The StHK HIS project team, headed up by Senior IT Project Manager, Rob Tinkler, began the consolidation exercise. Rob began discussing his challenges with ITHealth and agreed that Sophos solutions were ideal alternatives to the disparate product set the organisation was using at the time. Together, ITHealth and StHK HIS looked at all the separate systems to fully identify the requirements and find a suitable technical solution.
ITHealth, armed with all the information they needed, then created a proposal that included Sophos UTM (Unified Threat Management) and Sophos Central (cloud-based endpoint and server management console), providing the consolidated solution and costs StHK HIS required.
StHK HIS went ahead with the proposal and implementation began in July 2017. Sophos and ITHealth honoured their initial pricing during this time. According to Rob: ”Without this flexibility during the business case stage we wouldn’t have been able to move forward. Pricing from both parties was excellent.”
StHK HIS has now implemented eight Sophos UTMs; four are providing security for the internet connections and four provide security for the N3 connections, the national broadband network for the NHS. Sophos Central has also been installed, replacing Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) and providing a unified console for managing all Sophos products.