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Booth Newpapers

With thousands of employees at eight different locations, Booth Newspapers struggled to find a comprehensive solution to secure and manage Internet traffic for all of its employees. Booth was interested in adding Web 2.0 control and additional Anti-Virus measures, requiring three times as many point products and three times as much maintenance overhead in the future.

  • Zscaler
    Zscaler is revolutionizing internet security with the industry’s first Security as a Service platform. As the most innovative firm in the $35 billion security market, Zscaler is used by more than 5,000 leading organizations, including 50 of the Fortune 500. Zscaler ensures that more than 13 million users worldwide are protected against cyber attacks and data breaches while staying fully compliant with corporate and regulatory policies.
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  • Quality Assurance
  • Process Control & Optimization
    Process control and optimization (PCO) is the discipline of adjusting a process to maintain or optimize a specified set of parameters without violating process constraints. The PCO market is being driven by rising demand for energy-efficient production processes, safety and security concerns, and the development of IoT systems that can reliably predict process deviations. Fundamentally, there are three parameters that can be adjusted to affect optimal performance. - Equipment optimization: The first step is to verify that the existing equipment is being used to its fullest advantage by examining operating data to identify equipment bottlenecks. - Operating procedures: Operating procedures may vary widely from person-to-person or from shift-to-shift. Automation of the plant can help significantly. But automation will be of no help if the operators take control and run the plant in manual. - Control optimization: In a typical processing plant, such as a chemical plant or oil refinery, there are hundreds or even thousands of control loops. Each control loop is responsible for controlling one part of the process, such as maintaining a temperature, level, or flow. If the control loop is not properly designed and tuned, the process runs below its optimum. The process will be more expensive to operate, and equipment will wear out prematurely. For each control loop to run optimally, identification of sensor, valve, and tuning problems is important. It has been well documented that over 35% of control loops typically have problems. The process of continuously monitoring and optimizing the entire plant is sometimes called performance supervision.
  • Booth Newspapers is a strategic media group that owns eight newspapers in the state of Michigan, including Ann Arbor News and Bay City Times, and maintaining a news website,
  • Booth Michigan forwarded their Internet-bound traffic to Zscaler nodes, a smooth and hassle-free deployment that bypassed the mess of their existing infrastructure. Zscaler's solution eliminated point products in favor of a comprehensive solution, eliminated the latency of backhauling traffic, have a timely access to reports and protect mobile users from malware.

    Hardware Components
    - Zscaler node
  • Mature (technology has been on the market for > 5 years)
  • Impact #1
    [Cost Reduction - IT]
    Total cost of ownership is lowered due to reduction in IT
    Impact #2
    [Efficiency Improvement - Labor]
    Employee's efficiency and productivity are improved by providing low latency.
    Impact #3
    [Data Management - Data Security]
    Overall business risks are reduced by implementing URL filtering, anti-virus and security against advanced threats.
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