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|SonicWALL Secures Academic Networks for New York's High-Need Neighborhood Schools|
|Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 09:04:00 AM|
Success Charter Networks Expands on Success of Harlem Success Academy by Deploying SonicWALL NSA E5500 and Email Security solutions. SonicWALL, Inc., a leading secure network infrastructure company, today announced that Success Charter Network, an educational charter management organization, has deployed SonicWALL® E-Class NSA E5500 and Email Security appliances to expedite rapid and secure growth of their academic network.
Expanding from its four current school locations, Success Charter Network intends to expand to forty schools in various high-need neighborhoods throughout New York City. To achieve its goals, the Success Charter Network is leveraging SonicWALL technology to provide secure academic tools for both its staff and students.
Previously, Success Charter Network used a Cisco PIX for network security and a hosted Microsoft Exchange service for e-mail security.
"With our growth, we began having difficulties managing our security using the Cisco device and the hosted e-mail services," said Bryan Winther, Director of Information and Communications Technology, Success Charter Network. "We needed greater ease-of-use and expandability."
At the same time, Winther needed a more reliable e-mail security solution. "There were many instances where we were worried that important and time sensitive e-mails had not been sent or had been bounced," said Winther.
After evaluating competitive solutions, Winther deployed a SonicWALL® E-Class Network Security Appliance (NSA) E5500, a high performance, multi-service network security platform, combining Re-Assembly Free Deep Packet Inspection™ with 8-core parallel-processing architecture to deliver exceptional protection and performance, lower management complexity and unrivalled value.
"SonicWALL provided a very cost-effective and feature-rich solution," said Winther. "I've kind of seen first-hand how public education systems can ineffectively apply their technology budgets. With SonicWALL, I've made sure we're getting the best technology value."
Additionally, Winther implemented a SonicWALL® Email Security Appliance to secure all inbound and outbound e-mail traffic with award-winning anti-spam, anti-virus, anti-phishing, policy, and compliance management.
"Previously, it was impossible to supply white list entries, or to check if incoming mail had hit the box," said Winther. "With SonicWALL, we now have granular control over our e-mail handling process. Messages from our board members and other VIP senders are now always received in a timely manner."
To assist in his SonicWALL deployments, Winther turned to Webistix, Inc., a leading Managed Service Provider and SonicWALL Gold Reseller. "Working with Webistix has been fantastic and our network stability is excellent," said Winther. "The change from our earlier environment has been amazing."
"We recognized the challenges that Success Charter Network was facing and were able to provide them with a range of solutions that their previous service provider simply couldn't," said Vincent DiSpigno, CEO, Webistix. "We offered them a vision of how they could deploy SonicWALL solutions to quickly scale without compromising security."