With a daily readership of more than 160,000 and a Sunday circulation approaching a quarter-million, the LVRJ
is owned by Las Vegas-based Stephens Media Group, publisher of 100 different newspapers and websites across the country.
With LANShield Controllers in place for nearly two years, LVRJ selected the LANShield Switch for the headquarters' edge switch upgrade project, in lieu of retaining the company's existing switch vendor.
The IT staff at the LVRJ was tasked with providing reporters with the broad network access they need while restricting access for other users, based on a need-to-know basis.
Previous to any ConSentry deployment, the LVRJ staff was considering broadening the intrusion detection and protection system (IDS/IPS) internally and had been using virtual LANs (VLANs) and access control lists (ACLs) to limit user access.
With the ConSentry secure switches, I was able to build knowledge of users and applications directly into my network upgrade," said Steven Olson, infrastructure manager for the LVRJ, who also supports all of Stephens Media.
Out of the 100 winners, LVRJ was one of only two media-related organizations selected as award winners.
Rather than having to set up complex VLANs for these disparate users with differing network access rights and policies, LVRJ uses the SLC to centrally enforce specific user policies from its inline vantage point close to users.
LVRJ is the largest daily newspaper in the state of Nevada, with a daily circulation of more than 160,000 and a Sunday circulation of more than 224,000.