Nashua, NH (PRWEB) June 25, 2013
HiSoftware today announced that Seven Days Technologies (SevenDaysTech), a South African distributor of data protection solutions, will join HiSoftware’s Channel Partner Program to help customers address new privacy compliance regulations in South Africa. As a Business Partner, SevenDaysTech will offer HiSoftware’s compliance and security solutions for Microsoft SharePoint®.
Regulations governing data privacy are standard in many parts of the world; however, South African organizations have not had to adhere to such laws. The highly publicized Protection of Personal Information Bill (PoPI Bill) is set to change that. The PoPI Bill introduces eight Information Protection Principles that define the minimum requirements for the processing of personal information by public and private organizations, among other codes of conduct around individual privacy rights. Once the PoPI Bill goes into effect, South African companies and government agencies will need to evaluate how they handle personal information and look for technologies to aid them in identifying and securing personal data in systems such as SharePoint to comply with the new regulations.
“Securing personal information is becoming a major IT concern throughout South Africa with the pending approval of the Protection of Personal Information Bill,” said Sean Glansbeek, director, SevenDaysTech. “Our partnership with HiSoftware allows SevenDaysTech to offer the leading SharePoint compliance and security solutions to help our customers comply with the new legislation governing the collaboration and storage of personal information.”
As a Microsoft Gold Certified Application Development Partner and 2012 Windows IT Pro Editors’ Choice Gold Medal Winner for SharePoint product of the year, HiSoftware allows companies to easily manage compliance and risk with an integrated suite of solutions that audit and secure sensitive content in SharePoint against regulatory and organizational standards. SevenDaysTech will now offer customers HiSoftware’s solutions to ensure the secure collaboration of sensitive personal and confidential company information, both inside and outside of SharePoint, allowing them to fully realize the benefits of the platform and bring data into compliance with the new laws.
“HiSoftware solutions secure and bring data into compliance with global regulations for privacy and other governance standards. We currently provide hundreds of out-of-the-box checkpoints for validating that data stored and exchanged in SharePoint is in compliance with regulatory policies,” said Kurt Mueffelmann, president and CEO, HiSoftware. “We are in the process of reviewing the requirements to address South Africa’s specific privacy legislation to add new standard checkpoints to our solutions, making it easier for SevenDaysTech customers to quickly bring their data into compliance with the new regulations.”
HiSoftware Compliance Sheriff® SP and HiSoftware Security Sheriff™ SP are designed to work within SharePoint to complement the platform’s powerful content publishing and collaboration features. The solutions help organizations to automate and enforce governance policies to protect sensitive and regulated content, brand integrity and quality, and ensure Web accessibility. HiSoftware partners with a number of organizations around the globe to offer its award-winning solutions and help businesses and government agencies bring their online content into compliance with regulatory requirements, while also securing their SharePoint environment.
About Seven Days Technologies
Seven Days Technologies (SevenDaysTech), a South African company, is an organization that represents and distributes “Best-of-Breed” data protection solutions for Africa and Indian Ocean Island regions. With the ever increasing need for companies to adhere to both local and international data security legislation, which require all data to be protected at all times and the desire to protect company data assets, the need has arisen for a company that focuses on delivering data protection solutions and services through the channel to end customers. Due to the complexity of our offerings, we work closely with the channel on delivering these critical solutions to organizations that view data security as paramount, and who wish to adhere to the continually developing regulatory landscape. SevenDaysTech also offers consulting and technical services to both customers and resellers in order to make sure that all product rollouts are conducted correctly.
HiSoftware provides end-to-end information security and compliance solutions to help organizations addresses business process, regulatory and productivity concerns around the secure collaboration of data in content management systems and social environments. HiSoftware solutions add a layer of security at the content level to enforce data and web governance policies and improve collaboration, while minimizing risk on a wide range of digital environments including SharePoint, file shares, enterprise social systems, mobiles, intranets, extranets, public websites and the cloud. HiSoftware is a Microsoft Gold Application Development Partner with over 1,000 customers across a broad range of industries including Global 2000 companies, higher education, and US and international government agencies. For more information, visit http://www.hisoftware.com or follow us on Twitter @HiSoftware.