eMazzanti Customer Essential Apparel Finds Perfect Connection and
Compliance Fit with WatchGuard Solutions
Located in Hoboken, New Jersey, eMazzanti Technologies leverages the power of WatchGuard
Firebox to protect the online retailer's computer network against malicious attacks and Internet
service failures. A new case study details the success.
Hoboken, N.J. (PRWEB) September 15, 2009 -- By the very nature of being an online retailer,
EssentialApparel.com's success is tethered to the quality of its Internet connection. Both malware and service
interruptions can take a bite out of sales and overall productivity.
However, eMazzanti had a solution the internet retailer could count on: WatchGuard Firebox, network devices
that help fend off malware attacks and insure the continuity of Internet connections. "Essential Apparel needed as
close to a perfect solution as it was possible to provide," noted Carl Mazzanti, chief executive officer, eMazzanti
Lose Connections, Lose Customers
The math associated with online retail sales is quite simple as noted by Bob Mayer, president of
EssentialApparel.com: "If we lose our Internet connections because of viruses or a poor ISP connection, the result
is the same; our customers go away--sometimes forever." Mayer knew he needed a better solution that was
essentially failsafe. eMazzanti Technologies knew WatchGuard was the answer.
WatchGuard on Duty
A WatchGuard Firebox® CoreTM protects the 100 desktop PCs and servers at Essential Apparel headquarters,
connects to multiple ISPs and handles automatic failover for the connections. In addition, two retail locations are
secured by Firebox EdgeTM units that protect the registers, and send transaction data to headquarters via
branch-office VPNs. Now, says Mayer, "With our WatchGuard device, when the connection goes down -- which
inevitably happens -- we don't even know the difference. The Internet stays up, the box switches over to the other
connection, and we stay in business. That's priceless."