Proximity London beefs up network access control

Standard IT security is no longer enough for organisations handling personal information, according to marketing firm Proximity London.

Standard IT security is no longer enough for organisations handling personal information, according to marketing firm Proximity London.

It has beefed up its IT security with a network access control (NAC) system for its work on TV licensing campaigns.

It is imperative that everyone on the project has secure access to only approved resources, said Michael Curtis, head of technology integration at Proximity London.

It is vital that sensitive information received from clients is secured against all potential leaks externally and internally, he said.

The agency reviewed products from a number of suppliers, but chose Sophos NAC Advanced software for its fine control over network access policies.

The software enables the agency to set access rules for each member of staff or visitor and ensures no unauthorised users or devices are connected to the network.

The agency is also able to set policies to ensure that all sensitive data is encrypted before it is transferred.

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