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Industry depends on a secure network.

As the importance of networked data grows exponentially, businesses have been increasingly subject to industry-specific compliance regimes such as Sarbanes-Oxley, GLBA, HIPAA, SEC 17a4 and NASD 3010/3110. CLEARNETWORK's Security Strategies have particular value to firms that fall within these specific vertical industries.

The financial sector is one of the most frequently attacked targets in the world, seeing a surge in hacking attempts in recent years. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act makes monitoring of financial institution's internal controls the personal responsibility of the CEO and CFO, making them personally liable. This monitoring must be reviewed by an outside firm. The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) requires financial institutions to implement a comprehensive network security program that protects the privacy of customer records. Institutions must employ an integrated security strategy that establishes perimeter security and security inside the network, adopting a proactive network security risk management capability. Few institutions have the resources or expertise to do this for themselves, hence the need to outsource this responsibility to a professional security monitoring and firewall management company. CLEARNETWORK is the obvious choice.

The Healthcare industry is the most frequently exploited target by cyber-criminals. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, breaches in the Medical/Healthcare industry topped the ITRC 2014 Breach List with 42.5 percent of the breaches identified in 2014. The HIPAA Enforcement Rule sets civil money penalties for violating HIPAA rules. Healthcare budgets are always tight, so organizations must ensure that investments in technologies will not only advance the mission of the enterprise, but enhance HIPAA compliance. Outsourcing network security to the dedicated technicians at CLEARNETWORK will save money, resources and time.

The manufacturing sector, while statistically being less vulnerable than other industries, makes a tempting target for the most sophistocated of hackers. In manufacturing, the likelihood of data exfiltration being a part of an incident is much higher. Intellectual property and internal operational information are the two types of data that manufacturers most fear losing. Data exfiltration is a costly activity, suggesting hackers have identified valuable information and stolen it from an organization. The integrated services offered by CLEARNETWORK mitigate the threat of this type of activity.