Maxwell Technologies partnered with 5th Mountain Networks, which supplied its MountainBox, a network appliance that virtualises the wide-area network, allowing it to be managed as a highly secure whole. MountainBox also offers other features such as a firewall, IDS/IPS and content-filtering. With one MountainBox on-site and one at MEI Constructions & Services’ headquarters, a virtual private network was created to provide secure connectivity and simultaneous Internet access. MEI Construction & Services has been able to access and fine-tune their Internet usage policy and spend based on the reporting tools of the MountainBox.
“This is a great example of how SkyeMax can provide reliable, high-speed communication to a remote site very rapidly,” says Kallie Carlsen, technical director at Maxwell Technologies. “When it’s coupled with a user-friendly appliance like MountainBox, you have a solution that is easy to manage and offers the security an enterprise needs.