Background

 

Established in 1995, Tier 1 Asset Management Ltd is a Manchester-based secure disposal service of IT equipment for large corporate and public organisations. Their customers typically include banks, utility companies, schools, universities and the government. 

 

Outside of the disposal service - Tier 1 also refurbish and re-sell a wide range of devices. These devices range from desktop computers, laptops, servers and printers – made up from equipment no longer needed by organisations. Their online store (Tier1online.com) lists available refurbished devices for both consumers and organisations - offering a greener, cleaner and cheaper solution to businesses and consumers alike. 

 

Challenge

 

Tier 1 Asset Management Ltd and the pure technology group (PTG) have a long-standing relationship, partnering together to deliver secure disposal and sustainable IT products and services to the market. 

 

Following a recent PTG webinar on IT security – Tier 1 Asset Management discovered the increasing threat to IT security and the sophistication of modern cyber-attacks, which was cause for concern. They wanted to ensure that their business was adequately prepared to defend against emerging threats, as well as the cyber-attacks present today.

 

Solution 

 

Following a comprehensive consultation with PTGs engineers and account managers, the team considered both the immediate and future requirements of Tier 1 Asset Management and came forward with a plan to improve the security and flexibility of their IT infrastructure.  

 

Over the partnership, PTG has completed several infrastructure upgrades, but the most recent replacing an ageing checkpoint firewall for a more cost-effective and robust Barracuda SSL VPN 380.  In addition to the new firewall, our engineers also deployed Barracuda Sentinel, Barracuda Cloud to Cloud Back up and Barracuda Advanced Threat Protection – delivering advanced protection across Tier 1’s email estate.  

 

Following the re-vamped security posture, our cloud practice migrated Tier 1 Asset Management away from on premise exchange to the cloud-based Microsoft 365 suite – offering enhanced collaboration and security for its staff. 

 

 

“I just wanted to pass on my thanks for the work done this week by David and Alpesh regarding the Barracuda solution. The move from the Checkpoint to the Barracuda firewall was seamless. On the day there was only a couple of minutes downtime and all our home workers hardly noticed it. It’s great to know that nothing has been lost since the move from Keytech to PTG, the service is still fantastic.”
Anthony Stansfield, Operations Director