Protecting data on
more than 30 million devices
CASE STUDY | Sports Retail  
JJB Sports  
JJB Sports and
Endpoint Protector
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Sports Retail
The Challenge
Proactively managing the
data loss and theft risks
posed by portable storage
devices through effective
control while maintaining
the staff’s mobility and
The Solution
Endpoint Protector
by CoSoSys
Why Endpoint Protector?
• Flexible access policies
   for devices, users or
• Quick and silent
   deployment through
   group policies
• Offline authorisation
“Endpoint Protector has
exceeded my expectations
as it has proven so easy to
deploy across our network.
We had an excellent
experience working with
CoSoSys as all our requests
for support have been
responded to very quickly”
Dan Highton
Network Manager

Large UK sports retailer uses Endpoint Protector to proactively manage data loss and theft risks

JJB Sports

About JJB Sports plc

JJB Sports plc is one of the UK's leading sports retailers. The
company first opened for business 1971 and grew to become the
UK’s largest player in the market, evolving from a single store to
250 stores in most important towns and cities of the UK and the
Republic of Ireland.

JJB’s product ranges include sports textiles, footwear, replica
shirts, equipment, accessories, cycles and golfing products
designed by all of the major sports brands, as well as brands and
product ranges which are exclusive to the company.

The Challenge

JJB Sports was looking for an effective way to secure against
undetected data transfers to and from their network harboured
by unrestricted access to sensitive files or use of lifestyle and
portable devices, such as USB sticks, iPods, smart phones or
cameras, which could have led to data loss or theft, malware
infections or other security breaches. They were also aiming to
increase their level of protection against such risks without
impairing in anyway the mobility or productivity of their

Another technical challenge was to implement an endpoint
security solution within their 500 computer IT infrastructure that
would also easily integrate with the antivirus application JJB was
using and that would provide more flexibility than the embedded
endpoint security solution within the Symantec antivirus.

The Solution

After comparing the endpoint security and data loss prevention
solutions provided by GFI and CoSoSys, JJB Sports chose
CoSoSys’ Endpoint Protector for its ease of use, quick deployment
and seamless integration with their existing software and
hardware environment.

After deploying Endpoint Protector throughout their 500 computer
network within 30 minutes, JJB Sports could take full advantage
of the applications granular policy capabilities when granting
access in real time to specific types of portable devices, its email
alerting features or its offline functionalities, which were all
critical requirements for the retailer. Through the integrated
Endpoint Protector Reporting Tool, JJB can constantly audit the
usage of different kinds of devices by their employees, while
being able to directly and immediately respond in case of
unsound device use.

Due to its time saving and almost effortless deployment, Endpoint
Protector has also allowed them to keep administrative efforts for
the IT department to a minimum. The implementation has
resulted in an increased overall systems and network security.

About CoSoSys Endpoint Security Solutions

CoSoSys helps businesses and public institutions to protect their
sensitive information and confidential data. As a Device Control
and Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solution, Endpoint Protector
eliminates the risk of data theft and data loss. Its rich set of
features beyond controlling and managing portable device use it
allows for a detailed analysis of all data transfers with File Tracing
and File Shadowing or the proactive limitation of what files are
allowed to be transferred with File Whitelisting. The additional
options of enforcing encryption of data on portable Devices in
combination with the portable EasyLock software ads an extra
layer of securing data in transit.

CoSoSys Ltd. CoSoSys USA Endpoint Protector GmbH
+1 888 271 9349
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Endpoint Protector 2008 gives us the ability to manage the controlled use of USB devices, external hard drives, FireWire devices, CD/ DVD-Readers/ Writers and many other potentially harmful endpoint devices, while also stopping malware, viruses and other unwanted data intrusions.
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