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    Somerset NHS Partnership is a Trust that has 60 sites spread around the South West and employs more than 4,000 staff. The Trust provides services from 13 community hospitals across the county.

    As a large trust IT infrastructure and security is very important, particularly in light of the recommendations and reports made by Caldicott and Martha Lane Fox.

    The Trust’s previous IT infrastructure consisted of a bank of aging Juniper Firewalls that the trust managed, but were nearing the end of life.

    As part of an upgrade programme, the trust created a list of preferred Security Vendors to investigate how the trust could benefit from Next Generation Firewalls. One of the firewall vendors shortlisted was Fortinet who reached out to their Platinum Partner Nouveau Solutions to assist in the presentation of the security solution to the Trust.

    As a result of the programme, Nouveau Solutions identified that there was a requirement for rich security features across the trust such as web filtering, intrusion detection, anti-spam, sandboxing and load balancing all managed centrally – something that was very high on the requirement list.

    What we implemented
    Nouveau recommended to the trust the Fortinet Eco Security System which allowed the trust to explore different security options as the trust evolves, specifically focusing on protecting endpoints and databases in a joined-up manner.

    The information technology team researched compliance and came to the conclusion that the Fortinet offering was the right solution, being impressed with the cutting edge technology and position in the Magic Gartner Quadrant.

    The completion of the project was in January 2016 and is working fantastically. The biggest advantage is the single management interface that allows all aspects to be managed effectively from one single part.

    Kurt Hanson, Information Technical Architect said, “We’re very pleased with the installation. In addition to the fabulous single management interface, we can now communicate more effectively with other local authorities in a more secure and effective way.”

    ” I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all the prompt assistance you provided us with during this project.

    Could you kindly express our gratitude to your engineers for the excellent work they carried out for us. “

    Farhad | London Borough of Hounslow


    ” Being responsible for IT in an organisation which is very tech dependant is a real challenge, especially having no formal IT experience myself.  Having the Nouveau team at the end of the phone is a real-life saver and I have needed a life line many times.  I most appreciate the accessibility, knowledge and friendliness of the team. “

    Judith Ball | CFO | Aspen Worldwide


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    ” The company I work for has been using Nouveau Solutions for the past 15+ years and I have had the pleasure myself to build up a good, close relationship with them for about 12 of those years.

    Nouveau Solutions have dedicated teams for each different area that are made up of very knowledgeable technicians and engineers that specialise in their specific area of expertise. It is due to this that I always feel confident that Nouveau Solutions will be able to deliver us any IT services that we may request from them (there has been a lot over the years).

    They have always gone above and beyond to deliver high quality professional IT services to meet any requirements that we throw at them within any timeframes that we may set.

    On top of the ad-hoc IT services we request from Nouveau Solutions, they also monitor, manage, maintain and support some of our network infrastructure and have always been on hand to resolve any issues that may be noticed via their monitoring or raised by us within a timely manner.

    We also purchase the majority of our IT equipment including hardware, software and licensing through Nouveau Solutions which is always at a reasonable price and always received within a timely manner.

    Since day one of our relationship with Nouveau Solutions we have been appointed to the same one account manager which has allowed him to get to know our business very well. The service that has been provided by him to us has been nothing but exceptional. He always comes across as knowledgeable in any business discussions that we may have and has always been happy to take the time to communicate with us, make us aware of anything that we need to be aware of, or provide us with updates on anything.  I have always had the impression that his main priority is to ensure that we are happy with everything that Nouveau Solutions provides to us and he will do anything to ensure that is the case.

    All in all, I have nothing but praise to offer for Nouveau Solutions and would highly recommend them to any company that was looking for an IT services company.  There are definitely no plans here to switch to a different IT services company for the foreseeable future.

    Here’s to many more years with using Nouveau Solutions! “

    Lee Burgess | IT Systems Administrator | Combined Independents (Holdings) Ltd


    ” Nouveau have been brilliant from start to finish – very professional and competitive with their service and pricing. We needed a large number of Firewalls to deploy across our global company over a very short time period and thanks to Jack’s excellent availability, Nouveau’s turn-around time was extremely swift, even with nearly no notice. Nouveau not only provided us with the hardware  – one of their competent technicians supplied us with some design work in the past to help with our data centre firewalls replacement project! Nouveau have been great to work with. “

    Hassan Ashraf | IT Service and Infrastructure Manager | Everlight Radiology


    ” In the summer of 2017, I approached Nouveau in the hope of finding a competent partner that could help us through an upcoming hardware refresh. A priority of ours was to discover a local business (within 20 miles) that excelled and specialised in HPE, Dell, Fortinet and Microsoft/Office 365 as we planned to refresh our whole core infrastructure,. This included storage, infrastructure hosting and networking (core, access and perimeter) for our headquarters and our other branches. After an extensive phase of speccing, detail planning and quoting, Andy Swain and his team were able to offer a “spot on” solution for our demands with a very high cost/value ratio. This project led to a very open and trusting partnership with Nouveau and made them our No.1 partner within IT. “

    Stefan Nader | Ensilica