Credit Card Unions Team with Security Companies to Protect DataBy Brian Prince | Posted 2007-03-08 Print
The Financial Service Centers Cooperative combines data protection technologies by Websense and GlobalCerts.
A shared branching network controlled by credit unions from around the globe has forged a partnership with two security vendors in the name of data protection.
Throughout 2006, the FSCC experienced tremendous growth in transaction activity—a trend that demanded attention and a solution for the risks associated with wrongful data exposure incidents.
With plans to expand to an additional 2,200 locations at select 7-Eleven stores nationwide, data security is a top priority, FSCC officials said.
"We have been working with both companies on this solution for several months, and from a Network provider standpoint we felt it was critical to ensure that data and confidential information would not leak out by accident through e-mails, faxes or printers in our offices," said Bonnie Kramer, the FSCC's Chief Operating Office.
Though the FSCC offers a variety of fraud prevention training, tools and disaster recovery services to its members, the organization also needed a solution to protect confidential customer and financial data from being accidentally or maliciously exposed, officials said. Enter Websense with its Websense Content Protection Suite.
"We have a solution that really fits that need," said Devin Redmond, director of security products for Websense.
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