Most technical personnel feel that engaging a “managed service” equates to relinquishing control. But SafeConnect’s Maintenance and Support Service is something different – you maintain total control and Impulse works for you. We take pride in the rapid, efficient, and accurate implementation of SafeConnect and will be available to provide personalized advice and support through your project planning, installation, and deployment.
SafeConnect is delivered as a proactive support service. The health of the system is monitored from the Impulse Support Center and Impulse is responsible for delivering all necessary software maintenance, problem determination and resolution, and ongoing feature enhancement. The organization maintains full control of managing their desired endpoint computing policies and enforcement rules via the SafeConnect Policy Management Console.
All necessary Policy Appliance hardware, software licenses, and the following support services are included in the initial first year price of the SafeConnect solution:
We take pride in the quick, efficient, and accurate implementation and deployment of our SafeConnect solution. The SafeConnect Policy Enforcer Appliance is configured prior to shipment and prepared for remote installation upon arrival. Remote installation, with the assistance of the customer, is provided as part of the Impulse standard service agreement, and generally takes less than an hour per appliance or location.
SafeConnect can be installed in hours instead of the days or weeks needed by other NAC providers.
SafeConnect is delivered as an operationally managed cloud support service. The health of your system is monitored from the Impulse Support Center on a continuous basis (i.e., 24/7). Impulse is responsible for delivering all necessary software maintenance, problem determination / resolution, and ongoing feature enhancements. You maintain full control of managing your endpoint security policies and enforcement rules via the SafeConnect Policy Management Console.
Impulse owns problem determination and resolution. You don’t need to be an expert in SafeConnect because experts are monitoring your system. We’ll answer your questions. We’ll figure out what the problem is … and if we don’t know the answer, we’ll work to get the right one. No research on your own. No trying to explain it to customer service.
We are committed to delivering supported updates of new endpoint operating systems, and security software anti-virus applications within 24 to 48 hours of their official release date, as compared to other Legacy NAC providers who struggle with maintaining 24‐48+ “day” update cycles.
Our service philosophy is to own and maintain the function of updating new endpoint operating systems and security software applications “in-house” as part of its proactive maintenance. This perspective allows us to respond quickly to changes in the marketplace by simply updating customers on a nightly basis.
Impulse provides 24/7 proactive monitoring of policy server hardware components (CPU, memory, disk, etc.), network connectivity, and key SafeConnect application processes. In the event of a catastrophic failed condition, Impulse will overnight a new hardware server configured with the previous night’s policy configuration data backup, and coordinate system restoration services. If your recovery time objective (RTO) is less than next business day, hardware or virtual policy servers can be preconfigured on-premise in warm-standby mode to provide more immediate restoration.
The Impulse Support Center is available by phone or email 24 hours a day. Call prioritization is automated and based on customer severity and response time metrics. Any trouble with the policy appliances that cannot be corrected remotely within 2 hours after the trouble-shooting commences will be resolved by the overnight dispatch, as appropriate, of a new SafeConnect Policy Appliance equipped with the previous day’s remote policy backup.
We include remote training for policy administrators and help desk support personnel as part of the bundled initial cost.
Training is typically conducted via a conference call and usually takes 2 to 4 hours. We suggest that both the policy administration and help desk teams are present, but we’ll be glad to conduct a combined training session or separate based on the support team’s size and schedules. Online/remote training is also provided. The Impulse Support Center is also available for “how-to” consultation as a managed service feature.