“We have about 800 users using internal and external applications, one main office and four external locations,” explains Ursula Dickmann, Head of IT Operations for RheinLand Versicherungsgruppe in Germany. “Our challenge is weighing security risks against not restricting employees to the point where it hinders their ability to do work.”
Like all insurance companies, RheinLand Versicherungsgruppe, manages highly sensitive financial and personal data for individuals and businesses. Its employees have to be productive, but RheinLand’s customers must trust its ability to protect their data above all else. Therefore, Ursula and her team must ensure they can safely enable business applications, control access, meet compliance regulations and protect the network, all while keeping IT costs manageable.
RheinLand had previously relied on firewalls from Check Point and WatchGuard, but were pointed to Palo Alto Networks by longtime IT advisory partners Helmich.
I invite you to read about how RheinLand’s IT decision-makers, initially skeptical, became believers in our Enterprise Security Platform. They put us to the test, did their homework — and are now saving 40% of previous time spent managing infrastructure and thousands of Euros in IT costs while getting better features, better visibility and better performance.
It can be done!
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