Smoothwall has appointed a new Corporate Sales Manager to support its continued expansion into the UK domestic corporate market.
Ricky Dransfield, who previously ran his own technology business, will be responsible for growing the corporate client base and will head up a team of four. His appointment follows a series of recent contract wins with household names which will see the business strengthen its position in the corporate IT security arena.
He says: “Our Guardian Web Security system is extremely well known and respected internationally where we hold a number of prestigious contracts with the US Government, the American financial markets and a wide range of UK public sector organisations, which I believe is testament to the unrivalled levels of flexibility and web security our products offer.
“My job is to translate those successes into the corporate sector where we are already winning new contracts from businesses that are looking to improve on expensive imported security technologies that are both costly and underperforming. The legal and financial implications of employee’s internet usage is a major concern for UK business and our products enable companies to regulate online activity and offer e-safety in the workplace at a competitive price.”
Smoothwall will be initially targeting the retail, financial services and telecoms markets with its Guardian Web Security system.
Ricky explains: “Our Guardian Web Filtering system utilises what we believe to be the best filtering technology in the world to provide real-time monitoring that examines the content, context and construction of every webpage rather than just blocking website’s URL addresses, businesses can monitor, manage and control all employee internet usage extremely effectively.”
Smoothwall’s Guardian technology has been designed and engineered in the UK by some of the world’s leading software developers. It exceeds the e-safety requirements outlined by the Government’s DfE whilst also being extremely easy to install and manage. “Our unrivalled levels of filtering and security ensure that businesses have total control over who, what, when and where the web is accessed – even by laptop users who are working out of the office network.” concludes Ricky.