• West Digital
  • Post production services
  • Located in London
  • Around 30 users

West Digital have been providing outstanding audio & picture post production services for almost 20 years.

Their team have a wealth of experience working across feature films, broadcast, commercials, corporate & branded content.

  • Outdated Network Protection
  • Lack of Technical Support
  • Time Consuming Management
  • Requirement for VPN Access

Barracuda Cloud Generation Firewall

  • Intrusion Detection & Prevention
  • Advanced Threat Protection
  • Secure SD-WAN
  • Dedicated Technical Support

Focusing on Connectivity and Support

When first discussing their firewall needs, West Digital explained to Altinet that their main priorities in evaluating a new solution to protect their network would be secure VPN capabilities and dedicated technical support.

Being a smaller organisation of around 30 users, technical support was a vital feature to ensure the company's IT staff could focus their time and resources on other important areas without compromising their network security, and this was one of the key problems that led them to replace their previous US based firewall system as the support team was located in another time zone with slow responses. 

Like many businesses in the creative field, West Digital wanted to ensure their users could work and collaborate remotely whilst still following best practices to protect their confidential data from harm, making secure VPN access a high concern. Whether working from a coffee shop or preparing documents on the way to a business trip, It's now increasingly common for users to access company data through unsecured public Wi-Fi connections, leaving them vulnerable to opportunistic hackers. Having a VPN in place allows you to create a dedicated and encrypted connection to the internet, mitigating the threat of data loss without limiting the productivity and flexibility of employees.


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Comprehensive Security for the Network Perimeter and Beyond

Barracuda's Remote VPN Access

With the Cloud Generation Firewalls, Barracuda strive to provide companies with secure remote access from at home or on the go, without requiring intensive overhead. 

The Browser Remote Access feature is ideal for working on the road, with the Barracuda SSL VPN Portal providing simple browser-based remote access for desktop and mobile devices. When accessing the portal via the web browser, users can browse apps, network folders, and files as if they are connected to the office network.

The Network Access Client is designed for secure home office usage with desktops. It provides centrally managed Network Access Control (NAC) and an advanced Personal Firewall. This enforces client health and security policies for remote users connecting to the corporate network.

In order to improve the reliability and performance of remote connectivity, Barracuda has created its own transport-independent network architecture. The TINA protocol enhances transport network quality and provides failure-resistant, high-speed VPN connections.


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The tech support we get from Altinet is excellent, Ben and his team go out of their way to help us and are always just a phone call away. Just what a business of our size needs.

Peter Zacaroli, Joint MD West Digital Ltd

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Reliable and Responsive Support

West Digital's initial installation was a quick and easy process, allowing the team to continue their work securely without interruption - however, the real highlight for West Digital was the expertise and responsiveness of their on-going support, with Peter emphasising the benefit of having the Altinet team "always just a phone call away."



About Barracuda Cloud Generation Firewalls

The Barracuda Cloud Generation Firewall gives users protection that goes beyond next-generation technology through management over complex and distributed networks, ensuring high performance between locations and the cloud, and always making security the top priority.


  • Unparalleled Security, Connectivity, and Automation
    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall is a family of physical, virtual, and cloud-based appliances that protect and enhance your dispersed network infrastructure. Scalable centralised management and an advanced security analytics platform help you reduce administrative overhead while defining and enforcing granular policies across your entire WAN.

  • Your Network, Secured.
    Shut down the advanced and zero-day threats that bypass traditional, signature-based IPS and antivirus engines with Barracuda CloudGen Firewall’s tightly integrated firewall technologies, including application profiling, intrusion prevention, web filtering, advanced threat and malware protection, antispam, and full-fledged network access control.

  • Your Business, Connected.
    Reduce line costs, increase overall network availability, improve site-to-site connectivity, and ensure uninterrupted access to applications hosted in the cloud, thanks to Barracuda CloudGen Firewall's highly resilient VPN technology combined with intelligent traffic management and WAN optimisation capabilities.