Founded in Bologna, Italy, in 1954 as a corsetry boutique, Gruppo La Perla SpA (La Perla) offers luxury lingerie, nightwear, menswear, swimwear and fragrance products at its retail boutiques and at major department stores worldwide. La Perla has implemented Dell SonicWALL Network Security Appliance (NSA) and TZ Series, Secure Remote Access (SRA) Series and Global Management System (GMS ® ) solutions, resulting in easily managed, secure connectivity for its globally distributed enterprise.
The challenge: link distributed offices and boutiques securely and efficiently
As the company has grown, operations have been set up in different countries to serve other parts of the world and new boutiques have opened in the world’s fashion capitals. Each of these international offices needs to communicate with head office servers on a daily basis to check logistics and order management issues and retrieve centrally managed documentation, such as company email.
The company sought a solution that would include a firewall in every office and boutique, with the ability to connect over Virtual Private Network (VPN) with a data center in Bologna. As a result, all remote offices would be able to connect to the head office central mainframe and use shared resources in accordance with their assigned privileges.
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