Minimum Standards

Minimum Standards


·  Intel Processor 3rd Generation I5 or better

·  Solid State Drive (SSD) 256GB or larger

·  8GB RAM or larger

·  3 year Pro Warranty

·  Business Grade Hardware


·  Windows 10 Pro

·  Microsoft Office 365

·  Adobe Creative Cloud

·  Windows Server 2012R2 or later (preferably 2016 or 2019)

·  Windows Server Active Directory or Azure AD

·  Server Image Backup (Datto)


·  Business grade Router / Firewall (Microtik, Fortinet, Zyxel, Sonicwall, Cisco, or Juniper preferred)

·  Managed Network Switches Only

·  Offices have live ethernet ports (not using WiFi on business computers or printers unless necessary)

·  Proper place to keep network equipment (shelves or network rack)

·  No users logging into the server

·  Remote access must be done securely using an AOS recommended 256-bit encryption solution.

Workstation/End User

·  Passwords meet Microsoft Standard (min. of 8 characters, at least one upper & lowercase, at least one number, and at least one special character)

·  Workstations auto lock after 15 min of inactivity

·  Workstations left on so updates can be applied overnight

·  Users have their own login, no sharing passwords or using generic logins (eg. Front desk)

·  Passwords not to be left written down next to workstation