Uncertain Data Integrity

The importance of protecting confidential and sensitive data is a key concern for all organisations, and this is especially true for young people’s charities. For Geoff Leask, CEO of Young Enterprise Scotland, building this security into his operations was a top priority. As a small organisation, with only 25 users on their network, Young Enterprise Scotland had never implemented any substantial email protection, and felt that their Office 365 data integrity was not strong enough to meet their requirements.

‘As a small charity working with young people and volunteers, it is vital that we ensure our data integrity is strong and that we can trust our systems to be as secure as they can’ said Geoff.

Knowing the importance of data security with personal information, and without an internal IT team of their own, Young Enterprise Scotland required a solution that was both effective and easy-to-use.

Added Level of Security

Following an initial consultation, ARO (formerly known as Altinet) were able to recommend the most suitable security solutions to meet YES’s individual requirements. It was quickly established that the most important factor for Geoff and the YES team was to have a solution that they could trust to operate autonomously, without needing constant attention and resources. Further, without an in-house IT team of their own, knowing there was a point of contact within ARO whom could address any issues and offer advice was crucial.

Together, ARO and the YES team consolidated on a combination of solutions from the Barracuda Email Protection range: Threat Prevention (formerly Sentinel), and Incident Response (formerly Forensics). These solutions would work in tandem to help secure YES’s mailboxes and keep email-borne threats from accessing their confidential data.

Barracuda Threat Prevention’s unique API-based architecture enables its AI engine to detect anomalies in email behaviour, giving real-time defence against business email compromise (BEC), plus protection against account takeover and insider risk. Meanwhile, the Incident Response solution works automatically to identify the nature and scope of any inbound email attacks, immediately eliminate malicious emails, and carry out remediation actions rapidly to halt the attacker’s progress and minimise damages.

‘The implementation process has been a seamless one […] the service offering, the hand holding, and phased support altogether has enabled our key personnel to understand and evaluate the system.’ – Geoff Leask, Chief Executive, Young Enterprise Scotland, YE Regional Scotland.

Seamless and Simple

Following the installation, the YES team enjoyed three training sessions that addressed their key concerns – data security and email protection. Having a robust and easy-to-use solutions in place now means that the YES team can continue their important work with educating young people in business & finance, confident that Barracuda’s autonomous technologies are keeping their email and data protected.

‘The implementation process has been a seamless one,’ said Geoff. ‘The service offering, the hand holding, and phased support altogether has enabled our key personnel to understand and evaluate the system.’

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