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Jacky's boosts store connections with SonicWall

Electronics retail uses SonicWall UTM to improve bandwidth usage and connectivity for UAE network

Ashish Panjabi of Jacky's Electronics and Shahnawaz Sheikh of SonicWall.
Ashish Panjabi of Jacky's Electronics and Shahnawaz Sheikh of SonicWall.

Retailer Jacky's Electronics has deployed SonicWall's unified threat management (UTM) solutions to improve connectivity and bandwidth usage to its stores and warehouses in the UAE.

The company has installed a SonicWall NSA 4500 appliance at its head office, with Tz180 appliances at 12 retail stores and several warehouses across the country, to optimize performance and security, and control usage of bandwidth at remote sites.

The company reports that it saw immediate ROI from the solution.

"In the first year of operation, SonicWALL's solution gained us an ROI of 15%, if the initial outlay is considered. Looking at the long term, the solution will offer an ROI of approximately 60% on savings experienced from the cost of data lines alone," said Ashish Panjabi, COO of Jacky's Electronics.

The project was initiated with a prototype network environment installed at the company's Sharjah City Centre outlet, which mirrored Jacky's infrastructure. The proof of concept show a high degree of bandwidth optimization with minimal disruption, leading to live roll outs, beginning with smaller stores before progressing to major retail outlets.

Jacky's also said that it has been able to use the SonicWall application firewall to develop usage policies, to block inappropriate sites, which resulted in better use of bandwidth and less virus and malware intrusion.

 "We look forward to developing a stronger relationship with Jacky's, which is one of the leading visionary retail companies in the region," said Shahnawaz Sheikh, SonicWALL Middle East and Africa (MEA) regional sales manager.