Jackson, MS, USA (January 7, 2013) /BUSINESS WIRE/ –Bomgar, a leading provider of secure remote support solutions, today announced its customer, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, is now using Bomgar solutions to support numerous computing systems such as visitor management, free ticketing, accounting, point of sale and visitor information. The Memorial is a tribute of remembrance and honor to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terror attacks of 9/11 and the six killed in the World Trade Center bombing in 1993. The Memorial, which had nearly six million visitors since opening in September 2011, is located at the World Trade Center site.
Considering the numerous business systems required for the eight-acre Memorial to operate, its IT staff needed a robust and secure remote support solution that enables them to immediately access and fix a system should an issue occur.
“Our ability to manage the number of visitors each day requires 100 percent uptime, and it became increasingly important to have a tool that was easy to use, efficient and obviously rock solid from a security perspective,” said Sean Anderson, chief technology officer of the 9/11 Memorial. “It was also necessary to be able to remotely access our systems from anywhere at any time, while ensuring security. Bomgar provides these solutions and more.”
Along with the multiple business systems in operation each day, Anderson added that the Memorial has numerous vendors that need access to their business systems around the clock. Bomgar’s Embassy feature ensures the Memorial’s IT team has a record of which vendors have accessed their systems and when. With Embassy, the team can establish accounts for each vendor and manage the settings and permissions to control access to that particular vendor’s system.
“We wanted to ensure vendors would have access to the systems without a lot of difficulty,” said Stephen Hey, manager of technology infrastructure & security for the 9/11 Memorial. “But at the same time, we wanted the ability to control and monitor the access. Bomgar’s Embassy feature allows us to do that.”
Hey noted that Bomgar’s recording feature also adds an extra layer of security. The feature allows users to play back a video of the remote support session and see every click and keystroke. “We also use the recording feature as a learning tool,” Hey added. “Our technicians can play back the video from vendor sessions to learn how to make changes to our business systems themselves.”
“Allowing vendors access into your network environment to assist in mitigating problems with their software and business systems can be helpful and valuable, but risky at the same time,” said Nathan McNeill, co-founder and chief strategy officer at Bomgar. “The Memorial’s use of our Embassy and session recording features is a textbook example of how the Bomgar solution can help IT teams be more efficient and collaborative when working with vendors, while maintaining the highest levels of security.”
“As time goes on, we are sure to discover additional ways that Bomgar can support us,” Anderson said. “But for now, it’s helping us in just the way we need. It does the job reliably, gives us a secure way to work with our vendors, and we use it daily.”
For a full case study about The National September 11 Memorial & Museum’s use of Bomgar, please visit: www.bomgar.com/customers.
About The National September 11 Memorial & Museum
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is the not-for-profit corporation created to oversee the design, fundraising, programming, and operations of the Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center. The Memorial and Museum are located on eight of the 16 acres of the World Trade Center site. The Memorial was dedicated on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and is now open to the public.
The Memorial remembers and honors the 2,983 people who were killed in the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993. The design, created by Michael Arad and Peter Walker, consists of two reflecting pools formed in the footprints of the original Twin Towers and a plaza of trees. The Museum will display monumental artifacts linked to the events of 9/11, while presenting intimate stories of loss, compassion, reckoning, and recovery that are central to telling the story of the 2001 and 1993 attacks and the aftermath. It will communicate key messages that embrace both the specificity and the universal implications of the events of 9/11; document the impact of those events on individual lives, as well as on local, national, and international communities; and explore the continuing significance of these events for our global community.
For more information or to reserve a free visitor pass to the 9/11 Memorial, go to 911memorial.org.
Bomgar provides remote support solutions for easily and securely supporting computing systems and mobile devices. The company’s appliance-based products help organizations improve tech support efficiency and performance by enabling them to securely support nearly any device or system, anywhere in the world — including Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, BlackBerry and more. More than 6,500 organizations across 65 countries have deployed Bomgar to rapidly improve customer satisfaction while dramatically reducing costs. Bomgar is privately held with offices in Jackson, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Paris and London. You can find Bomgar on the web at www.bomgar.com, or on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedInand Google+.