Howard Kennedy

Enabling the scaleable wireless network for the modern law firm

Who is Howard Kennedy LLP?

Howard Kennedy LLP is a London-based, full-service law firm with over 500 users, specialising in providing straightforward advice to entrepreneurial businesses and individuals on domestic and international matters.


Setting the Scene

Howard Kennedy had the following challenges with its existing collaboration solution:


  • Wi-Fi solution approaching end-of-life at its London HQ.
  • Existing infrastructure was no longer fit for purpose for video conferencing and remote working.
  • Core infrastructure refresh was required to enable its adoption of hybrid work across the organisation.

Cisco Gold Partner

The Solution

As Howard Kennedy LLP’s strategic partner, Cisilion utilised our Cisco Gold Partner status with Advanced Specializations in Networking to deploy scalable and secure Wi-Fi infrastructure.
The project resulted in the deployment of:
Network Refresh: Cisco Cat9k, VLAN, & Wi-Fi 6

Network Refresh: Cisco Catalyst 9k: Wireless LAN controller powered by Cisco Cat9k, including 34 Cisco Aironet 3702 wireless access points across six floors. These access points connected to Cisco Catalyst 3850 switch clusters.

Enhanced Security: Cisco ISE

Enhanced Security: Cisco ISE: Authentication to corporate Wi-Fi network by Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE).

Cisilion's Gold Managed Service

Cisilion’s industry-leading Cisco Managed Service, including 24/7 support across the entire estate, monitoring, update management, and advanced hardware replacement.

The Benefits

Howard Kennedy has achieved impressive ROI and benefits to achieve high performance and capacity to support simultaneous video and audio conferences, streaming media, and key system processes.
Increased network performance and capacity

High performance and capacity to support simultaneous video and audio conferences, streaming media, and key system processes.

Single pane of glass visibility across network

Single pane of glass visibility across the network through Cisco ISE.

Increased productivity across the business

Increased productivity through the ability to embrace hybrid working.

Transformed office experience

Transformed office experience through flexible mesh guest Wi-Fi across the office space, supporting seminars and events.

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