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SonicWall Network Security Case Study

Dagaz Group

Introduction

This case study of Dagaz Group is based on a May 2019 survey of SonicWall Network Security customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“TZ Series firewalls are good, basic gateway security for a reasonable price,” says the Chief Information Officer, Dagaz Group. “They are meeting or exceeding my performance and security expectations."

Challenges

The medium enterprise managed services provider (MSP) deployed the TZ solution to address the following operational and security challenges:

  • Consolidating security and networking features in a single solution
  • Malware
  • Ransomware
  • PDF & Office document threats

Use Case

The company has deployed TZ firewalls as the security gateway to the Internet and individual sites, and in some cases is using them for point to point VPN tunnels. In addition, they are using the Global VPN client for several sites.

The key features and functionalities that were important in selecting their TZ included:

  • Reassembly-Free Deep Packet Inspection (RFDPI)
  • An integrated VPN

Results

The CFO at Dagaz Group is extremely satisfied with their TZ Series firewalls and finds that SonicWall TZ firewalls are easy to deploy and manage, as well as provide the networking features they need.

The company realized the following operational benefits following the deployment of their SonicWall solution:

  • Reduced IT infrastructure costs
  • An improved overall system uptime
  • A lowered total cost of ownership

SonicWall NSa firewalls Case Study

Millard County, Utah

Introduction

This case study of Millard County is based on an August 2019 survey of SonicWall NSa firewalls customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“My SonicWall NSa firewall is meeting or exceeding my performance and security expectations,” says Richard Beckstrand, IT Director, Millard County.

Challenges

The county deployed SonicWall NSa firewalls because they were challenged with consolidating security and networking features in a single solution. They had tried WatchGuard before selecting their SonicWall NSa solution.

Use Case

Single-pane-of-glass management and reporting (Capture Security Center) was important in selecting their SonicWall NSa firewall.

Results

Beckstrand is very satisfied with the NSa Series firewall and agrees that SonicWall NSa beat the competition in security effectiveness.

The county realized the following operational benefits following the deployment of their SonicWall NSa firewall:

  • Improved data protection of critical information
  • Has seen the number of blocked attacks increase by 51-75%

SonicWall NSa firewalls Case Study

Eulen America

Introduction

This case study of Eulen America is based on an August 2019 survey of SonicWall NSa firewalls customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We have been using SonicWall for many years,” says Roberto Bueno, IT Director, Eulen America. “It’s reliable, robust and easy to deploy and manage.”

Challenges

Eulen America is a large enterprise providing a broad spectrum of ground services in airports throughout the United States.

“We have about 30 locations,” says Bueno.

The company deployed SonicWall NSa firewalls because they were challenged with enforcing a uniform advanced security platform across distributed sites.

Use Case

Integrated VPN was important in selecting their SonicWall NSa firewall.

“We use them as firewalls/routers in all the locations, VPNing to the head office and the data center.”

Results

Bueno is extremely satisfied with their NSa Series firewall, and finds it includes the networking features they need. The SonicWall NSa firewall is meeting or exceeding Bueno’s performance and security expectations. The enterprise found they lowered total cost of ownership by selecting the SonicWall NSa solution.

SonicWall NSa firewalls Case Study

Çağ University

Introduction

This case study of Çağ University is based on an August 2019 survey of SonicWall NSa firewalls customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“My NSa 6600 gives me full security against cyberattacks,” says Taylan Tutkunca, IT Director, Çağ University. “It is very nice because it blocks attacks and it graphically shows me.”

Challenges

The Çağ University is a private, non-profit university in Mersin Province, Turkey. They had tried Cisco and Meraki before selecting their SonicWall NSa solution.

The university deployed SonicWall NSa firewalls because they were challenged with consolidating security and networking features in a single solution.

Use Case

Integrated VPN was an important feature in selecting their NSa solution.

Results

Tutkunca is extremely satisfied with their SonicWall NSa solution, and it is meeting or exceeding performance and security expectations. Tutkunca finds the solution easy to manage.

The university gained the following operational benefits following the deployment of their SonicWall NSa firewall:

  • Improved data protection of critical information
  • Has seen the number of blocked attacks increase by 76-100%

SonicWall Network Security Case Study

Retail: Preturi Pentru Tine (PPT)

Introduction

This case study of Preturi Pentru Tine is based on a May 2019 survey of SonicWall Network Security customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We use our TZ firewalls to interconnect different sites to the central one,” says Radu Murariu, Network Administrator, Preturi Pentru Tine. “SonicWall delivers high uptime and good stability.”

