Case Study: Move Server To Azure Cloud & Secure Devices
The client is a private practice medical practitioner with 4 branch offices all connecting to an Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Application called YorkMed on a local Windows Server in the main office.
Challenges: Aging server, PIPEDA compliance
After multiple expansions, they realized their security was lagging.
The setup was no longer compliant with PIPEDA or PIA.
They also wanted to consider cloud options to make server access easier for their satellite offices.
1. PIPEDA compliance required.
2. High risk for a breach or ransomware infection.
3. No computer security or endpoint management in place.
4. Branch office VPN connections were not secure.
The goals were to meet PIPEDA and secure the virtual network, secure all computers, and apply data controls and permissions to restrict access to sensitive patient data based on permissions. The solutions included:
- Migrate the server to Azure Cloud
to provide central storage and eliminate the physical server hardware cycle
- Use VPN to access Azure Virtual Network
All VPN endpoints are secured and managed.
- Enroll all computers in Azure Active Directory (AAD)
to authenticate users, deny unauthorized access, create security policies, and apply policies and permissions to each user based on job function.
- Enroll all computers in Microsoft Endpoint Manager (InTune)
To secure and manage all devices accessing company network and data.
- Enable Disaster Recovery
All Azure servers and virtual desktops have Disaster Recovery enabled. In the event of a failure, devices can be rebuilt in minutes.
- Provide continuous IT management services
Management of back end cloud / IT systems + front end help desk support.
- PIPEDA compliant
- Easy Expansion
Their virtual network allows them to setup additional branch offices with ease.
- IT & Data Security
With Endpoint and Identity Management, users are verified, and access is restricted. Data is safer.
- Reduced Risk
Their resilience to ransomware and cyber threats has increased significantly with IT security best practices.
- Disaster Recovery
In the event of a failure, devices can be rebuilt in minutes.
- Fully Managed IT Systems
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