Trent & Dove Housing association needed to improve their web browsing security and management service, the old Barracuda on-premise solution.
TDH had been using the on-premise version of it’s web filter product, for years this product had been stable but over time became out of date, the solution required an on-premise virtual server which added support overhead, susceptibility to local performance issues and hampered mobility.
The solution had been relatively stable however had become out of date and would benefit from aligning to the cloud first strategy of the organisation.
A4S cloud solutions work with the TDH IT service to review options to replace the on-premise web filter solution, subsequently we agreed a move to the SaaS version of the barracuda product would be the right choice due to it’s good feature set, attractive licensing, suitability to support mobility and integration with Azure Active Directory.
The SaaS solution works by installing an agent into the mobile device which then directs all web browsing traffic via the SaaS web filter.
The agent is automatically installed into the clients devices using Microsoft Intune deployment policies.
The client utilise Azure Active Groups to manage web filtering policy assignment and receives routine web usage reports from the SaaS service.
Being a SaaS solution it’s always up to date, the main features are listed below:
A SaaS web filter has lots of positives, the main ones listed below:
Trent and Dove IT teams are now able to focus on the delivery of IT services to their own internal customers and tenants whilst knowing the Barracuda SaaS web filter solution is preventing risks caused by dangerous web browsing.
Trent and Dove Housing is an amazing business that provides life changing services to it’s clients and truly has an incredibly positive social impact.
Trent and Dove Housing is a charitable organisation who’s staff are devoted to improving the lives of it’s tenants and other in the surrounding areas.
We recommend reviewing their ‘about us’ section for more information: https://www.trentanddove.org/about-us/
“I have been thoroughly impressed with the IT support provided by the A4S Cloud Solutions team who are always prompt in responding to our requests and they consistently go above and beyond to resolve any issues we encounter.
They are highly knowledgeable and always offer clear and concise solutions to our IT problems. Thanks to their support, we have experienced minimal downtime and our systems run smoothly. I highly recommend the A4S team to anyone looking for reliable and expert IT support.”