Challenges

Preturi Pentru Tine (PPT) is a clothing store chain in Romania. They had previously tried Cisco solutions before selecting SonicWall. The business challenges that led this retailer to evaluate and ultimately select SonicWall Network Security included:

  • Enforcing a uniform advanced security platform across distributed sites
  • Easing central management of firewalls across distributed sites
  • Consolidating security and networking features in a single solution
  • Providing greater scalability for network security

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of SonicWall Network Security that were important in selecting their TZ Series solution included:

  • Zero-Touch Deployment
  • An integrated VPN

Results

Murariu is very satisfied with their TZ Series firewall solution, and it is meeting or exceeding his performance and security expectations. He finds that the TZ Series firewalls:

  • Beat the competition in security effectiveness
  • Provide the best security value
  • Are easy to deploy and manage
  • Have the networking features that PPT needs

The retailer gained the following operational benefits by deploying SonicWall:

  • An improved overall system uptime
  • The ability to deliver faster performance
  • An improved data protection of critical information

SonicWall NSa firewalls Case Study

The Mann School

Introduction

This case study of The Mann School is based on an August 2019 survey of SonicWall NSa firewalls customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“My SonicWall NSa firewall is meeting or exceeding my performance and security expectations,” says Ajit Kashyap, System Administrator, the Mann School.

Challenges

The Mann School, located in New Delhi, is a member of Indian Public Schools’ Conference (IPSC). They had tried Fortinet solutions before selecting their SonicWall NSa solution.

They chose to deploy SonicWall NSa firewalls to help overcome challenges with optimizing network security performance.

Use Case

Real-Time Deep Memory Inspection (RTDMI) was a key differentiator for the school in selecting their SonicWall NSa firewall.

Results

Kashyap is very satisfied with their NSa Series firewall, and agrees that SonicWall NSa are easy to deploy.

The school realized the following operational benefits following the deployment of their SonicWall NSa firewall:

  • Improved overall system uptime
  • Has seen the number of blocked attacks increase by 51-75%

SonicWall NSa firewalls Case Study

Universidad Autonoma de la Ciudad de Mexico

Introduction

This case study of Universidad Autonoma de la Ciudad de Mexico is based on an August 2019 survey of SonicWall NSa firewalls customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“I have more visibility of the network-related problems,” says Miguel Angel Lopez Linares, Network Administrator, Universidad Autonoma de la Ciudad de Mexico. “Now we can provide a VPN access for remote users, we have an App control, we can filter traffic to and from the Internet.”

Challenges

Lopez had tried Fortinet firewall solutions before selecting their SonicWall NSa firewall.

The university deployed SonicWall NSa firewalls because they were challenged with optimizing network security performance.

Use Case

Key features and functionalities of SonicWall NSa firewalls that were important in selecting their SonicWall NSa firewall included:

  • Deep Packet Inspection of Encrypted Traffic (DPI-SSL)
  • An integrated VPN

Results

Lopez is very satisfied with their NSa Series firewall, and agrees that SonicWall NSa are easy to manage. “My SonicWall NSa firewall is meeting or exceeding my performance and security expectations.”

The university realized the following operational benefits following the deployment of their SonicWall NSa firewall:

  • Improved the efficiency of a business process
  • Improved overall system uptime
  • Faster performance
  • Improved data protection of critical information
  • Has seen the number of blocked attacks increase by 76-100%

SonicWall Network Security Case Study

Retail: Integrity Business Solutions

Introduction

This case study of Integrity Business Solutions is based on a May 2019 survey of SonicWall Network Security customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We use SonicWall TZ Series firewalls for IP gateway as well as VoIP routing and holding our VPN connections between our various locations,” says Steve Shick, IT Director, Integrity Business Solutions.

“Our previous routers would freeze up and we were constantly rebooting them. Outside of reboots for updates, our SonicWall TZ firewalls run all day, every day with no hassle.”

Challenges

Shick had tried WatchGuard firewalls before selecting SonicWall TZ firewalls.

The retail company deployed SonicWall TZ firewalls to provide greater scalability and reliability for network security.

