Fiberlink Announces Managed Information Protection Service to Secure Data in Motion on Mobile Devices
Fiberlink integrates Verdasys technology to enforce security policies around applications, devices, and data access
Blue Bell, Pa., August 21, 2006 -- Fiberlink Communications Corp. today announced Fiberlink Managed Information Protection, a new security service that protects corporate data in motion at the point of use by monitoring and controlling how the data is used by mobile and remote workers.
According to market research firm Current Analysis, Fiberlink is the first company of its kind to introduce managed services that secure remote and mobile workers against non-network based threats. In the past, Fiberlink's customers have turned to the company for integrated access solutions, but increasingly Fiberlink has expanded its solution set to deliver simple, security-centric mobility software and services to Global 2000 companies.
Fiberlink Managed Information Protection will integrate key technology from Verdasys to protect companies against insider threats to sensitive corporate data, theft of intellectual property, and reputation risks, as well as hardware and software vulnerabilities. Fiberlink is delivering the new data protection solution as a managed service to simplify deployment and help ensure corporate data is being used in accordance with company, industry, and government regulations.
With this announcement Fiberlink becomes the only vendor to offer companies multiple technology options for comprehensive data and device protection. Whether the worker is in the office or out of the office, online or offline, connected or disconnected from the corporate network, Fiberlink Managed Information Protection meets the strictest benchmarks for data-threat protection.
"Insider threats are the security problems few companies are willing to talk about, but they must be actively addressed with a specialized security solution like any other vulnerability,” said Mark Cashman, director of product management for Fiberlink. "Specifically, Fiberlink helps customers monitor and control company secrets and other sensitive data by alerting security staff if regulatory or other compliance measures are broken. Verdasys' product offers us the ability to prevent data leakage.”
"Recent security breaches have demonstrated and made clear the urgent need to set specific policies around the use of sensitive corporate information, the most valuable assets a company may have,” said Mark Pierson, vice president of marketing of Verdasys. "Our Digital Guardian solution comprehensively protects this data at the point of use by monitoring and controlling end-user activity. This new relationship with Fiberlink means that our products will now be integrated and combined to create a very powerful solution to meet the growing mobile data security needs of today's enterprise customers. This is a great opportunity for us, and will further extend Verdasys' ability to reach and engage new market segments.”
Fiberlink Managed Information Protection is available immediately. Fiberlink will manage this new service on behalf of its customers, helping them customize this solution for their organization, define classifications of data and end-user activity, and establish policies around those classifications. It is delivered to customers on a per-user, per-month license fee.
Fiberlink provides the software and services that enable enterprises to securely mobilize their workforces and strike the best balance of user productivity and IT control. Today, Fiberlink's mobile workforce solutions go beyond basic network connectivity to ensure IT organizations have control over the myriad security threats, compliance policies. and cost concerns that are often associated with mobile computing. Additional information about Fiberlink is available at http://www.fiberlink.com.
Verdasys provides global data security solutions based on innovative "point of use” technologies. For more information, contact Verdasys at http://www.verdasys.com.
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