Many organisations, in both public and private sectors are deriving measurable benefits from using our encryption and remote access technology
New encryption technology saves time and money for Crime Scene Investigators
Merseyside Police has deployed new encryption and secure remote access technology from leading cyber security expert Becrypt to enable all members of the force’s Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) Unit to record and access restricted case information quickly, remotely and securely. Since installing Becrypt’s Trusted Client solution, the local police authority, which covers the major metropolitan boroughs of Wirral, Sefton, Knowsley, St Helens, Liverpool North and Liverpool South, has realised significant cost and time savings that will ultimately deliver better frontline services to 1.5 million people living in the region.
Before Becrypt, CSIs at Merseyside Police had to return to the office after each job to complete incident related paperwork. Therefore a significant part of their day was spent travelling to and from the office. Now that they are able to complete paperwork remotely online using the new Becrypt encrypted laptops, they are far more efficient and able to complete many more jobs per day. In addition, the portability of laptops supports the 24/7 mobile nature of the department. Not only do the laptops provide a more secure environment with two factor authentication and a smart card reader but they facilitate faster access with a simple, two-step process that takes just 90 seconds.
Dr Bernard Parsons, CEO of Becrypt, commented, “Many organisations, in both public and private sectors are deriving measurable benefits from using our encryption and remote access technology. Cost and time savings represent tangible business advantages for Merseyside Police who, like many local authority organisations, are under increased pressure to provide excellent frontline services within reduced budgets. The CSI Unit at Merseyside Police is taking the lead in using cyber security solutions, that are approved by the UK Government for use with sensitive data, to contribute strategically to their organisation and deliver enhanced frontline services to the general public.”
Merseyside Police plans to replicate the success of the CSI Unit to other parts of the organisation. When users require a new laptop, the aim is to equip them with a Becrypt encrypted laptop which has proven to offer far greater and enhanced benefits in terms of security, cost and ease of maintenance over the traditional VPN options.
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About Merseyside Police
Merseyside Police is divided into six basic command units that make up the major metropolitan boroughs of the region, namely Wirral, Sefton, Knowsley, St Helens, Liverpool North and Liverpool South. Over 8,000 police officers, professional staff, community support officers and special constables serve a population of more than 1.5 million. They are united in their dedication to fighting crime and protecting the local community.
For more information, please visit: www.merseyside.police.uk
Becrypt is a leading supplier of innovative Information Assurance solutions and services, providing secure, feature-rich, out-of-the-box products that are government-certified and suitable for all industry sectors.
Becrypt is a leading supplier of encryption technology to the UK Government, Ministry of Defence and UK Police.
Becrypt plays a leading role in the Information Assurance industry through membership and participation in various bodies including CIPCOG, DIPCOG and the Crypto Developers Forum.
Through technology and OEM partnerships Becrypt enables third-party solutions with encryption and other data security capabilities.
Becrypt has offices in London, UK, Washington DC, USA, and Sydney, Australia serving clients worldwide.
For more information please visit: www.becrypt.com
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