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Ministop Korea Ensures Integrity, Safety, and Reliability of Its Network Environment with WatchGuard

MiniStop Korea (imageL Flickr, by strikeael)

MiniStop Korea (image: Flickr, by strikeael)

Singapore, July 26, 2013 (Korea Bizwire) – WatchGuard ( ), a leading provider of manageable business security  solutions, has announced that Korea Ministop ( ) is using WatchGuard’s XTM solution to implement a secure, integrated network  environment that  connects HQ, distribution centers, and approximately 2,000 stores nationwide to  maximize customer satisfaction by improving the efficiency of business and  management.

Ministop Korea first introduced WatchGuard XTM  security appliances at HQ and distribution centers to integrate the in-house  security system that allows all internal staff to be connected to the internet  without interruption. This was then introduced to all nationwide stores shortly  afterwards, the impact of which enhanced security and enabled integrated  management between HQ and all the stores. Accordingly the decision-making is  better as it is based on accurate information and store management is smoother,  leading to improvement in customer  service experience.

For HQ, potentially harmful external security  threats including Active-X, malicious JavaScript codes and video file downloads  are prevented by blocking the access. In addition, the risk of internal data  leakage is eliminated by disabling the use of personal email accounts on portal  sites, thus the damage from data loss is minimized, business  efficiency is  enhanced, and network stabilization is enabled. As a result, Ministop Korea  managed to reduce the costs associated with network failures by 30%.

The previous procedure required the monitoring center to be  notified of any abnormalities before any action could be taken. Now,  WatchGuard’s XTM utilizes real-time monitoring of any changes in internal  traffic, this allows for immediate confirmation and response without  delay.

Seong-Yong Oh, Team Leader, Data Processing Team, System  Department, Ministop Korea, stated:  “It is very important for Ministop Korea to  maintain a high level of security and network connectivity as we are a chain of  the convenience store that’s open 24/7; In addition, an improved network  equipped with stability, security, and safety is required to enable Ministop  maximize customer satisfaction.”

Gilbert Baek, Country Manager of  WatchGuard Korea, commented, “WatchGuard has seamlessly integrated the  best-in-class security technology that allows the network environment of HQ,  distribution centers, and branches to be managed and protected. This is done  through utilizing centralized management and remote connectivity as well as  regulation-compliance support.” Gilbert summarized, “Ministop Korea is an  industry’s best practice example for its implementation of integrated network  environment has not only enhanced the security of both internal and external  threats but also improved network resource availability and efficiency.”

Ssangyong Information & Communications Corp. and NSAM  participated in the Ministop Korea’s Network Improvement Project.

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About  WatchGuard Technologies

WatchGuard Korea is part of WatchGuard(R)  Technologies, Inc., who since 1996 has been a global leader of business security  solutions that intelligently combine industry standard hardware, best-in-class  security features, and policy-based management tools. WatchGuard provides  easy-to-use but enterprise-powerful protection to hundreds of thousands of  businesses worldwide. The WatchGuard family of Smart Firewalls provides; smart  security through seamless integration of multiple security services; smart  management by providing a single console for deploying and maintaining services;  and smart performance to ensure that customers of all sizes can securely operate  at the pace of business. WatchGuard products are backed by WatchGuard  LiveSecurity(R) Service, an innovative support program. WatchGuard is  headquartered in Seattle, Wash. with offices throughout North America, Europe,  Asia Pacific, and Latin America. To learn more, visit .

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Charles LimWatchGuard Technologies Inc.
+65 6536 7717
Charles.Lim@watchguard.comMinah ParkM&K PR Consulting for WatchGuard Technologies Inc.
+82 2 566 8898

Source: WatchGuard Technologies (Press Release via ACN Newswire)

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