Founded in 1927, La-Z-Boy Inc. is one of the world’s leading residential furniture producers. La-Z-Boy’s infrastructure includes five manufacturing facilities, five distribution facilities, six regional offices, one large supply center in Mexico, and 70 stores throughout the USA. There are 2,500 internet users throughout La-Z-Boy’s locations.
La-Z-Boy’s previous solution was a central proxy based product that was used in tandem with a URL filtering product. This solution greatly increased latency because all traffic was backhauled to La-Z-Boy’s headquarters. In addition, a high administrative burden was incurred due to the large number of false positives resulting from the misclassification of web content. This ultimately led to a frustrating user browsing experience.
Upgrade of the existing solution or transition to a new appliance based solution was cost prohibitive. Cloud based security solutions were evaluated as alternatives.
Reduces Costs and Complexity
A cloud based web security solution would eliminate the cost of purchasing appliance based solutions as well as removes the operational expenses related to maintenance. The onus of upkeep lies with the service provider.
Increases Visibility of Web Activity
Utilizing a cloud based solution would greatly improve visibility into resource usage within the organization or into inappropriate leisure browsing activity by users.
The Zscaler Difference
Bandwidth Cost Savings
La-Z-Boy greatly reduced the amount of bandwidth used by eliminating backhaul and enabling users to directly connect to the Zscaler Cloud Security Service.
Better Utilization of IT Resources
Zscaler’s intuitive, flexible, and granular policies greatly simplify reporting and analyzing data. The solution led to a 50% reduction in the La-Z-Boy IT department’s time spent on tedious operational tasks, and increased resources available for more strategic projects.
More Efficient Allocation of Web Resources
The Zscaler solution allowed La-Z-Boy to allocate their web resources much more efficiently by providing the ability to analyze traffic by web application types.