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SonicWall NSa 2700 Firewall Case Study

Cavagna Group


This case study of a SonicWall NSa 2700 firewall is based on a survey of Cavagno Group by TechValidate, an independent third-party research service. The Cavagna Group is a world leading manufacturer of equipment and components for controlling gases (energy gases, alternative fuel gases, medical gases, industrial gases, and specialty and cryogenic gases). Founded in 1949 with headquarters in Northern Italy, the group consists of eight vertically integrated production companies in Italy and others spread across five continents. The Cavagna Group now sells in more than 145 countries worldwide through a distribution network consisting of fifteen fully owned additional distribution companies.

“The NSa 2700 has very useful new features. The new console is immediate and intuitive.”
—Cristiano Papa, Chief Information Officer


The medium-enterprise industrial manufacturing company sought to consolidate security and networking features in a single solution, as well as optimize network security performance.

Papa had previously tried Sophos and WatchGuard before ultimately selecting the SonicWall NSa 2700 solution. “I chose SonicWall because I know their products and their functionality, and that they are constantly upgraded.”

Gen 7 NSa firewalls offer medium- to large-sized enterprises industry-leading performance at the lowest total cost of ownership in their class.

Use Case

The company has deployed the NSa 2700 solution in a distributed enterprise environment. Featuring a high port density including multiple 1 GbE and 10 GbE ports, the solution supports network and hardware redundancy with high availability, clustering and dual power supplies.

“We used Network Security Manager (NSM) to define a template of our security policy and deploy it across other firewalls,” says Papa.


“The NSa 2700 is complete and very simple to configure,” reports Papa. “The greatest benefit has been more speed to manage the packet inspection and filtering.”

Papa says that the company has benefited from several of the solutions features, including:

  • Capture ATP Advanced Threat Protection
  • Gateway AV, IPS and Application Control

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