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West Midlands Ambulance Service Protects Portable Data with BlockMasterís Secure USB SafeStick

BlockMaster, a provider of secure USB flash drives, has announced it will supply West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust with over 300 SafeSticks to provide complete security for all removable data.

West Midlands Ambulance Service covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves 5.3 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry, Warwickshire, Staffordshire and Birmingham and the Black Country. The Trust has a total number of 3,300 employees, 58 ambulance stations and uses 864 vehicles.

It will be using the SafeSticks to provide all members of staff, wishing to transport data, with complete security through automatic hardware encryption. In addition to this it will use SafeConsole, a web based management solution, to manage, audit, reset passwords, and apply custom policies to all SafeSticks no matter where they are. The sticks have been deployed at the West Ambulance Service by Softek.

West Midlands Ambulance Service is one of over 100 UK emergency services and NHS organisations currently using SafeStick and SafeConsole to protect portable data. Other medical bodies using the BlockMaster SafeStick include the West Suffolk NHS Hospital Trust and the Aintree University Hospital NHS Trust.



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