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Fife College became Cyber Essentials certified and now has full visibility to their network security in one place using WithSecure™ Business Suite
Case study: Fife College
Tom picks up the story: “We needed to become Cyber Essentials certified as mandated in the Scottish government’s Public Sector Action Plan for cyber resilience. It was crucial that we had better anti-virus protection than the native Windows Defender we had – to protect both our physical endpoints and our new virtual desktop environment. We wanted a standardized and fully protected experience for students logging in to various machines or for staff accessing our network from work, home or other locations. We also wanted a strong patch management solution to make sure that we fixed vulnerabilities quickly and effectively. From a personal point of view this was really important. I wasn’t confident about the visibility I got before we used WithSecure, as I had to access three or four platforms to get a complete picture of our network’s security.”
"We wanted a standardized and fully protected experience for students logging in to various machines or for staff accessing our network from work, home or other locations."
Our proof of value
“We used a procurement framework to look at a number of endpoint vendors and concluded that WithSecure’s solution met our needs the best.” explains Tom. He continues: “Business Suite is easy to set up and use, and our technical team are big fans of it. We analyse all of our endpoints and get patches out quickly via a single WithSecure platform, which is fantastic. My role at Fife College is about staying on top of the risks and challenges presented by cyber security. I can better perform that role now that WithSecure gives us certainty about what’s happening on our endpoints and network devices”
The solution & business outcomes
Tom MacMaster states that “My role at Fife College is about staying on top of the risks and challenges presented by cyber security. I can better perform that role now that WithSecure gives us certainty about what’s happening on our network.”
Key results after the implementation according to him are:
- A safer environment with anti-virus software on all endpoints, servers and software from one console
- All endpoints are patched and up to date and only run approved applications
- Better visibility of a small number of minor endpoint compromises since the solution was installed. These infections are quarantined and removed – again via the one console.
“Using WithSecure for our endpoint security has been a great experience for Fife College. I have a much better understanding of our environment and fantastic visibility of what’s happening in our network in one place.”
Tom MacMaster, Digital Governance Manager, Fife College
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