eClerx, an Indian firm providing Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO) and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), has deployed the FortiGate network security platform to strengthen its security posture, reduce management complexity and free up real estate in its data centre.
After evaluating solutions from key security vendors including Cisco and Check Point, eClerx chose to implement two FortiGate-1240B appliances. FortiAP thin wireless access points were used in conjunction with these appliances’ wireless controllers.
“These powerful yet easy to manage FortiGate appliances boosted our security capabilities while cutting down on complexity and management effort. The out-of-the-box single sign-on feature which lets us integrate our active directory with the appliance is particularly handy, as it gives users seamless access from any device and spares our network administrators the tedious task of deleting users who have left the organisation,” said Sanjay Kukreja, Principal Technology Service at eClerx Services Limited.
Rajesh Maurya, Fortinet’s Country Manager for India and SAARC, said: “The virtualization capability offered in our FortiGate appliances uniquely enables organizations to segment their network into multi-tenant environments for delivering best levels of protection and flexibility. This, along with our solution’s ideal mix of performance, feature set and manageability, allows us to gain strong traction in enterprises such as eClerx and be increasingly favored over traditional point solutions.”
eClerx provides data analytics, operations management, risk management and other business support services required by various industries. The company has over 70 enterprise clients including more than 30 of the Fortune/FT 500, according a company’s press release.
Before deploying Fortinet’s FortiGate appliances in its data center, eClerx was securing its organization through multiple dedicated firewalls, each implemented in its various departments. To serve its long-term business interests better, eClerx decided to replace all its standalone firewall appliances with a network security solution that would deliver an integrated suite of security functions including firewall, VPN, IPS, antivirus, Web filtering and endpoint network access control.