Strengthening access security while reducing total cost of ownership

With easy access to its network, applications and resources by staff and partners a crucial element of Gloucestershire County Council’s ‘Agile Working’ initiative, the council needed to enhance its access strategy. The aim was to implement a single security solution that could be used to provide various staff and partner user groups with access to key resources at anytime from anywhere. The council also wanted to replace weak, static passwords with dynamic ‘one time’ passwords – using multi-factor authentication.