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Storage Made Easy and Memset Help AGS Payroll Services’ with Their GDPR


AGS PS now uses the SME Enterprise File Fabric solution to securely share confidential files with
customers’ sensitive data hosted on Memset’s UK based OpenStack infrastructure and storage

London, United Kingdom, July 31, 2018 --( Storage Made Easy® (SME) and UK hosting
provider Memset announced that through their partnership, AGS Payroll Services have taken a step
towards GDPR compliance by utilising the SME Enterprise File Fabric™ platform with Memset's UK
based OpenStack infrastructure offering to securely share confidential files containing sensitive data with
their customers.

AGS Payroll Services is a UK based business providing a range of payroll services to UK based clients.
The company is frequently processing payroll for their clients at different times of the month and for each
round of payroll that they process, a collection of reports are generated for their clients. These reports are
highly confidential, and so AGS sought a method to share these reports with their clients that was secure,
compliant from a GDPR perspective, and easy to use for both the staff processing the payroll and their

Storage Made Easy and Memset were able to meet and exceed AGS's technical and business requirements
in a cost-effective way.

AGS were able to make extensive use of the File Fabric's secure file sharing capabilities allowing them to
share their payroll reports with their customers in a secure, and GDPR compliant fashion.

AGS makes extensive use of the built-in password protection, time-based file expirations, and other
sharing controls, ensuring that only authorized clients can access their reports. Additionally, the company
has been making use of the File Fabric's built in FIPS compliant encryption which stream encrypts data
before it is persisted on storage. Also, the File Fabric's "drop folder" feature enables AGS's customers to
easily, and securely, send data back to AGS. File Event audit trails provide a real time way for AGS to
see who has been accessing the reports and can also be used to satisfy Subject Access Requests with
regards 'who' had access to "what" data, "when."

AGS opted to have the SME solution deployed on Memset's Cloud IaaS which is powered by OpenStack.
Memset is a UK domiciled hosting provider offering secure, reliable and scalable cloud hosting solutions
to both the public and private sectors. The File Fabric solution was deployed onto Memset's OpenStack
based cloud infrastructure and file storage was underpinned by their secure OpenStack Swift object
storage platform. By taking advantage of Memset's secure UK based infrastructure, AGS have been able
to ensure that all of their clients' data is located on secure UK based infrastructure with archive and
redundancy offered between Memset's Dunsfold and Reading based data-centres.

AGS Payroll Services now join the list of many customers that have taken advantage of the joint

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partnership between Storage Made Easy and Memset for GDPR compliance that can help small, medium
and large organisations.

Chris Birkett, Managing Director of AGS Payroll Services, said: “Since we have started using the File
Fabric platform, we have been able to share our highly sensitive payroll files with our clients in an easy
and most-importantly secure way. The need to have everything residing within the EU was also a key
requirement for me, and this has been met by the joint SME & Memset solution. Moreover, the ability for
our customers to securely deposit files with us, and for us to securely deliver files to our clients through
SME's two-way folder sharing capabilities (Drop Folders) has helped greatly with both ours, and our
clients GDPR compliance.”

Annalisa O'Rourke, Chief Operating Officer of Memset, said: "GDPR has been complex for organisations
of all sizes, and unfortunately, not all SMEs have had the same support or expertise as large enterprises.
Building our partnership with Storage Made Easy has all been about providing SME's with a GDPR
compliant solution that is easy to use and cost competitive. It is fantastic to see organisations such as
AGS Payroll solutions taking advantage of our partnership in order to simplify their file management
while having peace of mind that they are GDPR compliant and secure in the cloud."

Jim Liddle, CEO of Storage Made Easy said, “Many small businesses do not know exactly what to do
with regards to GDPR compliance. This is where Memset and Storage Made Easy can help. Although our
software has been predominantly available for large enterprise customers it can now be used by smaller
companies to help secure and protect not only new data but also their existing data, either stored in-house
or on other cloud storage.”

Read more about how Storage Made Easy helps AGS Payroll Services with the File Fabric to provide
GDPR Compliance to their business.

About AGS Payroll Services

AGS Payroll provides payroll services to companies throughout the UK. Our client list includes retail
fashion outlets, IT companies, electrical contractors, high street shops, restaurants, recruitment specialists
and many more.

Visit to find more information.

About Memset

Memset Ltd is an award-winning UK owned Cloud Hosting company with security and compliance at
their core. Delivering a reliable high security cloud to the public and private sectors from their multiple
data centres all based in the UK

Memset's Cloud IaaS has been designed from the ground up to be security-focused and highly available.
With extensive use of network segregation and internal security zones alongside stringent hardening

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requirements and ubiquitous encryption-in-transit, Memset's Cloud IaaS provides a level of redundancy
maximizing availability and quality of service.

Follow us on Twitter @Memset_ltd and visit the website for more information.

About Storage Made Easy (SME)

Storage Made Easy provides a multi-cloud data management and data protection product called the
Enterprise File Fabric™ that unifies on-premises and on-cloud company storage assets in addition to
standalone products that bridge desktop and cloud, such as operating system native cloud drives and
cloud explorer applications.

The File Fabric provides cloud-like economics across a company's storage portfolio, unlocking the
benefits and cost-efficiency of its data assets whilst providing strict controls and governance for
legislative compliance and security concerns such as ransomware attacks. Existing site-based storage
infrastructures can be transformed into an on-premises private cloud, delivering a storage-as-a-service
model to the company. Local storage can be connected to public clouds, expertly managed by the File
Fabric as a unified hybrid cloud storage platform.

The File Fabric solution offers a “blanket” that companies can privately apply to wrap around all their
data: on-premises, within a public cloud, or on a third party software vendors' cloud (SharePoint or
Salesforce for example). Customers can use the File Fabric for security, encryption and control with a
focus on compliance regimes such as GDPR, HIPAA, FERPA and GBLA.

Customers include one of the world's largest social media companies, and also one of the largest global
retailers, in addition to global internet service providers, universities and international government and
governmental bodies.

The company is backed by one of the largest alternative asset managers in addition to entrepreneurs in the
London market insurance industry, who have previously successfully sold their company to a listed peer.

Storage Made Easy is the trading name of Vehera Ltd.

Follow us on Twitter @SMEStorage and @storagemadeeasy, and visit us at
to learn more.

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