Case Study: City of Newton

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Using Sophos Complete Security Suite for Government, the City of Newton, Kansas has consolidated and simplified security management, improved client performance, eliminated or avoided several thousands of dollars in costs for separate spam prevention, web filtering, and remote PC support -- and made its "one-woman IT organization" even more productive. Descargar

"Consolidating on Sophos significantly reduced the amount of time I spend on security issues. I like having one vendor for many solutions: the fewer applications to manage and purchase support for, the smoother things are.”
Brenda Ternes, Information Technology Manager

Fact file

Sector: Government
Location: City of Newton, Kansas, USA
Environment: 200 users
Solution: Sophos Complete Security Suite for Government

Business challenge

  • City of Newton was running Symantec's endpoints alongside other vendors' firewalls and spam. As a result Brenda Ternes, City of Newton's ‘one-woman IT department’, was spending too much time managing their security.
  • Brenda was very frustrated with Symantec, including issues with licensing, poor support and slow, resource-hungry products.
  • The GFI email filter they were using was letting in too much spam, which in turn was generating complaints.

Technology solution

  • First, City of Newton replaced Symantec's AV with Sophos' endpoint protection, which led to immediate performance improvements.
  • Next, they consolidated their protection with the Sophos Complete Security Suite for Government. This license includes Sophos Email Protection and Sophos Web Protection, which together saved Newton over $6000 in annual costs.

Business results

  • Consolidating their protection with Sophos has significantly reduced the amount of time Newton spends on security issues as well as making real cost savings.
  • Sophos also delivers better protection, including securing remote users both on and off the network.

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"Sophos nos ha ahorrado tiempo, recursos y dinero"
Sam Ghelfi, Raymond James

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