eMazzanti Technologies and WatchGuard “Ace” Safety, Speed and Cost Test with School District

A new case study is available from WatchGuard, a network security OEM, which features eMazzanti Technologies and its customer Andover District Schools. The written case study and subsequent case study video case study detail how Andover Regional School District solved a number of computer technology issues using WatchGuard products and the IT expertise of eMazzanti Technologies.

“eMazzanti and WatchGuard ‘aced’ the test we gave them,” noted Terry Van Auken, business administrator, Andover Regional School District. “They got all of the safety, speed and cost answers right.”

Bandwidth, Safety and Cost Addressed

With over 750 students in grades K through 8 and 350 computers spread across two school campuses and businesses offices, Andover School District faced serious web bandwidth issues that became even more evident as multiple classrooms pulled down simultaneous video and audio streams. “We were experiencing a high level of aggravation on a daily basis that wasted time and interrupted quality teaching,” continued Auken. “Undependable Internet access also impacted business of running the district.”

Andover also had two other concerns: student safety and budgetary constraints. According to Carl Mazzanti, chief operating officer, eMazzanti Technologies, the solution developed for Andover included a WatchGuard Firebox®X Core™ unit with a full unified threat management (UTM) suite including Gateway AntiVirus protection, Intrusion Prevention Service, spamBlocker and WebBlocker services from eMazzanti. “We not only created a solution to address Andover’s computer technology issues, we wrapped it all up with an eCare package that delivered predictable 24×7 support for a fixed price.”

“It was the solution we were looking for,” declared Bill McNeir, network systems administrator, A Andover Regional School District. “We were looking for security, savings and service, and WatchGuard and eMazzanti Technologies provided all three.”

About eMazzanti Technologies 

eMazzanti Technologies works with businesses to provide growth strategies through the use of intelligent technology. Utilizing a disciplined approach of business process analysis, network design, security planning and preventative maintenance, the IT expert delivers solutions that reduce costs, mitigate risk and drive revenue for its clients. This 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.

About WatchGuard

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.

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Carl Mazzanti is Co-Founder and President of eMazzanti Technologies, Microsoft’s four time Partner of the Year and one of the premier IT consulting services for businesses throughout the New York metropolitan area and internationally. Carl and his company manage over 400 active accounts ranging from professional services firms to high-end global retailers.

eMazzanti is all about delivering powerful, efficient outsourced IT services, such as computer network management and troubleshooting, managed print, PCI DSS compliance, green computing, mobile workforce technology, information security, cloud computing, and business continuity and disaster recovery.  

Carl Mazzanti is also a frequent business conference speaker and technology talk show guest and contributor at Microsoft-focused events, including frequent prominent roles at the Microsoft Inspire (Worldwide Partner Conference / WPC).

Carl, a serial Entrepreneur, gives back to the community through Entrepreneur teaching engagements at Georgetown University, the company’s ocean wildlife conservation effort, the Blue Project, and Tree Mazzanti.



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