Penntech carried out a health review of the Trust’s MCEM platform to ensure optimal functionality and security.
This particular NHS Trust’s Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM) platform required a health review to ensure it was optimally functioning.
The Trust also sought Penntech’s professional recommendations around the deployment of 3rd party applications and management of updates.
Penntech carried out a full review of all MECM systems being used and provided a report detailing all areas that require work and/or investigation to ensure carried-on performance for the NHS Trust’s needs. Penntech also provided recommendations in the report around the best methods to deploy 3rd party applications and how to ensure those applications are kept up to date.
Penntech listed some security best practices which needed to be configured such as:
The platform review was carried out using specialist IT skills and knowledge without the requirement for tool aids.
The outcome provided the Trust with confidence around the requirements to ensure optimum functionality and security.
The security best practices identified were configured by Penntech ensuring that systems are protected against misconfiguration.
Penntech also provided some future recommendations to the NHS trust such as:
Similar projects have been carried out across UK-wide NHS Trusts
The Trust used Penntech’s Consultancy Service to realise the benefits.
Segregation of multiple networks with VLAN
Penntech completed a full network audit of the current setup to build a full picture of the infrastructure.
A virtualised network was created on the existing hardware across the access, distribution and core switches.
Penntech proactively advised that the ageing hardware and operating systems were not scalable or aligned with their business growth strategy. They required an infrastructure that was secure, robust, fit for purpose and scalable.