WatchGuard Improves Airport Computer Security

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WatchGuard® Technologies has partnered with HMSHost, the global restaurateur, to make sure its global networks are safe. The company has deployed hundreds of WatchGuard Unified Threat Management (UTM) firewall appliances, and utilizes WatchGuard Dimension security visibility tool to isolate and distill key network security threats, issues and trends.

WatchGuard Dimension is a cloud-ready network security visibility solution that comes standard with WatchGuard's Unified Threat Management and Next Generation Firewall platform.

HMSHost operates in more than 100 airports worldwide—including London’s Heathrow, Singapore, San Francisco, New York, Washington D.C. and  Chicago’s O’Hare. The company offersdining  destinations for travelers from a host of award-winning national and local brands. WatchGuard helps HMSHost address the security challenges associated with managing and securing the networks at these locations.

"We have thousands and thousands of employees and customers that rely on the networks….Security is critical to keeping their data, our data, and the customer's data safe," says HMSHost Chief Information Officer, Sarah Naqvi.

"HMSHost has deployed hundreds of our appliances around the world and more than 200 of them are reporting data back into WatchGuard Dimension. This enables the company to quickly identify problems," says Alex Thurber, vice president of sales at WatchGuard.