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Industry-specific expertise in construction
Success Story - DCB (Kent) Ltd
DCB (Kent) Limited are renowned for delivering high-quality building, refurbishment and maintenance services throughout Kent, Sussex, Essex and London. Established in 1998, the company has grown steadily year on year to become one of the leading independent contractors in the South East. DCB Kent is part of the Bilby Group, a leading building services company serving local authorities, housing associations and domestic customers in London and the South East. In early 2017, one of the companies in the group was hit by ransomware. Having seen the impact it had, DCB Kent began searching for ransomware protection to ensure the same situation didn’t happen to them.
Already a Sophos customer for around ten years, DCB immediately considered Sophos for ransomware protection when one of its sister companies experienced an attack in 2017. Alongside the threat of a ransomware attack, additional challenges included:
- Futureproofing for company growth
DCB is growing year on year by approximately 10% so the team there were keen to ensure any new solutions introduced would be futureproofed and scale as the company grew.
- GDPR compliance
Also aware of new GDPR legislation, DCB needed IT security software that would tick the relevant boxes to ensure compliance.
The DCB team approached their Sophos partner ADM Computing for advice. An Intercept X presentation was due to take place at the ADM Computing offices shortly after their enquiry so the DCB team went along, and decided to order the solution the day after it launched.
“Intercept X matched exactly what we needed,” says Paul Baker, Commercial Director at DCB. “Nothing gets through and we see a fair amount of traffic getting blocked each week.”
ADM Computing installed Intercept X at DCB without any challenges, and the team there log in remotely to make checks if they need to.
“For us Intercept X was something we needed to make happen,” says Paul. “We saw the impact of a ransomware attack at our sister company and realised it could happen to us too. The implications meant we couldn’t afford not to have it.”
In addition, DCB uses Sophos UTM alongside Sophos RED to connect remote offices and home workers to the headquarters. Sophos Endpoint Protection has also been in place at DCB for around ten years to protect the company from malware and advanced threats, such as targeted attacks.
Our consultant engineers go beyond technology. They talk business, so they understand which of your systems are business-critical, and what you need from them.
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My company have been partnered with ADM for nearly two years and they have provided us with efficient, professional and responsive service throughout. From the Directors to the Account Managers to the Engineers, everyone is personable and gets to know who you and your company are. I would highly recommend using ADM as your IT support partner.
We have been using ADM for a couple of years and we think they are awesome (I don’t use exclamation marks lightly)!
Nothing is too much trouble and I find ADM add real value by understating your business challenges and offering solutions that don’t cost the earth.
All James brings the team doughnuts once a year, which endears him to all :).
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The ADM Team takes care of their clients and presents solutions to problems that they may not even know are affecting their business.
We have been partnered with ADM for nearly two years now and are very satisfied with the performance of their support team who often go the extra mile, especially when things go wrong!
Keep up the great service and we look forward to growing our business with a partner that we can trust.
I have been working with ADM Computing for the past 2 years, and I could not be more happier with their professionalist and commitment. They are a truly Partner and an extension of your internal IT Team.
Even when we have thrown a few curveballs into the mix, ADM Computing have the answers that work.
I wanted to send a note to let you know that the calm and determined deployment of the tenancy migration to Cloud and security implementation from Andy and Rob has been commendable. To move and secure a live trading environment with multiple inbound data feeds and the volume of data without a critical point of failure is, to a layperson, quite a feat.
Where do I begin?
The biggest change has been our connection with the outside world and the improved layers of security that go with that.
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