SUNNYVALE, CALIF. – January 25, 2007 – SonicWALL, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNWL) today announced that Jenny Craig, one of the world’s largest weight management service companies, has chosen SonicWALL’s integrated managed security products to protect its many Centres across North America. National technology consulting and integration firm IGMAS Technologies, Inc. helped select SonicWALL technology as the security backbone for the updated network infrastructure, which it will deploy in Jenny Craig Centres over the next six months.
Supporting more than 3,000 employees and 500 Centres in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand, Jenny Craig’s previous network was approaching the limits of its capabilities. The company worked with IGMAS to design, test and install an upgraded Wide Area Network (WAN) in North America, incorporating new technologies in all aspects of the infrastructure, from state of the art servers and security products to updated applications . SonicWALL technology was chosen for its winning combination of dynamic wired and wireless security, robust connectivity, and easy-to-use management.
In place of the existing firewalls, IGMAS selected SonicWALL PRO and TZ Series deep packet inspection comprehensive appliances running Unified Threat Management services, plus SonicWALL’s Global Management System policy and management software for central management and monitoring running at the corporate datacenter. “We chose the TZ 170 SP Wireless appliances, with dial-up failover capabilities for the Centres to provide an ultra-stable wide area network connection,” said Michael Breindel, president of IGMAS. “The secure wireless capability means that we won’t need to run cabling in locations where wiring doesn’t exist, and we avoid the other usual tangle of cables by also using wireless printers in the Centres. The objective is to provide easy-to-use technology that promotes productivity and leaves the field staff free to help their clients achieve personal well-being.”
“As our company continues to grow, we are increasingly aware of the productivity benefits of a stable, redundant, secure WAN to protect our business model,” says Alessandra (Allie) Nicoletti, Director of Strategy for Jenny Craig. “IGMAS have exceeded our expectations in designing a network solution that we hope will not only meet our current needs, but also support our future expansion plan. With its focus on ease of management and broad feature set, the SonicWALL technology is an excellent fit that allows us to provide creative solutions for our network and lower long-term costs.”
After a successful pilot in Jenny Craig’s local Centres, the company has established an aggressive rollout schedule which IGMAS will undertake over the next six months. At each of the 500 plus locations, IGMAS project staff will install and upgrade network equipment applications, printers and a variety of security products hosted by the SonicWALL TZ 170 SP Wireless firewall. These new SonicWall appliances provide dial-up failover for the Centres’ connections to the corporate WAN.
Each Centre connects over a WAN back to one of two SonicWALL PRO 5060 gigabit firewalls in a high-availability, failover configuration. IGMAS will also link the entire security backbone together using SonicWALL’s Global Management System (GMS) software so that Jenny Craig’s IT staff will be able centrally manage and deploy security policy configurations on the completed network.
Adds Alessandra (Allie) Nicoletti, “During the planning stages of this project, Jenny Craig was acquired by Nestlé. Nestlé evaluated the project and not only approved all recommendations, but also gave the deployment a high priority. Even at this early stage, we view this as one of the most successful IT projects we have undertaken.”
“I have been involved in technology integration and consulting for many years and this project stands out as unique because of the excellent relationship we have enjoyed with the client. It drives us to do everything we can to make this project exceed expectations,” added Michael Breindel.
About IGMAS Technologies
IGMAS Technologies, Inc. is a national technology consulting and integration firm specializing in project managing and deploying consistent, high-quality products and services for datacenter and infrastructure projects. We deliver real-world technology consulting, integration, outsourcing, and support solutions for your organization. Our project management team members and experienced consultants, engineers, and support staff employ a real world, goal-oriented customer philosophy and are firmly committed to delivering financial and operational success to your organization through the use of Information Technology.
About Jenny Craig
With its tailored program, Jenny Craig is committed to a personalized approach to weight loss by offering clients a customized weight management plan and one-on-one weekly consultations designed to optimize individual success. The Jenny Craig program is a comprehensive “Food-Body-Mind” solution that helps clients manage their weight by creating a healthy relationship with food, building an active lifestyle and developing a balanced approach to living. Jenny Craig, based in Carlsbad, CA, is one of the world’s largest weight management companies, with approximately 650 Centres in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Puerto Rico.
About SonicWALL, Inc.
Founded in 1991, SonicWALL, Inc. designs, develops and manufactures comprehensive network security, email security, secure remote access, and continuous data protection solutions. SonicWALL is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and trades on the NASDAQ 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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