Building Supplies Distributor Shifts Web Security to Cloud

Business Challenge

MacArthur Corporation is a distributor of roofing, siding, HVAC, and other building materials for residential and commercial construction. Headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, the company maintains 36 distribution locations and two recently acquired manufacturing facilities in the upper Midwest and mountain states and on the west coast.

With a basic hub-and-spoke architecture, MacArthur’s network connects the remote sites to the company’s data center in St. Paul for access to all enterprise resource planning, email, and other applications as well as access to the Internet. According to Jon Reineke, director of information technology, the company’s migration to Cisco technology began four years ago.