Case Studies

Northern Grid for Learning

The Northern Grid for Learning is one of ten regional bodies set up by government to oversee broadband provision to schools. With some 500
schools in the region using Equiinet, the three key benefits are: improved internet performance, filtering of inappropriate materials before
they are seen by pupils, and high-speed delivery of multiple eLearning packages to large numbers of PCs.

“The benefits became clear very soon after installation”

Mel Philipson – Manager of Northern Grid

Equiinet in Uniform

As part of an initiative to promote lifelong learning, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has deployed computer-based training centres across the globe. A key element has been maintaining high standards of security and eSafety through use of Equiinet’s products. Equiinet’s solutions have been installed at more than 150 centres in Britain, Northern Ireland, Germany, Belize and Cyprus. Using Equiinet’s products has proved so effective for the Army that both the Navy and RAF have since adopted the same solution.

“This system would be nothing like as good as it is without the Equiinet products. It allows me to remotely maintain the systems and supports our security policy admirably.”

Major Edwards – Policy officer for information systems and the main technical architect of the UK Army

Jersey College for Girls

Jersey College for Girls (JCG) is an innovative school that is embracing technology’s potential to open up exciting avenues for education.
JCG were one of the first schools to implement Equiinet products to not only improve internet performance but dramatically improve eSafety.
Both staff and pupils use the latest tablet PCs to connect wirelessly to school and internet resources.

“We saw an immediate improvement in performance”

Richard Haine – ICT Systems Administrator

DCS Europe

DCS Europe plc implemented an Equiinet solution at its heart to enable ‘roaming’ staff to gain secure access to vital applications, whilst they are on the move. DCS are a major distributor for blue-chip names such as Colgate, Proctor & Gamble, Unilever and Gillette – delivering over 10 million cases per year. Equiinet’s products provide DCS with full Unified Threat Management (UTM) protection enabling secure real-time information to reach its key employees.

“It gives us a valuable improvement”

Nigel Shortt, -Managing Director

Stoke Damerel Community College

Stoke Damerel, a Specialist Mathematics and Computing College offers a truly innovative and interactive education. With more than 800 PCs and 1,400 students, Stoke Damerel utilises Equiinet products to provide safe, fast access to the internet.

“Working with Equiinet has been very successful for Stoke Damerel”

Martyn Cox – Business Manager

Wow Creative

Wow Creative are typical of Equiinet’s SME customers. They and many others look to deploy hassle-free high-calibre security. Also
key is providing secure and flexible access from remote offices back to the head office, together with stopping spam and viruses.

“We have stayed loyal to Equiinet products – because it works!”

Natasha Acres – Managing Director

Temperature Controls

Temperature Controls is the UK’s leading VRF air conditioning contractor, and has five regionally based offices. The
company required totally automated backup of critical customer data, regardless of whether it was held on centralised servers, office PCs or on laptops being used by field engineers. Equiinet offered all these capabilities plus the ability to automatically store backed-up data locally as well as at a remote datacentre – making it doubly secure.

“Equiinet gives us great peace of mind”

Wayne Buckley – IT Manager