PCI and HIPAA covered entities who have neither the staff nor stomach for the rigors associated with software-based disk encryption solution now have an alternative. An easy, affordable monthly encryption service!
San Jose, CA (PRWEB) June 2, 2010
Beachhead Solutions Inc. announced today the first true PC encryption compliance tool offered as a monthly service through qualified Beachhead Managed Service Providers (MSPs). For those organizations affected by the new laws requiring encryption of sensitive PC data, BeachheadMANAGED can be remotely deployed providing immediate compliance to the new laws. This is a particularly welcome alternative for organizations that’ve been unable or unwilling to deploy and support the rigorous requirements of installed PC encryption software.
Recently, new legislation has been passed both on the federal and state levels specifying PC encryption as a necessary component to ensure security for consumer and patient data. The HITECH Act of 2009 fortified the HIPAA requirements of its covered entities (CEs) requiring PC encryption of Electronic Patient Health Information (ePHI). Both CEs and their business associates (BAs) are now subject to audits and failure to satisfy compliance requirements will be met with significant fines and penalties. This year Massachusetts and Nevada enacted legislation that also mandates consumer PC data encryption. These statutes broaden business data protection beyond the disclosure laws now effective in 43 states. Note: Businesses in these 43 states are exempted from disclosure requirements if compromised data is encrypted.
Architected to be delivered through “The Cloud” and offered as a subscription (“SaaS”), Beachhead products were the first PC data security products conforming to the cloud/SaaS model and offering all the benefits inherent in the approach. Providers offering the tool have visibility and dynamic control over security policy on all their customer PCs. For example, if a customer’s PC is lost, the MSP can be called upon to disallow access to the data on the PC, shielding it from unauthorized users – even those who are able to logon (e.g. when password is stolen or if the PC is stolen with the power on). Destruction and restoration of encryption keys and elimination of at-risk data are available as value-added security services that can protect data when encryption alone can’t.
About Beachhead Solutions Inc.
Beachhead offers first-in-class PC data security subscription services that leverage the cloud to enforce encryption and remotely manage security policy across an organization’s PCs. Beachhead's services are both easy to administer and are user-transparent, giving an organization (or managed service provider (MSP)) the ability to change policy on any remote PC including denial (and restoration) of hard drive data access to any PC user. For more information, visit beachheadsolutions.com.