Trowers & Hamlins modernises its network infrastructure with Extreme Networks and Appurity

Trowers & Hamlins LLP has modernised its network infrastructure through a strategic partnership with Extreme Networks and Appurity.

Faced with an outdated WiFi infrastructure, the London-headquartered commercial legal services firm encountered significant hurdles in supporting a modern, mobile workforce, especially during the pandemic’s peak, which necessitated a swift transition from desktop PCs to laptops. With over 1200 users and a mix of devices reliant on WiFi, the firm needed to upgrade its legacy Aerohive network setup to meet the growing demand for robust and secure connectivity. This challenge was compounded by a lack of enterprise-grade solutions in some overseas offices.

Trowers & Hamlins engaged Appurity, leveraging their longstanding partnership and Appurity’s networking expertise, to update their WiFi infrastructure with Extreme Networks. Appurity supported the Trowers & Hamlins team with network planning, including office heat mapping for optimal access point placement, and executed the project despite global challenges like chip shortages. Appurity further supported the team by installing access points and configuring backend systems.

Benefits and Outcomes

Trowers says that the deployment of Extreme Networks’ technology has markedly enhanced network coverage and reliability for the firm. The introduction of a guest network with self-service access mirrors the convenience of hotel WiFi, significantly reducing service desk inquiries, and the Extreme Cloud IQ system provides valuable insights into network health, facilitating remote management.

James Chandler, senior infrastructure analyst at Trowers & Hamlins, said: “The dedication to delivering a tailored solution and the lengths Appurity went to ensure our needs were met is truly impressive. The new Extreme WiFi solution has significantly enhanced our operational efficiency and security.”

Steve Whiter, director at Appurity, added: “The success of our project with Trowers & Hamlins underscores the alignment between the firm’s needs and Extreme Networks’ capabilities. Witnessing the immediate benefits of our solutions validates our team’s hard work and expertise.”

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