Elevating IT Security

Elevating IT Security: ASG’s Role in Strengthening Endpoint Solutions

At ASG, we take pride in our ability to deliver exceptional IT staffing solutions that not only meet but exceed our clients’ expectations. Recently, we had the opportunity to partner with the Endpoint Solutions team of a leading higher education institution, providing crucial systems administration expertise to enhance its IT infrastructure. Here’s a closer look at how our staffing expertise played a pivotal role in their success.

Understanding the Challenge

The Endpoint Solutions team at our higher education client faced a critical need: integrating BitLocker into Active Directory, setting up a remote patching gateway, and making it reportable in System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM). BitLocker, a full-volume encryption technology, is designed to protect data by providing encryption for entire volumes. However, the challenge was to enhance its deployment to improve scalability and security, particularly by moving it off the network drive.

Our Staffing Expertise at Work

To tackle this challenge, we began by thoroughly understanding the technical requirements and the specific skills needed. Our team meticulously vetted and selected top-notch consultants with proven expertise in systems administration and deep knowledge of BitLocker, Active Directory, and SCCM.

  1. Expert Integration of BitLocker into Active Directory: Our consultants worked closely with the Endpoint Solutions team at the higher education institution to seamlessly integrate BitLocker into Active Directory. This integration was essential for centralized management and streamlined operations, ensuring that data encryption policies could be uniformly applied across the organization.
  2. Setting Up a Remote Patching Gateway: In today’s increasingly remote work environment, maintaining up-to-date systems is crucial. Our experts established a remote patching gateway, enabling the Endpoint Solutions team to deploy updates and patches efficiently, regardless of where the devices were located. This step significantly improved the organization’s ability to manage and secure remote endpoints.
  3. Reporting in SCCM: To ensure comprehensive oversight and control, our consultants configured SCCM to provide detailed, actionable reports. This enhancement enabled the team to monitor the status of BitLocker deployment and remote patching efforts effectively, ensuring compliance and facilitating timely interventions when necessary.

Enhancing Scale and Security

One of the most significant improvements we brought to the table was enhancing the scale and security of the BitLocker solution by moving it off the network drive. By doing so, we reduced the dependency on network availability and improved the overall security posture of the higher education institution. This transition not only made the solution more robust but also enhanced its scalability, allowing the client to grow without compromising on data security.

The Outcome

Thanks to our tailored staffing solutions and the dedication of our skilled consultants, the Endpoint Solutions team at the higher education institution successfully met their project objectives. The integration of BitLocker into Active Directory, the establishment of a remote patching gateway, and the reporting capabilities in SCCM have all contributed to a more secure and efficient IT environment.

Why Partner with ASG?

At ASG, we understand that every IT project is unique and requires a customized approach. Our extensive network of highly skilled professionals allows us to match the right talent with the right opportunities, ensuring that our clients achieve their mission-critical objectives.

Whether you’re looking to enhance your IT security, optimize your infrastructure, or build a high-performing team, ASG is here to help. Connect with us today to learn more about how our staffing expertise can drive your IT projects to success.