In today's schools, technology is the student's pen and paper
Hoboken, N.J. (Vocus) December 31, 2009
A new video describing how eMazzanti Technologies helped Andover Regional Schools solve network security, reliability and budget issues is now viewable at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buB8a0eyoLQ. The video chronicles the lessons Andover learned about solving some of its most persistent computer problems.
“In today’s schools, technology is the student’s pen and paper,” said Bernard T. Baggs, superintendent, Andover Regional School District. “Safe, reliable network and Internet access is critical to the skills that we’re trying to develop.”
Protecting Kids and Running a Business
eMazzanti developed a security solution utilizing WatchGuard firewall hardware along with its own proprietary eCare support package that delivers 24x7 support and maintenance for a fixed fee. “We’re not only responsible for the safety of the children; we also have a business to run. Both need protection. eMazzanti development a solution to meet all of our needs,” continued Baggs.
Andover’s Network Systems Administrator, Bill McNeir enthusiastically echoed support for the eMazzanti solution. “The combination of WatchGuard hardware and eMazzanti’s services was a win-win for the school district. It solved bandwidth and safety issues as well as addressed budgetary constraints and the need for on-going support.”
eMazzanti made sure Andover got its money’s-worth with the deployed security solution. “We fixed the problems and made the solution affordable,” noted Carl Mazzanti, chief operating officer, eMazzanti Technologies. “Whether Andover needed to protect and maintain 300 or 1000 computers, the cost remained the same.”
The Andover video case study will be featured on three main websites: eMazzanti Technologies (http://www.emazzanti.net), Andover Regional School District (http://www.andoverregional.gov) and WatchGuard (http://www.watchguard.com).
Since 1996, WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. has been the advanced technology leader of network security solutions, providing mission-critical security to hundreds of thousands of businesses worldwide. The WatchGuard family of wired and wireless unified threat management appliances and WatchGuard SSL VPN remote access solutions provide extensible network security, unparalleled network visibility, management and control. WatchGuard products are backed by WatchGuard LiveSecurity® Service, an innovative support, maintenance, and education program. WatchGuard is headquartered in Seattle and has offices serving North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America.
Andover Regional Schools
Andover Regional is a PreK-8 school district located in the heart of scenic Sussex County, New Jersey. The school district was originally formed in 1953 as the Andover Consolidated School District. The Andover Regional Schools provides its students with a highly qualified staff of certified teachers, child study team, nurses, and administrators, as well as a skilled support staff of secretaries, maintenance, custodians, paraprofessionals, aides, and substitute teachers. Its Board of Education is comprised of 9 members representing both communities.
About eMazzanti Technologies
eMazzanti Technologies works with businesses to provide strategies for growth through the use of intelligent technology tools. From business process analysis to network design, security planning to preventative maintenance, the firm’s services all aim to reduce costs, mitigate risk and drive revenue for its clients. eMazzanti also offers an extensive portfolio of network products from the leading technology manufacturers. The best advocates for eMazzanti Technologies are its clients. The firm services businesses throughout the New York Metropolitan area and in three countries worldwide ranging from home office environments to multinational corporations with mission-critical needs. These organizations rely on eMazzanti as their technology management partner. As clients grow and needs change, eMazzanti’s flexible, scalable customer engagement model adapts to meet the aspirations of each business. eMazzanti forms long-term relationships with clients that value stability and reliability in their IT partners. An innovative and comprehensive approach to technology services has earned eMazzanti the trust of a rapidly growing client base and recognition by many of the industry’s foremost publications. For more information or to download a free copy of the complete case study, please visit emazzanti.net.