Luther College has always taken a proactive and forward thinking approach to the use of ICT within the classroom. As experts in providing managed security for education, Tesserent's engineers worked collaboratively with the Luthers’ IT team to implement a bespoke and cost-effective security solution to lighten the burden on the IT team’s time and resources
As one of the leading schools in its area, Luther College has always taken a proactive and forward thinking approach to the use of ICT within the classroom. Its students and teaching staff benefited from access to multiple computing and mobile devices, however the College’s incumbent security was out of date, inefficient and a burden on the IT team’s time and resources.
In order to safeguard and enhance the performance of its network, the College knew that it should switch to a full suite managed security solution but feared that it would be too costly a move. As experts in providing managed security to educational institutions, Tesserent’s engineers worked collaboratively with the College’s IT team to implement a bespoke and costeffective solution.
This has led to an increase in the performance and reliability of the school’s network and delivered real return on investment as efficiency, productivity and service has improved, School IT resources have been freed up and the school has peace of mind that Tesserent’s services are entirely scalable so that future initiatives and requirements can be supported with ease without the need for further capital investment
Luther College is a co-educational school in the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne. The College is a leading proponent of the use of technology to drive positive educational outcomes and ahead of the curve in terms of the technologies it deploys in the classroom to foster creativity and learning. However whilst Luther College ICT curriculum and teaching methodologies were forward thinking, the security of its burgeoning network needed to be improved before it began to impact performance.
The College’s IT team knew that due to conflicting demands on their time they were falling behind in their ability to keep up with the ever changing security profile landscape but had previously thought that a managed security solution would be too costly. Meeting with the Tesserent team quickly changed their minds.
As Christopher Topp, Director of IT, Luther College noted “The price point that we were able to have a fully managed security was such that it made perfect sense to switch to Tesserent.” He continued “We wanted to take the guesswork out of network security, and use a company that had an established track record of protecting its client’s digital assets.”
One of the things that set Tesserent apart is their passion and drive to provide the very best security solution that is right for each individual client. Tesserent worked closely with the Luther College team to really understand what was needed and how the school’s network may develop over time.
Tesserent deployed a managed firewall, web and mail filtering solution to meet the needs of the College with a swift and easy transition and an immediate boost in network performance. Luther’s IT team have been freed up from the day to day management of the network and has peace of mind that a dedicated team of experts is monitoring, protecting and assessing security threats, automatically updating the solution to ensure that it remains at the cutting-edge of available security hardware and software.
“Our decision to place the responsibility for the security of our network in Tesserent’s hands has been an excellent one” said Christopher Topp, “Their service is exceptional; including speedy response times and expert personalised advice.”
Since Luther College switched to Tesserent managed security four years ago, Tesserent’s experienced security consultants have provided valuable technical and strategic advice to the College’s IT team. As Topp adds “Our configuration requirements were challenging. Tesserent’s engineers came up with a solution that was much more efficient and more secure.”
“The overall service and solution provided by Tesserent was the most appealing by far across the scale. In terms of performance, cost, support and service we believe they are in a league of their own and have been delighted with our growing partnership” concluded Chris.
Since deploying Tesserent to manage its network security, Luther College has:
Significantly improved network performance
- Access to next-generation firewall technology
- A faster, more efficient network
Freed up internal IT resources
- Day to day security management by Tesserent’s expert team
- IT team can focus on key initiatives
Achieved significant ROI
- Cost effective solution
- Scalable to support future growth and requirements without costly hardware upgrades
Peace of mind
- Expert and experienced team
- Peerless customer service
- Security platform continuously updated to meet new risks and threats
“Tesserent do what they do exceptionally well and they also take the time to really listen and understand our changing needs and requirements. We feel truly valued as a client. Tesserent took the time to understand Luther College’s requirements and created a solution tailored to our needs rather than make something fit our needs.”
Director of IT