Use Case

Key features that were important in selecting their TZ included:

  • Zero-Touch Deployment
  • An integrated VPN

Results

Shick is very satisfied with their TZ Series firewall. He finds that their TZ firewalls:

  • Beat the competition in security effectiveness
  • Provide the best security value
  • Are easy to deploy and manage
  • Has the networking features they need

Integrity Business Solutions realized the following operational benefits following the deployment of their SonicWall TZ firewalls:

  • An improved efficiency of their business process
  • Reduced IT infrastructure costs
  • An improved overall system uptime
  • An improved data protection of critical information

SonicWall NSa firewalls Case Study

City of Pooler, South Carolina

Introduction

This case study of City of Pooler, South Carolina is based on an August 2019 survey of SonicWall NSa firewalls customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We’re using SonicWall NSa for VPN tunnels and security from internet,” says Charles Jones, IT Director, City of Pooler. “It’s meeting or exceeding my performance and security expectations. GEO IP filtering is a bonus feature."

Challenges

Jones deployed SonicWall NSa firewalls because the city was challenged with enforcing a uniform advanced security platform across distributed sites.

Use Case

Single-pane-of-glass management and reporting (Capture Security Center) was a key feature in selecting SonicWall NSa firewall.

Results

Jones is extremely satisfied with their NSa Series firewall, and agrees that SonicWall NSa are easy to manage.

The City of Pooler achieved the following results with SonicWall NSa firewalls:

  • Improved data protection of critical information
  • Has seen the number of blocked attacks increase by 76-100%

SonicWall NSa firewalls Case Study

Muebles América

Introduction

This case study of Muebles América is based on an August 2019 survey of SonicWall NSa firewalls customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Having a solution that encompasses multiple features, SonicWall becomes a complete UTM, with strong security strengths.”

“SonicWall is a solution that supports the entire operation of the business, including the management of all communications and adequate security levels.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select SonicWall NSa firewalls:

  • Used or evaluated an earlier SonicWall appliance before selecting their SonicWall NSa firewall(s).
  • Deployed SonicWall NSa firewalls because they were challenged with consolidating security and networking features in a single solution.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of SonicWall NSa firewalls that the surveyed company uses:

  • Features that were important in selecting their SonicWall NSa firewall:
    • Capturing ATP multi-engine sandboxing
    • Single-pane-of-glass management and reporting (Capture Security Center)
    • Real-Time Deep Memory Inspection (RTDMI)
    • Deep Packet Inspection of Encrypted Traffic (DPI-SSL)
    • Zero-touch deployment
    • Power over Ethernet (PoE)
    • An integrated VPN
    • SD-WAN implementation

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with SonicWall NSa firewalls:

  • Is very satisfied with their NSa Series firewall.
  • Agrees that SonicWall NSa are easy to manage.
  • Realized the following operational benefits following the deployment of their SonicWall NSa firewall:
    • Reduced IT infrastructure costs
    • Improved overall system uptime
    • Delivered faster performance
    • Improved data protection of critical information
  • Has seen the number of blocked attacks increase by 26-50% since deploying SonicWall NSa firewalls.

SonicWall NSa firewalls Case Study

Fortune Institute of International Business

Introduction

This case study of Fortune Institute of International Business is based on an August 2019 survey of SonicWall NSa firewalls customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“In all aspects, it provides security and availability of internet and Wi-Fi services,” says Naresh Sharma, System Administrator, Fortune Institute of International Business, one of the top MBA colleges in Delhi, India. “We use it as load balancing and site blocking and internet relaying. My SonicWall NSa firewall is meeting or exceeding my performance and security expectations.”

Challenges

The college deployed SonicWall NSa firewalls because they were challenged with lowering total cost of ownership.

Use Case

Single-pane-of-glass management and reporting (Capture Security Center) was crucial in selecting their SonicWall NSa solution.

Results

Sharma is extremely satisfied with their NSa Series firewall and found that SonicWall NSa beat the competition in security effectiveness.

Fortune Institute of International Business realized the following operational benefits following the deployment of their SonicWall NSa firewall:

  • Improved the efficiency of a business process
  • Reduced IT infrastructure costs
  • Improved overall system uptime
  • Faster performance
  • Lowered total cost of ownership
  • Increased number of blocked attacks by 76-100%

SonicWall Network Security Case Study

City of Niceville, Florida

Introduction

This case study of City of Niceville is based on a May 2019 survey of SonicWall Network Security customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“The TZ line has helped bring all of our offsite locations into one pane of glass and has made the management of our firewall products much easier,” says Jessie Mason, Network Administrator, City of Niceville. “We use the TZ firewalls at our smaller offsite locations and have them create VPN’s back to our main NSA 4650’s. This allows us to have a product line for all of our firewall needs.”

