Technology Record - Issue 24: Spring 2022

122 www. t e c h n o l o g y r e c o r d . c om Founded in 1997 and based in Gütersloh, Germany, the Hagedorn Group provides services including demolition, remediation of contaminated sites, disposal, and material flow management as well as civil engineering and the creation of industrial outdoor installations, revitalisation, and the development of new utilisation concepts. Heavy-load logistics and crane services complete the group’s extensive portfolio. In recent years, Hagedorn has been acquiring new businesses at a rapid speed. To accommodate that expansion, Hagedorn decided to centralise all its services and use Microsoft Azure as the central cloud infrastructure provider. This would allow Hagedorn to establish a consistent infrastructure concept, making it quick and efficient to integrate newly acquired subsidiaries. When looking for security and connectivity, Hagedorn was looking for an enterprise-grade, cloud-native firewall-as-a-service (FWaaS) and software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) solution that was easy-to-use but flexible enough to react to and accommodate the rapidly changing requirements of high-growth companies. The solution that Hagedorn chose to fill this need was Barracuda CloudGen WAN. Built on the Barracuda CloudGen Firewall, the solution combines the benefits of next-generation firewalls, secure SD-WAN, native Azure integration, and intelligent automation to deliver a practical secure access service edge solution. CloudGen WAN can be deployed directly from Azure Marketplace for as many regions as needed and administered centrally in the CloudGen WAN management portal, providing connectivity for both office locations and remote endpoints. CloudGen WAN onsite devices measure the available bandwidths and quality of all internet uplinks and between VPN endpoints, which are then available to the security and SD-WAN policy engine to select the best suitable uplink for an application. The solution can therefore provide companies of any size with the To accommodate its quickly growing business, the Hagedorn Group looked to Barracuda’s CloudGen WAN solution to deliver security and connectivity Secure expansion P ROF I L ED : HAG EDORN GROUP