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Large savings for NeuroScience Consultants using VPN security from Astaro

Astaro : 11 September, 2009  (Application Story)
Savings result from improved productivity and speed of information delivery as NeuroScience Consultants protect its VPN with Astaro Security Gateway
Astaro has announced that NeuroScience Consultants saved $100,000 a year by creating VPN overlay connections with the Astaro Security Gateway and assistance from Astaro partner RemoteWorks. The physician group also reprioritized network traffic and used the product's content filtering, anti-virus and anti-spam capabilities to increase productivity and stop all spyware, malware and spam on their network.

NearoScience Consultants, a multi-location group of over 30 neurologists spread out over sixteen locations had a private network routed over the Internet using Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) at each location. Astaro partner RemoteWorks installed the Astaro Security Gateway and created VPN tunnels at all sixteen of NeuroScience Consultants' locations. The less costly and more secure VPN tunnels saved the organization $100,000 a year.

With the assistance of RemoteWorks the company also prioritized its web traffic so that the transmission of critical medical records and documents took precedent over other network activities. Prioritizing their web traffic increased the networks speed when transmitting medical data enabling doctors to be more productive.

'I needed to ensure that all electronic medical records received the highest priority treatment relative to bandwidth and that normal Internet traffic received the least priority,' explained Lanny Pauley, Chief Operating Officer, NeuroScience Consultants. 'The Astaro Security Gateway allowed us to give medical records the highest priority, so that our doctors can have instant access to the information they require to make crucial medical decisions.'

The Astaro Security Gateway also provided NeuroScience Consultants with benefits beyond the traffic prioritization and creation of VPN tunnels.

'The extra's I received by implementing the Astaro Security Gateway included getting protection from unwanted annoyances (worms, viruses, spam etc.) and I could limit the sites that our staff has access to which creates a more productive and secure environment.' explained Pauley.

The elimination of spam, worms, viruses and other malware on the network reduced the amount of time NeuroScience Consultants' IT department spent cleaning up the network, further increasing the organization's productivity.

Pauley continued: 'We have had great success with Astaro and we would highly recommend the units and the services it provides to anyone.'

'When organizations are dealing with critical data, like medical records, it is crucial that the transmission of this data takes the highest priority on the network's bandwidth,' said David Rogers, Vice President Americas, Astaro Corporation. 'Unfortunately, some organizations lack the ability to prioritize their web traffic, causing lag time in information transmissions, and putting patient care at risk. We are pleased to be a part of NeuroScience Consultants ability to provide the best care possible for their patients.'

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