THE SOLUTION: E-SAFE COMPLIANCE
The company evaluated e-Safe Compliance and found it to be the best fit for their varying range of requirements, as it solved their issues in the following ways:
With e-Safe Compliance installed, the company was able to monitor communications and documents not only on desktop machines but also on laptops, even if the laptops were no longer within the office premises, and report on any infringements.
With e-Safe Compliance, now the management has an automated mechanism to perform a continuous audit and to report on possible violations. The managers only need to verify the violation using the reports, which has eliminated the need for spot checks and routine PC audits.
IT staff are able to detect which of the machines have unauthorised applications installed by using e-Safe Compliance Software Audit and can now block them from running using e-Safe’s application-blocking features.
Using e-Safe Compliance’s Drive Audit features, now the company is also able to control the amount of personal videos, images and audio files being stored by people on servers and on their company PCs.
e-Safe Compliance has provided the company with an alternative approach to excessive blocking. It has helped the company to analyse and understand their Internet utilisation, revealing that the greater part of their Internet use was unproductive. Using Bluecoat, they could only know the number of hits on a URL but had no idea about the amount of time individuals were spending on the associated websites. Previously, the company had employed a strategy of blocking most of the unproductive sites using the Internet cache; however, this policy was not popular among their staff who needed more freedom to perform their work. With e-Safe Compliance, now the company has the ability to let the users decide the appropriate sites to use, secure in the knowledge that any inappropriate and unproductive activity will be detected.