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IT security and infrastructures
FEBO Maschinenmontagen und Anlagenbau GmbH

Reference report FEBO: Comprehensive IT concept for IT migration

The challenge

The existing IT hardware was simply no longer up to the increased demands of modern operations. Together with SIGMA Chemnitz, the decision was made to create a comprehensive IT concept in order to optimally align the company's IT infrastructure with the needs of the coming years.

IT migration

As part of the project, a domain migration from version 2003 to version 2008 and an exchange migration from version 2003 to version 2010 were agreed.

Implementation of the IT concept

In the course of the results of the IT concept, a solution with two VMware host servers (Fujitsu PRIMERGY RX200 S7) and a central storage unit with Fibre Channel (Fujitsu ETERNUS DX80 S2) was used. A Fujitsu PRIMERGY TX200 S7 server with LTO5 drive is used for backup, with which all business-critical systems are backed up to tape using ARCserve from CA.
To improve IT security, the SOPHOS UTM 120 appliance was implemented. In the following years, SOPHOS UTM was replaced by a modern firewall SOPHOS SG and the Arcserve backup was replaced by a more reliable VEEAM backup solution.

The switch to new Microsoft technologies

In the case of the terminal server, the existing Citrix Presentation server was replaced by the functions of Microsoft terminal server 2008, achieving a considerable reduction in costs.

Smartphone integration

Secure smartphone integration for Blackberry ®, Android ™ and Apple iOS ™ was created for mobile devices used internally. This means that users can now easily access their emails, appointments and contacts in the company.
On the one hand, a Blackberry server is used to securely connect the Blackberry ® devices. For the Android ™ and Apple iOS ™ devices, a role of the exchange server had to be brought into the shielded "demilitarized zone" ( DMZ ). The DMZ was successfully established with the help of Sophos UTM. This means that only authorized end devices have access to the exchange server.

Link to the client

This is what our customers say...
"We made the decision to go with SIGMA based on the good advice we received in advance. Our approach gave us a secure, flexible and available solution. Secure and available because of the Sophos UTM solution and the unified backup and virtualization strategy. In addition, we have the flexibility we need to continue to grow our business."
About the client

FEBO Maschinenmontagen und Anlagenbau GmbH, based in Brandis, is a full-range supplier and service provider for the assembly of machines and systems, serving customers all over the world.
The company was founded in 1994. Together with its later subsidiaries, it has formed the FEBO Group since 2001. Today, 180 employees generate an annual turnover of 18.5 million euros.
The range of services includes the new installation and relocation of production plants with all associated work, for example in the field of electrical engineering or comprehensive service.

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