Clatterbridge Cancer Centre Increase BYOD Security & Improve Network Resiliency

  • Clatterbridge Cancer Centre
  • NHS Foundation Trust
  • 9 Operating Systems Across Merseyside & Cheshire
  • Treat Over 30,000 Patients Per Year

From nine operating sites across Merseyside and Cheshire they treat over 30,000 patients a year, offering pioneering chemotherapy, radiotherapy and proton therapy treatments.

They bring together high-quality clinical services, research and academic excellence to drive forward the development of new leading edge drugs and therapies and provide the best specialist care for patients.

  • Growing Virtual Network
  • Expensive Per User Licenses 
  • Unreliable Support Restoration 
  • Need to Protect & Monitor Daily Web Operations 

Barracuda Networks Web Security Gateway 

  • Filtering for all web traffic
  • Malware protection 
  • More user productivity
  • Fast Response Technical Support

Increased Network Control Through Barracuda's Web Security Gateway

After speaking to the IT Team it was soon apparent that one of their key business goals was protecting the BYOD network and having the capabilities to monitor web traffic from a reporting perspective to increase productivity but to also comply with legal requirements.

As an on-site appliance the Barracuda Web Security Gateway has given the IT team increased visibility over their network through increased reporting capabilities including real-time and historical reports.

Andy said that “Previous Web Filtering solutions we had implemented only gave us basic controls. By implementing Barracuda we now have full control over our web filter giving us the flexibility to control our filtering policies, reports and BYOD access in the most efficient manor possible”.

We chose Barracuda as a vendor because it met our requirements on three separate fronts; Web Filtering, Firewall Application and Load Balancing. This meant we had one management interface and one point of call.

Andy Kilbane, IT Manager The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre


Altinet & Barracuda's Reliable Support & Proof of Concept 

Clatterbridge had never had exposure to the Barracuda Web Security Gateway in the past and therefore part of the process was a POC (Proof Of Concept). The 30 day evaluation process gave the team time to test the solutions in their environment and overall give them the confidence that both solutions met their technical requirements.

Andy Explained that “The support from Barracuda & Altinet during the POC process ensured that we understood the capabilities of the solutions whilst we were testing. This made the process simple, quick and efficient and overall led to us making the decision to purchase the products”.

Centralised Management Saves Time

With other vendors Clatterbridge have had multiple interfaces for different products, making configuration and management a challenge. The ability to manage three separate solutions on the web interface has made management, configuration and general maintenance much easier to complete. The Barracuda Cloud Control web-based portal enables all administrators to have a ‘single pane of glass’ interface. Andy and the team have global access of all devices

About Barracuda Web Security Gateway

The Barracuda Web Security Gateway lets organizations benefit from online applications and tools without exposure to web-borne malware and viruses, lost user productivity, and misused bandwidth. As a comprehensive solution for web security and management, it unites award-winning spyware, malware, and virus protection with a powerful policy and reporting engine. Advanced features ensure that organizations adapt to emerging requirements like social-network regulation, remote filtering, and visibility into SSL-encrypted traffic.

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