Dell SonicWALL Firewalls Help Time Warner Cable Business Class Provide Managed Security Services to School Systems

- Working with Dell premier partner Secure Designs, Inc., Time Warner Cable Business Class using Dell SonicWALL firewalls to provide end-to-end security solutions

Dell today announced that Time Warner Cable Business Class (TWCBC) is successfully leveraging Dell SonicWALL to provide managed-security services to school systems across the U.S. By running Dell network security solutions, school districts are creating stable, adaptive and reliable security environments for school systems of all sizes and freeing up school IT personnel to focus on other education-related technology initiatives that improve student experiences.

TWCBC provides school systems advanced, cost-effective solutions to foster 21st -century learning and innovation. The company's secure, scalable security solutions provide a solid foundation for advanced applications that enhance academics and campus environments. In addition, TWCBC's dedicated support professionals help keep critical school IT infrastructures working continuously.

TWCBC works with Dell Security premier partner Secure Designs , Inc. (SDI) to implement its suite of Managed Security Solutions to school systems. SDI provides an affordable, easy-to-use suite of outsourced network security for micro, small and large distributed organizations. The company was recognized by Dell as the ‘Innovation Partner of the Year’ in 2014.

Security solutions offer schools peace of mind

TWCBC is offering educational organizations end-to-end security solutions that address each school’s unique policies and requirements, and deliver comprehensive security. For instance, TWCBC recently signed a managed security services agreement with a Texas school system with 28,500 students and 3,262 faculty and staff.

Dell solutions provide many benefits:

  • Protection of student information

Securing confidential student data is the highest priority for school IT administrators. Dell's SonicWALL solution helps schools protect against viruses, spam, spyware, intrusions and other threats. IT personnel can see how network bandwidth is being used and prioritize mission critical applications with real-time visualization capabilities.

  • Safe, efficient school network operations

Dell's security products are designed to meet the needs of small- to medium-sized organizations. School systems can easily implement comprehensive protection and easy security management without slowing their networks. Gateway antivirus, anti-malware, anti-spam, intrusion prevention, content/URL filtering, SSL VPN and application control are combined into a single integrated solution.

  • Secure anywhere, anytime access

Increasingly, faculty, students and administrators are working and connecting from multiple devices and locations. Dell SonicWALL technology enables school system IT administrators to secure wireless network access while ensuring ease of connectivity, plug-and-play deployment and centralized management of access devices.


Patrick Sweeney, Vice President, Product Management & Product Marketing, Dell Software Group, Security Solutions

"Helping schools operate more efficiently and protecting their students' confidential information are great examples of Dell SonicWALL’s ongoing commitment to providing secure technology that enables organizations to do great work. Working with Time Warner Cable Business Class and Secure Designs to provide school systems the infrastructure and security they need to allow students, faculty and staff to focus on education is incredibly rewarding. We're honored to provide the technology behind these critical security solutions that safeguard school networks and data across the country."

Jitesh Bhayani, Vice President, Data & Carrier Product Management, Time Warner Cable Business Class

"Our Managed Security Solutions help reduce schools' administrative burden because we provide proactive protection and 24/7 monitoring, and we take great pride in providing school systems the peace of mind to operate in a secure environment. We focus on helping school IT personnel create a dependable, secure, high-bandwidth connection for their students, faculty and staff. The combination of Dell SonicWALL technology and Secure Designs' services provide the unified solution we need to offer consistent, exceptional security for small to large school systems across the U.S."

Larry Cecchini, Chief Executive Officer, Secure Designs, Inc.

"Our core value proposition is providing managed security services for service providers, and we're excited to partner with Dell and Time Warner Cable Business Class on such an important initiative. It's rewarding to see school systems implementing sophisticated security solutions based on Dell SonicWALL that ultimately provide better learning environments for their students. We have built some amazing synergy with TWCBC and Dell over the years we have been working together, and we're looking forward to building those partnerships to continue helping to facilitate the education of children nationwide."

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