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PGP-BRAL

Based in London, BRAL Limited is part of an independent firm of chartered accountants known as the Blick Rothenberg group. Clients throughout the world trust BRAL to handle their financial administration, management accounting, payroll, and other business-related tasks. The challenge BRAL was facing was that they needed to upgrade their e-mail system. Because customers send sensitive financial and payroll information to BRAL through e-mail, they felt an encryption service was essential. Some clients even stated they would not do business with BRAL unless they had an effective encryption solution in place.

Vendor: PGP
Channel Partner: Nebulas Security www.nebulassolutions.com/security 
Customer: BRAL www.bral.com 
Vertical Markets: Finance
State: International – United Kingdom

Technology Used: PGP Universal Gateway E-mail

Solution: Based in London, BRAL Limited is part of an independent firm of chartered accountants known as the Blick Rothenberg group. Clients throughout the world trust BRAL to handle their financial administration, management accounting, payroll, and other business-related tasks. Aside from helping companies that want to outsource some of their work, BRAL also provides business advice to local companies and those hoping to set up establishments in the United Kingdom.

The challenge BRAL was facing was that they needed to upgrade their e-mail system. Because customers send sensitive financial and payroll information to BRAL through e-mail, they felt an encryption service was essential. Some clients even stated they would not do business with BRAL unless they had an effective encryption solution in place. While BRAL recognized that being able to exchange encrypted e-mails with clients was important, they also wanted something that end users who didn’t have an encryption solution could use as well.

Following the advice of PGP, BRAL hired IT security company and PGP silver partner Nebulas Security to analyze their needs. Recognizing that BRAL would benefit from an enterprise solution, Nebulas Security recommended PGP Universal Gateway E-mail. Following a successful trial, PGP’s e-mail solution was deployed to secure the financial company’s electronic communications.

One of the major benefits of deploying PGP Universal Gateway E-mail, aside from the fact that sensitive data is now more secure, is its ease of use. E-mail is sent and received in the same manner as it always was, and users don’t have to do anything to encrypt or decrypt messages. Because the PGP e-mail solution was successfully integrated with BRAL’s existing Microsoft Active Directory, the company was able to leverage its infrastructure investment and lower operation costs. Finally, if BRAL decides to use encryption in the future to secure shared files, laptops, or USB flash drives, they can easily do so thanks to the extensible nature of PGP’s encryption platform architecture.

Further details: http://download.pgp.com/pdfs/casestudies/BRAL_Case_Study_080214-F.pdf




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