When it comes to security and protecting confidential data, businesses are finding themselves playing a relentless game of offense and defense
Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) June 21, 2011
In today’s global, 24x7 business environment, organizations need real-time access to data; and balancing access with potential associated risks is key to ensuring data is not lost or stolen and business productivity is not negatively impacted.
In order to help organizations with this balancing act, Lumension®, a global leader in endpoint management and security, today announced it has partnered with Sophos, a global IT security and data protection company, to offer full disk encryption capabilities available as a modular add-on offering on the Lumension® Endpoint Management and Security Suite (L.E.M.S.S.).
Through this partnership, Lumension now offers a full endpoint PC data protection solution that includes full disk and device encryption as well as removable media data egress policies. On L.E.M.S.S., full disk encryption capabilities join other best-in-class capabilities that include: patch management, configuration management, power management, device control, antivirus, application control, and asset management.
“When it comes to security and protecting confidential data, businesses are finding themselves playing a relentless game of offense and defense,” said vice president of global strategic alliances and OEM Michael Rogers, Sophos. “Keeping pace with changing compliance regulations, rapidly evolving enhancements to technology, and a far more nomadic workforce, businesses must cover all bases when it comes to protecting confidential data on the corporate network – especially the endpoint. Adding Sophos’s full -disk encryption to Lumension’s Endpoint Management and Security Suite will ensure that confidential data remains confidential and accessed by authorized users only.”
Enforcement of IT security policy is becoming increasingly important in today’s world of extensive regulations, which range from global to country to industry-specific. Attempting to comply with these external and internal regulations adds another layer of complexity and failure to comply with external regulatory compliance such as SOX, HIPAA and PCI can result in very real economic damage, both directly in the cost of loss data and indirectly in terms of lost customers and brand value.
“By partnering with Sophos to extend our data protection capabilities, we are providing IT security professionals with the assurance that they are completely compliant and that their customers’ sensitive information is more secure,” said Rich Hlavka, senior vice president of business development, Lumension.
Lumension Security, Inc., a global leader in endpoint management and security, develops, integrates and markets security software solutions that help businesses protect their vital information and manage critical risk across network and endpoint assets. Lumension enables more than 5,100 customers worldwide to achieve optimal security and IT success by delivering a proven and award-winning solution portfolio that includes Vulnerability Management, Endpoint Protection, Data Protection, Antivirus and Reporting and Compliance offerings. Lumension is known for providing world-class customer support and services 24x7, 365 days a year. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Lumension has operations worldwide, including Virginia, Texas, Utah, Florida, Ireland, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Singapore. Lumension: IT Secured. Success Optimized.™ More information can be found at lumension.com.
More than 100 million users in 150 countries rely on Sophos as the best protection against complex threats and data loss. Sophos is committed to providing security and data protection solutions that are simple to manage, deploy and use and that deliver the industry's lowest total cost of ownership. Sophos offers award-winning encryption, endpoint security, web, email, and network access control solutions backed by SophosLabs - a global network of threat intelligence centers. With more than two decades of experience, Sophos is regarded as a leader in security and data protection by top analyst firms and has received many industry awards. Sophos is headquartered in Boston, US and Oxford, UK.
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