been using Check Point 4.0 as a perimeter firewall solution for its five offices. The problem was, though, that upgrading to the latest version of
Check Point would be a costly and time-consuming proposition. Not only would eBet need to pay for and manually install new software, but the
underlying hardware also would need to be updated, further adding to the overall cost and complexity of the upgrade.
Headquartered in Australia and with operations and contractual arrangements in New Zealand, Singapore, Greece, the Philippines and the USA, eBet is a
public company listed on the Australian and New Zealand Stock Exchanges (ASX/NZSE: EBT). The company is divided into a Gaming Systems Division and an
Online Division.The Gaming Systems Division develops and markets a range of networked solutions for gaming machines. The Online Division develops and
operates turnkey Internet-based wagering systems for licensed gaming operators in international markets. eBet operates Internet systems for the New
Zealand TAB, Penn National Gaming and Playboy.com.
Micah Lloyd was hired by eBet to administer and upgrade the network serving eBet's two divisions. "When I came on board, it was immediately obvious
that our security system was out of date, and it threatened to impact our business." Lloyd initially explored simply updating to the latest Check
Point offering. He noticed several potential problems, however, such as high cost, lack of redundancy and a complicated upgrade process.