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Professional Services Risks
Professional service organizations leverage their global presence to provide fast, highly-sophisticated responses to client needs. In this arena, sharing and transferring large quantities of data is central to delivering on-time and on-budget. Due to the complex nature of many consulting engagements, this data is often highly-sensitive – and often accessed directly from client networks by the consultant.
The challenge for professional services organizations in today's highly-competitive market is how to keep proprietary client information like patents, source code, product designs, and business plans both accessible and secure. Maintaining the privacy of client data is not only important for future client relations, but also for mitigating legal liability.
Nowhere is this challenge more relevant than at the endpoint – home of over 60% of sensitive corporate data, according to studies. The prevalence of PCs/laptops, removable storage, increased reliance on wireless networking, global collaboration on projects, and even the popularity of smartphones or personal music devices (iPods or MP3 players) – means that client data, once safe behind the corporate firewall, is now more vulnerable than ever before.
Meeting the Data Security Challenges for Professional Services Companies
Automatically identifying security vulnerabilities, while simultaneously enforcing device usage and encryption policies at the endpoint, Safend Data Protection Suite enables professional services organizations to safeguard sensitive client data and facilitate compliance with existing and emerging privacy standards.
Safend Data Protection Suite guards the wealth of confidential information on corporate networks by eliminating the risk of critical data being lost or improperly disclosed via endpoints.
Safend protects information residing on the endpoint from unauthorized access and prevents the introduction of malware by monitoring real-time traffic and applying customized, highly-granular security policies over all PCs/laptops including physical, wireless and storage devices. Safend detects, logs and restricts unapproved data transfer from any computer in the enterprise – protecting each computer 100% of the time, even when it is not connected to the network, and also enforcing encryption of data stored on laptops, external storage devices and CD/DVDs.
Safend Data Protection Suite allow companies to:
- Centrally monitor and control inbound and outbound data traffic through the multitude of endpoint ports at the branch, regional and corporate offices
- Eliminate the risk of confidential data being lost or stolen through negligent or unauthorized use of PCs/laptops and wireless and removable storage devices
- Secure data allowed for transfer by automatically encrypting information stored on laptops, removable devices and other media Protect data from the threat of malware and hardware keylogger devices
- Comply with data security and integrity requirements of SOX, PCI, and Basel II and others