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Case Study
Reinforcing & Mesh Solutions

Reinforcing & Mesh Solutions (RMS) was founded in 2002 with the goal of becoming South Africa’s leading supplier of reinforcing steel bars (rebar) and welded mesh.

Now, as the market leader in reinforcing steel and welded mesh in Southern Africa, they strive to deliver quality products, services and solutions in a professional and collaborative manner. 

The company today operates from 10 different locations across the country, with a Head Office in Johannesburg and a Data Centre in Midrand.

5th Mountain was contacted in April 2023 with the view of migrating the network from MPLS to SD-WAN.


The process was seamless, painless and improved network availability.  Response times to ads moves and changes have also become almost immediate, where it sometimes took weeks to effect in the past.

There have been substantial real and material cost savings, dramatic improvement in throughput and user experience and a huge security enhancement.

Full bandwidth redundancy has been implemented at all sites including fibre, microwave and LTE from diverse Tier-1 telco providers.

The Business Edition of Zenarmor was also implemented and the customer now enjoys central firewall policy control that allows changes, if and when required, to be implemented country-wide within a few minutes, with full policy back-ups.

In order for prime time bandwidth (Zoom, Teams and Business Applications a high priority for instance) not to be consumed by most software updates, time scheduling on firewall rules and policies has also been implemented.





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