Customer Spotlight: The Heinz Endowments Replaces Cisco With Palo Alto Networks

Rae Harrison


Welcome to a new series highlighting some of the most important parts of the Palo Alto Networks ecosystem: our customers. Every month, we’ll look at how various types of customers are using the Palo Alto Networks approach to enterprise security to solve their infrastructure challenges.

The Heinz Endowments, based in Pittsburgh, is a foundation focused on solutions to regional, statewide and national challenges, with a particular emphasis on helping southwestern Pennsylvania thrive. Because it spends a lot of time interacting with the public, its network has particular challenges, including staff e-mail addresses posted to its external web site and frequent e-mails coming and going with lots of attachments.

After a nearly yearlong period in which the The Heinz Endowments saw a sizable increase in targeted malware — particularly phishing scams — the foundation’s Director of Information Technology knew it needed to overhaul its approach to network security.

Read about how The Heinz Endowments tore out its Cisco security infrastructure, embraced the power of the Palo Alto Networks enterprise security platform, and saved nearly $12,000 in annual costs — all with improved security and zero network infections since installation.

 

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