IRG delivered full management of broadband services, firewall and VoIP, along with industry partners, to over 800 locations.
Nationwide Insurance has grown over 80 years to become one of the largest insurance and financial services companies in the world, with more than $135 billion in statutory assets. The company provides services to both individuals and businesses.
Nationwide boasts over 10,000 corporate office associates and an additional 30,000 associates in other locations.
Nationwide Insurance had been using a very cost-prohibitive MPLS T-1 network. While the infrastructure was stable, it was low-speed and didn’t bring the flexibilities a new IPsec (Internet Protocol Security) network would provide. The company was seeking a managed service provider that would create a fully-managed, high-speed, low-cost broadband over a layer 3 network infrastructure. It was important to Nationwide that the provider be hardware-agnostic in its approach, and was capable of implementing and managing the underlying VPN firewall device. Further, the company was interested in discovering how a new managed service provider could help them leverage the potential of the new IPsec network to include options such as VoIP.