McAfee deployed by NHS for widespread data protection

Published Date
20 - May - 2008
| Last Updated
20 - May - 2008
 
McAfee deployed by NHS for widespread data protection

McAfee announced that NHS has selected solutions from McAfee to provide encryption and port control and to protect confidential data

McAfee announced that National Health Service Connecting for Health (NHS CFH) has selected solutions from McAfee to provide encryption and port control, to protect confidential data on NHS computers and devices. As part of the NHS contract, McAfee Data Protection will provide 700,000 licenses for device encryption, port control, secure content encryption and mobile encryption to NHS organizations and related bodies across England. 

McAfee Data Protection's world-class enterprise solution will encrypt confidential staff and patient data, helping to safeguard the NHS from data breaches and protect those whose data resides on NHS systems. Data will be protected on all devices such as PCs, laptops, PDAs and smartphones, content on hard drives and removable media; and computer ports to prevent unauthorized use of portable media connected to USB, serial and parallel ports. 

The technology integrates with existing software deployment tools and can be deployed centrally across the network to all endpoints. The installation process is quick and effective. The technology is completely transparent to the end-user and does not impact productivity or require any specialized training. 

"McAfee Data Protection technology closely matched our extensive requirements and at a price that represents exceptional value for the taxpayer," said Mark Ferrar, director of infrastructure, technology office, NHS Connecting for Health. "Protecting patient data and NHS operational data against data security threats is essential. The McAfee product is an enterprise class solution that integrates with existing software deployment tools, can be deployed in both standalone and organization-wide scenarios and meets the required stringent security standards."


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