Clavister Secures Private Cloud for German Church Administration

Clavister (NASDAQ: CLAV), a supplier of security for fixed, mobile and virtual network environments, has announced distribution of more than 100 firewalls across a parish network in southern Germany. The solution was implemented by Freiburg-based Clavister partner IT-Systemhaus Jerg and covers critical functions such as antivirus and web content filtering.

With the various parishes being separated by long distances, the specially built private cloud digitizes and centralizes the different applications of individual departments. Staff can access Office applications and the terminal server as well as file sharing, which is particularly important to the internal workflow.

church-germanyThe administration manages all pastoral, educational and other ecumenical departments of the churches. The more than 100 Eagle firewalls will be deployed across these churches over the next two and a half years.

“The solution is perfect for this environment as the large number of firewalls can be easily and comfortably administered and monitored through the centralized InControl system,” said Jürgen Selz, Managing Director of IT-Systemhaus Jerg. “The Clavister Eagle series appliances are ideal for securing remote or branch offices, delivering firewall performance of up to 4GB at a highly competitive price with the E80. They offer full NGFW features such as application control, user identity awareness, IPSec and SSL VPN, and content security services including IPS, IDS, web content filtering and anti-virus.”

The Eagle appliances are centrally managed using Clavister InControl, whichh would make it easy to maintain a unified security model across an organization. Together with user identity awareness, this would give powerful, granular visibility and control over users’ access to applications across networks, enabling business-critical application usage to be prioritized.

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