The Salvation Army has selected encryption technology from Becrypt to enhance its flexible working practices.
The charity is committed to flexible working and regularly allows employees to use company equipment to carry out their duties either in the office, at sites away from the headquarters building or from home.
It has selected Becrypt's DISK Protect software and Enterprise Manager security management suite to support 7,000 IT users across 18 divisions, including 400 staff in the UK and Ireland who run 800 community churches and social care centres, including more than 70 ‘Lifehouse' support and accommodation centres for homeless people.
Neil Edmonds, IT operations manager of the UK Territory of the Salvation Army, said: “What we liked about Becrypt was its simplicity. It is easy to install, configure and manage and offers the superior encryption levels we needed.
“If one of our staff is unlucky enough to be burgled and one of our laptops is stolen from their home, we can say hand on heart that the information stored on the laptop is safe and we're not at risk. Knowing that our data, the very lifeblood of our business, is completely protected takes the weight off our shoulders and gives us time and energy to devote to future IT projects that add real value to our users.”
The Salvation Army's next project is to enable a ‘Bring Your Own Computer' policy which it believes will give staff complete freedom of choice and drive down capital costs at the same time.