SHERATON ATLANTA HOTEL SELECTS SONICWALL CONTENT SECURITY MANAGER TO INCREASE EMPLOYEE PRODUCTIVITY
SonicWALL CSM 2100 Enhances Network Security and Productivity with Granular Control of Employee Internet Use
SUNNYVALE, Ca – June 12, 2006 – SonicWALL, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNWL) today announced that the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel has chosen SonicWALL to provide secure content management to increase user productivity and improve bandwidth utilization. The SonicWALL Content Security Manager (CSM) 2100 delivered real-time gateway anti-virus, anti-spyware and Internet filtering capabilities that delivered maximum network protection and localized control over Internet usage for Sheraton Atlanta’s estimated 100 users.
Installed and managed by SonicWALL channel partner, IGMAS Technologies, the SonicWALL CSM 2100 sits behind Sheraton’s existing firewall providing an additional layer of security to protect against today’s most damaging Internet threats. The SonicWALL CSM 2100 has enabled the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel to filter inappropriate or unproductive Web sites, block .exe attachment files, instant messaging applications and streaming media, delivering a new level of visibility into Internet usage patterns and number and type of sites blocked.
“We required the ability to develop and monitor localized policies for our needs at the Atlanta location. We were particularly impressed by the ease of installation and the interoperability with our current firewall solution,” said Mr. Hallett at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel. “Although planned as a preventative measure, we’ve seen an immediate improvement with the ability to monitor the sites being blocked. In addition, our bandwidth has been noticeably optimized which is providing us with faster network speeds. The added layer of security gives us piece of mind that our entire network has rock-solid protection against security threats.”
The SonicWALL CSM 2100 combines real-time gateway anti-virus and anti-spyware, powerful Internet filtering with granular, policy-based controls and instant messaging (IM), peer-to-peer (P2P) and multimedia controls for dynamic threat management capabilities with precise control over Internet usage. An affordable, appliance-based solution, the CSM 2100 CF integrates seamlessly into virtually any network topology to provide powerful, scalable, cost-effective Internet filtering.
“As a consultancy focused on hospitality and gaming, we are very aware of the unique requirements of these types of businesses. We suggested SonicWALL CSM 2100 for Sheraton’s Internet filtering needs because we knew the solution would provide the level of control that the Sheraton was looking for without a huge impact on current network infrastructure,” said Michael Breindel, President of IGMAS Technologies. “SonicWALL CSM 2100 is the ideal solution to upgrade security without the need to upgrade the entire firewall.”
About IGMAS Technologies, Inc.
IGMAS Technologies, with offices in Las Vegas and Universal City, Calif., is a results- oriented technology organization, specializing in high quality products and services for customers in the hospitality and gaming industries. IGMAS provides network infrastructure design, project management, installation services, hardware and software procurement, help desk, and outsourced technical resources nationally. For more information, visit http://www.igmas.com or contact IGMAS Technologies, Inc. at 877-608-8324.
About SonicWALL, Inc.
Founded in 1991, SonicWALL, Inc. designs, develops and manufactures comprehensive network security, secure remote access, and continuous data protection solutions. SonicWALL, Inc. is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA and trades on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol SNWL. For more information, contact SonicWALL at +1 (408) 745-9600 or visit the company web site at http://www.sonicwall.com/.
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