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Victor Chandler Selects SmoothWall Web Filter to Safeguard Network and Cut Costs

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Internet security solution helps to boost employee productivity for Britain’s leading independent bookmaker

Leeds, UK – 20th April 2010 – Internet security specialists SmoothWall, today announced that Victor Chandler is using their Guardian web content filtering solution to safeguard Internet access on the company’s corporate network. By deploying SmoothWall’s solution, Victor Chandler has increased overall efficiency and made substantial cost savings.

Victor Chandler offers a wide variety of online betting platforms and has over half a million customers in over 160 different countries.  Headquartered in Gibraltar, with operations in the UK, Europe and Far East, the company has a turnover in excess of £1billion and employs more than 300 people.

The betting and gaming company required an easy-to-manage security solution that could protect the network from attacks and safeguard against the risk of their employees unknowingly clicking on malicious weblinks. It was also essential that the company’s customer details, needed for trading on the betting platform, were kept secure and protected from breaches.

SmoothWall says their solution has helped Victor Chandler to significantly strengthen web security, and increase the productivity of their workforce. Web usage in the company’s call centres is now carefully controlled by operations managers, who are effectively able to audit the online activities of employees, and restrict their access to timewasting sites accordingly. In addition, the company says time spent on network administration and maintenance is substantially reduced and bandwidth use dramatically improved.

Chris Murchison, Infrastructure Engineer at Victor Chandler, commented: “Using the Internet is absolutely critical to the running of our organisation.  By choosing SmoothWall’s robust solution, we are reassured that we have a good layer of protection to protect our customers and staff. Since deploying Guardian, we have seen an increase in staff productivity levels, cost savings and overall efficiency throughout the organisation. This, coupled with the excellent support offered by SmoothWall, has made the whole deployment a complete success.”

Tom Newton, Product Manager at SmoothWall, added: “SmoothWall is proud to be safeguarding web security for one of the world’s leading online betting and gaming companies. Victor Chandler’s experiences show why intelligent filtering is such a ‘safe bet’ for businesses that depend heavily on the web for their day to day operations, and how efficiency and productivity savings can lead directly to the bottom line.”

About SmoothWall
The SmoothWall family of Internet security solutions helps enterprises and schools to prevent misuse, block objectionable content and protect against web related threats.  Delivered and supported via a global network of partners in over 60 countries, SmoothWall’s commercial and open source solutions safeguard more than a million networks worldwide.

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