London – If you are a government-employed information technology professional, it is important to make sure information your agency processes is protected and secure. You might need this protection in the event of a natural disaster, an equipment malfunction or device theft. These concerns are similar to those faced in the private sector except for the addition of several pieces of legislation that impose tighter guidelines to protect government data.
One such piece of legislation is the Federal Information Security Information Act. FISMA is an all-encompassing act that requires the federal agency heads and program officials to perform yearly information security reviews. FISMA’s goal is to keep risks as low as possible while maintaining efficiency and cost-effectiveness. It “explicitly emphasizes a risk based policy for cost-effective security.” (Source: National Institute of Standards and Technology)
FISMA defines information security as “protecting information and information systems from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction in order to provide— (A) integrity, which means guarding against improper information modification or destruction, and includes ensuring information nonrepudiation and authenticity; (B) confidentiality, which means preserving authorized restrictions on access and disclosure, including means for protecting personal privacy and proprietary information; and (C) availability, which means ensuring timely and reliable access to and use of information.” (Source: FISMA)
Cryoserver version 7.0 exceeds all of these benchmarks for information security. In fact, Cryoserver archiving appliances are already on the racks in a number of federal facilities because those agencies know that we can help them comply with the relevant federal legislation.
Our forensic email archiving product helps them do this in a number of ways. Regarding data integrity, Cryoserver email archiver preserves emails exactly as they are sent and received, allowing no modification or destruction. An email cannot be lost when Cryoserver email storage is in place. Additionally, all header data are maintained in the archive so it is possible to verify the authenticity of the incoming, outgoing and internal emails.
Another way Cryoserver, a premier software for archiving email, meets the goals of FISMA is by restricting access to the archive. While end-users will have access to their own email history, searching for emails sent and received by others within their agency is not possible without special permissions. This protects personal privacy and any proprietary information your agency has access to.
Finally, Cryoserver offers timely and reliable access to the archive information. Archived search results are available nearly instantaneously, meaning there is always “timely and reliable access to and use of information.”
Cryoserver is FISMA ready. Not only does it meet every aspect of the federal definition of information security, but it is also cost effective. Regardless of the reason for needing easy access to archiving solutions, whether it is due to federal regulations, the threat of disaster, or the fear of losing essential email data, Cryoserver can meet your needs.
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