• North West London Hospitals NHS Trust Boosts Security but Reduces Costs with SafeXs

Probrand was tasked with assisting North West London Hospitals NHS Trust in finding a secure but cost effective way to transport data with SafeXs


The North West London Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the biggest and busiest healthcare trusts in London. The trust currently cares for more than half a million people managing Northwick Park, St Mark’s Hospitals and Central Middlesex Hospital.

Established on 1 October 2013, the trust now employees more than 8,000 staff.


The trust has been using encrypted flash drives for a number of years however, they had recently experienced a number of problems with their current solution. Their existing secure USB’s were not only expensive to purchase but had been the cause of a number of data breaches. Due to this, the trust needed to find a secure but cost effective alternative that met NHS guidelines.


Chaz Deol from North West London Hospitals NHS Trust approached Probrand's Marketplace for a solution after unsuccessfully trialling a variety of secure USB drives. After reviewing the customers’ requirements, Probrand recommended using the SafeXs 3.0 secure USB flash drives. SafeXs is the only officially approved secure USB drive to be used within the NHS. The SafeXs 3.0 USB flash drives not only provided a high-speed secure solution, but met their stringent cost requirements.

SafeXs 3.0 is a high-speed secure USB flash drive that combines 100% hardware encryption with the ability to connect to a remote management system. The epoxy coating of the chip and flash protects it from physical intrusion from water, dirt and hackers. Combining military-grade encryption with plug-and-play simplicity.


Chaz Deol said: “Probrand's Marketplace has brought together key technical knowledge to come up with the best solution at the best price for Ealing Hospital. The SafeXs solution has worked out 60% cheaper than the existing solution we were using. We are saving money and protecting ourselves better."

"Probrand's Marketplace fully understand NHS budget constraints and offered us exclusive NHS pricing. This has enabled us to keep things consistent and allow us to budget appropriately each year."

“Probrand's Marketplace offers a top service with quick responses to questions, friendly account managers to consult and next day delivery on SafeXs orders. Overall Probrand's Marketplace exceeded our expectations and I would recommend their services to others.”