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Case Study: Los Rios Community College District

Cisco Defense Orchestrator simplifies security management

Managing 17 firewalls is resource intensive, tedious, and time consuming, especially when those firewalls protect four colleges and six outreach centers across a 2400-square-mile service area for Los Rios Community College District. Cisco Defense Orchestrator made it easy.



  • Firewall management was time consuming and error prone
  • No visibility into duplicate, inconsistent, unused, and shadow policies and objects
  • Difficult to push updates across so many firewalls


  • Increased ease of firewall builds, management, visibility, and auditing
  • Reduced personnel costs of firewall management by a factor of 4
  • Reduced firewall configuration errors

What they’re saying

Cisco Defense Orchestrator makes firewall builds, management, visibility, and auditing infinitely easier. Things that take 10 minutes in Cisco Defense Orchestrator take a day or more without it.

Mike Muzinich, Senior IT Network Administrator, Los Rios Community College District

Who is Los Rios Community College District?

Industry: Education
Location: California
Size: 75,000 students, 7,500 staff