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Barracuda NextGen Firewall for Azure Humanitas customer case

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About Humanitas DMH Humanitas DMH is a healthcare organization supporting and treating clients with intellectual disabilities and/or psychiactric problems. To enable its clients to best participate in society within their means, Humanitas DMH offers customized care from a common humanistic value standpoint. Challenges Up until 2013, Humanitas DMH had not aggressively prioritized innovation of its IT department and kept it largely outsourced, which deterred them from keeping up with the security and communication demands of the healthcare industry. The company's on-premises environment lacked the infrastructure to support new, cutting-edge technology necessary for healthcare providers to effectively communicate with their clients and ensure optimal security of sensitive client data. Humanitas DMH made a strategic decision in 2013 to revamp its IT infrastructure. They looked for a solution that would allow them to better meet future IT demands. Employing approximately 1,200 healthcare providers who provide healthcare services to 3,000 clients a day, Humanitas DMH needed a scalable, reliable system with robust security and compliance capabilities. From a financial perspective, it was imperative that the technology be future-proof and could rapidly evolve in response to its changing IT demands. The cloud seemed to be a promising solution. Humanitas DMH Deploys Barracuda NextGen Firewall F on Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute to Enhance Security and Client Care Practices Profile • Healthcare organization in the Netherlands • Focuses on treating clients with intellectual and/or psychiactric problems • Employs 1,200 healthcare providers who provide services to 3,000 clients daily Challenges • Outdated IT infrastructure • No precedent of ExpressRoute in the Netherlands • Highly sensitive data Solution Barracuda NextGen Firewall F-Series deployed on Microsoft Azure cloud platform Results • Reduced server environment by 50% • Deepened provider-to- client relationships • Optimal scalability and significant cost reductions • Enhanced security and adherence to strict healthcare compliance requirements About the Barracuda NextGen Firewall F The Barracuda NextGen Firewall F-Series is the enterprise-grade network firewall that combines comprehensive, next-generation firewall capabilities - based on application visibility and useridentity awareness - with optimal efficiency and throughput. Coordinated WAN optimization, centralized management, and cloud-hosted content filtering and reporting are just a few of the key features supporting enterprise requirements. At Humanitas DMH, we make an effort to solve our employees' IT problems as soon as possible so that we can focus on improving client health outcomes. Since 2012, Barracuda and Microsoft solutions have enabled us to completely transform our IT environment and facilitate provider/client relationships. Kevin Feenstra IT Manager Humanitas DMH

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