A Kent based independently-owned firm specialising in providing investment management and wealth management services for private clients and charities, founded 20 years ago and with over £1.1bn of funds under management.
The customer’s IT systems have grown as the business has grown, the IT department has responded to the needs of the business and has successfully implemented and supported new technologies and solutions. BLUE Profile was asked to provide a report that would identify options on restructuring the IT infrastructure and support.
BLUE Profile Solution.
BLUE Profile provided onsite consultancy services in order to review the IT systems and processes with the IT department and the director on Investment Operations. This was then followed up with a detailed report that identified the risks and benefits of any solution planned as well as the risks of the existing infrastructure. The report took the form of a Red, Amber, Green (RAG) report.
Following on from the report, BLUE Profile has provided services to upgrade the existing perimeter firewalls with a pair of SonicWALL NSA UTM appliances in a HA configuration, establish site to site IPSec VPNs and install and remote access solution for private cloud access, Microsoft ActiveSync for mobile phones, Outlook Web Access and access for 3rd parties with a Celestix WSA UAG remote access appliance and Swivel’s Pinsafe clientless/tokenless multifactor authentication solution.