New Alliance Provides Improved Data Security

CUNA Strategic Services adds Awareness Technologies as a strategic alliance provider.

March 5, 2014

To help credit unions improve their compliance and the security of their sensitive data from internal threats, CUNA Strategic Services (CSS) has added a new alliance provider—Awareness Technologies Inc.

Through their complete insider threat prevention solution delivered at the endpoint, the strategic alliance can assist credit unions by offering affordable, compliant internal threat prevention that is well suited to today’s mobile workforce.

Awareness Technologies is the pioneer of computer and device monitoring software solutions for businesses of any size. The company currently has over 10,000 businesses world-wide depending on its solutions to protect their data from insider threats.

Through one agent download and one web interface, clients have access to four modules including web filtering, pc/mobile activity monitoring, data loss prevention and laptop theft recovery. As an endpoint-based solution, all modules work both on and off network—ideal for today’s mobile workforce.

“Gartner, Inc., a technology research company, predicts use of computer security-monitoring programs will rise to 60% of employers by 2015 from fewer than 10% now, and Awareness Technologies will allow credit unions to be a part of that shift,” said Wes Millar, CSS senior vice president. “By allowing information technology and human resources professionals to work together to ensure a productive and secure workplace, Awareness Technologies gives credit unions peace of mind and the ability to make informed choices.”

Awareness Technologies’ endpoint-based Unified Internal Threat Management solution allows credit unions of all sizes to audit user computer activity and provide uniform coverage across their entire organization, including remote and traveling employees.

This architectural advantage closes the holes left by traditional (network-based) internal threat solutions, and allows financial institutions and their employees to benefit from working remotely without sacrificing security and regulatory compliance.

“CUNA Strategic Services plays a vital role in its community by evaluating new technologies that will help credit unions save money, meet regulatory standards and enhance member relationships,” said Brad Miller, CEO of Awareness Technologies. “We’re honored our internal threat prevention solutions satisfy their rigorous standards and we can begin working with credit unions to affordably secure their sensitive data.”

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