Kfir Alfandary, a communication and information security expert at Dell Israel, spoke at the C3 conference of a project that was carried out at the Kiryat Ono College to replace the security infrastructure at the college at its entirety. The project used Dell’s Sonicwall system, and was estimated at NIS 400,000.
“The reason for replacing the infrastructure was that the college was previously using various products made by different manufacturers. The IT team on campus wanted one simple, easy to operate system that would provide all the functions required of a security system.”
“There are 10,000 students at the college, on five different campuses,” he said. “The challenge was to conduct a firewall and security system replacement within a narrow time slot, over the summer break. The college management gave us other challenges to meet: A mere seven day period in which we were to set up a comprehensive security system that would counter the various threats, and a budget limit for the best possible products.
“We weren’t fazed by any of it when we set out for the task. The planning of the security project lasted 3 months, and it constituted about 80% of the length of the project. The equipment was shipped over and installed in one day, and its implementation took a week, just as the client ordered.”