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GuardianEdge Introduces White Paper on the FFIEC's IT Security Handbook

GuardianEdge Introduces White Paper on the FFIEC's IT Security Handbook

SAN FRANCISCO, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- GuardianEdge Technologies today released a white paper examining the information security objectives set forth in the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council's Information Security Booklet (FFIEC Handbook) and how enterprise encryption technology can assist financial institutions in complying with the data protection requirements of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. Nearly 26,000 banks, credit unions and other depository financial institutions must adhere to strict federal guidelines for protecting privacy of and tracking access to customer information, or risk criminal and civil penalties.

Compliance with the FFIEC Handbook's data security requirements is a business-critical objective for financial institutions evaluated by examiners during regular institutional audits. Information security and network IT managers in these institutions are challenged daily with controlling the confidentiality, accessibility, integrity and accountability of financial and personal data records. Encryption is the fundamental enabling technology that enables institutions to prevent data exposure and achieve ongoing compliance with regulatory requirements.

Full hard disk encryption protects electronic information stored on computer hard drives from intruders, and it is the best way to safeguard sensitive data on computers that may be stolen, discarded or repurposed. Enterprise-grade encryption solutions, such as GuardianEdge's Encryption Anywhere Hard Disk, are especially valuable because they combine pre-boot access control and strong data protection with centralized management capabilities and detailed audit trails.

The White Paper, entitled "Encryption & the FFIEC IT Security Handbook," is available immediately from the GuardianEdge Web site. To view this document, click on the URL below:

About GuardianEdge Technologies Inc.

GuardianEdge is a market leader in reducing the cost and complexity of enterprise data security. Customers around the world depend on GuardianEdge solutions to protect sensitive and proprietary information, ensure compliance with rules for safeguarding privacy, and to enable secure enterprise mobility. Headquartered in San Francisco, GuardianEdge has served an installed base of over a million active users for more than 10 years, at leading global corporate and governmental organizations, including Lockheed Martin Corp., Deutsche Bank AG and Humana Inc. Visit us on the Web today at

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CONTACT: Tim Polakowski of McGrath/Power Public Relations,
+1-408-727-0351, or [email protected], for GuardianEdge

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