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Published: 22 Oct 2012

Organizations are looking for security help, and integrators and consultants are often their first stop. With an aging firewall starting to cause network performance problems and under pressure to get it fixed fast, David Robinson was in dire straits. He needed some additional expertise, and decided to hire a local security services firm he'd heard about from colleagues in a CIO group. "We were taking apart the heart of our architecture," says Robinson, CIO at Lockton Companies, a Kansas City, Mo.-based insurance broker. "It had to be done right, it had to be done quickly and it had to be secure." He kept a close eye on the new consultants, but it didn't take long to know he'd found the right firm for the job. The FishNet Security professionals offered several options for replacing the firewall. They didn't bully or berate, but instead cooperated with his security staff and complemented them. Despite the complexity of the project, the new firewall was installed, tested and operational in three weeks, within budget. "They also helped us simplify our overall ... Access >>>

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