DALLAS — LAWFUEL – The Law Newswire – Charles Russell, a U.K.-based …

DALLAS — LAWFUEL – The Law Newswire – Charles Russell, a U.K.-based law practice, heard the resounding requests from their customers and clients: provide seamless e-mail encryption to protect sensitive data. In response, the top-50 law firm looked to Entrust [NASDAQ: ENTU] and the Entrust Entelligence Messaging Server, a key component of a strong, layered security strategy.

Leveraging Entrust Entelligence Messaging Server, Charles Russell is now able to provide its customers full encryption for e-mails containing sensitive data. Further, those clients can benefit from e-mail encryption regardless of their own capabilities. To streamline protocol, the firm will place e-mail encryption policy management in the hands of the organization’s IT department, freeing lawyers from the burden of encrypting confidential information during electronic communication.

“In an industry that is constantly viewing, storing and managing extremely sensitive client information, the ability to seamlessly encrypt e-mails will increase efficiency and help guarantee compliance with regulatory mandates,” said Charles Russell IT Director Jon Gould. “Not only did Entrust’s e-mail encryption solution solve our security requirements, but their reputation and expertise in this field only confirmed our decision.”

A testament to Entrust’s heritage, Charles Russell was attracted to the standards-based credential management technology within Entrust Entelligence Messaging Server. The solution automates harvesting of certificate credentials, and boundary deployment eliminates lawyer intervention, one of the initial requirements of the firm. As a standards-based credential management solution, Entrust Entelligence Messaging Server delivers a technology that can evolve as the practice’s security goals change over time.

“For an organization whose business revolves entirely around sensitive or private information, seamless e-mail encryption is a much-needed asset,” said Entrust Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Bill Conner. “A key component of a strategic layered security approach, Entrust Entelligence Messaging Server will afford Charles Russell clients, and its workforce, an invaluable peace of mind. And, as security goals evolve, more solutions can be introduced to help realize the objective of a comprehensive layered security model.”

Entrust Entelligence Messaging Server is an e-mail security solution that makes it easier to communicate securely with external business partners, customers and clients. Part of Entrust’s Information Protection Platform, the solution is shipped as a hardware appliance and delivers standards-based e-mail encryption capabilities in a comprehensive solution. In addition, it’s easy to deploy and maintain for organizations that communicate sensitive or regulated information – both inside and outside their organization – via e-mail.

U.K.-based Charles Russell is a top-50, full-service legal practice with offices in London, Guildford, Cheltenham, Cambridge, Oxford and Geneva. The firm boasts the expertise and size to advise on complex, cross-border transactions and to manage the input of international networks of major law firms. The organization’s clients range from international, FTSE and AIM-listed businesses to governments, not-for-profit bodies, private individuals, trustees and intermediaries.

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