Challenges

Mason had evaluated Cisco, WatchGuard, Palo Alto Networks and Barracuda before choosing a SonicWall solution. The city deployed SonicWall TZ firewalls to address the following challenges:

  • Enforcing a uniform advanced security platform across distributed sites
  • Easing central management of firewalls across distributed sites
  • Consolidating security and networking features in a single solution
  • Ransomware
  • Never-before-seen/zero-day cyberattacks
  • Encrypted threats
  • PDF & Office document threats

Use Case

Key features that were important in selecting their TZ included:

  • The ability to capture ATP sandboxing
  • Zero-Touch Deployment
  • An integrated VPN

Results

Mason found the TZ solution met or exceeded performance and security expectations and is extremely satisfied. He strongly agrees that SonicWall TZ firewalls:

  • Beat the competition in security effectiveness
  • Provide the best security value
  • Are easy to deploy and manage
  • Have the networking features he needs

The City of Niceville gained the following operational benefits following the deployment of their SonicWall:

  • An improved efficiency of their business process
  • Reduced IT infrastructure costs
  • A lowered total cost of ownership

SonicWall NSa firewalls Case Study

Canterbury School

Introduction

This case study of Canterbury School is based on an August 2019 survey of SonicWall NSa firewalls customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“I program it and it works. If I need to make changes, they are easy and the new CSC is getting better every day,” says Matthew Glaser, IT Director, Canterbury School. “We use HA, CFS and other security services, as well as VPN for both users and a remote site.”

Challenges

Canterbury School is a college preparatory, coeducational boarding and day independent school for students in grades 9-12 and post-graduate, located in New Milford, Connecticut. The school deployed SonicWall NSa firewalls because they were challenged with optimizing network security performance.

Use Case

The key features that were important in selecting their SonicWall NSa firewall included:

  • Single-pane-of-glass management and reporting (Capture Security Center)
  • An integrated VPN

Results

Glaser is extremely satisfied with their NSa Series firewall, and finds it is meeting or exceeding his performance and security expectations. He agrees that the SonicWall NSa beats the competition in security effectiveness.

Canterbury School realized the following operational benefits following the deployment of their SonicWall NSa firewall:

  • Improved the efficiency of a business process
  • Reduced IT infrastructure costs
  • Improved overall system uptime
  • Faster performance
  • Improved data protection of critical information

SonicWall Network Security Case Study

Missouri Valley Petroleum

Introduction

This case study of Missouri Valley Petroleum is based on a May 2019 survey of SonicWall Network Security customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We have had no failures to date of any appliance installed in the last 9 years of ownership,” says Thomas Hallendorff, IT Director at Missouri Valley Petroleum, a medium enterprise retail company. “Customer service has been able to work with me and a third-party vendor to troubleshoot unique configuration issues. Updates and notifications of security threats have always been immensely appreciated being a one-man operation.”

“Our corporate office has a TZ215 in place that is the primary device where all VPN’s point to for network traffic. I have 10 active sites running all day and have rarely, if ever, had a dropped connection. Each of our locations is outfitted with an appropriate TZ model, both WiFi and non-WiFi, to fit their application needs.”

Challenges

Hellendorff had evaluated Cisco, Barracuda and Lynksys before selecting a SonicWall TZ solution. Protecting against malware, ransomware and cryptojacking/cryptomining attacks influenced their decision.
Missouri Valley Petroleum deployed SonicWall TZ firewalls to address the following challenges:

  • Enforcing a uniform advanced security platform across distributed sites
  • Easing central management of firewalls across distributed sites
  • Consolidating security and networking features in a single solution
  • Optimizing network security performance
  • Receiving satisfactory support and customer service

Use Case

Key features and functionalities that were important in selecting their TZ solution included:

  • Deep packet inspection of encrypted traffic (DPI SSL)
  • An integrated VPN
  • Log reporting within the device – accessible and configurable

Results

Hallendorff is extremely satisfied with SonicWall TZ Series firewalls, and strongly agrees that they:

  • Level of agreement with the following statements:
  • Beat the competition in security effectiveness
  • Provide the best security value
  • Are easy to deploy
  • Are easy to manage
  • Have the networking features they need

The retailer realized the following operational benefits following the deployment of their SonicWall:

  • Reduced IT infrastructure costs
  • An improved overall system uptime
  • The ability to deliver faster performance
  • An improved data protection of critical information
  • A lowered total cost of ownership

SonicWall NSa firewalls Case Study

Asenso Pinoy Stores

Introduction

This case study of Asenso Pinoy Stores is based on an August 2019 survey of SonicWall NSa firewalls customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“My SonicWall NSa firewall is a cost-efficient, high-performance business upgrade,” says Jonel Sicat, IT Specialist, Asenso Pinoy Stores. “It is easy to maintain, and is meeting or exceeding my performance and security expectations.”

