Comcast Business Advanced Security to Be Offered to Reef Industries

Comcast Business Advanced Security to Be Offered to Reef Industries

Manufacturing Technology Insights | Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Summary: Comcast Business offers advanced security to Reef Industries to support digital operations.

FREMONT, CA: Factory security systems include a variety of standalone and integrated solutions that help protect the site's external areas from break-ins and intrusions and help maintain control over internal manufacturing processes and production lines. Comcast Business will provide Ethernet Dedicated Internet, unified communications (UC), and advanced security solutions to Reef Industries, a plastic film and laminate manufacturer. These solutions will enable Reef Industries to provide superior customer service and communicate effectively and efficiently. Reef Industries has been developing industrial plastic film and laminate products for customers for more than 60 years. The company's headquarters are in Houston, Texas, and it also operates manufacturing facilities in San Benito and Houston. These websites rely on the internet and network-based technologies to ensure the smooth operation of digital operations—and uptime and security solutions are critical.

Along with SD-WAN, Comcast Business offers Unified Security, a new security solution powered by Versa Networks' UTM that provides edge protection against cyber intrusions and threat monitoring. Advanced security capabilities add another layer of defense against an ever-changing threat landscape, assisting in protecting the network and data and providing real-time notifications of potential threats.

“Prior to Comcast Business, we were using a router-based VPN and had limited visibility into when and why a site was down,” states Don Webb, IT Director of Reef Industries. “Today, we have the ability to receive real-time insights, which are especially important for peace of mind. Comcast Business has been the key to helping us stay connected and informed.”

“As we moved toward more digital-friendly operations, it was critical to implement enhanced threat management solutions, especially when it comes to protecting sensitive data,” Webb explains. “With Comcast Business’ adds security and managed solution, we feel confident we have a strong technology partner for our operations.”

Reef Industries also utilizes Comcast Business's VoiceEdge® Unified Communications and Collaboration solution for communications and collaboration needs. Thanks to Comcast Business’s fast and reliable connectivity, Reef Industries employees can also communicate effectively and provide superior customer service.

“We understand that connectivity is critical in today’s competitive business environment, especially as the proliferation of smart machines and connected devices increases in the manufacturing industry,” says Vince Margiotta, Vice President of Comcast Business for the company’s Houston Region. “We’re pleased to work with Reef Industries to help keep its operations running quickly and more secure from potential threats.”

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