A nice case study of Northwest Airlines, complete with a video!
Northwest Airlines (NWA), a major international carrier, wanted to improve security and provide its mobile work force better access to Web-based applications and e-mail. The need to remember multiple passwords and manually log off from shared client devices was a hindrance to employees and presented potential security risks. The company was also using a variety of tools and filters to try to provide secure connectivity, and it needed a solution that was less costly to operate and easier to manage. In response, NWA implemented Microsoft® Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2006. With the solution in place, employees now need only a single password to open e-mail and other critical applications, and idle connections close automatically. The company has also reduced IT costs by taking advantage of integrated security, connectivity, and management features.