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Case Study: Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

Oxford University Hospitals boosts security

Learn how Oxford University Hospitals deployed Cisco security based on next-generation ASA firewalls to modernize its IT security systems for enhanced patient confidentiality.

Summary

Challenges

  • Maintain data security while fostering open collaboration
  • Improve network traffic handling to reduce congestion
  • Reduce costs by consolidating IT appliances

Results

  • Faster access to healthcare information and tools with a 16-fold increase in network speeds
  • Increased general-practitioner Internet performance by 75%
  • Reduced maintenance costs by $56,000 per year

"Cisco Security Manager helped tremendously. We found it a lot quicker than expected, migrating our biggest firewall with no downtime in five days, whereas we’d thought it would take fifteen."

Craig McVeigh, Senior Network Consultant, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

Who is Oxford University Hospitals?

Industry: Healthcare
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Size: 11,500 employees

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