SaarGummi International Systems GmbH

As a globally active producer of sealing systems for the automotive and construction industries, SaarGummi has 19 locations in Asia, Europe, North and South America. The Group comprises the Automotive and Construction divisions as well as SaarGummi Neo, a dedicated unit that promotes, researches and implements visions and ideas for its own products.

Customer since:

Industry and trade


Next-Generation Firewalling with SD-WAN


The Luxembourg-based CQLT SaarGummi Technologies S.à r.l. group was looking for a suitable partner to update its firewall infrastructure. The firewall landscape was to be standardized and modernized at twelve locations worldwide. The goal was to replace the heterogeneous architecture with next-generation firewalls and to merge them into a powerful, centrally managed network.
Palo Alto Networks was chosen as the firewall manufacturer and Controlware as the system integrator.

Services & Solutions

At the beginning of the project, extensive consultation took place on the selection of suitable models and on the sizing of the firewalls for the sites. A mix of Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFWs) from the PA series with a high security level were used. These firewalls not only check the port and protocol, they also analyze the entire content of the network. Since the NGFWs also support a broad set of SD-WAN functionalities for controlling network traffic as standard, the decision was made during the course of the project to also replace the customer's costly MPLS lines with an innovative, software-defined wide area network. PAN-OS SD-WAN is flexible in operation and the technology allows all network transport variants to be bundled in a virtualized manner and managed centrally.

Advantages & Benefits

The customer now has efficient and centralized management of all firewall systems.
The firewalls can be easily operated via the Panorama hybrid platform and controlled from a uniform console to ensure more efficient operation worldwide and minimize sources of error.
With the Palo Alto Networks solution, the decision was made in favor of a flexible platform that will grow with the company as needed.
With Controlware as a service provider, the company found a partner who helps to realize the potential of the systems with hotline services, care service and remote support and who will also be on hand for future projects.


Solution partner:

Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks deploys a new Next Generation Firewall concept based on application control instead of traditional port control, providing protection for the applications, users and content critical in today's dynamic IT environments.

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