JJB Sports implemented Endpoint Protector to get better protection against data loss or theft, malware and other security breaches and to better control data being transferred through various means.
Safeguard data, control removable devices, seamless integration
Implementing Endpoint Protector
Fast deployment, complete control, flexible access for devices/users
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, smartphones 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 any way the mobility or productivity of their employees.
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.
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.
- Flexible access policies for devices, users or computers
- Quick and silent deployment through group policies
- Offline authorization features
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