Technology Standards

Hardware and Software requirements with some baseline Security Standards

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Minimum Standards

Our Minimum Standards are derived from our Recommended Technology Platform and highlights the requirements we aim to have in place for our Managed IT Services clients.

The software version, and hardware model applicable to the below will always be the current supported lifecycle specified by the manufacturer. Hardware should be no more than 3 years old, unless still supported by the Manufacturer’s Warranty.

Category Technology
Desktop Operating System Microsoft Windows supported versions
Server Operating System Microsoft Windows Server supported versions
Laptops and Workstations HP Desktops & Laptops
Lenovo Laptops
Toshiba Laptops
Microsoft Surface
Server Hardware HPE Servers
Monitored UPS options
Server Software Microsoft Exchange Server supported versions
Microsoft SQL Server supported versions
Server Virtualization Hyper-V
Wireless Access Points Ruckus
Fortinet FortiWifi
Ubiquiti UniFi
Some Managed Access Point options also considered
Switches Allied Telesis
Some Managed Switch options also considered
Routers & Firewalls Fortinet FortiGate with active UTM
Cloud Services Crossware Signature Management
Microsoft 365 (Exchange | SharePoint | Teams)
Microsoft Azure (IaaS | PaaS)
vGRID (IaaS)
Office Applications Microsoft Office
Endpoint Protection Trend Micro Worry-Free Services
Windows Defender for Endpoint
Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Datto SaaS Protection
Datto BCDR/Cloud Backups
Arcserve ShadowProtect
Baseline Security Requirements Multifactor Authentication (MFA) / Conditional Access for Microsoft 365
Strong Password Policy
Drive Encryption
Domain Name hosted on Elite’s platform
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