The client is a plant hire specialist based in Cheshire.
- Date: August, 2018
After the recent acquisition of two further branches, our customer was looking for a solution which would provide an end user experience as if everyone was sat side by side in the same office, specifically with the below goals in mind:
Manageability – The ability to add, remove and manage users more efficiently, no matter which branch the user is based in.
Automation – The ability to roll out software and group permissions easily.
Security – The ability to lock down shared drive folders along with individual PC processes on a branch by branch basis.
Utilizing a ‘Domain controller’ server already installed by Blue Spot we setup Lan-to-Lan VPN solutions between the three sites, with the external sites dialling directly into the network at HQ, this allowed for external sites to join the same ‘domain’, and as such enabled the ability to manage the computers and users using the 1 centrally based server.
Managed antivirus solution was then installed on the new sites, ensuring that all of the network computers providing a secure firewall against threats.
With the Lan-to-Lan VPN setup configured, all three sites now act as if they are sat in one central office, this makes it easier for communication between the branches and improves security and manageability for the external sites.
The team can now easily move between desks / sites if required and users both locally and externally now have a fully functional, more secure network setup.