Sunnyvale, California – (The Hosting News) – March 19, 2008 – Provider of network, web, email security and backup and recovery solutions firm, SonicWALL, Inc., will provide New York City-based holistic legal technology consulting company, RVM, with solutions to help strengthen its email, remote access and network security.
The combination of solutions, which includes several SonicWALL firewall appliances, an SSL-VPN appliance and an email security appliance, has helped RVM to secure its growing business and Internet traffic. These SonicWALL solutions assist RVM in protecting its organization from email-bound and Internet related threats, as well as significantly reduces the amount of spam hitting corporate servers. SonicWALL provides RVM with robust, flexible and manageable network security at an affordable price. As a litigation support and services company, RVM relies on its network to exchange large quantities of confidential customer data.
Geoffrey Sherman, Associate Director of Technology noted, ”A secure connection to the Internet and tight perimeter defenses are critical to our success and the safety of our client’s data.” Driven by its growing business, and the release of a new online legal document review solution, RVM’s reliance on a secure, robust connection to the outside world became mission critical. During the datacenter buildout, RVM updated its internet connectivity from multiple T1 lines to redundant high-speed, 100 Mbps burstable pipelines.
During the upgrade, the company determined it needed stronger and more reliable security because its existing solutions would not be able to handle the additional bandwidth. RVM purchased the SonicWALL PRO Series 4060 appliances to replace Cisco devices and to provide redundant firewalls with stateful, high-availability failover support, as well as bandwidth filtering, gateway virus protection, and spyware filtering.
Geoffrey Sherman, Associate Director of Technology, RVM remarked, ”Even with two Cisco certified engineers on staff we still find the SonicWALL PRO series solution to be much easier to use than our existing Cisco devices. What would usually take a couple of days on the Cisco devices, took us at most a couple of hours with the new SonicWALL appliances. SonicWALL’s solutions have proven to be very reliable, almost to the point of being transparent; they just work. The SonicWALL interface is straightforward, and other than firmware upgrades, we have had to do very little maintenance on the devices. Our customers rely on our network to be up as much as we do, and since the implementation, we have not had any issues.”
In addition to securing its network from Internet threats, RVM was also inundated with spam. To combat the influx of spam RVM chose to implement the SonicWALL ES200 email security appliance. Using the SonicWall ES200’s reporting tools, administrators logged spam metrics as high as 97% — meaning only 3% of the inbound email was actually legitimate. Prior to deploying the SonicWALL ES200, the majority of the spam was reaching employees’ email boxes where all the spam was collecting on the Exchange server as well as being archived to a separate location. As a result, the Exchange store was constantly filling up, forcing RVM to perform time-consuming mailbox maintenance tasks as well as frequently investing in more storage. With the ES200, RVM was able to block all of the spam at the gateway, providing end-users the ability to customize their personal spam settings.
Mr. Sherman added, ”The ES200 quickly showed its return on investment, saving us between 550 to 785 MBs per month in storage. Our users now have more control over their inbound email and we have eliminated viruses hitting the user’s mailboxes.”
RVM also replaced its IPsec client-based VPN with a SonicWALL SSL-VPN 2000 that provides employees in its New York and Chicago offices with secure remote access to their office computers and bookmarked locations on the network through a secure Web-based interface. The SSL-VPN allows RVM to close open ports previously needed for remote access and satisfy the security requirements of its customers.
Andy Klein, Senior Product Manager for SonicWALL commented, ”SonicWALL’s solutions protect RVM and its employees from a multitude of email and Internet threats, while helping to meet the levels of security that its customers need. SonicWALL security appliances allow small and medium sized businesses, like RVM, to have manageable enterprise-class security at affordable prices. The combination of the SonicWALL solutions delivers comprehensive network security and we are pleased that RVM continues to see positive results from its investment.”
RVM provides holistic legal technology consulting, data forensics and litigation support services. RVM’s team of experts, including industry savvy consultants, top-flight project managers and seasoned support personnel can assist you with your most demanding discovery and e-data processing assignments. RVM’s proprietary e-data processing software delivers consistent, repeatable, and defensible results on time and under budget.
Founded in 1991, SonicWALL, Inc. designs, develops and manufactures comprehensive network security, email security, secure remote access, and backup and recovery solutions. SonicWALL is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and its appliances have been shipped through its global network of ten thousand channel partners to keep tens of millions of worldwide business computer users safe and in control of data. SonicWALL’s solutions include network security, secure remote access, content security, backup and recovery, and policy and management technology.
For more information about SonicWALL, please visit: www.sonicwall.com/.