Trust uses Sophos’s web filtering to protect the network from viruses
General and specialist hospital care provider Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust has deployed the IT security and data protection firm Sophos’ endpoint anti-virus protection and its web filtering, to protect its IT network, which includes 6,000 end user devices across three hospitals and a clinic.
Together NHS IT security specialist and Sophos partner IT security offerings provider BMC have provided migration services to make switching from Heart of England’s previous anti-virus and web security providers easier.
Sophos’s web filtering will enable Heart of England Trust to protect the network from viruses, as well as to help improve the productivity of staff by enabling granular management of internet use.
With Sophos’s live look-up technology, staff can securely connect to the network on laptops from remote locations.The Trust will also implement offerings to protect tablet devices, and these offerings are included in Sophos’s offering.
Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust Technical Services head Didier Meert said Sophos has a good reputation within the NHS and the Trust found that Sophos could offer everything the Trust is looking for out of the box.
"Since implementing Sophos’s technology, we’ve found that the ease of reporting and management using one single interface has improved our security operations significantly. Sophos’s solutions are simple and easy to manage, providing us with effective protection, without requiring a lot of ongoing attention," said Meert.
Sophos UK&I Healthcare Sector manager Jonathan Lee said Sophos’s easy-to-use interface and management suite means that The Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust is able to scale its protection as required, to incorporate new devices such as tablets.
"Thanks to the flexibility of Sophos’s solutions, we are able to protect the network and all end-user devices across the Trust, helping to keep confidential information secure," said Lee.