Untangle In Government
Electronic provision of government services continues to be a key goal of local, regional and national governments, as they seek to cut costs whilst improving services to constituents. The promise of online government self-service remains an attractive aim, when recessionary tax revenues simply cannot cover the cost of traditional service provision.
However, the more that these services and the systems they run on are exposed to the public, the more risk there is of citizen records and constituents’ personal information falling into the wrong hands. Individually identifiable information such as name, address, birth date and Social Security Number, is invaluable to those intent on committing identity theft fraud.
Protect citizen records
Online identity thieves have become increasingly sophisticated at transmitting software programs called Trojans into your computer network, which in turn can send constituent records back out to them. Given the escalating number of attackers and the variety of methods they use, protecting your department at your connection to the Internet is critical. Don’t allow them to get in, in the first place.
Ensure your department is compliant with national and regional legislature governing record keeping. In the US, agencies are required to comply with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and the Federal Information Processing Standards(FIPS), as well as scores of State and County rules.
Untangle provides a secure Internet Gateway, that protects the computers in your office from outside attacks. By preventing unwanted intrusions into your network and protecting against Trojans entering your systems, you have a first line of defense against loss of constituents’ records. Untangle blocks Viruses, Spyware, Spam, Phish, and Other Malware, scanning all Internet traffic for viruses, worms, spyware, phishing, and other threats to protect your network and the personal information of the public you serve.
Available from multiple sources
Untangle builds its products on Open Source Software projects and principles. For governmental customers, this ensures our costs remain low, and provides the added reassurance that our products are available from multiple sources, today and in the future.