Decision details

12-9 Officer Decision Record Sheet - Firewall Devices (004)

Decision Maker: Strategic Director (People and Transformation)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Dacorum operates and supports its own Data Centre infrastructure located at Council owned sites within the borough. Dacorum operates a design made of physical firewall devices protecting the Councils infrastructure. Existing firewalls are becoming unsupported and failing to replace them places DBC at unacceptable risk of cyber attack.


To award contract for the supply, installation and support of
Enterprise Firewall Devices for a 5 year period to Charterhouse Voice

Alternative options considered:

The existing devices are due to be replaced as part of the ICT 5 year hardware refresh cycle. We considered options to remain with the existing devices but this is not viable as they are due to be end of life very soon, the other option considered was to replace them with supported devices.

Publication date: 12/09/2022

Date of decision: 12/09/2022

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