Case study: Myers Group

Greater control of patches, software updates and malware management

Myers Group looked for an automated all-in-one solution – and found it in F-Secure Protection Service for Business

Company

Myers Group

Solutions from F-Secure

F-Secure Protection Service for Business

Industry

Construction

Country

UK


The Myers Group is a fourth-generation family owned group of companies based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, providing products, services and materials to the construction industry and employing approximately 350 people. As a customer focused company Myers offer an easy one-stop shopping experience. A proposition of ‘made for trade, open to all’ ensures that they are equipped to support both the daily business needs of the professional tradesmen and the domestic needs of local DIY customers. A comprehensive delivery service is available from all locations. Myers Group provide building supplies, ready-mix, skip hire and natural hard yorkstone throughout the Northwest of England.

The need to manage all endpoints centrally

As a group of companies employing hundreds of people across multiple locations and with limited IT resources, Myers needed a solution to enable them to centrally manage all their endpoint security solutions from the one place. The price of other well-known cloud-based endpoint protection solutions including the previous solution kept rising. This, combined with the time it was taking to manually push out security patches across all devices was becoming unmanageable.

“The main driver for us was that we needed an all-in-one solution that provided both patch management and security. We needed something all-inclusive and easy to deploy. We needed a package for ongoing patch management and software updates as well as malware. Other well-known solutions did not include an automated ‘patch management’ option that we needed.”

“After listening to F-Secure on a podcast and also seeing Mikko Hypponen on a TedTalk, F-Secure was shortlisted alongside Kaspersky and Sophos. Having considered all three, we felt that F-Secure matched our needs best and we purchased through Probrand, whom we know and have used for other services in the past.”

Security and automated updates in a single solution

F-Secure Protection Service for Business answered all of Myers Groups’ needs in one really smart package. Previously Myers Group had to continually make update patches manually across the entire business. F-Secure provided a complete solution that updated automatically and for less financial investment than before.

“We chose F-Secure because they provided us with a complete solution for all our needs, which was also completely cloud based, making installation and setup very simple. We now have greater control of patches, software updates and malware management which are all done automatically.”

The solution was downloaded directly from the cloud, with a simple step-by-step online process for deployment. Just a few clicks and they were set up. As a result, Myers was able to roll out the software to over 160 machines, across 14 sites nationally.

“With F-Secure, we get more services included for the price we pay now, compared to our previous supplier and can deploy patches at the touch of a button, which saves us a lot of time and effort.”

“The service and support was great from the outset. Any time we need support we are always able to get hold of someone at the end of the phone very quickly. A very responsive and helpful team.”

“From start to finish the experience was excellent and what I had hoped for. Simple, easy to manage, and ticked all the boxes.” 

Andrew Williams, Infrastructure Engineer

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