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Irwin Mitchell chooses DeviceLock for network security

Law firm Irwin Mitchell has deployed Smartline's DeviceLock across the organisation to ensure data security and confidentiality.

Law firm Irwin Mitchell has deployed Smartline's DeviceLock across the organisation to ensure data security and confidentiality.

DeviceLock controls access to all ports and devices on the corporate network, including USB ports and memory sticks, preventing information from being removed or copied without authorisation.

"We recognise that one of the most common ways to lose [data] is through otherwise innocuous portable storage devices that users connect to our network," said Craig Thomas, IT network manager at Irwin Mitchell.

He said DeviceLock enables the firm to protect the endpoints of its network and still have the flexibility that enables staff to use laptops without compromising security. Individual ports and devices can be blocked or limited to particular users.

DeviceLock also protects Irwin Michell against hardware keyloggers. "Keyloggers are a major concern for companies of all sizes. It takes almost no time for for someone with malicious intent to install one on a PC and start siphoning off data," said Thomas.

Sacha Chahrvin, Smartline managing director UK, says Irwin Mitchell is proactively ensuring it is not vulnerable to security breaches and stays on the right side of data protection law by putting all the necessary protection in place before a problem has occurred.

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