Logicalis is managing the procurement and logistics for the deployment of Korn Ferry's new firewall solution in Asia.
The talent consulting services firm chose Logicalis as it serves as a one-stop procurement and single logistics partner for the entire region.
Korn Ferry wanted to upgrade the organisation to a higher level of firewall detection and centralise security architecture across all of its offices in the Asia Pacific.
The firm selected Logicalis as it didn't want to deal with multiple parties from various locations and go through different proposals from vendors.
"Another key reason why we chose Logicalis was that the team was always proactive in their monitoring and tracking. Logicalis was flexible and responsive whenever changes in the quotations were requested," said Hebert Lau, IT director, Asia Pacific at Korn Ferry. "We are extremely satisfied with the fast turnaround in their service and support."
Deploying Cisco's solutions
Korn Ferry is an existing Cisco customer and decided to deploy Cisco's adaptive security appliance 5512-X next-generation firewalls for the security upgrade.
This solution supports multiple security services to enable consistent security enforcement throughout the organisation. It also combines the visibility from local traffic in each country with in-depth global network intelligence.
Logicalis successfully delivered the order for the Cisco firewall solution across 14 of Korn Ferry's offices within a year.
About 900 corporate users in the Asia Pacific are using Korn Ferry's network to access in-house applications, with many connecting from remote locations using Korn Ferry's VPN.
"We now have a secure, robust and higher- performance network in place and are able to take advantage of newer applications and devices without fears of compromising security," added Lau. "The modular scalability and feature extensibility of the next-generation firewall solution should also offer us long term benefits of lower deployment and operations costs."
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