Aardman Animations have an open approach to IT, and due to the nature of their business, is host to many freelancers and contractors that plug into their network. Howard Arnault-Ham, Head of IT, needed a way to safely enable applications for them while having control over the network.
In the video below Howard talks about the switch from a traditional firewall to a Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewall, a surprisingly easy switch that provided his team with visibility into potential threats on its network. With the Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewall, Howard and his team were able to gain visibility into network traffic based on applications, users and content, all the while allowing them freedom of use.
Aardman Animations has a deserved reputation as a world leader in model animation. Their award-winning work leads the field producing a unique brand of independent film alongside work for broadcast and advertising spots. To date the studio proudly boasts four Oscars and ten Oscar nominations.
“When we looked at Next-Generation Firewalls we assessed them for performance, ease of use, and cost effectiveness. Palo Alto Networks won on all counts.”
Howard Arnault-Ham, Head of IT at Aardman Animations