Havering College saves £10,000 with unified security system

Havering Sixth Form College has unified its network security to reduce the amount it spends on IT security by £10,000.

Havering Sixth Form College has unified its network security to reduce the amount it spends on IT security by £10,000.

The Essex college has implemented Total Traffic Control (TTC) from Lightspeed Systems to improve the management and protection of its networks and cut costs.

Havering previously used a disparate range of security systems from a number of different suppliers. However, since opening in 2001, the college has doubled in size to more than 2,000 students and found that these different systems were becoming costly to operate and very difficult to manage.

Pat McConalogue, head of IT at Havering, said, "With the use of disparate, incompatible solutions, we could not get a clear view of network activity.

"Each summary report was presented in a different format and would often be limited in the information it provided, extra work was then required by the IT team to interpret and correlate this data."

He said, "TTC has enabled us to save not only a huge amount of man hours across the IT team but an estimated £10,000 by consolidating products."

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