About Jonathan Lee

Since 1978 Jonathan Lee Recruitment has taken great pride in being the first choice for clients and candidates across the engineering, manufacturing and advanced technology sectors both in the UK and globally.

True to their ethos of providing ‘Solutions Through Understanding’ many of their consultants have working backgrounds in their core sectors contributing to their market leadership in the supply of the right permanent, contract and interim solutions to their clients.

Covering functional specialisms from product development, manufacturing, operations & maintenance to finance, supply chain, purchasing, logistics and HR, they always seek the most appropriate solution to meet both candidate and client needs.

Based in Stourbridge in the West Midlands, Jonathan Lee Recruitment is ISO 9001:2015 certified and is a recognised Investor in People.

Number of Employees: 70

Partnered with OGL since: 2018

Company Location: West Midlands

Company Website: www.jonlee.co.uk

Cyber Essentials Plus helps opens new markets

Recognised as a leading recruitment company within the industry, Jonathan Lee is constantly looking to expand and increase the number of markets they support. As with most modern companies, they are concerned with the risk of cyber-crime, which is increasing exponentially year-on-year. We met with Jonathan Lee’s IT Manager to discuss how and why they wanted to work alongside a cyber security partner.

He said: “We were introduced to working with CyberGuard Technologies, through our existing relationship with their parent company, OGL Computer.

“We’ve worked closely with OGL for a number of years and they have managed and provided solutions such as server room support, patch management, Microsoft 365, virtual cloud recovery and replication, and these solutions have enabled the effective and productive operation of all of our IT systems.

“We selected OGL as our IT partner based on their ethos and approach; operating as an extension of our internal resource and providing much valued additional expertise when we need it. This expertise has included Server 2016, Intune mobile device management tutoring and SharePoint advice. They provide us with a dedicated Account Manager who responds very quickly to all requests and supports us through regular meetings and reviews.

“As a result of this, when it came to looking at our cyber security, working alongside OGL’s Cyber Security division, CyberGuard Technologies was an obvious choice. One of the core reasons for investing in our cyber security was ensuring that our clients, candidates and contractors had confidence in the integrity of our systems. This is important across many sectors but is absolutely vital for recruitment companies who have access to and hold personal, sensitive and financial data.

“The very nature of the business can attract cyber-criminals and so approached CyberGuard to discuss options for increasing security which lead to the implementation of their next-generation anti-virus solution, Carbon Black Defence. The reputation of the product is excellent and since its installation, we’ve immediately seen a difference in the management of what actually gets through to our systems and its analysis of threats are much more advanced than a traditional anti-virus solution.

“The real-time monitoring and expert advice it provides gives me added confidence that both our employees and our data are secure from threats. This advanced protection is perfect for us and helps highlight to our key customers and suppliers just how important protecting our systems and their data is to us.

“For many of our clients, cyber security in their supply chains is increasing in importance.  For example, we work with many customers in the defence sector, supporting confidential recruitment programmes which require the utmost security. CyberGuard’s support over the last 18 months has meant we have been able to achieve Cyber Essentials and then Cyber Essentials Plus Certifications which is an important factor in reassuring both existing and future clients, candidates and contractors that we take cyber security extremely seriously.  

“Overall, I’m extremely happy with our working relationship and I’m impressed with how CyberGuard understands the threat landscape. CyberGuard actively monitors this allowing me to concentrate on ensuring our systems perform and deliver on a daily basis.”  

“The real-time monitoring and expert advice it provides gives me added confidence that both our employees and our data are secure from threats. This advanced protection is perfect for us and helps highlight to our key customers and suppliers just how important protecting our systems and their data is to us."

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