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With Forcepoint, we now easily manage more than a hundred firewalls deployed all around the world – from Chile all the way east to New Zealand – with low effort and high affordability.

Antonio Bucciol

Introduction

This case study of De’Longhi Group is based on a June 2018 survey of Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall:

  • Complex VPN management
  • A lack of or inefficient one-to-many device provisioning
  • Evaluated the following vendors before choosing Forcepoint:
    • Fortinet
    • Cisco
  • Addressed the following challenges after using Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall:
    • New firewall deployment
    • Maintaining policy consistency across firewalls
    • Deploying software updates
    • Having a unified view of all firewalls

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall that the surveyed company uses:

  • Chose Forcepoint because of the following capabilities:
    • Speed/simplicity of managing sophisticated policies across many sites
    • Top security ranking on NSS Labs NGFW and NGIPS reports

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall:

  • Less planned maintenance and fewer unplanned outages
  • Fewer cyberattacks and breaches
  • Faster deployment times
  • Lower Total Cost of Ownership
  • Reports that their end-user internet performance improved as a result of moving to the Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall
  • Reports that their planned maintenance and unplanned outages were reduced from days to hours since using Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall
  • Reports that their incident response time was reduced from days to hours since using Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall
Source: Antonio Bucciol, Network Administrator, De'Longhi Group