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SonicWALL Helps Olive Crest Provide Services for Abused Children
Nov 02, 2007 (08:11 AM EDT)
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SonicWALL, Inc. and Gold Medallion channel partner, The Integration Works, have teamed to provide secure networking services and fundraising support for Olive Crest, a non-profit organization providing homes and support for abused children from birth to age 22.
James Carter, chief technology officer of Santa Ana-based networking and security solutions provider The Integration Works, has been involved with Olive Crest for more than a decade, providing IT services for the organization's 20 West Coast locations. "I'm a strong believer and supporter of the work done through the organization. That commitment was recently strengthened when my wife and I decided to adopt two Olive Crest children. I was happy to get involved with this event to raise money for such an important cause."
Olive Crest relies on a SonicWALL secure infrastructure including firewalls and content filtering technology to protect its network and help ensure that children under its care are protected from inappropriate Web materials or contact with individuals who prey on children. Olive Crest has more than 200 networked computers scattered across the West, from computers used by its administrative staff to those utilized by children in group homes or on Olive Crest's three school campuses. SonicWALL technology is deployed across the entire network to protect against Internet threats and secure remote and site-to-site communication.
SonicWALL was a key sponsor of Olive Crest's October 20th 'Harvesting Hope for Kids' Wine Tasting fundraiser ( http://www.harvestinghopeforkids.org ) in Newport Beach, which drew over 300 attendees and helped the organization raise over $200.000. The company also fielded a team of employees who set aside technology for a night to pour wines and encourage bidding at a wine auction, silent auction and raffle.
"We're appreciative of the ongoing support from SonicWALL and The Integration Works in providing us with affordable content filtering technology that helps us protect these vulnerable children," said Louise Hammond-Williams, IT director at Olive Crest. "Having them both volunteer their time to help make this fundraising event a success demonstrated their willingness to go above and beyond to support our cause."
About Olive Crest
Since 1973, Olive Crest Homes & Services for Abused Children has been a leader in providing care for abused, abandoned and severely neglected children. Olive Crest is dedicated to Preventing child abuse, to Treating and Educating at-risk children and to Preserving the family ... "One Life at a Time." (R)
Olive Crest continues to promote the safety and wellness of children and families through innovative programs including specialized education, foster and adoption, family preservation, and residential homes. Olive Crest's outreach serves California, Nevada, and the Pacific Northwest. For information call 1-800-550-CHILD (2445) or visit http://www.olivecrest.org .
About The Integration Works
Founded in 1994, The Integration Works provides networking and security consulting and management services to small and mid-sized businesses around and Orange County, California and Phoenix, Arizona. For more information, visit the company website at http://www.integrationworks.com .
About SonicWALL, Inc.
SonicWALL is committed to improving the performance and productivity of businesses of all sizes by engineering the cost and complexity out of running a secure network. Over one million SonicWALL appliances have been shipped through its global network of ten thousand channel partners to keep tens of millions of worldwide business computer users safe and in control of their data. SonicWALL's award-winning solutions include network security, secure remote access, content security, backup and recovery, and policy and management technology. For more information, visit the company web site at http://www.sonicwall.com/ .
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Web site: http://www.sonicwall.com/ http://www.integrationworks.com/ http://www.olivecrest.org/