Simplifying Security to Better Serve and Protect
Information is critical to the organization’s ability to serve residents. To ensure constant uptime the police force needs a simple, predictable IT environment, something we were focused on delivering to their IT team to help them better serve and protect.
About York Region Police
Canada’s sixth-largest municipality and home to 1 million residents, Southern Ontario’s York Region relies on its law enforcement agency, York Regional Police, to keep the community safe. As a public agency that deals with emergencies and urgent distress calls, network security is a top priority. Each day the region’s many officers work selflessly to assist people in crisis situations.
York Region Police’s Challenges
York Regional Police (YRP) needed a centralized IT solution that would automatically push the latest applications and security updates to workstations, police cruisers and the region’s 911 emergency call center, ensure uptime, and help IT staff maximize its resources.
York Region Police deployed Microsoft® Forefront™ Client Security, which helps protect IT systems against security threats. The agency now has better system security, simplified administration, and improved visibility into its environment. The solution’s automated features have also helped YRP make better use of its 35-person IT department.
Forefront Client Security helps YRP’S team be more responsive and provide even higher service levels to YRP, which helps show the value that IT brings to its organization.
“We continue to be impressed by the simplicity and manageability of Forefront Client Security. It’s easy and straightforward for us to do, giving us back valuable time to pursue other projects.”
Nick Mohamed, Assistant Manager, IT, York Regional Police