St Hugh's School Protect Their Email Data with an Easy-to-Use Solution.


  • St Hugh's School
  • 157 students between the ages of 11-19
  • 109 members of staff
  • Located in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire

St Hugh's School is a special school for students between the ages of 11 and 19 who have a range of learning difficulties including moderate, severe learning difficulties, autism spectrum disorders, profound & complex needs, and language & communication difficulties. 

Students are nurtured in order to inspire them to make the best possible progress within their academic and personal school experience, which is why St Hugh's is rated Outstanding by Ofsted.

  • Lack of email encryption
  • Compliance with GDPR
  • Spam & junk mail management
  • Potential email-borne threats

Altinet Managed Email Security:

  • Fast Deployment
  • Advanced Threat Protection
  • Email Encryption
  • Easy-to-Use
  • Fast Response Support


Compliance & Protection

As is the case with most of the schools we work with, St Hugh's main focus whilst searching for a new Email Security solution was protection of student data from external threats, accidental data leaks, and anything else that could compromise sensitive information - this is even more of a concern for special schools like St Hugh's as they are required to keep more high risk, confidential data than most schools, such as medical information which is extremely valuable to hackers. 

In particular, Network Manager Shane Kilbee says they were in need of 'high level encryption' functionalities in order to comply with GDPR, as well as a solution that would be easy to use without time-consuming training to ensure it could be quickly and successfully adopted by their large group of staff members. 


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Once the new solution was in place, Shane reports that it was 'easy to use and easy to explain to staff members', allowing for a smooth switch over across the whole school. On top of this the management of emails has now improved in efficiency, giving the team more control over what they do with rejected emails and leaving room for added measures that could further strengthen their security practices, like monitoring new email threat trends.



The product is easy to use and easy to explain to staff members. We can also now see if emails are rejected, why they have been rejected and give us control over what to do with them. We find the solution is very granular.

Shane Kilbee Network Manager, St Hugh's School

St Hughs



First Class Technical Support

The initial implementation of St Hugh's email security was completed quickly, ensuring as little disruption to business continuity as possible, with any early technical hiccups being swiftly resolved by Altinet's expert in-house technical team. 



"The support service is first class - very efficient response times."






Altinet Managed Email Security

Altinet’s Managed Email Security Solution is a comprehensive solution that blocks email-borne attacks, whilst also providing the extra features needed to ensure business continuity. Some of these additional features include Advanced Threat Protection, Email Encryption, and Link Protection. 

Comprehensive Protection for the Long Term
Our Managed Email Security Gateway includes spam and virus blocking, data protection, email continuity, DoS prevention, encryption, and policy management – combined to deliver a complete solution. As new requirements emerge, it is automatically updated with new capabilities to ensure continuous protection.
Complete Email Threat Protection
We provide multi-layer security, email continuity, and data leakage prevention. Advanced Threat Protection combines behavioural, heuristic, and sandboxing technologies to protect against zero-hour, targeted attacks and ransomware.
Simple Yet Secure Email Encryption
Our cloud-based approach to email encryption ensures that keys are stored centrally. Key management happens automatically without any added overhead for either users or administrators.
Affordable & Easy to Use
Fast, easy set-up and simple, our fully managed solution allows you to have all the control that you require, whilst our team provide the security, expertise and maintenance. All of our solutions are fully scalable, which means our customers can increase their user count as they grow.