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Regulatory Compliance

Legislative Regulations are Here to Stay

Regulatory Complaince

Regulatory legislation is here to stay because the majority of data gathered and compiled by organizations is now in electronic format. While this has made storage and transmission of this information more efficient, it has also provided more opportunities for data to be lost, stolen or corrupted. In order to protect sensitive customer and patient data and safeguard intellectual property, the US Congress has passed a number of laws governing how this data is to be secured. These laws are applicable to almost every industry including financial institutions, medical organizations, government entities and businesses of all kinds. In addition to protecting data, these organizations must be able to document that they are in compliance.

The onus for assuring compliance typically falls on IT professionals who must prove that their systems and networks are secure and that client/patient data, accurate financial statements, intellectual property and other sensitive records can be secured and transmitted in pristine condition and protected from internet-based threats such as viruses and worms.

Some regulations provide detailed requirements for the written security and privacy policies an organization must provide, while other regulations are less specific, requiring only that safeguards be "appropriate" depending on the size of the organization and the type of activity it conducts.

iPrism Web Filter Helps Your Organization Comply with Regulations

No matter what regulations govern your organization's activities, the ability to protect your sensitive and proprietary records is paramount to your fiscal health. Lack of compliance carries serious consequences including substantial fines and litigation that can directly affect your bottom line. The iPrism Web Filter not only secures your network against Internet-based threats to your data from malware, P2P and IM, it provides comprehensive drill-down and real time monitoring and reporting that can help you document your compliance and consistently stay within the boundaries of the legislation affecting your organization.

The following is a table that contains a list of key regulations, the industries they affect and their general policy requirements: