âMany companies have opted to rely on simple firewall security that is woefully inadequate to safeguard their interests in what has become a dangerous environment for hedge funds, so we have worked together with our vendor partners to address our clientâs security needs,â says Richard Fleischman, president of RFA.
RFA has spent the last year focusing on optimizing its clientâs network security to extend beyond the firewall to protect their clientâs intellectual property. RFAâs Defender solution was designed to meet the growing needs of the hedge fund and investment firm environment to provide the first line of defense that goes beyond attack signatures for detecting and blocking malicious executables.
Defender is an integrated data protection solution of several highly researched and field-tested products, which include:
-Sentinel â managed security service to proactively combat security threats.
-Guardian â data leak prevention for comprehensive protection of data, ports, channels and networks.
-FireEye â intrusion detection that stops crimeware in its tracks.
-Mail Sentry â e-mail security to stop threats not detected by traditional security solutions.
Defender helps RFA track what files people can access, what they are doing with them and then restrict them based on preset rules.
Each RFA solution is not boilerplate in nature and the company works closely with its clients to develop business continuity planning (BCP) solutions that are tailored to satisfy their businessesâ critical needs.
âWe have always been very consultative with our clients and that begins very early in the relationship,â says Fleischman. âBy answering clientâs questions and providing clear and honest counsel, we have been continually growing and evolving our own business.â
Fleischman notes that the relationship his team has with their clients allows RFA to take on the role of trusted advisor and become an extension of their team. It is this role that differentiates RFA from a typical technology-outsourcing provider.
âServing as our clientâs trusted technology advisor, we safeguard their interests every step of the way,â says Donald Previti, director of business development at RFA. âItâs our responsibility to act as their CTO and guide them with security and technology that helps protect their corporate reputation and investor trust. The services and facilities we have developed are a direct result of this trust.â