More Functionality, Not More Costs

Untangle NG Firewall Case Study

 

The Catania Hospitality Group

Industry: Hospitality

Average Network Size: 4 sites, 250 employees, 200 computers for employees and guests

“Untangle’s NG Firewall has everything under one roof, and you don’t get that with any other vendor at the low cost that Untangle can do it. ” – Robert Topolski, IT Supervisor

Background

Over the past 40 years, the Catania Hospitality Group has grown from a single family restaurant to an award-winning collection of restaurants, hotels/resorts, and spas including: Hearth ‘n Kettles, Cape Codder Resort & Spa, and Grand Cru Wine Bar & Grill.  V.J. Catania instilled his high standards and work ethic in his six children, who have each contributed to the company’s growth and success.

When Competitor Pricing Becomes Offensive

Robert Topolski is the only IT resource for all of Catania Hospitality Group’s (CHG) properties. He is in charge of keeping all business information including credit card, employee information, sales, and reservations safe from threats. CHG was previously using SonicWALL, but the cost to continue using them was “downright offensive”, said Robert.  Because of this, he decided to look for other solutions with similar functionality but at a much lower price point.  He heard positive reviews about Untangle and decided to deploy their NG Firewall.

A Complete and Flexible Solution

Although price was the driver behind his initial decision, Robert was pleasantly surprised as he became more familiar with Untangle and quickly realized the product was more than just comparable to their previous solution.  Robert found success using NG Firewall’s dual WAN features. NG Firewall applications also helped automate his day-to-day jobs and diagnose trouble areas on the network. Another benefit Robert enjoyed was that NG Firewall worked well alongside their Cisco ASA, adding value to CHG’s previous network investments. “Untangle’s NG Firewall has everything under one roof, and you don’t get that with any other vendor at the low cost that Untangle can do it,” said Robert.

Help When You Need It

Untangle’s support once again shined through with its availability in answering Robert’s questions.  Robert also leveraged the Untangle community and online forums to figure out the best way to configure and set up several applications.