Back in 2016, one of our Credit Union clients had a need for an updated and manageable data encryption solution for their dozen laptops. With the strict regulatory standards found in their industry, we had to come up with a solution that would not only allow us to encrypt the data, but also manage the devices from a central location, and allow for reporting to satisfy Division of Banking, NCUA, and internal auditors.
To compound the issue, the twelve laptops ran an assortment of Microsoft Windows versions, ranging from 7 to 10. Microsoft has stopped releasing the upgrade to Windows 7 Enterprise Edition, which allows the use of BitLocker, Microsoft’s encryption software. Therefore, the credit union was potentially left with two options – either upgrading all laptops to Windows 10, or replacing the Windows 7 laptops prematurely, only to support encryption. As such, we were on the search for a better alternative.
After testing and reviewing several different options, we created our SecureSuite Managed Encryption solution. Featuring cloud-based management, SecureSuite Managed Encryption gives our administrators a central location to manage all of our clients’ encrypted devices, which can range from laptops and mobile devices to tablets and smart phones. With a simple click, a lost or stolen device can be suspended and made unbootable, or the data can be wiped remotely, providing full assurance that any data would not be compromised. Best of all, SecureSuite Managed Encryption allows for multiple options for how to encrypt the data. These can range from inherent file-based EFS encryption to leveraging Microsoft’s BitLocker and Apple’s FileVault full disk encryption when it detects a device that supports those options. All devices, regardless of encryption type, can be managed through a single, consolidated administrative interface, making support faster and easier than with any other solution. Deployment is a breeze, as within minutes, a custom installer can be tailored to the specific needs of a client, and best of all, this solution is remarkably affordable to a business of any size.
If your business leverages mobile devices with company data that could be compromised in the event a laptop, tablet, or other device is lost or stolen, leveraging Suite3’s SecureSuite Managed Encryption is the best way to protect your data. Talk to us to learn more!