SOLUTIONS AT A GLANCE
• NSA 3600 at headquarters
• SOHO at branch locations
• Advanced Gateway Security Suite ( AGSS )
• SonicPoint Wireless Access Points
• Global Management System ( GMS )
He added that being in a sector that is most vulnerable to IT security breaches , there was need to deploy solutions that protected each retail outlet ’ s PoS systems from advanced and zero day malware threats .
“ What amazed us was how robust and feature-rich the SonicWall suite of solutions are and how it provided a robust perimeter and comprehensive remote office security over a single platform ,” he said .
UTM solution deployment
Having assessed the available solutions that fitted with the company ’ s business goals , Marina Pharmacy approached Think Software Services , a SonicWall SecureFirst Gold partner , to implement a UTM solution that gave better insight and control over the security features of their stores and head office .
A SonicWall network security appliance ( NSA ) 3600 , next-generation firewall ( NGFW ) was deployed at the head office . In addition , SonicWall SOHO firewalls were installed at each branch outlet . Combined with the powerful capture advanced threat protection ( ATP ) sandbox service , the solution provided multiple security features , including gateway anti-virus , anti-spyware and intrusion prevention , application intelligence and control service .
Abdulrasheed explained that it was important that Marina Pharmacy evaluated solutions incredibly carefully before selecting the right fit for deployment .
“ I continually ask whether the solutions are truly beneficial to the company or they will create problems that interfere with productivity . I definitely knew then and now that we wanted to work with a vendor who could seamlessly provide transparent protection for our diverse user base across multiple locations and enable the IT team to fulfil its rigorous security requirements . SonicWall definitely covers all the basesbetter than any vendor in the industry . I can ’ t think of a single vendor that has such a full spectrum of security solutions that can answer the needs of any size business at an attractive price point ,” he said .
He added that the migration took place in a matter of weeks and SonicWall 3600 firewall was deployed at the head office , while SonicWall SOHO devices were installed at each branch outlet .
“ Combined with the powerful ATP , the solution provided multiple sandbox features such as gateway anti-virus , anti-spyware and intrusion prevention , application intelligence and control service ,” he said .
Given the size of Marina Pharmacy ’ s operations , it was critical that Abdulrasheed and his IT team involve the business line leaders at C-level to ensure buy-in and success of the project .
He pointed out that : “ Through this project we realised that we could achieve centralised , efficient and next generation protection along with 24x7 support thereby meeting all of the company ’ s needs . The following was crucial to help us get the buy-in we needed from our senior management team and this includes : no attacks on our networks , complete network control including individual computers ,
THE INSTALLATION AND DEPLOYMENT OF SONICWALL SOLUTIONS WENT
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