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How We Help Small Businesses Secure Their Data

North Shore Nurses

Overview

North Shore Nurses is a Sydney-based nursing agency committed to maintaining high ethical standards and quality service for both their clients and candidates. Due to their nature of work, often staff are only contracted for short periods, therefore, North Shore Nurses needed to find a way to securely bring people in and out of the organisation without concerns of intellectual property theft. When North Shore Nurses went to market to find an IT provider who could come provide a solution, they were met with several inadequate bids that did not address their unique requirements. When they found Myrtec via our website, we were quick to respond with a tailor-made solution that addressed each of their specific needs. Thus, they entrusted Myrtec to deliver their project.

Benefits

North Shore Nurses now have infrastructure in place that allows them to thoroughly address information security and compliance requirements. Additionally, managing users has been simplified tenfold, which means that staff can focus on their key responsibilities while we manage their data security in the background.

Problem

The primary issue for North Shore Nurses was that because they have a transient workforce, with employees working all around Australia, they didn’t have an ideal amount of control over their internal data and security. They needed a way to bring people in and out of the organisation, securely, without having to constantly reset company passwords. This meant they needed to consolidate all of their data into one remote location that they could easily add, and remove access provisions to.

Solution

We introduced Windows Virtual Desktops, built-in Microsoft Azure. This means that all of their applications are locked inside WVD and cannot be accessed from anywhere else. We configured WVD to have two sets of security policies. Firstly, all of their software is cloud-based, meaning that their applications will only accept logins that come from the WVD connection. Secondly, it restricts users from being able to download, copy or print anything located within WDV. This means that new and existing staff are given a WVD login that they can use on their own device to log in and access all of their applications. But once they leave the organisation, they are easily removed access from WVD, in one central location, and they can no longer access any of their company data (because it is all located in WVD).

Results

  • Provisioning and de-provisioning new users has been simplified,
  • Operations are simplified as everything is located in a centralised interface using WVD,
  • NSN staff don’t need to manage employee endpoints, meaning there are huge cost savings on devices, antivirus, security and other licenses.