time-management are critical concerns for Dave Coder, manager of
network services at Chicago Stock Exchange. When the requirement
came from his management to deliver a highly-secure and easy to
manage platform for delivering DNS and FTP services to his customers,
Guardian Digital developed for them a comprehensive solution using
their flagship product EnGarde Secure Linux.
The engineered security
provided by EnGarde was the ideal choice. "Systems in the DMZ must
remain secure, Guardian Digital's comprehensive security solutions
not only kept our network protected but also supplied ease of management,
saving us valuable time," states David Coder.
With successful Internet
security breaches at an all time high, a consistently secure Internet
solution is a permanent requirement. "Keeping network defenses working
depends on how current the system is. Guardian Digital makes patch
maintenance simple through their support network and GUI-based patch
management system. They notify you when patches are available and
make them simple to install ensuring our network has the latest
updates and remains protected," writes Coder.
alternatives including enterprise offerings from Microsoft and Linux
vendor Red Hat, the ultimate decision was in favor of Guardian Digital.
Proving to have the most complete user interface and easiest implementation,
Chicago Stock Exchange is pleased with their choice. "The comprehensive
GUI for configuration and maintenance is an invaluable tool," says
Coder. Furthermore, EnGarde is running great on our system. We were
pleased to be able to find a solution compatible with our current
hardware instead of being forced into some unknown hardware platform
like some other vendors require."
Currently, the Chicago
Stock Exchange is running three EnGarde servers on HP ProLiant hardware
which they are using for DNS, FTP and Internet applications. Although
open source was not a primary requirement, the Chicago Stock Exchange
preferred a Linux system as their implementation platform based
on its FTP & DNS capabilities. After testing many Linux products
and various ways to secure them, the Chicago Stock Exchange reported
EnGarde was by far the easiest to implement and consistently proves
itself to be a rock-solid, stable system.
Learn more about
the Guardian Digital products
used to develop these solutions.