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CWSI announced as one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies 2023.

CWSI, has been named as one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies. The awards programme is led by Deloitte Ireland, in association with Bank of Ireland.

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Creating a Secure Identity in the Cloud – Video Case Study

Johnathan Purvis, IT Manager of Kefron and Guido Marchetti discuss the identity and access management project carried out in March 2020.

Kefron saves money, improves security, removes unnecessary products and creates a better user experience through Microsoft 365 Security

Watch the full video below to learn how Kefron extended its Microsoft 365 footprint to put their identity into the cloud creating a single pane of glass for them to manage and secure their devices, saving money in the process.


What did Kefron need?

Kefron is a leading document management specialist – handling both physical and digital hosted documents for many private and public sector bodies.

Kefron had a security challenge as a result of a fragmented security strategy. They had a number of different solutions in place doing similar things meaning the IT team was spending significant time managing multiple applications. Their core problem was based in Unified Identity and Device Management across their mobile estate.

CWSI demonstrated through a review process that many of the tools Kefron was investing in were already in place within their Microsoft license bundle. A roadmap was created to create a more seamless identity management platform and also a device management platform. This was achieved through the Microsoft 365 Business Skew to also introduce a cost-saving by removing the need for other superfluous third-party security solutions.

How we helped

What did CWSI do?

Kefron extended its footprint into the Microsoft 365 world. CWSI helped Kefron move its identity into the cloud, meaning deployment of new devices, endpoint security, and sign-on have all been migrated to one single pane of glass.

As now-defunct encryption, spam, and other security technologies were removed the process for IT in managing their end-points became much simpler as well as cheaper for the business.

CWSI assisted Kefron with migrating all users across to Intune. There was a trial period of two weeks to configure and test and then all users were rolled out with only a single user issue appearing. This work was all carried out remotely during the Covid-19 lockdown of March 2020.


What have the results been?
  • Kefron’s identity is now fully hosted in the cloud, resulting in ease of management for internal teams and a cost-saving for the business.
  • CWSI was able to remove multiple solutions and consolidate security and identity management into a single management platform, resulting in enormous efficiencies for new deployments and remote working support.
  • The entire base user rollout was carried out remotely with user issues being less than 1%.

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