Windham Professionals Selects HiSoftware to Secure SharePoint

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HiSoftware Security Sheriff allows Windham Professionals to utilize SharePoint enterprise-wide by providing secure collaboration of sensitive content.

HiSoftware had a mature solution for the challenges we wanted to solve. Security Sheriff gives us the ability to be granular on who has access to data, which you don’t get out-of-the-box.

HiSoftware, a leading provider of compliance and security solutions for SharePoint, today announced that Windham Professionals, Inc. (Windham), a provider of specialized debt collection services in the education, commercial, retail, government and healthcare industries, has selected the HiSoftware Security Sheriff™ SP suite to secure its SharePoint environment.

Despite having SharePoint in place for over a year to replace its old intranet and shared drives, Windham had only rolled out the Team Sites feature to a limited group of users because of security concerns. Windham selected HiSoftware to overcome the security issues and meet regulatory standards with the ability to automatically secure documents in accordance with polices, track access to confidential documents, and refine permissions without impacting collaboration. With HiSoftware Security Sheriff in place, Windham can now deploy the full SharePoint feature set companywide, safe in the knowledge that documents are secure.

Patrick Cote, Director of Infrastructure and Information Security at Windham said, “HiSoftware had a mature solution for the challenges we wanted to solve. Security Sheriff gives us the ability to be granular on who has access to data, which you don’t get out-of-the-box.”

HiSoftware was selected because of its metadata-driven, item-level security which provides the ability to restrict access to, encrypt, track and prevent the distribution of content based upon the presence of sensitive information. It ensures that SharePoint content is in compliance with the diverse federal and industry requirements. Windham uses the HiSoftware products to define policies and establish rules for who can have access to structured data and control how it can be distributed. The software can scan documents at rest and apply the classifications and restrictions based on the content within the document or documents in motion can be classified manually as they are created from within the SharePoint and Office ribbons. Windham also utilizes HiSoftware to gain intelligence on how data is used and how much structured and unstructured data exists, to refine the policies and security measures required around document collaboration.

Kurt Mueffelmann, HiSoftware President and CEO, said, “Companies like Windham, operating in highly regulated industries, often require access to sensitive information. They also want to gain the data management and collaboration benefits of platforms like SharePoint. With HiSoftware, companies can protect the business, while still allowing for open collaboration between the right audiences to get the most from their investment in SharePoint.”

Cote concluded, “It is difficult to define ROI around compliance because it is invaluable. HiSoftware’s solutions are not just a best practice; they allow us to secure SharePoint content so it can be safely collaborated across the business.”

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 security with an integrated suite of solutions that audit and secure sensitive content in SharePoint. HiSoftware will be exhibiting at SPTechCon in Boston, August 13 and 14, 2013 in booth 503.

About HiSoftware

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 or follow us on Twitter @HiSoftware.

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