Case Study: Archdiocese of New Orleans

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“We liked Sophos UTM for its ease of use, affordability and an initial comfort right out of the box.”
Justin Gibson, Director of IT

Fact file

Sector: Education (Ecclesiastical Institute)
Location: New Orleans, USA
Environment: 30,000 IP adresses
Solution: Sophos UTM

Business Challenge

  • The Archdiocese had been experiencing issues with their Symantec Enterprise Firewall.
  • Their small IT team had limited capacity for maintenance work.
  • Due to the diverse nature of their organization they had specific needs, such as being able to have different levels of content filtering for schools and offices.

Technology solution

  • The Archdiocese tested lots of products including Sonicwall, Fortinet and Cisco appliances.
  • They chose Sophos UTM for its ease of use, affordability and an initial comfort right out of the box
  • The key feature that attracted them to the UTM product was the firewall. They felt it was far superior to the SGS 5400 that they also tested.

Business results

  • Upon implementing Sophos UTM their bandwidth doubled overnight.
  • The easy graphical user interface (GUI) has raised productivity by saving administration time.
  • The content filtering was a time-saver as well. Before, a lot of man-hours were tied up managing the white and black lists, but with Sophos UTM, it was built right in.

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