As one of the leading law firms in the UK and Europe, there is a high dependence on secure IT systems. Tek-nology Solutions has worked with the company over a number of years to deliver a range of security solutions - Check Point’s comprehensive enterprise-level offerings have consistently addressed the firm’s stringent requirements.
There was a need to create a secure, reliable and available network communications link between this organisation’s office sites, serving the South, South West, Midlands and North of England.
The company invested in an MPLS network for internal traffic, connecting office sites and extending the reach of the network across the UK. MPLS offers the company a high performing network providing efficient, reliable performance, with the flexibility to divert and route traffic.
The company’s internet breakout is now based at their own Midlands’ data centre, following a move from a South East co-located site.
During the development of the network, one of the sites originally suffered from a poor performing MPLS connection. As an interim solution, a local internet connection, protected by a Check Point firewall, was installed by Tek-nology Solutions, who created a VPN back to the data centre. More recently, the MPLS connection has been improved and thus the internal traffic from this site once again goes through the MPLS.
Today, the network has grown to a point where inter-site traffic goes across the MPLS network whilst local internet traffic goes through local internet connections per location – avoiding the need for internet traffic to traverse the MPLS network.
With an increasing number of staff working remotely, and a rise in the use of mobile devices, the company wanted a solution that provided flexible mobile access to corporate resources. Tek-nology Solutions implemented the Check Point Mobile Access Software Blade, deployed and configured on the existing security gateways. This solution provides simple, safe and secure connectivity to email, calendar, contacts and corporate applications, via employees’ Smartphones, tablets, PCs or laptops.