Herzeliya, Israel, April 5 2006, ControlGuard, a leading provider of endpoint security solutions, today announced that ABN AMRO Global Futures selected ControlGuard Endpoint Access Manager to manage the secure use of removable media and portable devices.
ABN AMRO has taken a proactive approach to secure desktop computers used for trading to prevent information leakage and data thefts. Financial institutions rely on endpoint security to minimize the risk of data breaches, comply with federal regulations and protect IT networks from malware. ABN AMRO selected Endpoint Access Manager to prevent unauthorized use of removable media and portable devices, including thumb drives, CDs and iPods.
"Preventing unauthorized usage of removable media and portable devices is essential in order to manage a secure IT environment," said Joseph Kelly, senior vice president and chief technology officer of ABN AMRO Global Futures. "ControlGuard's innovative technology allows us to centrally manage security policies and authorize the use of removable media as needed."
ControlGuard's flagship security product, Endpoint Access Manager, allows financial services companies to centrally control, monitor and record how data is uploaded and downloaded from removable media and portable devices to desktop and laptop computers. Unauthorized transactions are blocked, monitored and communicated in real time to the management consoles. The solution shields networks from malware copied to endpoints, and it secures networks from exposure to the outside world through wireless modems, WiFi, Bluetooth and other interfaces.
"The financial services industry is starting to acknowledge the need to manage the secure use of portable devices and removable media" said Israel Levy, CEO of ControlGuard. "ABN AMRO Global Future's proactive approach to endpoint security will help manage and protect its proprietary information and provide an extra layer of security to meet compliance mandates."