Next Generation Security Fabric for Education


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Comprehensive threat protection is a must-have for all institutions in 2020.

Hear from our expert panel on the steps you need to take right now, to effectively protect your network.

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Switchshop explore the challenges faced by the Education sector in ensuring that you can effectively secure your IT Network,  deliver effective and secure remote access and remain compliant with government legislation like Prevent.  We’ll also be looking at the importance of keeping pace with essential new technologies and understanding how light weight firewalls no longer offer the protection you need.. 

  • Why advanced threat protection technologies are essential for Schools, College and Universities. Not a “nice to have”
  • Compliance with Prevent and IWF backing
  • Understanding the importance of firewalling and UTM features – not the just web filtering
  • The need for a Security Fabric approach with multiple layers of intelligent shared security


Neil Wilkinson

Neil has been with Switchshop for 8 years and is an expert in Fortinet Forti-Fabric Enterprise Network Security and Fortinet Wireless Network Solutions. During this time, he has designed and installed many school, college and university networks. His specialties include networking technology including Next Generation Firewalls.

Michael Curry

Michael is Switchshop’s Director and has been with Switchshop for 10 years. He is a specialist in helping educational establishments make informed network solution decisions and choices that are right for them. To date he has assisted many educational establishments including prestigious universities and academies throughout the UK. His specialist focus is on LAN, WLAN and Security solutions from Tier 1 manufacturers.

Ian Ridsdale

Ian is Regional Public Sector Manager at Fortinet. he has worked in the Cyber Security industry for the last few years. Within this time he has established himself within the industry and continues to build the profile of Fortinet within the Public Sector focussing on Local Government and Education. Prior to this Ian has worked in the Public Sector for the last 18 years. He is a qualified teacher previously holding senior leadership roles in Primary and Secondary Schools. He has also spent a considerable amount of time working first as a school Advisor and also as Assistant Head of ICT in a Local Authority. In this role he looked after Traded Services, Information Governance and Compliance prior to joining Fortinet.


Switchshop are specialists in IT networking, security and VoIP telephony hardware and solutions. As a leading UK reseller of networking hardware, we boast some of the highest partnerships available with leading vendors and offer a consultative and technically-led approach, to deliver the right solution for you, not us. Switchshop’s engineers are some of the most qualified and experienced in the country and have decades of experience designing, installing and fault finding within the most complex of networks. 

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