Buckinghamshire Council | CyberLab Success Stories


Buckinghamshire Council

A large-scale project helping a network of Buckinghamshire schools to secure their endpoints and ensure their students were safe online. 

Buckinghamshire Council Success Story

The Client

A returning customer, Buckinghamshire Council were looking to review and renew their Sophos service 

The Challenge

Buckinghamshire Council needed to ensure cyber security and compliance across multiple schools within their district, with a requirement for CyberLab to maintain the security systems that we implement. 

With a newly appointed Technical Team Leader heading the council’s internal team, it was imperative to secure the best commercial offering. 

The Solution

Over the years spent with CyberLab, Buckinghamshire Council has moved from Sophos Enterprise to Sophos Central, and then Sophos Intercept X. The most recent renewal review led them to upgrade to Sophos Central Intercept X Advanced for Endpoints and Servers to meet the challenges they were facing.  

As a local government organisation, Buckinghamshire Council had budget constraints to consider. CyberLab were able to leverage our vendor relationships and ensure that the Council and the schools they serve had the best offering at the right commercials. 

CyberLab are always there to help. Being able to pick up the phone or email and have access to a dedicated account manager who is always there to assist provides excellent value for us. Not only when it comes to renewal but also throughout any period of the contract, CyberLab are able to support and provide guidance.” 

Simon Hobdell, Technical Team Leader, Buckinghamshire Council 

The Outcome

With the successful implementation of Sophos Central Intercept X Advanced, Buckinghamshire Council has been able to communicate the benefits and technological advances across the schools they serve.  

Initially looking to purchase 30,000 licenses for their schools, with CyberLab’s support, they were able to increase this to just over 40,000 licenses within the same budget. This means the Council is now able to offer their schools a solution at a cost that cannot be matched by other providers. 

CyberLab added value throughout the process by providing a consultative approach and managing the commercials between the Council and Sophos to provide an unmatched price point for their schools. Schools across Buckinghamshire can now move forward with the peace of mind that their systems are secure. 

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