Bolton Wanderers FC has selected ScanSafe's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) web security technology for the next three years.

Prior to selecting ScanSafe, Bolton Wanderers FC previously used on-site hardware for its web security that it found too time consuming to maintain and update. Dave Atkinson, IT director at Bolton Wanderers FC, claimed that the club was looking to move to a SaaS solution in order to save both time and money.

Atkinson said: “One of the key selling points of ScanSafe was its Anywhere+ solution. We were particularly impressed with the quick deployment and ease of use. The ability to track and enforce uniform security policies on all of our workforces is fantastic.”

ScanSafe claimed that Anywhere+ is the world's first SaaS web security for roaming workers, as its offerings require no hardware, upfront capital costs or maintenance and provide unparalleled real-time threat protection with zero latency. As a result, the services increase productivity, reduce bandwidth consumption and offer a lower total cost of ownership than hardware or software solutions.

Atkinson said: “Since deploying ScanSafe we have had no issues. It was really a no-brainer for us to select this solution, as the deployment has been surprisingly easy, the categorisation is far better than our previous solution and the number of support queries we have had from employees has been significantly reduced due to the simple traffic light system.

“We have also found that our web performance has actually improved now that the protection is happening in the cloud and away from our network.”