Not only was the cost great, the ease of management, the ease of deployment, but support is amazing. AmeriJet is a multimodal global transportation company. AmeriJet International the airline serves 550 locations globally, and moves around 200 million pounds of freight annually.
We completely touch the customer from a technology perspective. We track the freight to make sure we know where it is, and that shows up on our websites. So we're completely integrated, end to end.
Managing the VPN solution that we had was not simple. We actually physically had to touch every single firewall anytime we needed to change something. We would physically have to go to 84 different locations and touch all of them. It was a management nightmare.
We decided to implement the Dell SonicWALL Next Gen Firewall Solution. We moved from a stateful solution to now a next generation solution, which was huge.
We're able to optimize bandwidth usage. They gave us the capacity that we needed. It allows us to have an SSL VPN and also client VPN access.
We chose for the data center two of the Dell SonicWALL NSA E-class 5500s. And then we chose with that licensing of the GMS software. It allows us to be able to see pictorially our entire network.
So, then, in all the remote offices, we went with the Dell SonicWALL TZ 215s. We put out 84 of those. And what's really remarkable about that is we were able to bring up all 84 locations in seven hours. We did not miss a flight. The TZ 215s are very feature rich. They have the application, intelligence, and control.
It allows us to control at application layer different applications. For example, all of our stations internationally, we have IP phones. SonicWALL, it allows us to apply QoS on those environments. If we don't have QoS, then in that environment, then of course, the voice quality degrades. Apply QoS on our TZ 215s, and the voice is loud and clear.
With the application control, we can actually allow or disallow traffic all the way down to the application layer. We can say, oh, if you want to go to Facebook, you can only to the AmeriJet Facebook sites.
We need to make it possible for people to do their job. We don't want to be restrictive to them. But at the same time, we need to be mindful that bandwidth costs money, and we're able to save overhead because of this.
Bottom line advantages for the Dell SonicWALL Next Gen Firewall Solution-- ease of management. I'm able to take those same resources that spent significant amounts of time every day touching all the firewalls. Now we just open up GMS and we can see who's alive, who's not. We're able to be proactive rather than reactive, and I know that I can rely on the Dell SonicWALL Solution every time.