Global provider of IP connectivity over satellite and fiber optic systems, SkyVision has been choosen by Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States, to use its VSAT solution to optimize its global network. With SkyVision’s optimize services that offer dedicated capacity from SkyVision VSAT hubs together with increased flexibility and control over customers’ own networks, Catholic Relief Services can now dynamically manage the bandwidth of its network spanning over 20 global sites from one head office.

SkyVision’s VSAT solution is also set to reduce the NGO’s networking costs by 30% because it will be run on a single, unified platform with coverage spanning between 3 continents, SkyVision’s value-added solution also includes a managed firewall and dynamic content filtering management throughout the network, that supports CRS’ tight requirements. Reacting to the development, Doron Ben Sira, CEO of SkyVision said. “We are delighted to have had the opportunity to design this solution for Catholic Relief Services global network. This project proved our ability to meet the needs of a large cross-regional network, and highlighted the versatility of SkyVision Optimize. Despite the complexity of this project, we were able to provide a cost efficient, easy-to-use solution that ensures a high quality of service and meet Catholic Relief Services demands to the bit.”

Also commenting, the Chief Knowledge Officer of Catholic Relief Services, Carol Bothwel, stated that their organization decided to choose SkyVision because of its first-class, reliable vendor that could seamlessly build on their existing system, while having the ability to expand it on demand. “SkyVision acted quickly and responded to all of our demands. With the flexible management of the firewall and content filtering solution we are now able to offer a greater user experience in addition to superior reliability, ensuring only the content relevant to our users is delivered. We can now respond to changing requirements per site, such as in emergency situations or temporary increased demand for capacity in real-time. This is a huge leap forward for Catholic Relief Services and one that the communities we serve will definitely benefit from.”

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