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SonicWall NSM Case Study



This case study of a SonicWall Network Security Manager (NSM) deployment at CFBank is based on a survey by TechValidate, an independent third-party research service. Founded in 1892, CFBank is a high-touch concierge commercial bank, offering sophisticated banking solutions across Ohio, with offices in Columbus, Cleveland, Akron and Cincinnati.

“The visibility of all SonicWall products is amazing.”
—Joe Campbell, System Administrator


CFBank needed to support multiple firewalls in distributed branches.

“We had to login to each firewall remotely to manage them individually,” says Campbell. “We needed a product to streamline the process.”

Use Case

The bank implemented SonicWall Network Security Manager for single-site on-prem firewall deployment and management.

Network Security Manager allows the bank to scale according to its business and security needs. From a single console, Campbell can orchestrate all firewall operations, see hidden risks, discover misconfigured policies and make compliance easier with a full audit trail.


Campbell states that he is extremely satisfied with the NSM solution.

“With NSM, we can manage the firewalls centrally instead of one at a time.”

He found that NSM was easy to use and helped the bank protect against threats.

With NSM, the bank can easily onboard firewalls remotely, and triage and respond to issues more quickly.

“NSM has simplified management and increased visibility,” says Campbell.

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