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Security gateway is an interesting fusion of various techniques, the protection of important and unique role, ranging from protocol-level filtering to the very complex application-level filtering.
Monterey Mushrooms Secures Network with eSoft Internet Security Gateway Award-winning eSoft Appliances Protect Network from Viruses, Phishing Attacks and Hackers and Also Control Access The Organization: Monterey Mushrooms The Challenge: Security Required for Email and Internet Monterey Mushrooms Usage needed an Internet security solution to protect its network from Monterey Mushrooms is the largest grower, shipper and viruses, worms and marketer of fresh mushrooms in the United States. phishing attacks while Established in 1971 as a single farm operation, the still allowing its organization has grown into an international, multi- employees access to facility company with more than 4,000 employees Internet resources and email. around the world. In the late 1990’s, the company started using email for a lot of its communications The eSoft Solution: needs, and with this came the risk of allowing malicious software such as viruses and worms onto the network. In addition, at around the same time, employees were eSoft provided the organization with its starting to use the Internet to access information to help award-winning InstaGate them do their jobs more efficiently, and consequently and ThreatWall gateways. spyware was becoming an issue. “Nothing else out there offered all the “We needed a solution to help us combat all of these functionality eSoft things at once,” said Shayne Barr, senior network offered at the price point administrator for Monterey Mushrooms, Inc. “We wanted they offered. You could an all-in-one solution that would be easy to manage—an get a firewall box and email gateway, internet proxy server, spyware filter, then get some individual anti-virus, and access control server.” components to help you fight these things one at a time, but you couldn’t After looking at a number of different solutions from get one box with various vendors, including eSoft, SonicWALL and everything all wrapped Symantec, Barr found his solution in a comprehensive in one neat package, or if security gateway from eSoft. “Nothing else out there you could, you paid a offered all the functionality eSoft offered at the price very high price. eSoft’s point they offered,” said Barr. “You could get a firewall InstaGate was a very box and then get some individual components to help nice surprise, helping us you fight these things one at a time, but you couldn’t get battle everything from one box with everything all wrapped in one neat spyware and viruses on the network and helping package, or if you could, you paid a very high price. us control access.” eSoft’s InstaGate was a nice surprise, helping us battle -- Shayne Barr, Senior everything from spyware and viruses on the network and Network Administrator, helping us control access.” Monterey Mushrooms, Monterey Mushrooms has deployed nine eSoft InstaGate Inc. Security Gateways across its locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and France, and a ThreatWall is The Benefits: installed at its headquarters in California. InstaGate, which utilizes a high-performance Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) Firewall and IPSec VPN architecture, • Network is offers unparalleled protection from dynamic, content- protected against based threats that elude traditional firewalls. The malicious software ThreatWall has been purpose-built to withstand the (worms, Trojans and rigors of application-level security, making deployment viruses). of critical security functions such as anti-virus, anti- phishing, intrusion prevention, and web content filtering The web filtering almost effortless while retaining maximum effectiveness. in eSoft’s Web ThreatPak blocks employees from visiting phishing sites Spyware, Spam, Intrusions and Malware and other URLs known to Stopped serve up malicious software. The InstaGate’s Intrusion Prevention System keeps • eSoft VPN hackers off the network. The gateway automatically logs Manager makes it simple attacks for reporting and analysis and alerts an for remote workers to log administrator when there’s a high priority attack. The into the corporate InstaGate is updated constantly with the latest network and benefit from signatures for blocking new and emerging attacks. the security of the eSoft solution. “Keeping hackers off the network, maintaining a functional network and ensuring our employees get the • Intrusion information they need while not damaging our resources Prevention keeps are my top goals,” said Barr. “With eSoft, I achieve corporate data safe from those goals.” hackers. eSoft’s Distributed eSoft’s Email ThreatPak handles all of Monterey Intelligence Mushrooms’ needs for virus protection, email security, Architecture™ quickly content filtering, and spam mitigation. The latest spam- identifies new threats fighting technology is combined with a powerful anti- and provides rapid, virus and content scanning engine to provide the proactive protection organization with comprehensive protection from both against new malware, external and internal email-borne threats. malicious websites, phishing attacks, and Within the Email ThreatPak is eSoft’s Content Filter other threats. feature, which scans Monterey Mushrooms’ employees’ incoming and outgoing email for keywords, phrases, and eSoft Components patterns that indicate possible policy breaches, and Protecting Monterey offending emails are quarantined for an administrator to Mushrooms inspect. “InstaGate blocks spyware, and there are a lot fewer problems with individual PCs on our network getting infected with malware,” said Barr. “Where before we didn’t have the control over what was coming onto our network, now we have more control. Even when we had eSoft’s Email virus protection on the desktop, problems still got ThreatPak handles all of through before. Now, with the eSoft solution, there’s an Monterey Mushrooms’ extra layer of protection at the InstaGate – there are needs for email security, very few instances of malware infections.” content filtering, spam mitigation, phishing email blocking, and More Control and Protection against email-borne virus Malicious Websites protection. The organization is protected against both external Within eSoft’s Web ThreatPak is the web filtering feature and internal email-borne powered by eSoft’s acclaimed Site Filter technology. Web threats. filter policies can be specified on a per group, per user, or per time of day basis. This feature gives Barr • eSoft’s Web complete control of enforcing what sites individual users ThreatPak filters or groups of users can access at specific times of the spyware, phishing sites, day. browser exploits, viruses, and other malicious “Our employees rely on email and commercial websites Internet content while to do banking, so more and more users have to go to allowing Monterey the internet to do their jobs in this business,” said Barr. Mushrooms to set and “If I lock it down too tightly, they can’t do their jobs. enforce its own Internet There’s a delicate balance to maintain between keeping usage policies. The large the bad things out and keeping things functional. eSoft database of spyware, helps us maintain that balance.” phishing and other URLs is updated automatically “There’s a delicate balance to maintain between keeping with newly categorized the bad things out and keeping things functional. eSoft websites through eSoft’s helps us maintain that balance.”said Shayne Barr, Senior patented SoftPak Network Administrator, Monterey Mushrooms, Inc. Director™ threat response architecture, In addition to keeping employees off phishing sites or and the organization can sites known to serve up malware, Site Filter also helps add its own custom URLs keep Monterey Mushrooms employees focused by to the database. keeping a database of sites not allowed, including eSoft’s Intrusion auction, shopping, social networking, and other Prevention System, distracting sites. included with all ThreatPaks, keeps eSoft – More than Security Appliances hackers off the protected networks. Barr appreciates eSoft for more than its security gateways. “Over the years, knowing eSoft and its staff and experiencing the support we’ve received, I have to say it’s been a great pleasure,” said Barr. “They’ve been able to deal with everything I’ve brought to them. I appreciate their willingness to deal with challenges and questions right away. The support has been terrific.”
"Monterey Mushrooms Secures Network with eSoft Internet Security "