Endpoint security developer CoSoSys has released a new version of their data loss prevention, device control and endpoint security solution for Windows and Mac OS, Endpoint Protector. Offering enhanced protection, increased effectiveness and the fastest implementation time in its segment, the out-of-the-box Hardware and Virtual Appliance is now available for small, medium and large companies and organizations.
Coming with a long list of new features targeting better security, reliability, ease of use and better adapting to company structures and organization charts, Endpoint Protector 4 is designed to protect networks ranging from 20 computers (endpoints) to more than 5.000 endpoints.
Some of the top benefits of this latest Endpoint Protector solution are:
- Seamless integration in business processes
- Saving time and money when the solution is installed
- Increased security through enhanced protection
- Reducing allotted resources of the security staff
- Optimum security through enhanced stability
- Enhanced protection through complex, adaptable end efficient security
- Reliable security through enhanced monitoring and policy control
Here’s a good piece of news for companies around the world: when it comes to access to your important and confidential data, you don’t need to treat all employees as equals. In fact, it is highly recommended to make sure not anyone can access all your files, and if they can see them, you should prevent everyone from copying or transferring the information you need to keep private.
Ongoing projects, customer data bases, inventions, strategies, private records of employees, credit card and bank account information, all these must remain confidential. So if you store them, how can you make sure an employee that is unaware of the harm they are doing or who knowingly wants to harm you, fails at their attempt to expose the files in question? Read more
The in-the-cloud data loss prevention and endpoint security solution developed by CoSoSys has just been launched on the Japanese market by their local partner, Uptown Inc. For those new to the Security as a Service world of endpoint security, My Endpoint Protector is the world’s first software as a service application for device control and data loss prevention that helps companies manage internal and external threats effectively, thus dodging the overwhelming threats harbored by the broad use of portable storage devices and at the same time avoiding to put unnecessary pressure on IT departments and budgets.
My Endpoint Protector’ main benefits include:
- Proactive protection against data loss, data theft, data leakage and malware infection by controlling the use of portable devices
- Protection for Windows PCs (7 / Vista / XP) and Mac OS X
- Effective device management and control by defining specific usage rights for both devices and employees accessing the network
- Centralized Web-based interface for ease of management and reporting, plus real-time monitoring of devices
Endpoint Protector for Device Control explained in plain English
You can try it yourself today. Visit www.EndpointProtector.com
Shands HealthCare has recently announced about 12,500 of their patients that their private medical data has been stolen in January, along with the laptop that contained the personal details. As it almost always happens in the case of hardware storing sensitive records, the laptop wasn’t encrypted in any way.
The stolen info contains names, addresses, medical record numbers and medical procedure codes of the patients, as well as the Social Security numbers of about 650 people. Luckily, up to know, there is no evidence of any misuse of the data, and we should keep hoping that the thief or thieves just needed the notebook to sell it or for personal use…
At least some measures have been taken: training for the employees and system-wide encryption policy to prevent such data breaches in the future. And of course, there’s protection for those affected, eligible for 12 months of free credit monitoring.
Let’s hope the new system works, as according to Gainesville.com, security breaches involving large amounts of patient data being exposed are some what of a recurring habit at Shands.
Yes, folks it was bound to happen. Device Control, Data Loss Prevention and endpoint security applications were bound to conquer the new over-hyped platforms, Windows 7 and Snow Leopard. And the first one to reach this performance is the latest version of Endpoint Protector 2009, developed by CoSoSys, a leading developer of endpoint security and portable storage device applications. The new version has a clear purpose, one that is a must for all companies interested in security: allowing them to test and implement the most recent operating systems, while protecting them from common threats yielded by extreme data portability and mobility.
“Our goal is to keep companies safe while allowing them to test, implement and turn the latest breakthroughs in software and hardware platforms into a profitable advantage. Releasing a version for the Windows 7 operating system – which is currently one of the most hyped and critically appraised platforms – and for Mac OS X Snow Leopard is a natural step in our ongoing strive to adapt to as many IT environments as possible. It also complements our efforts of maintaining a high level of mobility and productivity for non-technical users by providing them with a continuously increasing range of controlled portable devices, from iPods, cameras and USB sticks to ExpressCard SDD and printers,” explains Roman Foeckl, CoSoSys CEO.
