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SonicWall Email Security Case Study

Rapides Parish Library


This case study of Rapides Parish Library is based on a survey of SonicWall Email Security customers by TechValidate, a third-party research service. The Rapides Parish Library is a medium-size public library, serving Rapides Parish (county) located in central Louisiana. The library consists of a Main Library, 5 urban branches, 4 rural branches, a bookmobile, a van service to the homebound and a van service to child development centers.

“After we installed SonicWall Email Security, we had a tremendous drop in spam and phishing emails.”
—Bill Huffman, System Administrator


The library had previously been challenged by phishing and spam, email fraud and business email compromise (BEC), as well as email containing malware, ransomware and malicious embedded links.

Use Case

“We had a SonicWall firewall and got a trial Email Security Appliance before buying."

SonicWall Email Security Appliances offer multi-layered on-premises solution that protects against advanced email threats. The solution leverages multiple, patented SonicWall threat detection techniques and a unique, worldwide attack identification and monitoring network.

“We were very happy with the results received during the trial.”


“We deployed it with our SonicWall firewall,” reports Huffman.

“I most liked the fact that it works with very little down time. The anti-phishing has been especially helpful.”

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