To help our client expand their UK Head Office operations to include a new connection to a UK Data Centre, 4 additional satellite offices and also to integrate 2 outsourced offshore locations with the new infrastructure. Our client is a medium sized enterprise with circa 300 staff.
The overall solution needed to meet the following requirements:
The solution needed to maintain appropriate levels of network security in terms of segregation and access controls, but could not be overly draconian to the point of impacting business operations.
The solution needed to eliminate single points of failure where it was deemed appropriate, i.e. at most critical points. This requirement applied to network connections and security devices. Availability of (centralised) networked applications for staff (in particular those offshore) was critical to the business.
the solution could not introduce any performance bottlenecks. Communications should be managed and optimised where possible. Latency for offshore users should be minimised.
the solution should provide a foundation for the future of our client’s distributed operations. Additional sites should be accommodated uniformly and with the minimum of hassle.
Network Surety delivered a solution centred on Check Point IP Series appliances and Blue Coat Systems ProxySG technologies to address all the client requirements. We worked closely with the incumbent service provider ensuring Leased-Line and MPLS circuits were implemented correctly on our client’s behalf. We also liaised with offshore service providers, providing design specifications and ensuring that resilient paths were correctly implemented.
The solution was designed and implemented by Network Surety using best of breed technologies. We continue to support the environment year-round. It meets all requirements and allows our client to concentrate on their growing business, knowing that their (security and network) IT operations are perfectly positioned to maintain business operations on an even keel.