Kaplan Financial provides training for professional and business programmes in the world of finance and accounting. Each year it trains more than 40,000 business and governmental professionals and international students for investment qualifications and professional accountancy and tax exams.
Kaplan Financial is part of Kaplan, Inc., a leading international provider of education services and a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company.
The network that Kaplan previously relied upon was not providing acceptable performance, with slow connection and unreliability the major issues. With no SLAs (Service Level Agreements) in place and more than 25 separate firewalls to manage, it was clear change was needed.
“As the business expanded we found that our network was not delivering the kind of performance we needed. Key business applications were unreliable and connection to the internet was slow.”
“We had more than 25 firewalls to manage with limited resources, no Service Level Agreements and Internet access was not centralised. It put a great deal of stress on the IT Department to keep the network up and running.”
Having worked with Redcentric in a previous job, Hiten Ravaliya, Kaplan’s Telecommunications and Network Manager, knew how much better the service could be.
He approached Redcentric to provide a wide area network (WAN) and managed firewalls, and to host the company’s data for the following reasons:
Performance and reliability is much better, and with SLAs in place, it gives us a great deal of confidence in the network performance as a whole.