Architect Scott Brownrigg has replaced its IPSEC virtual private network (VPN) with a secure remote access system from AppGate Network Security.
The system replaces the VPN as the means for staff to access the company's network while out of the office.
The VPN was not flexible or scalable enough for the company, which needed a system that could be adapted in line with business growth and could be accessed by a constantly changing set of people.
The AppGate system enables staff to access the network securely using 3G cards and laptops
The system controls the level of access each user is permitted and ensures users keep to usage policies when people are working away from the office.
Alastair Newman, ICT Manager for Scott Brownrigg, said, "the system has removed the constraints of the office walls. The company has empowered individuals so staff can work where they want, how they want and when they want. Clients can come into the office and use webmail without affecting the security of our network. We did question if we needed such a technically extensive system, but now I believe that AppGate is one of the most important components of technology we've bought for the business".