cxpartners Infrastructure Upgrade

Client Name: cxpartners

Company Overview: cxpartners are an experience design consultancy with offices in both Bristol and London. They focus on putting people first in the digital world to help companies thrive.

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Project Brief

cxpartners approached WestSpring IT looking for a managed service provider that could reduce costs and improve their infrastructure. We performed an IT audit and discovered that their network was susceptible to cyber attacks. cxpartners needed to pass a network penetration test to prove their network was secure, and provide a certificate to their blue-chip global customers. As there was new business on the line, cxpartners required a fast resolution to the problem.

Goals

  • To improve the security and standard of the business infrastructure
  • To meet security standards by passing an external network penetration test
  • To reduce costs where possible
  • To implement the solution in a short time scale

The Solution

We completely refreshed cxpartners network by travelling to both of their offices to install brand new firewalls, network switches and wireless access points. The new network was installed before the deadline date, we also preconfigured equipment before installation in order to minimise downtime. We then ran a 3rd party penetration test which concluded that no risks were found and therefore cxpartners were able to provide their blue-chip customers with the certifcate. We also created isolated networks so that freelancers, guests and other testing environments could not access corporate data.

In order to help cxpartners reduce their costs we also ran a licence audit, this revealed that they were paying more than they needed for their various software. We helped them remove old users and deactivate services that they no longer required to reduce their monthly fees.

The Results

We helped cxpartners reach an ideal security standard that suited the business and passed third party penetration tests. This was achieved and the penetration test reported zero vulnerabilities. The project was completed before the deadline and left cxpartners with a reliable and secure network.

cxpartners now benefit from:

  • An improved and secure network
  • Reduced licence subscription costs
  • Penetration test certification

Before and during the project

  • Full detailed project delivery plan including downtime expectations and management
  • Full IT Audit
  • Licensing Audit

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