Eastern Utah Community Credit Union Embraces Browser Isolation to Bolster Cybersecurity and Safeguard Against Internet-Borne Threats
Financial services firm leverages Ericom Shield to secure organizational networks from socially-engineered phishing and malware schemes
New York, NY, (July 23, 2019) —– Ericom Software, a leader in secure enterprise application access and Zero Trust cyberthreat protection, today announced that Eastern Utah Community Credit Union (EUCCU) has implemented Ericom Shield to safeguard its operations from internet-borne cyberthreats. The company chose Ericom Shield to replace its previous browser isolation solution because of the natural browsing experience, whitelisting capabilities, intuitive management interface and excellent customer support it provides.
Organizations across all industries, financial services in particular, are routinely and frequently targeted by sophisticated phishing and malware attacks. Often, users unknowingly click on rogue links in emails and on websites, or download seemingly legitimate files, giving hackers an entry point to corporate networks. Ericom Shield’s remote browser isolation technology provides a transparent, yet powerful solution that enables organizations like EUCCU to effectively defend their endpoints without disrupting internet use.
Leveraging Ericom Shield, EUCCU employees can freely and securely browse even non-whitelisted sites, as needed. The organization’s network, endpoints, and customer data are protected from the most prevalent attack vectors associated with browser-borne malware, human error, malicious links, and harmful attachments.
“EUCCU has policies that restrict employees from using the internet for anything other than business purposes. But there plenty of business applications that require users to browse a wide range of sites. This is where Ericom Shield comes into play,” said Cole Clarke, CISSP, Information Technology Officer of EUCCU. “As a financial institution, we cannot risk the threat of being compromised. We’ve got to make sure that our IT infrastructure is protected.”
Ericom Shield integrates seamlessly with EUCCU’s IT infrastructure, including its Fortinet firewalls, enabling users to browse uncategorized sites via Ericom Shield, while entirely blocking blacklisted sites.
“Personally, I’m constantly researching all sorts of topics ranging from coding to security. As for our financial staff, they are researching rates and looking at other institutions to gain industry information they need to get their job done. So, there’s quite a bit that goes on where we want to remain totally protected from threats. And with Ericom Shield, they don’t even notice that it’s there,” continued Clarke.
“At Ericom, we know just how attractive financial institutions are to cyber criminals and are committed to helping them keep their – and their customers’ – data secure,” said Nick Kael, CISSP, CCSK, CEH, Chief Technology Officer of Ericom. “We’re pleased to enable EUCCU to protect their systems from phishing and web-borne attacks, without limiting employees’ internet use or increasing the burden on info security staff.”
Ericom Shield protects against known and unknown malware, including zero-day threats. To learn more about Ericom Shield, visit: www.ericomshield.com.
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Ericom provides businesses with Zero Trust Secure Access to corporate applications, in the cloud and on-premises, from any device or location. Leveraging innovative isolation technology and software-defined perimeter principles, Ericom’s solution ensures that users can connect to only the specific resources they are authorized to access, and that devices and applications are protected from internal and external cybersecurity threats.
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