Business Management

The Heinz Endowments Regains Lost Productivity with Improved Security from Next-Generation Firewalls and WildFire™ from Palo Alto Networks®

Provided by Palo Alto Networks

Category Business Management

Type Case Study

Length 4

Publish Date December 12 2016

Date posted December 13 2016


The Heinz Endowments is a foundation based in Pittsburgh that develops solutionsto regional, statewide, and national challenges. The organization’s goals are tohelp southwestern Pennsylvania thrive economically, ecologically, educationally,and culturally—while advancing the state of knowledge and practice in fieldssuch as philanthropy in general, and disciplines in five grant-making programs:Arts & Culture; Children, Youth & Families; Education; Environment; andCommunity & Economic Development. The Heinz Endowments faces particular challenges when it comes to protectingits network. This is due to the foundation’s need to be open in its external postureand public interactions. “We need grantees and the public to have access to ourexecutives and staff, so we do some things that aren’t best practice, like puttingeveryone’s email address on our website,” says Charlie Richardson, Director ofInformation Technology, The Heinz Endowments.

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