Challenges

The company deployed SonicWall NSa firewalls because they were challenged with enforcing a uniform advanced security platform across distributed sites.

Use Case

Integrated VPN was a key functionality in selecting their SonicWall NSa firewall.

Results

Sicat is extremely satisfied with the NSa Series firewall solution. “SonicWall NSa includes the networking features we need.”

Asenso Pinoy Stores realized the following operational benefits following the deployment of their SonicWall NSa firewall:

  • Improved the efficiency of a business process
  • Increased number of blocked attacks by 76-100%

SonicWall NSa firewalls Case Study

Frankfurt International School

Introduction

This case study of Frankfurt International School is based on an August 2019 survey of SonicWall NSa firewalls customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Our NSa firewalls give us protection from external threats,” says Yama Karimi, Network Administrator, Frankfurt International School. “Deep packet inspection and gateway antivirus play a vital role. It is easy to apply schedule- and category-based filtering policies for students to block apps and URLs.”

Challenges

The school used or evaluated Cisco/Meraki before selecting their SonicWall NSa firewall(s).

They deployed SonicWall NSa firewalls because they were challenged with:

  • Lowering total cost of ownership
  • Providing greater scalability for network security
  • Consolidating security and networking features in a single solution
  • Optimizing network security performance
  • Receiving satisfactory support and customer service

Use Case

The key features and functionalities that were important in selecting their SonicWall NSa firewall included:

  • Capture ATP multi-engine sandboxing
  • Single-pane-of-glass management and reporting (Capture Security Center)
  • Deep Packet Inspection of Encrypted Traffic (DPI-SSL)
  • An integrated VPN
  • SD-WAN implementation

Results

Karimi is extremely satisfied with the NSa Series firewall, and found that SonicWall NSa beat the competition in security effectiveness.

The Frankfurt International School achieved the following operational benefits following the deployment of their SonicWall NSa firewall:

  • Improved the efficiency of a business process
  • Reduced IT infrastructure costs
  • Improved overall system uptime
  • Faster performance
  • Improved data protection of critical information
  • Met regulatory compliance standards
  • Lowered total cost of ownership
  • Increased number of blocked attacks by 76-100%

SonicWall NSa firewalls Case Study

University of Hawaii Telecommunications and Social Informatics Research Program (UH TASI)

Introduction

This case study of UH TASI is based on an August 2019 survey of SonicWall NSa firewalls customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“SonicWall NSa firewalls have benefited our organization by providing an intuitive security platform that is easy to deploy and manage,” says Thomas Pali, IT Manager, UH TASI. “This has cut downtime spent for IT staff to setup and manage.”

“Our organization uses SonicWall NSa firewalls to meet our security needs. We use it as our firewall of choice since it has great throughput, integrated VPN capabilities, and a perfect price point.”

Challenges

Pali deployed SonicWall NSa firewalls because they were challenged with consolidating security and networking features in a single solution.

Use Case

Integrated VPN was a key feature of their selection criteria.

Results

Pali is very satisfied with their NSa Series firewall, and finds them easy to manage.

“My SonicWall NSa firewall is meeting or exceeding my performance and security expectations.”

The NSa firewall deployment has resulted in reduced IT infrastructure costs for UH TASI.

SonicWall NSa firewalls Case Study

Trinity-Pawling School

Introduction

This case study of Trinity-Pawling School is based on an August 2019 survey of SonicWall NSa firewalls customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“My SonicWall NSa firewall is easy to use, manage, update,” says Bryan Turner, Director, Trinity-Pawling School. “Most items are easy to understand and implement. It’s meeting or exceeding my performance and security expectations.”

Challenges

Trinity-Pawling School deployed SonicWall NSa firewalls because they were challenged with consolidating security and networking features in a single solution.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities that were important in selecting their SonicWall NSa firewall included:

  • Capture ATP multi-engine sandboxing
  • Real-Time Deep Memory Inspection (RTDMI)
  • Deep Packet Inspection of Encrypted Traffic (DPI-SSL)
  • Zero-touch deployment
  • An integrated VPN

Results

Turner is very satisfied with their NSa Series firewall, and finds that they are easy to manage.

