Stonegate responded with an innovative Managed Internet Security Proposition. The managed service provides a flexible approach to security functionality to reduce administrative overhead and time spent by HR. Plus, the highly resilient solution was designed and implemented within a very short timeframe.
Based on the deployment of two FortiWifi-80C hardware accelerated security appliances in each of The Football league’s offices at Preston and London, the high availability configuration enhances reliability and increases performance by clustering the two appliances into a single entity. The traffic to each site is load balanced over dual high-speed Internet connections to maximise flexibility and resilience.
The FortiWifi-80C security platform delivers consolidated security with high throughput and exceptionally low latency. The platform unifies firewall, VPN, intrusion prevention, application control, web filtering and many other security technologies. In addition, the FortiASIC processors provide the accelerated wire-speed performance needed to block threats and ensure that network security does not become a bottleneck for user interactions. Each of the appliances delivered can provide up to 1.9 Gigabit/sec firewall throughput, ensuring high performance in the most challenging conditions.
Mobile devices are supported at each site via a wireless controller integrated into every FortiWiFi appliance. This centralises the management and monitoring of wireless access points, with wireless traffic undergoing identity-aware firewall policies and inspection, with only authorised wireless traffic forwarded and allowed access to network. Plug and play FortiAP wireless access points were also installed on the two sites, which automatically downloaded their configuration settings, supporting quick deployment and saving resources.
The managed network security service uses the high technical skills of the Stonegate network and security team, who carry out configuration, update management and network security monitoring 24/7.