Automotive Sales Supported by Always-On Access to Business Data

Alarm Motors in Russia selects Allied Telesis, for a secure multi-site network solution.

Customer:

Alarm Motors

Industry:

Automobile Dealers and Importers

Location:

Russia

We needed a total datacenter overhaul. We wanted a high-performing solution that could easily manage our increasing traffic volumes. Plus, the entire new solution had to be future proof, so we can support new business applications as they arrive.

Mr. Sergey Sorokin

IT Director,, Alarm Motors

The customer

Established in 2003, Alarm Motors is one of the largest automobile dealerships in Russia’s Northwest, with four branches across St. Petersburg. The company is the official dealer for numerous cars and commercial vehicles, including Ford, Hyundai, KIA, Peugeot, Suzuki, Haval, UAZ and FIAT.

Alarm Motors is a market leader in the sales and service of Ford vehicles in Russia, and has been awarded several prestigious national and international quality awards.

Alarm Motors

Transforming an old network to enhance sales efficiency

Alarm Motors needed to upgrade their network, as their existing equipment was showing signs of age. The main goal? Ensuring that sales and inventory data is always securely transferred from multiple branches back to the head office. As Mr. Sergey Sorokin, IT Director at Alarm Motors explains, “We needed a total datacenter overhaul. We wanted a high-performing solution that could easily manage our increasing traffic volumes. Plus, the entire new solution had to be future proof, so we can support new business applications as they arrive.”

Allied Telesis designs a scalable solution with no point of failure

The new solution replaces the company’s outdated routers with Allied Telesis AR4050S UTM Firewalls, for connectivity between the branches and head office datacenter. These advanced firewalls enable secure, encrypted access—from all company locations.

The AR4050S combines advanced routing and switching with a powerful firewall, and offers advanced threat protection for secure Internet access and simple management of application usage. This ensures that sensitive business data is prioritized, and also protects Alarm Motors from external threats.

In the head office datacenter, CentreCOM® GS948MX Gigabit stackable switches are used for server connectivity. These fully managed switches are stacked with VCStack™, providing a simple and scalable solution with no single point of failure. This superior technology reduces administration time and automates failure recovery—facilitating a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), and providing Alarm Motors with fast and simple access to digital company resources.

With our new Allied Telesis solution, we have stable and easy access to our technical management data, as well as all other online resources and applications.

Mr. Sergey Sorokin

IT Director,, Alarm Motors

Secure, and always-on: the new network excels

Today, Alarm Motors enjoys continuous and immediate access to business data, at any time and from all branch locations. The AR4050S UTM Firewalls provide completely secure and encrypted data transfer, while the upgraded datacenter switches support always-on access to corporate applications. All business communications, and use of the various automotive sales and support systems, are easily catered for.

“With our new Allied Telesis solution, we have stable and easy access to our technical management data, as well as all other online resources and applications,” says Mr. Sorokin. “We won’t hesitate to use Allied Telesis in the future.”

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