Trinity-Pawling School realized the following operational benefits following the deployment of their SonicWall NSa firewall:

  • Improved the efficiency of a business process
  • Improved data protection of critical information

SonicWall NSa firewalls Case Study

Retail: Supermercado Mialich

Introduction

This case study of Supermercado Mialich is based on an August 2019 survey of SonicWall NSa firewalls customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“My SonicWall NSa firewall is meeting or exceeding my performance and security expectations,” says Rafael Posseti, IT Director, Supermercado Mialich

Challenges

The Brazilian retailer deployed SonicWall NSa firewalls because they were challenged with optimizing network security performance.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities that were important in selecting their SonicWall NSa firewall included:

  • Single-pane-of-glass management and reporting (Capture Security Center)
  • Deep Packet Inspection of Encrypted Traffic (DPI-SSL)
  • An integrated VPN

Results

Posseti is extremely satisfied with their NSa Series firewall, and found that SonicWall NSa beat the competition in security effectiveness.

Supermercado Mialich realized the following operational benefits following the deployment of their SonicWall NSa firewall:

  • Improved the efficiency of a business process
  • Improved overall system uptime
  • Faster performance
  • Improved data protection of critical information
  • Increased the number of blocked attacks by 76-100%

SonicWall NSa firewalls Case Study

Washington County Sheriff’s Office

Introduction

This case study of Washington County Sheriff’s Office is based on an August 2019 survey of SonicWall NSa firewalls customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Our SonicWall NSa is used for routing and VPN of our network,” says Dennis Dorsey, Deputy Sheriff, IT Director.

“Our SonicWall NSa appliance has met and exceeded our expectations in our network security, and management of our network.”

Challenges

The sheriff’s office deployed SonicWall NSa firewalls because they were challenged with consolidating security and networking features in a single solution.

Use Case

Integrated VPN was a key criteria in selecting their NSa firewall.

Results

Dorsey is very satisfied with the NSa Series, and finds them easy to manage.

The sheriff’s office realized the following operational benefits following the deployment of their SonicWall NSa firewall:

  • Faster performance
  • Increased number of blocked attacks by 26-50%

SonicWall NSa firewalls Case Study

Endicott College

Introduction

This case study of Endicott College is based on an August 2019 survey of SonicWall NSa firewalls customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“The NSa appliance has benefited us the most by giving us a platform that is easy to manage,” says Rob Klopotoski, Director of Network Services, Endicott College. “Because it uses the same software as all of the other models, we only need to train our admins on a single interface.”

“We use the NSa firewalls as both VPN concentrators, as well as being the default gateway for a lot of our smaller network segments. They give us great flexibility because the rule sets are simple, and easy to make consistent across the network.”

The NSa solution has met or exceeded the college’s performance and security expectations.

Challenges

Endicott College deployed SonicWall NSa firewalls because they were challenged with enforcing a uniform advanced security platform across distributed sites.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of SonicWall NSa firewalls that were important in selecting their SonicWall NSa firewall included:

  • Deep Packet Inspection of Encrypted Traffic (DPI-SSL)
  • An integrated VPN

Results

The college is extremely satisfied with their NSa Series firewall, and finds it includes the networking features they need.
They achieved the following operational benefits following the deployment of their SonicWall NSa firewall:

  • Improved overall system uptime
  • Faster performance

SonicWall NSa firewalls Case Study

Wisconsin Public Schools

Introduction

This case study of Wisconsin Public Schools is based on an August 2019 survey of SonicWall NSa firewalls customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Our school has been able to remain engaged in internet research without the fear of popular malware attacks because of Sonicwall,” says James Adams, IT Director, Wisconsin Public Schools. “Being part of the public education market, threats can originate from a multitude of sources. SonicWall has blocked and protected our network from threat outside our organization. Preventing attacks and being highly available to our users has made SonicWall a perfect solution for us. VPN features of Sonicwall have allowed us to provide outside access to our private network for trusted vendors and support services. It’s is meeting or exceeding my performance and security expectations.”

Challenges

The organization deployed SonicWall NSa firewalls because they were challenged with optimizing network security performance.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of SonicWall NSa firewalls that were important in selecting their SonicWall NSa firewall included:

  • Deep Packet Inspection of Encrypted Traffic (DPI-SSL)
  • An integrated VPN

Results

Wisconsin Public Schools is extremely satisfied with their NSa Series firewall, and found that SonicWall NSa are easy to manage.
They achieved the following operational benefits following the deployment of their SonicWall NSa firewall:

  • Improved overall system uptime
  • Faster performance
  • Improved data protection of critical information
  • Met regulatory compliance standards
  • Lower total cost of ownership

SonicWall NSa firewalls Case Study

Gulf County, Florida

Introduction

This case study of Gulf County, Florida is based on an August 2019 survey of SonicWall NSa firewalls customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“My SonicWall NSa firewall has blocked all viruses, and 95% of all the malware coming into my network,” says Steven Cherry, Application Manager, Gulf County Florida Board of County Commissioners. “As our main firewall to our network hubs, it’s is meeting or exceeding my performance and security expectations.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select SonicWall NSa firewalls:

  • Used or evaluated Cisco/Meraki before selecting their SonicWall NSa firewall(s).
  • Deployed SonicWall NSa firewalls because they were challenged with consolidating security and networking features in a single solution.

