Theme: Security - various
Location: Across the UK
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.
As a long-standing user of Check Point technologies, and as part of the company’s security roadmap to remain current, Nokia IP appliances have been replaced with Check Point UTM appliances to secure their internet connections. In addition, Tek-nology Solutions is migrating the software from Nokia’s IPSO and Check Point’s SPLAT to Check Point’s latest software called GAIA, which combines the best features of IPSO and SPLAT.
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.
Security of data is paramount for the legal profession. A driving factor to pursue Endpoint Protection was the need to protect sensitive content held on their employees’ laptops and mobile devices.
As the company’s existing software virus protection was slowing IT equipment and infections were still manifesting themselves, Tek-nology Solutions has implemented Check Point’s End Point Protection. This has provided the company with:
As part of the company’s firewall solution, an additional Check Point ‘Intrusion Prevention Service’ subscription provides complete and pro-active IPS security with comprehensive network protection against malicious and unwanted network traffic – malware attacks, DoS and DDoS attacks, application and server vulnerabilities, insider threats and unwanted application traffic.