Case studies

The IT Group

Solutions Mitigate risk
Services Resilience
Sector Legal
Platforms Cisco, VMware, WatchGuard

The IT Group provides forensic and consultancy services to the legal sector. IT Group is a leading supplier of IT consultancy and expert witness services specialising in technology, media and telecommunications with complementary expertise in electronics and electrical engineering.

With over 25 years’ experience of giving expert oral evidence in the High Court, Magistrates, Crown, County Courts and world-wide arbitrations, their digital forensics work includes civil and criminal cases along with corporate investigations, whilst our consultancy activities cover frustrated projects, valuations and loss adjustment, cyber security and e-Disclosure.


The IT Group began holding data on an e-discovery platform for civil and criminal cases, providing secure access for solicitors and barristers. To do this, they needed to gain the ISO 27001 certification.


SysGroup gave advice on the process itself and delivered:

  • New Cisco networks to support a VMWare HA environment
  • Protected by 2 high-availability WatchGuard firewalls with security bundles including
    • IPS, Application control, AV Spam, WebBlocker, APT Blocker


The IT Group now has:

  • A secure virtual solution to meet ISO 27001 standards
  • New e-discovery platform which has generated tens of thousands in additional annual income
  • Comprehensive documentation for compliance purposes