Walford & North Shropshire College, England, UK
Efficient Content Filtering at Competitive Prices for WNSC
About Walford & North Shropshire College, Education

Walford & North Shropshire College (WNSC) is a further education college in Shropshire, England. It was created in January 2001 following the merger of North Shropshire College in Oswestry and Witchurch, and Walford College in Baschurch. Mr. Ron Pugh was appointed the Principal of the merged College. Following his retirement, Mr. Andrew Tyley took over from Mr. Pugh. The two main campuses are based in Walford and Oswestry, although there are other smaller centres throughout England.

The College specialises in providing the widest choice of A-Levels, full-time and part-time courses as well as work-based learning. They provide courses in the following areas:
- Agriculture
- Agricultural Engineering
- Animal Management and Welfare
- Gamekeeping
- Equine
- Floristry
- Horticulture
- Motor Vehicle

Cyberoam because of its Content Filtering abilities and competitive pricing, and because its performance is second to none of the others

Mr. Andrew Tyley
Walford & North Shropshire College

Internet access for educational and research purposes forms an important part of any educational institution’s curriculum. Similarly, WNSC provides Internet access to students. However, it is of vital importance to regulate and monitor student’s Internet activities to ensure that they have a safe and productive Internet experience. Mr. Andrew Tyley, Principal of WNSC, expressed his need for a secure Internet Connection as follows:

Need for an Efficient Web Filtering Solution

Emphasizing the need for a web security solution, Mr. Tyley states, “Being an educational institution, we are responsible for the online safety of our pupils. We also need to ensure that the student’s online activities do not pose a threat to the integrity and security of our network”. WNSC’s previous Web Filtering solution was up for renewal, they intended to replace it with another that provided equivalent security at more competitive prices."

The Cyberoam Solution

After looking into the market for a suitable network security solution that would match up to their requirement, they finalized on Cyberoam. They purchased Three (3) Appliances: One (1) CR 500ia, One (1) CR 300i and One (1) CR 50ia and deployed them at 3 of their campuses.

After Cyberoam installation, they noticed the following benefits.

  • Secured from Impending Cyber Threats

    Cyberoam’s Checkmark and ICSA dual certified Firewall safeguards WNSC’s network against intruders. All Internet users are given controlled access to network and internet resources, ensuring that no security loopholes are left open. WNSC network lies under the dual-layer protection of Cyberoam that safeguards from several variants of spyware attacks, spoofing and DoS attacks in addition to keyloggers, Trojans and more.

  • Web and Application Filtering in Place

    Cyberoam allows Mr. Tyley to instantly block web sites and enforce acceptable usage policies on students, guest users and other staff alike. Cyberoam has a content filtering database of more than 100 million websites, categorized in 89+ categories. All unauthorized downloads, P2P applications, pirated audio and video streaming and other harmful content is now safely blocked. “Cyberoam gives us firm control over all Internet activities within the college premises. It helps us in ensuring protection and discipline among our pupils”, said Mr. Tyley..

  • To Conclude

    Expressing his satisfaction with Cyberoam’s performance, Mr. Tyley said, “I chose Cyberoam because of its Content Filtering abilities and competitive pricing, and because its performance is second to none of the others. Cyberoam has done well in fulfilling my expectations”.