Hagerman & Company Deploys Mi5 Networks for Web Security
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Hagerman & Company Deploys Mi5 Networks for Web Security

SUNNYVALE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—September 3, 2008— Mi5 Networks, the web security gateway company, today announced that Hagerman & Company, a national value-added reseller of CAD/CAM products and services, has deployed Webgate to control web usage and block Web threats across its 17 U. S. offices. Since deploying Webgate, Hagerman & Company has experienced a significant reduction in malware infections, eliminated manual cleanup operations, and reclaimed 20 percent of its Internet bandwidth, which was being consumed by rogue applications and processes.

We were looking for a solution that would block access to unauthorized sites and filter malicious Web payloads and traffic at the network edge, said John D. Boline, MCSE, CNE, USE and Service Manager at Hagerman & Company. Since we backhaul e-mail and web access from our branch offices to headquarters, we expected that Webgate would introduce some latency to the network. However, we actually recaptured bandwidth we were losing to bot traffic and infections. With Webgate inline, we have 20 percent more network capacity and reduced manual disinfections from several a week to zero.

Its always gratifying when a technically savvy company like Hagerman & Company that knows what they want and has set the bar high, tells us Webgate has exceeded their expectations, said Doug Camplejohn, founder and CEO of Mi5 Networks. After putting Webgate through a rigorous evaluation process, Hagerman not only purchased the product, but have become evangelists for Mi5.

About Mi5 Webgate appliances

Mi5 Webgate appliances control user access to web sites and applications, while it detects, intercepts, and blocks Web threats including malicious URLs, active content, spyware, botnets and viruses that users encounter while conducting business through the Internet. Webgate pinpoints and shuts down botnets if they are brought onto the network by mobile workers and can perform automated clean up of infected machines. The Webgate platform performs continuous bi-directional inspection of web traffic on all ports and protocols at Gigabit speeds without imposing user discernible slowdowns. Webgate also provides comprehensive reporting for security, policy enforcement, and audit compliance.

About Mi5 Networks

Mi5 Networks enables organizations to defend their web perimeter, and eliminate lost employee productivity, PC clean-up costs, and data theft associated with undetected malware. The companys Webgate web security appliances protect organizations against web-based threats, including malicious URLs, spyware, crimeware, botnets and viruses, while providing control over web and application use. Mi5 Networks was positioned by Gartner Inc. in the visionaries quadrant of the Secure Web Gateway Magic Quadrant report for 20071, and was named Innovator of the Year by SC Magazine. Mi5 Networks is privately held and based in Sunnyvale, California. For more information, visit: www.mi5networks.com.

About Hagerman & Company

Hagerman & Companys products and services encompass three broad lines of business: CAD/CAM, Consulting Services (including design automation systems and systems for product data management and electronic document management) and Customer Relationship Management.

In addition the company both sells and supports the hardware, operating system, network, and Internet technologies and platforms that underlie these systems. Hagerman & Company is a Microsoft Certified Solution Provider. The Company represents major software developers in the above industries including Autodesk, Inc., Pathtrace Systems (CAD/CAM), Blue Cielo (PDM/EDM), Pivotal Software and Microsoft (CRM).

Hagerman & Company, Inc. is headquartered in Mt. Zion, Illinois, and maintains branch offices for sales and support in the following locations: Schaumburg (IL), Chicago, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Mishawaka (IN), Evansville (IN), Cincinnati, Louisville, Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville, and California operations in San Jose, San Ramon, Sacramento, Anaheim, Glendale and San Diego.

Hagerman & Company is recognized as an Autodesk Premier Solutions Provider Manufacturing and operates Autodesk Authorized Training Centers (ATCs) in San Jose, Anaheim, Mt. Zion and St. Louis. For more information about Hagerman & Company, please visit our website at www.hagerman.com.

Autodesk and ATC are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries.

About the Magic Quadrant:

The Gartner Magic Quadrant is copyrighted June 4, 2007 by Gartner, Inc., and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartners analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the Leaders quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

1 Gartner, Inc. "Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateway, 2007" by Peter Firstbrook, Lawrence Orans, and Arrabella Hallawell, June 4, 2007.


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