Since 2012 AVR has been working with BSC Filters to make sure its IT security protection meets its business needs and grows with the company.
BSC Filters are world-leading specialists in the design and manufacture of microwave filters, diplexers and waveguide and coaxial passive components. Based in the UK with a network of worldwide agents, BSC caters to the aerospace & defence sectors as well as commercial and industrial customers.
When Kris Poskitt, IT Administrator at BSC Filters, joined the company three years ago BSC was a growing company with fast developing IT needs. He knew immediately that a few things needed to change.
“We had an existing partner and IT security solution but it wasn’t really working for us” explains Kris. “Having worked with AVR for five years in a previous role I knew they were the right people to bring on board.”
More recently Kris faced a new challenge: how to securely move BSC’s sensitive and restricted data from a vulnerable on-site hard drive onto the main network.
Any solution also needed to be fully compliant with new policy requirements from head office.
Already familiar with its products, Kris knew that he wanted to move BSC’s security solution to McAfee. As a McAfee Elite Partner, AVR were perfectly placed to help support this shift, and since 2012 AVR have helped BSC implement various new upgrades.
“McAfee has great documentation, product guides and best practice manuals” says Kris. “It also has great support and, thanks to a speedy referral through AVR, once helped us to get back on our feet in only an hour over the Christmas break.”
To solve his more recent challenge of how to move BSC’s restricted and sensitive data to a fully compliant, secure and networked solution, Kris knew they needed another upgrade. The answer was of course encryption, accessed via McAfee’s Business Bundle.
This took BSC’s McAfee suite up to five core modules: Anti-Virus, Anti-Malware, HIPS Firewall, DLP and now Encryption. As always, the implementation was fully supported and facilitated by AVR.
Since working with AVR, BSC has benefited from complete peace of mind regarding both product and partner.
“Over eight years AVR has always been incredibly good on both price as well as support” says Kris, “if there’s ever a problem I know I can always rely on AVR to get it sorted.”
On top of the security benefits offered by the McAfee modules already installed, the new encryption upgrade has given BSC better value for money as well as having brought the company new business benefits.
Improving efficiency and productivity, users can now access data much more quickly and easily. This has streamlined business processes, and thanks to individual encryption keys allows Kris to monitor who’s accessing what information. Kris can now also feel completely safe in the knowledge that BSC’s restricted and sensitive data is being backed up off-site.
“AVR’s service has been excellent” Kris concludes, “their communication is always very good, with quarterly calls to check in and see if we might need anything new. I would absolutely recommend AVR.”