SOURCE: GuardianEdge


November 12, 2009 08:03 ET

UHY Advisors, Inc. Selects GuardianEdge to Secure Confidential Client and Business Information

Leading Tax and Business Consultancy Deploys GuardianEdge Data Protection Solutions

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - November 12, 2009) - UHY Advisors, Inc. has selected GuardianEdge, the leader in endpoint data protection, to secure information on all laptops and portable media devices. The tax and business advisory firm will deploy GuardianEdge Hard Disk Encryption and GuardianEdge Device Control throughout the organization. The deployment will ensure that sensitive client and business information on lost or stolen computers and removable media devices is no longer at risk of being discovered.

"As a professional services firm, our clients expect that any data they entrust to us will be held confidential. In some states encryption is even required by law," said John Neall, chief information officer at UHY Advisors. "We selected GuardianEdge because of their platform's integration with Microsoft Active Directory. GuardianEdge solutions will allow us to easily recover forgotten passwords or assign a password manually to an external drive so that it can be decrypted by client computers. A centrally managed console will be invaluable for our organization, providing a smooth deployment and optimal performance."

UHY Advisors and its wholly owned subsidiary entities have more than 1,200 professionals providing services from 19 offices across the United States. The company has traditionally provided tax, risk management, forensic and litigation support consulting services to middle-market clients. UHY Advisors' services lines include technology assurance and advisory services, which address comprehensive information technology-related enterprise risk, such as security vulnerability assessments.

UHY Advisors evaluated several products in the data protection space before selecting GuardianEdge. The firm's selection criteria included Active Directory integration, central management and the ability to secure flash drives. They also emphasized password recovery options -- important in an organization with a widely dispersed workforce. The use of GuardianEdge solutions helps to eliminate IT staff visits to individual offices to help employees who forget their identification and password. At consultancy organizations like UHY Advisors, the billable time of each employee is extremely valuable, and IT solutions must provide an ease of deployment and ongoing use that does not impact productivity.

John Neall will be participating in an upcoming eSeminar with GuardianEdge and senior Forrester analyst Benjamin Gray to discuss how enterprises can extend data protection beyond hard disk encryption to include security for portable media. The eSeminar, titled, "Protecting Data on Removable Media: The Next Step in Data Protection," will be held on Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 11 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) / 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). For more information, please click here or email

About GuardianEdge

GuardianEdge, the leader in endpoint data protection for the enterprise, offers award-winning solutions to protect sensitive data on end-user devices including laptops, desktops, portable storage devices and smartphones. GuardianEdge products offer a breadth of encryption, port, device and file type control technologies while establishing a market-leading position in solving the operational issues of deployment, management, scalability, reporting, auditing and user productivity at the lowest possible total cost. Millions of users worldwide depend on the EAL 4 certified, enterprise-software standards-based GuardianEdge Data Protection Platform to safeguard confidential or proprietary information, to ensure compliance with regulations for maintaining consumer privacy and to enable secure enterprise mobility.

GuardianEdge data protection solutions have been deployed by leading organizations including Lockheed Martin Corporation, Lincoln Financial Group, and The Hertz Corporation as well as numerous government agencies, including the U.S. departments of Veteran Affairs, Defense, Energy, State and Education and the California Department of Healthcare Services. For additional information, please visit:

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