ANSecurity, a specialist in advanced network and data security, has completed the deployment of a secure-access platform for South Hams District and West Devon Borough councils, saving £1.4 million per year in reduced staff costs resulting from improved business processes.
After approaching ANSecurity, the councils opted for an ‘always on’ Pulse Secure VPN. The councils’ new VPN uses a device’s ID to authenticate the user to the councils’ network, thereby circumventing any manual sign-in processes and providing a streamlined authentication process for users. From there, the process of logging in at home or the office is almost identical, and by needing to deploy fewer two-factor token devices, the councils made further savings.
Mike Ward, head of IT, South Hams District Council & West Devon Borough Council, said, “Security like this is an enabler to the way we work – we couldn’t do it without a VPN.”
The councils’ staff can now work from wherever they want, with 100-150 people using the Pulse Secure VPN to log into the office network every day.