The State Palaces, Castles, and Gardens of the Free State of Saxony, a state-owned company in Germany, wanted better protection for electronic data sent over a public network. Critical information was transmitted between the palaces and a central IT center through a client-side virtual private network (VPN) over Integrated Services Digital Network lines. To improve security, the company implemented a solution based on Microsoft® Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006, part of the Microsoft Forefront™ line of business security products. Now, the palaces can use a VPN to transmit data more securely. Remote management tools also make administration easier, and automated deployment helps the company reduce costs. Moreover, because the flexible solution is independent from bandwidth technology, the company can easily adapt to data service connection changes.