University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust has announced that it will implement a complete information protection solution from Websense.

The trust will roll-out Websense’s Essential Information Protection portfolio to create an integrated policy-based IT security platform to secure data and protect against Web 2.0 threats from sites such as Twitter.

The solution, which was purchased for an undisclosed six figure sum, will cover 7,500 users for three years.

Mohandeep Randhawa, service delivery manager at the trust, said: “We recognised that, with the rise of Web 2.0, the threat landscape had changed. 

"We needed a security platform that would not only protect against ongoing internet threats but also help us to identify where our valuable information existed, set policy over who had access to that information and what they could do with it.”

The trust believes the solution will drive down operational costs because of reduced complexity and training requirements. "We’re already seeing reduced administration, improved correlation and better management reporting,” Randhawa added.

The solution is powered by the Websense Threat Seeker Network, which continuously monitors the internet for changes and emerging threats. Information is then incorporated in real-time into the company’s web, data and email security solutions.

Link: Websense