corporate resources.

“I’ve had the SMA appliance installed for several years,” says Horvath. “Many employees already had remote access to the internal LAN. So, with the recent pandemic, those who could work from home did, since the SonicWall infrastructure was in place.”

SMA’s granular access control policy engine, context aware device authorization, application level VPN and advanced authentication with single sign-on helps Horvath enable the borough to embrace BYOD and mobility.


“SMA helped us rapidly secure connections with an expanded at-home workforce,” says Horvath.

Horvath states that SMA has helped the borough simplify access control and gain single-pane-of-glass visibility into remote traffic.

He found it has improved end-user productivity and helped the borough meet regulatory compliance standards.

Horvath also appreciates SonicWall’s outstanding support and customer service.

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