In 2003 K&S Freighters turned to Tesserent to manage its entire Network Security requirements and enjoyed a 35% reduction in security overheads and enhanced network performance. The 10-year security partnership has recently the migration of their national high-speed connectivity infrastructure to Tesserent Secure Fibre.
K&S Freighters was rapidly expanding and needed to ensure its growing business network and operations were secured. A series of corporate acquisitions meant the company had to manage disparate legacy systems and an increased number of users without the internal skills or resources necessary.
In 2003 it turned to Tesserent to manage its entire Network Security requirements and enjoyed a 35% reduction in security overheads and enhanced network performance.
The 10-year security partnership with K&S Freighters has resulted in multiple contract renewals and more recently the new implementaion of Tesserent internet connectivty to one of its regional headquarters in Perth.
K&S Freighters is a leading provider of road, rail and sea transport solutions, including export packing, wharf lodgement and the delivery of integrated supply chain and systems solutions to key customers. The company went through a series of acquisitions in the early 2000’s which, along with impressive organic growth, significantly increased the size of the company. It was also experiencing a shift in its operational processes, becoming more reliant on the internet for business transactions and providing more external and remote services to customers. A secure internet presence was increasingly critical for the smooth day to day running of the business and it was clear that K&S Freighters’ incumbent solution was insufficient to provide the level of scalable expertise required.
“We knew that our network was under pressure and overloaded and it was just a matter of time before it could begin to compromise our operations. We lacked the resource and skill set to address internally so began to hunt for a partner we could rely on and ensure that we received around the clock protection using cutting edge technology.”
Tesserent was able to offer K&S Freighters a multilayered security solution at a highly competitive price, which delivered all of the company’s requirements to mange email and web filtering and VPNs to multiple sites. Naturally, Tesserent materially improved the performance of K&S Freighters’ network by introducing a superior technical and monitoring platform and a rapid response service agreement.
However, it was as K&S Freighter’s business underwent further transformation that Tesserent demonstrated the depth of its skills and service which has driven a relationship that is now over a decade old. “From day one, Tesserent provided a better technical, service and investment proposition for us. But we soon came to discover that their level of expertise and service delivery is second to none. They are a stand out, not only in their field, but also amongst all of the vendors I deal with at K&S Freighters” noted David Blake.
Since deploying Tesserent to manage its network security, K&S Freighters has enjoyed:
- Increased network speed and stability
- Seamless security appliance upgrades; always the fastest hardware
- Improved security has optimised speed and efficiency of network
- Expert network engineer advice has ensured optimal infrastructure upgrades
- 35% reduction in Network Security overheads
- Day to day management and maintenance of Network Security reduced to 0%
Peace of mind
- 24/7 365 day a week monitoring
- Fast response times and efficient support service from Tesserent’s team of experts
Tesserent are the best vendor I deal with. Their real standout is in the degree of support and assistance that they provide. It is fast, effective and highly skilled.
Senior Network Administrator