The Montana Economic Revitalization and Development Institute (MERDI) have a broad mission. Their challenges are to provide advanced IT services to local government, nonprofit and business organizations to promote economic growth, help ensure security in multitenant environment and simplify network and security operations. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. They implemented Cisco ASA 5585-X Adaptive Security Appliance with next-generation firewall services, Nexus switches and ASR Aggregation Services Router. The results of implementing Cisco enables MERDI customers to capture more business by increasing competitive capabilities, provides holistic view of threat environment for all customers and simplifies security management and operations, and provides economic sustainability for MERDI IT infrastructure.