Security Investigate

Internet Content Provider Safeguards Customer Networks and Services

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Executive Summary

The number of internet based businesses increased invariably in the past few years. It has therefore become more than a necessity for these businesses to have reliable networks that run 24X7 and are safe and secure. Synacor is a leading technology company that offers content and technology solutions for Multiple System Operators (MSOs), telecommunication companies, and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) around the globe. Being a business that is largely built around Internet products and services, network security is essential. As Synacor's network and security infrastructure was designed for a much smaller organization, the company decided to re-architect security policies to cover all their users and applications, and one that is able to match the requirements of a much larger organization. This case study discusses Synacor's efforts towards rebuilding the new corporate network infrastructure and why they chose Cisco Certified Gold Partner IPLogic from Cisco as the basis of their new technology. The company decided to employ services and solutions from Cisco as they knew that they would be successful in doing all the heavy lifting. Synacor made use of Cisco's ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances to protect the company's internal assets and upgrade its production networks. They also deployed the services of Cisco ASA appliances combine firewall, Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) services, and Virtual Private Network (VPN) as it provided connectivity in a single, manageable platform thus eliminating the need for multiple point solutions.

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