HM Motorworks is driven by a passion for automotive excellence. Founded by Haleem Mediouni, HM Motorworks services and repairs high-end automobiles for car owners throughout the northeast United States. Based in Southern New Hampshire, the company is staffed with top mechanic from Audi, BMW, Porsche, and other well-known brands. Their mission is to provide dealership-level expertise and amenities at a more affordable price point. On the surface, an automotive repair shop might seem more worried about transmission fluids than the transmitting of data, but HM Motorworks takes customer privacy very seriously. The company also relies heavily on its IT systems to manage its accounting, log service records and communicate with customers. The automotive landscape is changing and vehicle repairs involving software repairs are becoming increasingly more common. A cyberattack that resulted in the loss of data or the loss of IT operability could be potentially devastating to any small business, including HM Motorworks.
While the company has a lot of automotive experts, they lack security expertise, with no full-time IT person on staff, in order to improve their security posture and protect both their network and their data, HM Motorworks installed Privafy at their main office in Merrimack, New Hampshire. With Privafy, the company now has full protection for Data-in-Motion, which means data sent from the company is encrypted for protection, and incoming data is screened for malware and other risks.
Voice of the Customer
“As an engineer, I love the simple elegance of Privafy. It does exactly what we need it to do without a lot complexity. I can see everything it’s doing from the visual dashboard: how many attacks have been stopped, what security steps were taken and what new threats are on the horizon. It’s been a great investment because I can actually see the value of it every day and it has given me the freedom to focus more on the customer.”
~Haleem Mediouni, HM Motorworks