The UK's Derbyshire Building Society has deployed Nokia's IP security network, running applications from Check Point Software Technologies, to deliver secure Internet access to both its employees and business partners.
The Nokia solution is pre-equipped with Check Point's VPN-1/FireWall-1 Internet security software and will provide internal Web access to employees across the Society's 53-strong network of branches.
The network also provides a direct link-up between The Derbyshire's systems and those of its business partners via a leased line, with all communications managed through the firewall at the main site.
Margaret Goring, operations manager, The Derbyshire, says the Nokia package removed any security issues around the current operating system.
"With the systems now up and running, it will only be necessary to apply the existing security processes and policies to any new project that is being implemented," she adds.
The package replaces a number of dial-up PCs across the organisation's sites that were previously used for Internet and e-mail access.