SOURCE: GuardianEdge


August 04, 2009 08:04 ET

Top Accounting Firm Protects Client Data With GuardianEdge

BlumShapiro Deploys GuardianEdge Hard Disk Encryption and GuardianEdge Removable Storage Encryption

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - August 4, 2009) - GuardianEdge, the leader in endpoint data protection, today announced that BlumShapiro, one of the nation's leading accounting firms, has selected GuardianEdge Hard Disk Encryption and GuardianEdge Removable Storage Encryption solutions to protect sensitive information on company laptops. BlumShapiro selected GuardianEdge as its endpoint data protection solution because of its easy integration with its existing network and its ease of deployment.

"Our clients' information is our top priority. Solutions like GuardianEdge's Hard Disk Encryption and Removable Storage Encryption allow us to assure our clients that their information is secure even while our employees are working outside the office walls," said Gabriel Howard, senior IT analyst at BlumShapiro. "GuardianEdge's endpoint data protection solutions allow our firm to offer a level of security to prospective clients that other firms may not have."

As the largest regional accounting, tax and business consulting firm based in Connecticut, BlumShapiro sought to further bolster the safety of its client data while allowing its 300-plus workforce to retain their mobility. The company decided on the use of encryption solutions to protect laptops in the event of their loss or theft, to safeguard both client and firm data.

BlumShapiro selected GuardianEdge's endpoint data solutions due to its low-overhead implementation, including no proprietary platform operating system requirement, direct integration with Microsoft Active Directory and installation through Group Policy.

"BlumShapiro is constantly working with sensitive client information, and as with many other businesses, the repercussions of a data breach resulting from a lost or stolen laptop could be devastating," said Ram Krishnan, senior vice president of products and marketing at GuardianEdge. "GuardianEdge Hard Disk Encryption and GuardianEdge Removable Storage Encryption have been proven by leading organizations to ensure that critical business data is protected to meet the highest regulations. We are seeing a trend of mobile end-user device security solution adoption in the consulting services industry as IT managers move to protect their companies' reputations as well as client information."

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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