Modern virtual private network provides resilience and flexibility
Managed Comms has spent many years advocating cutting-edge technologies and Newcastle City Council is the latest organisation to discover the very real advantages offered by a modern UK VPN.
For the last few years, the council has been keeping its staff in the loop courtesy of a basic virtual private network.
As Managed Comms customers will no doubt be aware, a UK VPN allows organisations to send documents and data over a secure connection to other users – even those working from home or in different offices.
Over at Newcastle City Council, ICT technical consultant Andrew Price was keen to stress that the original UK VPN had “done us proud”.
But while the original setup caused no problems over the years, it eventually became apparent that a new solution was required.
“We were keen to meet the compliance requirements set down by the government and to gain some additional benefits,” he explained.
After upgrading to a new virtual private network, the council enjoyed a range of positive outcomes including better resilience, greater flexibility and the option of having almost unlimited simultaneous users.
Mr Price also revealed that the implementation of the new UK VPN was very straightforward.
“The projects carried out to date have been relatively painless and cost-effective,” he said.
“We have been able to rely on the systems once implemented and have pretty much left them untouched.”