Why I joined Egress
James Raggi is an Account Executive at Egress Boston.
Trust. Who do you trust? Your parents? Best friends? Significant others? The dictionary defines trust as “assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something”.
When it comes to security vendors, the concept of trust is often overlooked, and yet integral to any alliance between organization and vendor. The checklist of “must haves” often include usability, features, price, - but at the heart of it all, you want to be able to trust the vendor with protecting your most business critical systems. In the case of Egress, we specialize in data protection, and we’ve gone through painstaking accreditations to prove our trustworthiness to you.
Our certifications include:
- NATO Supplier
- Common Criteria
- FIPS 140-2
- Commercial Product Assurance
- Cyber Security Supplier to Government Scheme
- Trustwave PCI DSS Certification
- Skyhigh CloudTrust
That list doesn’t happen by accident. Organizationally, you must be committed to holding yourself to the highest of standards and actively pursue the most stringent of guidelines. So, in your checklist and in your RFP document, there should be a little checkbox marked “Trust”. Do I trust this vendor? Why? What have they done to merit it…other than slick marketing, cool graphics, and catchy taglines?
With a list of accreditations like that, it’s easy to be complacent and just do what everyone else is doing, but better. Well we do in fact do what everyone else is doing, but better and more and differently. When it comes to all kinds of security, it’s usually a restrictive process of halting actions, and putting up barriers. Anyone with a teenager knows that the more barriers you put up, the quicker they will find a way around them. So we’ve decided not to restrict the user from making mistakes, but empower the user to take precautions and change the mindset of data management…and make the right choices instead of mistakes. With our user-centric and user-empowered approach, we not only lift some of the burden off admins to ensure data security, but change the entire paradigm of weak links in data security. The user is no longer your necessary evil, but your partner in data security. That’s why I joined Egress. That and a pretty good health and dental package.
Watch this space.