To test the new version of Endpoint Protector 2009, you can download the 30 days trial or check out the online demo at http://www.EndpointProtector.com.
The Mozilla Foundation takes security breaches very seriously. It immediately closed its online stores after finding out a third-party company that runs one of the sites’ back-end operations had suffered a breach.
The security issues affected GatewayCDI, an SMB with offices in three US cities, which runs the Mozilla Store, the foundation said in a blog post quoted by the Register. There is still no information to confirm whether any customers of the website selling coffee cups, tee-shirts, and other Mozilla promotional goods have been compromised.
“Once notified, we took the immediate preventative step of shutting down the Mozilla Store to ensure that no additional users could be compromised,” Mozilla representatives wrote. “Mozilla immediately reached out to GatewayCDI and encouraged them to quickly inform individuals whose data had been compromised.”
Mozilla also stated they were undergoing a thorough analysis of their systems to determine the cause and extent of the breach. Additionally, GatewayCDI will make sure to contact directly any Mozilla Store customers who may have been affected by this blurry breach.
According to the same Register article, Mozilla also closed down its International Mozilla Store, although it wasn’t run by GatewayCDI. Both stores displayed a message saying “closed for maintenance.”
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Device Control and DLP taken to the cloud to help you reduce cost and deploy much faster.
CoSoSys, a leading developer of endpoint security and portable storage device applications, has just released My Endpoint Protector (MyEPP), the first Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application to deliver Data Loss Prevention and device control “in the cloud”. MyEPP will help companies manage the internal and external security threats created by the broad availability and use of portable data storage devices, while focusing on keeping the impact on IT resources at a minimum. The new web service uses a policy-based approach to enable businesses to manage how data can be used on all endpoints – Desktops, Laptops, Netbooks and more – from a single centralized web console, no matter where those endpoints are located.
Why should you consider a MyEPP subscription?
- Your company will be able to minimize inside threats and prevend data loss and data theft
- The cloud computing approach means you don’t have to worry about servers setup, installation or management
- You can access the centralized web-based dashboard remotely, from any computer with and Internet connection and a web browser
- Real time monitoring of all devices used by your employees
- Create your own security policy without the need for additional hardware or software, without the need of having in house IT security experts
- Enforce your policies easily through customizable templates
- All for prices as low as $2 per PC per month
“Most businesses today are aware that they need to proactively protect both their own intellectual property and customer information held in trust on their systems,” said Roman Foeckl, CoSoSys CEO. “But the thought of having to hire dedicated staff or consultants to install, implement and manage this type of solution has prevented many from taking the steps needed to protect that data.
“My Endpoint Protector makes enterprise-level device control and security accessible to even the smallest organizations without the need for expensive additional equipment or staff. Whether employees work from home, on the road or from remote locations, the security of their desktops and laptops can easily be centrally managed through the cloud.”
If you need more reasons to act now, just go ahead and evaluate the costs of a real data breach!
For more details on MyEPP, click here.
The CoSoSys team attended the Provision Security Days in Brasov, Romania over the weekend. Vendor of the most innovative and effective applications for endpoint security and portable storage devices, CoSoSys was one of the event sponsors and held a presentation on critical data security, device control and linked it to the recent Obama announcement on a White House coordinated plan to prevent cyber attacks.
I’ll reproduce here one the most significant quotes CoSoSys identified in what data loss protection is involved:
“The threat to critical data systems is among ‘the most serious economic and national-security challenges’ today”
You might wonder why economic. The answer is easy: everything translates into money. Less customers, hacked bank accounts, brand trust going down the drain, it all means loss of money. A competitor getting their hands on your prototype and producing it at a faster pace means money you’ll lose (the amount you’ve already invested) and money you’ll never get.
So what does CoSoSys offer as a solution? A best of breed endpoint security, device control and DLP solution, Endpoint Protector 2009. It effectively:
- stops data loss
- prevent data theft
- stops data leakage
- keeps data safe on the road
Speaking of data theft in the office, CoSoSys also presented a video emphasizing how easily they can be prevented. Enjoy!