Encryption Converter – Case Studies

Case Study #1:

$12B Healthcare Organization 


Size: A large nationwide Healthcare organization managed 40,000 endpoints.

Problem: Old encryption did not meet security requirements. In addition, systems were not standardized on the same encryption which created various expense challenges for maintenance and support.

Challenges:

  • Changing encryption required a decrypting the PC, leaving data exposed
  • To protect the PC, a tech would need to isolate and manage the conversion manually
  • The down time for user was estimated at 10 hours, which is a high cost in productivity
  • The number of PC that one tech could handle at a time was less than 10
  • The expense of downtime plus tech time made the process inefficient and costly

Solution:

  • Use Swimage to migrate all PCs off of the old encryption
  • Keep all data secure throughout the process
  • Tie the encryption conversion to a PC refresh project (also managed with Swimage)
  • Allocate a small team to manage the project
  • Target completion in 12 months

Results:

  • All PCs migrated in less than 9 months
  • All data remained secure throughout the process
  • The project was complete with minimal user interruption
  • Only a handful of technicians were required

Case Study #2:

$18B Global Bank


Size: One of the largest global banks managed 350,000 endpoints.

Problem: Old encryption was out of date and did not meet modern security standards. In addition, cost of maintenance and support was high.

Challenges:

  • Changing encryption required a decrypting the PC, leaving data exposed
  • To protect the PC, a tech would need to isolate and manage the conversion manually
  • An alternative PC replacements project would require purchasing 10,000 additional systems
  • The down time for user was estimated at 16 hours, which is a high cost in productivity
  • The number of PC that one tech could handle at a time was less than 10
  • The expense of downtime plus tech time made the process inefficient & costly

Solution:

  • Use Swimage to migrate all PCs off of the old encryption
  • Keep all data secure throughout the process
  • The execution is pushed out through SCCM
  • Run the process overnight to eliminate user interruption
  • Allocate a small team to manage the project

Results:

  • All data remained secure throughout the process
  • The project was complete with minimal user interruption
  • The average conversion time per PC is less than 2 hours
  • Only a handful of technicians were required

Savings:

  • Saved approximately $1.2 million in hardware costs
  • Reduced user downtime by over 4.9 million hours
  • Reduced tech costs by over $30 million