May 25, 2004 By Miriam Jones
The EOUSA's responsibilities include certain legal, budgetary, administrative, personnel services, as well as legal education. The EOUSA provides IT support for over 15,000 end-users in over 200 locations across the United States, and makes broad use of secure computer technology to carry out its mission.
The EOUSA chose Senforce Technologies' Enterprise Mobile Security Manager (EMSM) version 2.5 for its security capabilities, including next-generation, kernel-layer stateful firewall technology, and enterprisewide distribution, control and management of end user security policies. With the software, mobile and desktop security settings are centralized under IT management and control, complying with EOUSA endpoint security objectives. In deployment to its users, the EOUSA will utilize Senforce EMSM on both mobile and stationary PC endpoints.
The security software enables IT managers to easily create, deploy, monitor and enforce computer security policies to protect corporate data assets stored on mobile computing devices such as notebook and tablet computers. Software components enable IT professionals to centrally manage and enforce client computer security with:
?Automatic recognition of mobile endpoint location and policy enforcement as endpoints move from location to location
?Next generation, stateful firewall protection operating at the NDIS intermediate driver layer
?Wireless connectivity control for notebook PCs with both after-market and embedded WLAN adapters to manage Wi-Fi network adapter communications (up to and including completely silencing WLAN radios when necessary)
?Management of which wireless network access points users can see and use
?File storage device control to manage and prevent access to local file storage devices such as USB thumb drives, etc.
?Network-utilizing application control to enable/disable bandwidth by application
?Host integrity and remediation features that check for current anti-virus signatures, and enforce updates to those signatures when they are out of date before allowing connectivity
?Reporting features for tracking user compliance with endpoint security policies
The company preserves the productivity benefits of mobile connectivity without compromising sensitive data residing on the mobile professional's computer.
This Digital Communities white paper highlights discussions with IT officials in four counties that have adopted shared services models. Our aim was to learn about the obstacles these governments have faced when it comes to shared services and what it takes to overcome those roadblocks. We also spoke with several members of the IT industry who have thought long and hard about these issues. The paper offers some best practices for shared government-to-government services, but also points out challenges that government and industry still must overcome before this model gains widespread adoption.