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A local authority needed support and guidance to protect their application delivery network and fully secure their IT assets and data against common cyber attacks. Having already been successfully using F5 products for approximately a decade, the authority needed to work with an F5 specialist who could help them maintain application lifecycle and security and maximise return on investment while delivering powerful new digital services. As the UK’s most certified F5 specialist and F5 Gold Partner, they approached us for support in determining the right solutions for their environments, delivering the optimal configurations and setups and providing operational support.
More than two million attempted cyber attacks were made against UK councils in 2022, with cyber criminals increasingly targeting local authorities and governments.
To protect their employees, users and data, the authority needed to:
Here’s what we did.
Stephen Mellon, Technical Consultant, FullProxy
We provided full consultation, design, planning, implementation and operational support for all F5 solutions within the authority’s infrastructure.
Starting with its public-facing web services, we ensured these were behind three optimally configured products:
This combination provided seamless remote access, application delivery and performance and network firewalling, while offering state-of-the-art cyber protection with pre-built and certified application security and remote access policies.
We also delivered a web filtering solution using Fortinet’s next-generation firewall, FortiGate. This provided a high level of threat prevention and protection, including blocking user access to malicious domains and harmful web content, bandwidth control and preventing common social engineering techniques and malware downloads.
As a result of working with us, the authority is now able to deliver a secure and robust web application and remote access environment that provides a consistent user experience and access to data, while protecting against threats.
They benefit from a highly segmented and secure network environment that ensure that employees, tenants, students and service partners receive access to only the resources they require.