Security Case Study: Gobierno de Castilla-La Mancha

Secure Web Access and Email for Government

Secure Web Access and Email for Government

Company: Gobierno de Castilla-La Mancha

Industry: State and local government

Location: Spain

Company Size: 63,000 employees, 2 million residents


The regional government of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain, provides services for 2 million residents. Different employees need access to different websites. But managing white lists and black lists of websites took too much time for the small IT team. Email spam wasted more time.


Now the government protects information and systems with Cisco Web Security Appliance, Email Security Appliance, and ASA 5585 Adaptive Security Appliance. Cisco Identity Services Engine consistently enforces security policies whether employees connect over a wired, wireless, or VPN network.


Blocking malicious websites helps to prevent infections that can interrupt government services. Less spam in inboxes saves time every day. And prebuilt reports spare IT from having to build custom reports, freeing more time to improve services to citizens and employees.

Previously, we had to piece together reports. With the Cisco WSA, when a user reports a problem, it's easy to see what they are talking about and address the issue.
- Pedro Jesus Rodriguez Gonzalez,
Coordinator, Information Technology Community Board, Gobierno de Castilla-La Mancha

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