What is Encryption?

Encryption is the process of converting the information or data into a code, this is to prevent unauthorised access. A lot of people use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online.

Why is it important?

Encryption is important as it allows people and business to secure and protect data that you don’t want anyone else to have access to. For example you could securely protect folders that contain information such a emails, chat histories, tax information and credit card number.

Encryption also protects your financial details and passwords when you bank online for example. It also protects your cell phone conversation.

Encryption is the first security barrier which protects against any potential threats, the hackers find it harder to get any information from the business as the text isn’t a plain text its coded, this means the hackers will find it harder to copy the information.

Methods of Encryption

There are two main ways of encryption one method is the Public key (asymmetric) the other is private key (symmetric). They both work in a similar way in the sense that they both allow a user to encrypt data and hide it from others and then decrypt it in order to access the original plaintext.

They have now got strong encryption this is an encryption method that uses a very large number as its cryptographic key. The larger the key, the longer it is to break the code. Today, 256 bits is considered to be strong encryption.

Sophos Encryption

Sophos full disk Encryption provides the essential first line of defence to protect your data in the event of your IT equipment being misplaced, stolen or lost. With Sophos encryption you can manage full disk encryption from a single, integrated, web-based management centre.

Securing data and staying compliant

The majority of mobile professionals carry laptops containing confidential company information. Passwords alone do not protect data. The best way to make sure your data is secure at rest is by encrypting the computer’s hard drive. As a part of compliance requirements, you are likely to be able to verify which computers in your organisation are encrypted. And in the case of lost or stolen laptops, organisations also need to provide proof that these missing devices are encrypted.

Quick deployment

Sophos Central Device Encryption lets you centrally manage Windows BitLocker native device encryption. With Sophos Central’s web-based management, there is no server to deploy and no need to configure back-end key servers. You can deploy and start securing data in minutes. For existing Sophos Central Endpoint Protection customers, there is no additional agent required. Over-the-air deployment means that it takes only a couple of clicks to push out the new encryption policy. And, it lets you easily secure data on remote laptops.

Unified management interface

Manage your encryption policy, encryption keys, as well as all your essential security policies using Sophos Central, a web-based integrated management console. Sophos Central provides an intuitive view for all your Sophos security products.

Simple user-centric management

Sophos Central is centred around the user. When a user has more than one computer, you can enable device encryption and protect all of the user’s computers with one easy action.

Secure key recovery via our self-service portal

Sophos Central Self Service lets users retrieve their own full disk encryption recovery keys. This helps users get back to work faster without needing to contact the help desk, saving both time and IT resources.

How can we Help?

We understand how important security is for businesses and with the EU data protection regulations changing this year it imperative that businesses are compliant. We know how time consuming and confusing it can be to try and find the right solutions to ensure that you are complaint with the new regulations especially as there are so many vendors out there offering these solutions.

As a Sophos Partner and with Sophos certified Engineers we can advise, supply, install and manage your encryption software and services and you can be assured that your IT security is dealt with.

Our consultants have also undergone training, to ensure they have the knowledge to provide advice on Encryption solutions and also to ensure that your software is licensed correctly and renewals are dealt with in an efficient manner.

As a Sophos Solutions Partner which enables us to provide businesses with the best security solutions on the market. We work closely with Sophos to ensure that your business has the best product available tailoring both renewal and new business agreements to meet our customer’s technical and budgetary requirements.

Regular training is undertaken to keep our team up to date with Sophos’ solutions to the very latest security threats. We offer discounts for various market sectors, downloadable trial versions and we are happy to discuss your current and future needs.

The Next Step…

For more information about Encryption Solutions and the importance of encrypting your crucial business data please contact our security specialists on 01392 824 022.

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