Case Study
Veolia Water

Veolia Water implemented Endpoint Protector to secure their sensitive data in order to avoid data breaches that could compromise their competitive advantage. They also wanted to make ensure data encryption on removable devices.

Industry: Others
Challenge
Additional security, data loss prevention, portable storage devices control
Solution
Implementing Endpoint Protector Device Control module
Results
Enforced encryption, control removable devices, easy deployment
Challenge

The HPD® Evaporation and Crystallization uses advanced technologies to ensure the production of high-quality water. Their expertise in the field requires strict data security rules to avoid data breaches that could seriously affect their competitive advantage. Their main objective was to have an additional layer of security to protect confidential data and minimize data loss. The IT Manager, Alfonso Lopez, considered that portable storage devices represented a big threat to data since users were free to copy any information and leave the company premises.

Encryption of data on removable devices was another aspect that needed to be considered in their data protection strategy. Even if employees would be allowed for work purposes to copy files to USB devices, they should do this with previously authorized devices that hold encryption software.

Solution

Endpoint Protector with Device Control and EasyLock, USB encryption software has been implemented on all Windows computers in the HPD®Evaporation and Crystallization division of Veolia Water. The testing period revealed that the functionalities fit their data security needs. On a scale from 1 to 5, Alfonso Lopez qualified Endpoint Protector with 4, as an average for ease of installation, granularity, functionalities, support and updates, ease of use, availability of staff when asking for support, and price. The highest point was assigned for ease of installation, due to the Virtual Appliance format.

In terms of functionalities, the possibility of authorizing only USB devices with data encryption scored points for Endpoint Protector.

Lopez was open to inform us about his organization’s priority in terms of future IT security plans.

Why Endpoint Protector?
  • Blocks unauthorized file transfers
  • Controls removable devices that are connected to corporate computers, reducing data loss
  • Provides Enforced Encryption with EasyLock
As our next step in data security, we want to implement Content Aware Protection to monitor and block users from sending sensitive files by email, Skype, Google Drive, etc.
Alfonso Lopez
IT Manager
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