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NHS in Birmingham calls on WALLIX to strengthen the protection of its data

NHS in Birmingham calls on WALLIX to strengthen the protection of its data

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Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust provides community and specialist services within Birmingham and the West Midlands. With a staff of 5,000 agents, the Trust has gone through a period of unprecedented stress throughout the health crisis, particularly in terms of cybersecurity.

Since NHS networks have become increasingly complex, it has become difficult to ensure the security of remote access to networks, especially when it comes to accessing critical applications and sensitive data. With a growing number of IT administrators and 20 external service providers connecting remotely to perform maintenance or technical support tasks, the Trust was looking for a solution to both secure and control access from external providers and manage access to privileged accounts.

Working in partnership with the Trust, Armstrong evaluated the market to find the right privileged access management (PAM) solution. The ease of use, compliance and visibility that WALLIX Bastion provided made the platform the perfect choice. Armstrong supported the Trust through a demonstration, trial and procurement process. The WALLIX Bastion seemed like a perfect fit and with the ability to audit and track external access it also fulfilled the compliance requirements.

“WALLIX was presented to us by Armstrong as the right solution for us,” explains Iqbal Mahal, Head of Server Infrastructure within the Digital Technology Services at the Birmingham Community Healthcare IT department (BCHC IT).

Armstrong supported the Trust in deploying the WALLIX Bastion solution for 150 servers and 20 Bastion users.

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