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6th April 2017Full Range of Encryption Options for SMEs and SMB

Full Range of Encryption Options for SMEs and SMB

Protecting and safeguarding data is a business prioirty for companies of all sizes from start-ups to international organisations. In May 2018 when changes to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) come into effect, data encryption will become a regualtory requirment.

The Red Tree IT technical team have for quite a few years been recommending and installing encrytion solutions that we consider most suitable for our clients specifc needs and requirements and we choose to use ESET's DESlock.

Our choice has proven to be a wise and informed one as we have choosen the best in the market according to the results of an independent business encryption test.


ESET’s Encryption Outperforms Competitors in Latest AV-Comparatives Survey

In the first business encryption test by AV-ComparativesESET’s encryption solution DESlock+ Pro was declared the leading encryption solution on the market for small and medium businesses looking to protect and safeguard their data. According to the results, DESlock+ Pro outperformed four other mainstream enterprise encryption products. The report confirms that ESET’s solution enables SMBs and SMEs to have access to a full range of encryption options that set the standard for the industry.

Heralded for its ease of installation, simple management server set up, clean design, and full range of functionality, DESlock+ Pro covers full disk, file/folder and removable media encryptions, with management from a console. 

“The need for better encryption services has never been more important for SMEs and we’re proud to offer a leading solution that is used by innovative SMEs, and is now recognized by AV-Comparatives,” said David Tomlinson, Manager of ESET’s DESlock business unit. “At ESET, we’ve developed effective and accessible encryption solutions tailored specifically to SMEs, not only to ensure they comply with data security regulations around the world, but to protect businesses and their most sensitive data.”

Encryption of system drives and removable media has become an increasingly important security consideration for all businesses, regardless of size. In fact, the European Union recently introduced major regulatory changes to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) valid from May 2018, identifying encryption as part of the regulation itself.

However, according to a report by IDC, which surveyed small and medium-sized businesses, 20% of organizations are not prepared at all for the new EU regulations, while 59% are not fully GDRP-compliant.

“Given the growing importance of IT and data security, this is the first time AV-Comparatives has conducted a test on business encryption,” said Andreas Clementi, CEO at AV-Comparatives. ““We were impressed with the capabilities of ESET’s DESlock Encryption and suggest it is an ideal solution for SMBs and SMEs looking for an effective, user-friendly encryption solution.””

AV- Comparatives Review – Highlights

Data security remains at the forefront of the issues that businesses of all sizes will have to increasingly prioritize in the coming years in order to remain competitive and adapt to the rapidly changing landscape.

DESlock’s encryption software helps protect organizations and individuals against data breaches while allowing secure collaboration across complex workgroups and teams. In July 2015, DESlock was acquired by ESET following a two-year technology partnership between the companies.

To get a quality overview of the General Data Protection Regulation problematic, refer to ESET’s dedicated website encryption.eset.com. To learn more about DESlock+ Pro please visit www.eset.com. To read the whole report, please visit AV-Comparatives.org.

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