After years of viewing information security as a defensive strategy, organizations are demanding more from their security investments. Customers, such as First Data Corporation and MFS Investment Management are benefiting today from the security expertise of RSA combined with EMC Consulting industry expertise and business, application and infrastructure domain knowledge. They and other organizations recognize that security can also contribute to their success by helping drive new business initiatives, such as accelerating innovation and collaboration while reducing compliance costs.
EMC Consulting's RSA Security Practice provides core strengths in assessment, implementation, and management of security in the areas of governance, architecture and operations. New and complementary services include:
"Today, corporations increasingly realize that siloed, point-solution approaches to security and risk management are not sustainable in hyper-extended and virtualized IT environments," said Vivian Tero, Program Manager for GRC Infrastructure, IDC. "If they are to manage risks dynamically, corporations need to have the ability to put security into the relevant business context and also understand the dependencies across the various IT assets and security compliance activities. The new service offerings from EMC Consulting would be useful for customers who are looking for integrated and proactive solutions." Customers Leverage EMC Consulting to Advance Enterprise Security Strategies
First Data Corporation and MFS are two examples of customers who have recently benefited from security services delivered by EMC Consulting.
"Today First Data announced the launch of an industry-first merchant trial of the our TransArmorSM solution, a data security service that integrates the RSA SafeProxy architecture with First Data's transaction acquiring capabilities to provide a powerful combination of tokenization, encryption and public-key technologies. This solution is designed to enable merchants to eliminate payment card data from their environments keeping their customers' information safe and extending their security beyond the PCI data security standard (PCI DSS)," said Mark Herrington, First Data General Manager of Retail Solutions. "This is a game-changing service that has come to life through a successful engagement with EMC Consulting that helped us create a simplified and scalable security offering that helps our merchant customers improve their overall transaction security and significantly reduce their operational complexity."
"We have a forward-looking approach to risk management and engaged with EMC Consulting to assess the security of our storage area network (SAN) architecture and also the highest levels of performance, availability and security," said James Conz, Chief Security Officer at MFS Investment Management. "Experts from EMC and RSA conducted thorough interviews with our technical professionals and deeply reviewed key aspects of our information infrastructure. This work resulted in additional risk mitigation and an improved approach to security for our critical business and client information assets."
The work of EMC Consulting and RSA experts follows a unique information-centric approach to security
"EMC Consulting is a leader in delivering strategies and programs designed to optimize risk management and accelerate business objectives," said Tom Roloff, Senior Vice President of EMC Consulting, EMC Corporation. "In today's enterprise it is no longer adequate to build walls around the perimeter of the data center. Instead, the unique approach to a sound security posture that the RSA security practice of EMC Consulting follows is one that is information-centric and designed to protect the integrity and confidentiality of information at its source and throughout its lifecycle - no matter where it moves, who accesses it or how it is used."
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