William Hill Deploys PGP Whole Disk Encryption Platform

| June 09, 2008

The William Hill Organization PLC, a betting and gaming company based in the United Kingdom, announces that they have implemented the PGP(R) Encryption Platform for strategic data protection on laptops and to position itself for future encryption solutions.

William Hill shifted toward a formal enterprise data protection strategy and found that its existing full-disk encryption product would not support an integrated, centrally manageable security architecture. Users also found that the encryption product slowed laptop performance. Working with Gradian Systems Ltd., William Hill replaced the previous product with PGP Whole Disk Encryption, a component of the PGP Encryption Platform.

"We want just one, central management server that can control all encryption applications, rather than lots of dispersed, siloed environments," says Nick Copley, Information Systems Security Manager at William Hill. "With the PGP Encryption Platform we get whole disk encryption, and can utilize the benefits of the PGP(R) encryption in other information areas in a holistic, single-vendor platform approach."

Designed to support strategic enterprise data protection, the extensible PGP Encryption Platform allows William Hill to meet its immediate need for a whole disk encryption solution, while positioning itself to deploy more encryption applications in the future and manage all of them from a single instance of the platform.

The previous full-disk encryption product caused deployment to be time consuming. The lack of remote manageability in the existing full-disk product required William Hill to physically recall every laptop to manually decrypt data and de-install the software before loading the PGP Whole Disk Encryption agent. Setup and configuration of PGP Universal Server and integration with Microsoft Active Directory went quickly and smoothly.

Now William Hill anticipates that the company can take advantage of the remote deployment capabilities of PGP(R) software as it adds new laptops. And because PGP Whole Disk Encryption operates automatically in the background, it requires no user training, saving time, money, and resources. William Hill plans to leverage the extensible PGP(R) solution to protect its increasing security and regulatory postures.

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