Use Case

Gulf County, Florida had used or evaluated Cisco/Meraki before selecting their SonicWall NSa firewall(s). They deployed SonicWall NSa firewalls because they were challenged with consolidating security and networking features in a single solution.

Results

Gulf County, Florida is extremely satisfied with their NSa Series firewall, and found that SonicWall NSa beat the competition in security effectiveness.
The Board found the following operational benefits following the deployment of their SonicWall NSa firewall:

  • Reduced IT infrastructure costs
  • Improved overall system uptime
  • Delivered faster performance
  • Met regulatory compliance standards
  • Has seen the number of blocked attacks increase by 51-75% since deploying SonicWall NSa firewalls

SonicWall NSa firewalls Case Study

Payne Group

Introduction

This case study of Payne Group is based on an August 2019 survey of SonicWall NSa firewalls customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

The Payne Group is increasing security by including a unified threat solution.

“We use 2 firewalls in a High Availability configuration at a central site to protect 13 of our automotive dealerships,” says Ken S., IT Director, Payne Group “My SonicWall NSa firewall is meeting or exceeding my performance and security expectations.”

Challenges

The company had used or evaluated Barracuda before selecting their SonicWall NSa firewalls. They deployed SonicWall NSa firewalls because they were challenged with enforcing a uniform advanced security platform across distributed sites.

Use Case

Integrated VPN was a feature of SonicWall NSa firewalls that was important in selecting their SonicWall NSa firewall.

Results

The Payne Group is satisfied with their NSA Series firewall, and found that SonicWall NSa beat the competition in security effectiveness.

The company realized the following operational benefits following the deployment of their SonicWall NSa firewall:

  • Improved overall system uptime
  • Improved data protection of critical information
  • Increased number of blocked attacks by 76-100% since deploying SonicWall NSa firewalls

SonicWall NSa firewalls Case Study

New Jersey Public Schools

Introduction

This case study of New Jersey Public Schools is based on an August 2019 survey of SonicWall NSa firewalls customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“As a public school, it is extremely important that our users are safe and that inappropriate material is blocked. We are happy with the results of our SonicWall NSA, "says Kevin O’Donnel, IT Manager, New Jersey Public Schools. “Our SonicWall NSa firewall is meeting or exceeding my performance and security expectations.”

Challenges

New Jersey Public Schools ultimately selected SonicWall NSa firewalls because they were challenged with consolidating security and networking features in a single solution.

Use Case

Zero-touch deployment was particularly important in selecting their SonicWall NSa firewall.

Results

O’Donnell is very satisfied with the NSa Series firewall. “We are a public school and it is extremely important that our users are safe and that inappropriate material is blocked. I am able to block by country, URL and wildcards. SonicWall NSa provide the best security value.”

New Jersey Public Schools realized the following operational benefits following the deployment of their SonicWall NSa firewall:

  • Faster performance
  • Improved data protection of critical information
  • Met regulatory compliance standards

SonicWall NSa firewalls Case Study

Retail: Year One

Introduction

This case study of Year One is based on an August 2019 survey of SonicWall NSa firewalls customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“My SonicWall NSa firewall is meeting or exceeding my performance and security expectations to secure our perimeter,” says
Bill Bowling, IT Director, Year One. “It’s kept out the bad attacks.”

Challenges

The retail organization deployed SonicWall NSa firewalls because they were challenged with consolidating security and networking features in a single solution.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities that were important in selecting their SonicWall NSa firewall:

  • Single-pane-of-glass management and reporting (Capture Security Center)
  • An integrated VPN

Results

Bowling is extremely satisfied with their NSa Series firewall. “SonicWall NSa are easy to deploy.”

The company has realized the following operational benefits following the deployment of their SonicWall NSa firewall:

  • Improved overall system uptime
  • Lowered total cost of ownership
  • Increased the number of blocked attacks by 0-25% since deploying SonicWall NSa firewalls.

SonicWall NSa firewalls Case Study

University of Illinois

Introduction

This case study of University of Illinois is based on an August 2019 survey of SonicWall NSa firewalls customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“My SonicWall NSa firewall is meeting or exceeding my performance and security expectations,” says Kenneth Lloyd, Senior IT Manager, University of Illinois.

