Simplifying Network Infrastructure and Reducing Costs
Source: WatchGuard Technologies
M2R Technology Group, based in West Chester, Ohio, is a computer network engineering company that offers IT planning, management, and support services. This lack of standardization made the network difficult to monitor and keep up to date. In addition, SRTG was finding it difficult - and expensive - to enlarge its network to accommodate expansion, monitor WAN operations, and troubleshoot problems. In redesigning SRTG's network, M2R removed all routers between SRTG's collocation facility and its main branches and routed all traffic - including a mix of 1000 Mbps LAN, 100 Mbps and 10 Mbps WAN, and 10 Mbps Internet traffic - directly through two WatchGuard Firebox Peak X6000 appliances. A substantial benefit for SRTG was the low cost of M2R's solution - a benefit due in large part to the cost-effectiveness of the firewalls.