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Case Study: Cantref …

Case Study: Cantref
Data Protection on the Move
Secure Remote Access and Data Protection using vSEC:USB and vSEC:CMS from Versatile Security.
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  • 1. Data Protection on the Move Secure Remote Access and Data Protection The context  ImplementationCantref is a housing association in Joseff Harris, Cantref IT Manager,West Wales with 70 employees, a says:turnover of £5M with over 1400 “We wanted to test the solution beforeproperties in West Wales. The making a final decision with CPS andcompany is in a rural location with Versatile Security. We were able to doconsiderable travelling required to this in conjunction with Gemaltoservice tenants. There is one main products in what was a very openoffice and 5 sub offices. process. We were able to The challenges communicate directly with technical support at Versatile Security whenCantref were looking to implement a required as well as get support fromsolution to control their sensitive CPS.client information and obviously tooktheir responsibilities in this area very Additionally, with some recent highseriously. Furthermore, they wanted  Why Versatile Security, CPS and profile cases where organisationsto achieve this whilst also giving Gemalto were selected were fined for not adequatelygreater flexibility of access to their protecting customers confidentialstaff. Cantref has both remote and Following the evaluation stage, CPS was details from being lost or stolen, theoffice based Staff some of these had selected to supply Cantref with the solution provided by Versatile Securitybeen provided with laptops in the Gemalto .Net cards and the SEG gives us an additional insurancepast but this had meant an encrypted token managed by Versatile policy against such loss of data.increased risk of the data being Security’s vSEC:CMS along with the vSEC:USB to connect to the Citrix The implementation was on time andstolen or lost. environment. our expectations of Versatile SecurityThe solution currently used was one and CPS were certainly met.”from a competitor that provided Joseff Harris, Cantref IT Manager explains:  Results and Business Benefitsauthentication to a share-pointwebsite and Outlook Web Access. “When we started to discuss the With the new solution, Cantref areThis solution, however, was not requirements in detail with CPS they now able to give increased accessproviding the full access to all explained the various additional whilst keeping the data physicallyapplications used by a user. application and management options for within the organisation. The solution requirements the Gemalto devices. As a result we Furthermore, it has helped them to implemented the Versatile Security lower their carbon footprint. Staff haveWith the introduction of Citrix vSEC:CMS to manage our cards and to travel less as they do not need toXenApp, Cantref had a solution that tokens. visit the office so frequently.would easily allow them this fullaccess and lock the system down by During the investigation and testing we Finally, as staff are used to accessingrequiring smart card authentication. had complete assistance from CPS and their applications from a terminal Versatile Security to ensure that the services session when they are out ofVarious smart card offerings were solutions fully met our needs. the office, it has been possible to useevaluated with the key search Of all the suppliers we deal with, large thin clients in the office. It is expectedcriteria being that the solution and small, I would rate CPS and that, shortly, the use of PCs andneeded to be easily manageable, be Versatile Security as joint top, for service, laptops will be almost completelyable to integrate with Citrix XenApp product, support and cost.” eliminated, thereby lowering costs forand leave no history of activity on equipment and support as well asthe computer connecting to the further reducing the company’sCantref Citrix environment. carbon footprint with lower power consumption.