Fostering Solutions has deployed an IP Virtual Private Network (IP VPN) solution from Zen Internet. Fostering Solutions had limited bandwidth at its head office which was affecting the performance of the entire network. Slow applications and long delays led to complaints from staff and nightmares for the ICT team. The company was actively growing, yet the network was struggling to meet current demand, and securing the network was proving time consuming and expensive, while the existing solution wasn’t easily scalable.
During the consultation process Zen’s engineers identified bottlenecks within the existing network infrastructure, where it became clear that Zen’s IP VPN would deliver additional benefits to meet Fostering Solutions’ current and future requirements, particularly when it came to network security and scalability.
Zen’s IP VPN equipped Fostering Solutions with a private, fully managed Wide Area Network (WAN) with complete visibility, advanced security and complete control over performance for specific applications. Running over Zen’s MPLS Next Generation Network, high performance and reliability are givens, together with 24/7 monitoring and support. The new solution incorporates IP VPN with a mixture of Ethernet and ADSL connectivity services plus, centralised Network Security. Zen project managed and handled the migration from start to finish.
“With Zen on board, we are able to utilise expertise we don’t have in-house. If we have any ideas, we know we can run them by Zen and get expert help and advice,” said Lesley Davidson, ICT Manager, Fostering Solutions.
The new solution also provides Fostering Solutions with the confidence to investigate and implement new initiatives, such as video conferencing. They may also consider moving to IP-based telephony at a later stage. Both of these moves could realise further substantial cost savings.
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