|Gibraltar-based online gambling firm Victor Chandler has announced this week that it is to ensure instant Internet security in remote offices where it has little or no information technology infrastructure thanks to a three-year deal with Scansoft.|
Victor Chandler is a multi-national gaming enterprise with staff navigating multitudes of national compliance and gaming regulations. It stated that part of its strategy is managed web security to protect its 450 staff from allegations of unfair trading.
'We cannot gamble on web security,' said Chris Murchison, Operations Engineer for Victor Chandler.
Murchison stated that the company had to protect staff that spend time exploring online gaming and betting sites to monitor the performance of their own platforms, deal with particular customers queries and check developments with rival services.
He said that employees also use web interfaces when dealing with third-party service providers such as payment processing companies or credit agencies.
To handle proprietary bets, conduct risk assessments or make odds compilations, Victor Chandler's traders use instant messaging but the company had to rethink its security strategy when it opened a new office with 25 staff in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
'The Kuala Lumpur office was not connected to our corporate network so we needed a remote solution that secured staff against web threats and enforce our Internet usage policy,' said Murchison.
Computer experts believe that the new remote security solution from Scansoft could lead to breakthroughs in banking and public sector organisations with similarly unsupported outposts.