KAMMCO’s challenges and migration
A healthcare organization’s success is dependent on data-driven decision-making. Inability to quickly access and process patient data because of outdated infrastructure may result in a life-or-death situation. KAMMCO needed to migrate to the cloud, but faced three significant challenges: replicating its robust, on-premises security infrastructure in the cloud, no knowledge or experience working in any cloud environment, and a three-month deadline handed down from executive management. KAMMCO signed up for XentIT's 30-day proof of concept and later asked for a 30-day extension.
XentIT’s HCSS for Azure, being an automated and integrated solution, was deployed and configured in four hours. The solution consists of Trend Micro Deep Security (Intrusion Prevention Systems, Anti-Malware, Firewall, File Integrity Monitoring, Log Inspection, Machine Learning, App Control, Web Reputation Service); Qualys Vulnerability Management and Policy Compliance, along with its virtual scanner and cloud agents; Ansible Tower for automation; and XentIT unified dashboard built on top of Splunk. Azure features used in the solution are network security groups, load balancers, data encryption, Key Vault, Web Application Firewall, SQL Server, and Storage.
XentIT’s comprehensive solution allowed KAMMCO to meet security requirements. With the help of XentIT’s subject matter experts, KAMMCO made a secure transition to Azure within the timeframe established by senior management. Because of the success of the proof of concept, KAMMCO purchased the 12-month subscription of HCSS and continues to work with XentIT to move more of its on-premises infrastructure to Azure.