Ipswich Hospital turns to Sophos for network security

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Ipswich Hospital turns to Sophos for network security

Antony Savvas

Ipswich Hospital is using Sophos endpoint, e-mail and web security systems to shield 3,500 users from spam and malware.

Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust is using a Sophos Enterprise Security and Control platform. Before switching to Sophos, Ipswich Hospital was running products from Bluecoat, Clearswift and SurfControl, as well as Sophos's desktop and server offering.

The hospital reviewed its entire network security infrastructure and decided to turn to Sophos for all its security functions.

The NHS Trust implemented the ES4000 e-mail and WS1000 web appliances. It also upgraded protection for desktops, laptops, file servers and mobile devices.

Karl Kroger, senior technical support specialist at Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, said, "From an efficiency point of view, it was vital that we deployed a simple, easy to use but comprehensive solution."

"Having had a good experience with Sophos endpoint protection software, the common interface with the additional gateway products means that all our security is now controlled in a much more intelligible way," said Karl Kroger.

Delivering trusted content security and URL filtering in a single appliance, the WS1000 ensures a secure web browsing experience for Ipswich Hospital, as it protects against all forms of malware and productivity threats, and is automatically updated every couple of minutes with the latest threat defences.

Handling up to 80,000 messages an hour, the ES4000 remotely monitors and alerts IT staff at the NHS Trust to any issues, minimising administration time.

Kroger said, "We were able to install the new Sophos gateway products on a free trial basis alongside the previous solutions, making the switchover very quick and very smooth."

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