Challenges

The university used or evaluated Cisco/Meraki before selecting their SonicWall NSa firewall(s). It chose to deploy SonicWall NSa firewalls because they were challenged with consolidating security and networking features in a single solution.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of SonicWall NSa firewalls that were important in selecting their SonicWall NSa firewall included:

  • Deep Packet Inspection of Encrypted Traffic (DPI-SSL)
  • An integrated VPN

Results

Lloyd is extremely satisfied with the NSa Series firewall solution. “SonicWall NSa provide the best security value.”

The university has realized the following operational benefits from their SonicWall NSa firewall:

  • Improved efficiency of a business process
  • Improved overall system uptime
  • Lowered total cost of ownership
  • Increased the number of blocked attacks by 76-100% since deploying SonicWall NSa firewalls

SonicWall NSa firewalls Case Study

City of Belton

Introduction

This case study of City of Belton is based on an August 2019 survey of SonicWall NSa firewalls customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We rely on SonicWall primarily for network security, internet site filtering and SSL VPN use,” says Chris Brown, IT Director, City of Belton. “My SonicWall NSa firewall is meeting or exceeding my performance and security expectations, and provides ease of management.”

Challenges

The city used or evaluated Cisco/Meraki before selecting their SonicWall NSa firewall(s). It chose to deploy SonicWall NSa firewalls because they were challenged with consolidating security and networking features in a single solution.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of SonicWall NSa firewalls that were important in selecting their SonicWall NSa firewall included :

  • Deep Packet Inspection of Encrypted Traffic (DPI-SSL)
  • An integrated VPN

Results

Brown is extremely satisfied with the NSa Series firewall.

“SonicWall NSa firewalls are easy to manage, and improve the efficiency of business processes.”

SonicWall NSa firewalls Case Study

City of Hanford, California

Introduction

This case study of City of Hanford, California is based on an August 2019 survey of SonicWall NSa firewalls customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“My SonicWall NSa firewall is meeting or exceeding my performance and security expectations.”

“SonicWall firewalls are used at our border, as well as internally, to help protect our network. We also use the product in outlying sites for manageability and security.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the City Of Hanford to evaluate and ultimately select SonicWall NSa firewalls:

  • Used or evaluated an earlier SonicWall appliance before selecting their SonicWall NSa firewall(s).
  • Deployed SonicWall NSa firewalls because they were challenged with easing central management of firewalls across distributed sites.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of SonicWall NSa firewalls that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Features that were important in selecting their SonicWall NSa firewall:
    • Single-pane-of-glass management and reporting (Capture Security Center)
    • An integrated VPN

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with SonicWall NSa firewalls:

  • Is extremely satisfied with their NSa Series firewall.
  • Agrees that SonicWall NSa includes the networking features they need.
  • Realized the following operational benefits following the deployment of their SonicWall NSa firewall:
    • Reduced IT infrastructure costs
    • Improved overall system uptime
    • Delivered faster performance
    • Lowered total cost of ownership

SonicWall Network Security Case Study

National Store

Introduction

This case study of National Store is based on a May 2019 survey of SonicWall Network Security customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Our SonicWall TZ series firewall is meeting or exceeding our performance and security expectations.”
- Sheik Abdulla, Network Administrator, National Store

Challenges

Business challenges that led National Store to evaluate and ultimately select SonicWall Network Security included:

  • Enforcing a uniform advanced security platform across distributed sites
  • Easing central management of firewalls across distributed sites

Types of cyber-attacks that influenced their decision to purchase a SonicWall TZ firewall:

  • Malware
  • Ransomware
  • Encrypted threats
  • PDF & Office document threats
  • IoT attacks

National Store had owned a SonicWall firewall in the past.

Use Case

Key features and functionalities of SonicWall Network Security that were important to National Store in selecting their TZ included:

  • Capture ATP sandboxing
  • Real-time Deep Memory Inspection (RTDMI)
  • Deep packet inspection of encrypted traffic (DPI SSL)
  • Integrated 802.11ac WiFi
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE)
  • Integrated VPN

Results

National Store is extremely satisfied with its TZ firewall. They find that the SonicWall TZ solution:

  • Beat the competition in security effectiveness
  • Provide the best security value
  • Easy to deploy and manage
  • Have the networking features they need

Operational benefits the company received following the deployment of their SonicWall TZ included:

  • Reduced IT infrastructure costs
  • Improved data protection of critical information
  • Ability to meet regulatory compliance standards
  • Lowered total cost of ownership



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