Johnathon Martin - Aug 30, 2019

Multi-Tenant Smoothwall WAN - St Cuthbert's MAT

St Cuthbert’s Multi Academy Trust (CMAT) / St Mary’s Sports College (SMC) is in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

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“We worked with PrimaryTec to centralise all of our existing Smoothwall reporting and filtering infrastructure across our entire trust. The project was ran seamlessly from start to finish, great job!”
Mike Pearce, ICT Manager


PrimaryTec were commissioned to provide a site specific bespoke centralised filtering and report management solution based out of St Mary’s College to cover all the CMAT schools. As well as providing a centralised filtering and safeguarding solution, CMAT also required a platform for future WAN growth.

The project included the following works
• Installation of an S14 Smoothwall reporting device centrally at SMC as a parent node.
• Installation of child nodes across the individual remaining CMAT sites.
• Configuration of a multi tenant filtering system integrated into individual AND infrastructures.
• Configuration of routing and ACLs across the CMAT WAN.
• Configuration of safeguarding and report for each tenant.
• Training for CMAT’s IT Support staff.

Skills used
• IP network routing, VLAN, IPSEC, WAN routing and security.
• Microsoft Server Systems & AD.
• Safeguarding
• Training

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Written by Johnathon Martin

A former teacher, SLT member and IT lead, now Google Certified Trainer looking after our clients as head of the Client Success Team