Schools Give High Grades for Performance and Web Safety
Source: WatchGuard Technologies
Located in Sussex County, New Jersey, Andover Regional School District serves approximately 750 students in grades K through 8. The district was suffering from an Internet bottleneck. With 350 computers across two school campuses and the business offices, there was contention for bandwidth - especially when multiple classrooms were pulling video and audio streams. The solution chosen was a WatchGuard Firebox X CoreTM unit, with a full Unified Threat Management (UTM) suite including Gateway AntiVirus protection, Intrusion Prevention Service, spamBlocker, and especially important for the school district, the WebBlocker service. It was evident from the get-go that the Andover district had found the perfect fit. WatchGuard addressed not only the bandwidth concerns, but also some other needs surrounding bandwidth aggregation, gateway security and the Web browsing behavior of the students.