by James Walker
The Bathgate Group has been delivering excellence to customers across a range of products and services for over 50 years. The Cheshire-headquartered firm is now comprised of four companies—producing high quality silica sand, delivering B2B finance as well as road haulage services. It’s also one of the largest raised access floor manufacturers in Europe.
Managing IT for such a diverse organisation comes with its own distinct set of challenges, as Group IT Manager, Chris Snape, knows well. He was brought in to consolidate and streamline the environment around 18 months ago and made cybersecurity a priority. Trend Micro Worry-Free Services Advanced delivered from the Vodafone Business Marketplace has already had a huge impact—saving significant IT time and money whilst minimising the company’s risk exposure.
Streamlining the security supply chain
Chris was introduced to Vodafone Business, who recommended Trend Micro Worry-Free Services Advanced delivered from the Vodafone Business Marketplace portal. The product offers powerful protection for endpoints, cloud apps and email from a single solution:
- 100% SaaS delivery means no installation or maintenance headaches and aligns well with hybrid working practices
- Endpoint security features web reputation, URL filtering, high fidelity machine learning, behavioural analysis, Data loss prevention, Device control and more to block ransomware and advanced threats
- Email security blocks targeted attacks, spam, phishing, viruses, spyware, business email compromise (BEC), credential phishing and inappropriate content from impacting your business
- Collaboration security protects Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Exchange, OneDrive and other cloud apps from unknown threats and intentional and accidental data loss
Accessing the solution from the Vodafone Marketplace portal multiplied the value for Chris by simplifying the supply chain and consolidating support with a single provider.
“Trend Micro was introduced to us as an all-in-one solution well managed through the Vodafone Marketplace portal and at the right price point,” he explains.
No more spam
The combined offering delivers powerful protection across email and endpoints, while streamlining security and offering enhanced control, according to Chris. A recent incident in which an external email was hijacked and tried to send malicious emails to employees, was foiled by Trend Micro.
Bathgate are so pleased with the way Trend Micro and Vodafone Business have performed over the past year, they’re signing up for another year without short-listing any competitors.