Business Link Northwest set to encrypt all data

Business Link Northwest has rolled out full disc encryption and media encryption systems to secure confidential data on all its office and mobile computers.

Business Link Northwest has rolled out full disc encryption and media encryption systems to secure confidential data on all its office and mobile computers.

The move is aimed at bringing the government-funded agency's security in line with policies set by the Northwest Regional Development Agency.

The policies require the agency to provide transparent, always-on data security for its 360 users, and to safeguard against insecure copying of information from its network.

The organisation chose encryption products from Check Point Software Technologies for their ease of use, granular control, and centralised management, said Martin Gore, IT infrastructure manager at Business Link Northwest.

"We felt the Check Point products offered the best fit for our business, and were also well thought-out from both the IT admin's and the user's viewpoint," he said.

The security is always on, and data is encrypted on the fly which means that users do not have to make decisions about what data needs protecting, said Gore.

"The CD encryption feature of the Media Encryption product has proven especially useful for our staff, as it has greatly simplified the process of sending large quantities of data without any risk of it being compromised," he said.

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