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Information Technology Equipment Replacement and Additions Network

September 2, 2014

Project Location : City-wide Description And Existing Condition : The City has a fiber-optic network capable of supporting voice, video and data communications. Network hardware will be added or upgraded to take care of known problems, minimize network outages, and provide additional management and configuration capabilities.  The industry has standardized on GBIC Copper and Fiber technology with speeds up to 10GB. In FY15 thru FY19, we will continue to replace end-of-life GBIC technology in buildings and renew maintenance on existing equipment. Security: This is an ongoing process of scanning, identifying, and preventing potentially malicious traffic on the network for data and voice communications. It also includes updating processes, PCs, servers, and network equipment. Every year equipment, maintenance, and subscription services are evaluated based upon the City security needs, changing technologies, and vulnerabilities discovered during regular security assessments. Data Center: Network equipment is evaluated every year and end-of-life equipment will be replaced with newer technology every 6 years. Security : End-of-life equipment is replaced on a 6-year cycle to prevent unauthorized access and unplanned network outages to the City s network. Internet communications and applications are changing. Manufacturers are making firewalls to combine intrusion protection and application awareness to control traffic flows with business objectives, which we evaluate and recommend implementing where it provides maximum benefit. FY15 - we have budgeted the replacement of the F5 remote access equipment ($15,000), and Trustwave, the web application firewall ($10,000). FY17 - Watchguard: a firewall, intrusion prevention system has a renewal ($18,000). Security needs are assessed annually and miscellaneous funding to provide for unforeseen needs are estimated in the line item labeled Additional equipment ($10,000). Data Center : FY15 - an 8-port fiber module is being added to the City Hall server room switch to split up the load on the fiber communications between buildings. FY15 - 6 of the 8 switches that were previously scheduled for replacement increased in cost. The Water plant PLC switch is on its own isolated network and was rescheduled from FY15 to FY17 when it reaches end-of-life and is no longer supported by HP. FY16 - 3 of the 4 scheduled for replacement increased in cost. FY17 - 6 switches are scheduled to be replaced. The City Hall server room switch and Justice Center server room switch V1 modules estimated end-of-life will be replaced with V2 modules to be PCI compliant. FY18 and FY19 - 2 switches are scheduled for replacement each year.

Project completion date : 2019-12-31 12:00:00

Major organization : CITY OF ST. PETERS

Address : One St. Peters Centre Blvd. St. Peters, MO 63376

Country :United States

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