Built on trust, innovation and knowledge-leadership, the Salarpuria Sattva Group is one of India’s leading Property Development, Management and Consulting organizations.
Construction Industry has some very unique challenges when it comes to IT infrastructure.
- Secure access to applications and data have to be provided to multiple stakeholders in the company.
- The Executives and Senior Leaders have to be given secure access when they are mobile.
- Each construction site has to have its own IT infrastructure catering to not just a fixed location like the model apartment managed by marketing and sales but also remote basement and different floors for facility, construction and maintenance crews.
- Not every construction site has an ISP providing MPLS connection. At some places there is a mix of ISPs.
Sattva Group tried to address these issues with a solution combining MPLS & UTM appliances but it turned out ineffective and expensive to maintain resulting in high TCO.
Sattva Group implemented Instasafe Secure Access to replace the MPLS and UTM based incumbent solution with a cost effective way to provide their various stakeholders secure access.
Replace MPLS with Datacard Dongle ::
Sattva Group provided all their employees associated with a construction site who need access to the corporate data and apps with an Airtel 4G Datacard dongle embedded with Instasafe Secure Access agent. When the employee connects the dongle, it automatically triggers the Instasafe agent which validates the end point on the cloud and creates a secure VPN tunnel between the end point and the datacentre disconnecting the end point from the outside insecure environment. This enables all corporate policies to be applied on the end point device and the user profile.
This simple step removed the need for MPLS lines and UTM devices at all the locations resulting in huge savings for the organisation.
Last mile connectivity issues resolved ::
It also helped all the stakeholders, whether they are in Marketing operating from a model apartment or Facilities checking status from the basement or Maintenance & Construction checking designs on the 10th floor to access the applications from any location wirelessly. Sattva Group has seen the productivity of the employees go up many fold and an increase in the speed with which the projects are progressing.
Workers are stress free ::
The access is seamless from the user perspective who does not need to remember multiple passwords. In fact, the employee does not even know that Instasafe incident has been triggered and a secure tunnel has been created. It is seamless and automatic from an employee’s perspective.
Using Instasafe Secure Access, Sattva Group is also able to implement granular policies giving the right users access to the right applications.
Sattva Group saw a saving of close to INR 3.5 Lakhs per construction site by replacing their existing MPLS and UTM appliances infrastructure with Instasafe Secure Access. With over 32 construction sites currently active, this translates to a saving of approx. INR 1.1 Crores.
Sattva Group has completely replaced the MPLS connectivity with a simple datacard dongle and Instasafe Secure Access. With the number of construction sites increasing on a year-to-year basis, Sattva Group is looking towards a large amount of savings in the IT infrastructure side.
In addition to the actual savings in IT spend, Sattva Group has also seen an increase in the productivity of their IT team as they have become stress-free.
Instasafe has helped to transform the way Sattva Group implements and manages its construction sites through this efficient IT implementation.
“I am proud to say that Sattva Group has over 32 active sites in construction where IT has been an enabler and is an integral part of the processes. Thanks to Instasafe, all these sites are managed from a single central location by a relaxed and stress-free IT team supporting not just the Sattva Group employees but also customers in a safe and secure environment.”
– Hariharan Subramaniam, Head – IT, Sattva Group.
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