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Avanquest enters endpoint security alliance with ControlGuard

Avanquest Software : 08 June, 2009  (Company News)
ControlGuard co-operation brings Avanquest into the market of providing protection for data devices operating on the network periphery
Avanquest Solutions has partnered with ControlGuard, a developer of endpoint security software which prevents information leakage and unauthorised access to any portable device or interface. Endpoints are defined as being at the end - they are the USBs, Blackberrys, etc on the periphery of the network which are used by people to connect and interface with the main company server.

Portable devices are now the norm in every organisation. They are inexpensive, and companies are now giving them away as promotional items. This is great for users - they can interface these devices to computer ports, infrared, Bluetooth, wireless networks and more. Working remotely has never been easier, but it is a headache for IT administrators!

Removable media devices can hold massive amounts of data. Traditional IT does not protect endpoints. If there isn't endpoint security on your network, your company's computers are vulnerable and exposed to the possible risks of malware and data loss from hackers, disgruntled employees or just genuine human error and lack of care and attention.

Companies need these devices for productivity and day-to-day operation, so disabling them is not a viable option.

"In line with Regularity Compliance, every business is conscious of the need for data security but somehow mobile data security is often overlooked" said Nigel Trevena, IT Security Team Advisor at Avanquest Solutions. "I believe this is because of concerns about the ease and cost of managing endpoints, as well as a general lack of knowledge about the availability of solutions to protect and manage endpoints remotely."

ControlGuard is a cost effective and totally secure way of preventing data leakage from portable devices - ensuring corporate security whilst allowing productivity for employees. Administrators can have a complete view of all portable devices coming in and out of the network, and the ability to take remote preventative action to disable any device should it be necessary.

"We added ControlGuard to our range of solutions for 'security on the move' for two reasons. Firstly, there is a real need to close the security gaps that portable devices have opened up, and secondly, ControlGuard is simple to deploy and manage. People won't bother with anything too complicated!" said Nigel.

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