Network and Wi-Fi environment for all 117 stores
The well-known and popular retail chain Veritas is bursting with ambition. With 117 stores across Belgium and Luxembourg, the company’s aim for 2013 is to increase their number of branches to 130 and to expand into other countries such as France, Germany and the Netherlands. Veritas is a retail chain with a unique concept in which creative ideas are combined with a wide range of high quality accessories for women. It is a retail chain with a history stretching over 120 years that is looking to get digital as it prepares for the future.
Strong partnership guarantees business continuity and high-quality customer service
“Retail is a very specific, service-driven sector,” says Tom Decaluwé, Infrastructure & Security architect with Macintosh Fashion Belux. “The continuity of our stores, both physically and online, is essential. As a result of our direct interactions with customers, we also have a large amount of personal information, which we must handle with care and discretion.”
Francky Deleu, who is the IT Manager of Jan Yperman Hospital, has been working for over 30 years at these regional hospitals:
Egemin Automation, a specialist in the automation of logistic and production processes, knows how important security is for sustainable operational management like no other. The importance of foolproof security for its ICT infrastructure is never questioned either. Accordingly, security must keep pace as the ICT structure develops. This is one task that Emegin prefers to leave up to specialists, says ICT Manager Gert Vanden Bergh: “We specialise in software and PLCs, not so much in PCs.”
Dutch and English version available (click for more) | SecureLink haalt de spanning weg bij Elia met de ScanMail en ServerProtect Oplossing van Trend Micro
De zowat 1.200 medewerkers van Elia, de beheerder van het Belgische hoogspanningsnet, maken zich weinig zorgen over e-mailbedreigingen of malwarebesmettingen. Sterker, ze komen er per uitzondering mee in aanraking.
Dankzij de geïntegreerde beveiligingsoplossingen van Trend Micro, geïnplementeerd door gespecialiseerd integrator SecureLink kreeg de ICTafdeling de afgelopen jaren met geen problemen af te rekenen. De technologie draait op de achtergrond en doet wat ze moet doen. “Set and forget”, zo vat Elia het adagium van de Trend Micro-oplossingen samen.
Moving into new facilities in Antwerp city, the ICT department at MercatorVerzekeringen (Insurances) wanted the best in security, telephony and networking systems while expanding their role in supporting the organization.
The service solution offered by SecureLink, based on integrated Juniper Networks technology, took the insurer a step ahead in adopting new ways of working in a flexible and secure IT environment. Mercator’s ICT team now focuses with confidence on its mission: to provide the most secure business environment for co-workers, brokers and customers.
The story of Chocolaterie Guylian began in 1960 with the marriage of Guy Foubert, a very talented praline maker and son of a Sint-Niklaas baker, to Liliane.
The idea of making chocolates in the shape of seashells became a worldwide success story.
“SecureLink proposed an F5 solution that delivers the performance that citizens want and the security we need.”
The RVP is the government agency that handles pension information for the citizens of Belgium. When it decided to make pension data accessible over the Internet to all employed people and pensioners in the country, it had two key concerns. First, it had to secure its highly personal and sensitive data from unauthorised access. Second, it had to ensure high performance and availability for a potential user base of many millions of people.
“We searched for a tailor made solution for our particular needs. SecureLink delivered.“
Due to the fact that the businesses of JDN Group are scattered around the globe, maintaining flexible and secure ways to communicate and work is quite the challenge. Employees on ships and temporary remote offices need access to central applications, internet, e-mail, … It is even more a challenge to grant these types of access in a secure manner. This requires a central passing through the HQ in Aalst. On its turn, this can only be done with the help of compression and acceleration solutions. This is where Juniper Networks comes in.
University Hospital Brussels - Objective: mobile access to electronic medical files
The University Hospital Brussels wanted to install a reliable wireless network to enable medical staff to access electronic medical files while making rounds of the wards. The hospital also wanted to be able to quickly trace critical and valuable medical equipment.
“We have been working with a Cisco 802.11 a/b/g network for some time, but the system does not provide enough network coverage in the patients’ rooms from the corridors and is not sufficiently suitable for WiFi roaming,”explains Network Manager Steven De Boeck.
“Using Imprivata has been an unseen profit of time management within our news and editing rooms. “
VRT, the Belgian public broadcasting network of the Flemish Community with over 2800 employees, has made it its objective to deliver high quality show programming, combined with the latest news & sports gathering. It goes without saying that time is money.
Cartamundi goes for Next Generation Firewall in the core.
Cartamundi asked SecureLink to implement a redundant set-up of new firewalls in order to replace the current Checkpoint firewall and selected the Palo Alto PA2050 solution to make it happen. The need for visibility and transparency took Cartamundi automatically to Palo Alto.
The City of Aalst (Stad Aalst) is a good example of collaboration between the end user and his integrator.
First of all there was the need to provide access to all data for the city counsellors. A great part of these counsellors resides in the Flemish Parliament and were cut off from all data while doing their elected ducties for the people. SecureLink integrated the Juniper Secure Access 4000 solution.
Deciding to implement IDP in a security environment is not an evident choice to make. It needs vision, persuasion and understanding of tomorrow’s threats. PricewaterhouseCoopers made this difficult choice with Juniper's IDP solutions. SecureLink predicts that in the near future more companies will have to see the need of Intrusion Detection and Prevention, as a reactive or, hopefully, pro-active measure.
VUB & ULB chose the IronPort Anti Spam solution :
Although ULB & VUB chose to go their separate ways in 1969, they share the same IT department. Today these universities have a 1 Gbit WAN line at their service, via Belnet. Soon, it became very obvious that the need of efficient protection was growing. "We had a first line of defense in our router, but it appeared functionally insufficient", said Paul Raeymaekers, IT manager of VUB & ULB. "Later on, there were firewalls and switches. But the security risks did not decrease, so other, more specific solutions were needed.'
UZ Brussels chose SecureLink for its new LAN :
SecureLink proposed an extension for the 2 existing Nortel Passport core switch chassis with 2 new ones. At that time, Nortel changed their names to Ethernet Routing Switches 8600. This extension provided UZ Brussels enough slots to create the needed space to grow. Not only in number of ports, but also in types of connectivity.