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Legal Sector Customer
A leading international law firm with offices and partners based around Europe and UK offices. Offering a wide range of corporate, litigation and commercial services, the senior partners needed to ensure that their IT infrastructure was able to cope with the growing demands of their business. This included staff expansion, growing business service demands, effective communication and data flow between all the office as well as remote offsite requirements.

A vital consideration was the requirement for a robust and secure mobile working solution. Whilst Cloud computing could prove to be a useful asset for volume storage, keeping commercial and sensitive legal information secure at all stages was an overriding requirement.

Challenge
To deliver a secure mobile data environment that would allow all staff member access the information they need from any location. Cloud and Secure VPN could provide some solutions. Feedback from staff members clearly showed that Internet access was not always available or local security policies prevented some essential access. A further consideration was that the company had to ensure it avoided any risk of damage to its corporate reputation or the inevitable fine from the Information Commissioner should data become compromised in anyway.

Mandatory requirements

  • Common policy across whole company
  • Easy to deploy
  • Allows flexible working practises.
  • No user intervention required
  • Fully encrypted data at all stages
  • Separate personal and corporate data
  • Exclusive VPN connection to corporate data store
  • Compatible with BYOD policy

Solution
After evaluating a number of mobile data solutions the company selected ExactTrak’ Security Guardian ultra‐secure USB device and Becrypt’s Trusted Client secure mobile working environment. In addition to meeting the mandatory requirements the solution enabled the introduction of a robust BYOD solution.

The inclusion of the Security Guardian delivered a hosted management console that delivered the capability to remotely delete data in the case of loss, the ability to limit access to corporate date from outside authorised locations and a verifiable audit trail. Cost of implementation was significantly less than the other evaluated solutions and delivered far higher mobile data security and delivered far higher mobile data security.