Project Description

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Company: Cognita
Industry: Education
Country: UK



  • Provide a secure solution for all users around the world

  • Unified solution that can handle a wide range of security threats

  • Cost effective and efficient environment

  • High performance security environment for all users

  • Complete service including installation, configuration, training and support.

Top of the class in network security

The Cognita group encompasses 58 schools across the UK, Europe, South-East Asia and Latin America. Fitting a broad profile, the family of schools includes nurseries, pre-prep, prep, junior and senior schools. Cognita employs 3,500 teaching and support staff, in the care and education of over 17,900 pupils.



IDE Group recommended, designed and deployed a security solution that can handle a range of different types of IT threat in a unified and integrated way. By addressing a number of security issues with a single solution based on WatchGuard’s Unified Threat Management (UTM), IDE Group enabled Cognita to effectively set, manage and report on firewall, anti-virus and intrusion prevention policies for the whole business. IDE Group also addressed the growing threats in email security with centrally managed services that support worldwide operations, based on a combination of the Mimecast anti-spam and email archiving solution, with Websense web security providing protection against the growing range of web-based threats. This provides a centralised email and web security policy for all Cognita users around the world.

“IDE Group offered a complete service, which was instrumental in the success of the project”

Andrew Savin, Group IT Director

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