SenSys Tech install Network Meraki at Golden Discs
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Golden Discs Network Meraki MX security appliance case study

Posted by:SenSys onSeptember 12, 2019

“Let’s Talk Shop” Golden Discs secure their IT network over 18 branches nationwide and their Dublin based head office with Cisco Meraki and SenSys Technology.

SenSys Technology and Cisco Meraki offer technology for the modern retailer in Ireland. Golden Discs are Ireland’s leading and largest music retailer and have been operating in Ireland since 1962. With 19 branches nationwide as well as their online store Golden Discs are well placed for music and film lovers as Ireland’s entertainment retailer.

SenSys Smart Network Tech at Golden Discs

SenSys Technology has provided end-to-end IT, Network, Security and EPOS management for the leading chain over the past 4 years.

SenSys provides:

Whether it’s a new store –  IT and Technology install – network configuration change or an IT break fix, SenSys offer around the clock support keeping the retailer ‘live’ 7 days a week.

With the Cisco Meraki MX unified threat management appliances and firewalls retailers no longer have to worry about IT security breaches on their network sneaking through branch locations.

Stephen Fitzgerald Golden Discs - Source Marc O'Sullivan
Source: Marc O'Sullivan

Stephen Fitzgerald | CEO Golden Discs

We have worked with our trusted IT and technology provider SenSys Technology for nearly 5 years.
The guys at SenSys Technology highlighted the requirements for keeping our Network security and IT failover solutions up to date. Golden Discs have an ever growing technology requirement and our branches rely more and more on technology for EPOS, online ordering, media players and staff management systems to name a few. It became quite clear to us that the SenSys proposed solution of Cisco Meraki was the right choice for us. As the market leaders in IT network technology, we felt Cisco Meraki was a solution that firstly had us fully secure but could also grow with us as our branches and requirements expand. The added benefits of having broadband failover and easier remote visibility and control over our network just made sense to us.

Ben Killeen | Managing Director of SenSys Technology

The modern day retailer relies on branch networks across multiple stores more than ever. As retailers depend on VPNs (virtual private networks) and connectivity between head office and their stores for EPOS, IT, AV, Video Media, Security, Digital signage, WiFi connectivity and other IT services. SenSys partners with world class technology that only Cisco Meraki can offer. Golden Discs understand the importance of rock solid network security and using reliable technology that the business depends on.
A requirement from Golden Discs is to ensure 99.9% uptime and while we provide around the clock onsite support an important factor for choosing Cisco Meraki MX devices was the ability to have a secondary and failover broadband port, so in the event of a primary broadband failure the MX security appliance-fails over to a secondary wired, wireless or 4G connection.
It’s great to work with such a forward thinking and modern retailer that is Golden Discs.

SenSys Tech - Golden Discs IT Support Partner

Branch Network Diagram

This diagram is a good representation displaying how the firewall, VPN and branch local area networks are interconnected.

Centralized multi-site management via the cloud

Golden Discs have their own dashboard allowing them to gain full visibility of their complete IT network through one Cisco Meraki centralized and cloud managed dashboard.

Golden Discs dashboard - all green - no issues

Self-provisioning VPN networks

Connecting retail branches to head office has never been so easy – and so secure!

Automatic monitoring and alerts with Cisco Meraki Dashboard

Automated monitoring and alerts

An automatic cloud monitored solution which offers continuous testing. Dashboard notifications enable the business to identify and troubleshoot the network from any web browser.

Firewall MX appliance

Having CIPA-compliant content filtering and PCI-compliant intrusion protection on the Golden Discs network with Cisco’s SNORT® engine, the network will always be protected by industry leading Advanced Malware Protection (AMP). This is more important than ever securing core business systems such as EPOS, Payment systems and customer data.

Talk to us

If you are interested in having a chat about the best integrated networks, security, epos, phone & Wi-Fi systems for your branches, please get in touch:

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