Quarri confirms deployment of Protect On Q at UK accounting firms

Security software company Quarri has announced deployments in two UK accounting firms.

Cambridgeshire-based Fisher Accounting and Taxation Services has selected Quarri's Protect On Q (POQ) web security solution to safeguard its electronic financial transactions. According to the company, the solution prevents end-users from copying, saving, printing or screen-capturing browser-delivered data.

Fisher Accounting is also using the solution to increase the security of its web-based financial transactions with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and corporate banking websites, in order to protect confidential information and user passwords from hackers and malicious software.

Julian Fisher, managing director at Fisher Accounting and Taxation Services, said that the need to provision higher levels of security and data leakage controls was imperative, given the sensitivity of the information it handles.

He said: “With clients across the UK and internet connectivity available everywhere, we were seeking a solution to a complicated issue. We chose Quarri's POQ because it's a comprehensive security solution that defends against both internal and external threats with anti-malware and data leakage protections. POQ assures that our sensitive data remains on our servers while allowing authorised access as needed anytime, from any endpoint, at any location.”

Laurie Coffin, vice president of marketing at Quarri, said that the company also has remote workers who typically use laptops and are unable to connect to a LAN, so have to either take print-outs of information or use a USB stick, so this was a concern for client data.

Bill Morrow, executive chairman and CEO of Quarri, said: “Forward-thinking financial organisations such as Fisher Accounting and Taxation Services are looking for innovative technologies to effectively solve security challenges and protect sensitive information, which is the lifeblood of their business.”

Coffin also said that accounting and business advisory firm Whiting and Partners has also selected POQ after consolidating its infrastructure to a centralised data centre, which left it needing to provide staff access to corporate web applications, including Outlook web access and Virtual Desktop Access, from a home or customer device.

Jim Harrison, senior partner at Whiting and Partners, said: “We've seen a lot of press about traditional security technologies failing to protect against the malware threats of today, particularly man-in-the-browser and keyloggers, so we wanted to see if we could improve our security stance.

”In choosing POQ, not only are our security levels increased significantly, but POQ's clientless approach was unique and very attractive. The fact we can secure the browser on an unknown endpoint before authentication occurs or any subsequent data is accessed means our staff can get secure access from a home or client PC.”

Coffin also said that Whiting and Partners is offering the solution to employees for secure online banking and shopping. She said: “This is total security compliance for anyone who has to follow security regulation. One of our customers is using this for secure access to a SaaS portal so it can be accessed from the browser and does not store data in the cache.”

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