State's Department of Revenue encrypts data in 19 offices nationwide
DALLAS, Nov. 7 /CNW/ -- The State of Tennessee Department of Revenue sent
a clear, concise message to its taxpayers: we'll take proactive measures to
help ensure that your personal information is protected and secure. To make
good on that promise, the state's Department of Revenue called on Entrust,
Inc. (Nasdaq: ENTU) and the Entrust Entelligence Disk Security and Media
Security encryption solutions -- key tools within a strong layered security
The state purchased licenses of Entrust Entelligence Disk Security and
Media Security to secure 550 laptops across 19 cities nationwide. The
solutions also will help the organization secure data that rests on flash
drives and other portable media. Deployment began in November 2006.
"Too often organizations realize the importance of disk encryption after
the fact. Tennessee's Department of Revenue took proactive steps to ensure
that the sensitive information of their citizens remains secure, regardless of
stolen hardware or the tireless efforts of information thieves," said Entrust
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Bill Conner. "The state should
be commended for their actions and foresight to put the best interests of
their citizens at the forefront."
During testing, the state's Department of Revenue found that the Entrust
disk encryption solutions easily passed all software compatibility tests, and
no hardware devices were adversely affected. In addition, the department was
reassured of their decision when e-mail between the encrypted computers and
various servers remained unaffected.
To help citizens know when their identity or personal information is at
risk, 38 states, including the District of Columbia, have implemented data
breach notification laws. These regulations require companies and
organizations to provide written notification to citizens when their personal
information is compromised. In Tennessee (SB 2220) the mandate "requires
notice of the unauthorized acquisition of unencrypted computerized data that
materially compromises the security, confidentiality, or integrity of personal
Entrust Entelligence Disk Security and Media Security are part of an
overall information protection and encryption platform called Entelligence,
which includes full disk encryption, network folder encryption, file
encryption, end-to-end e-mail encryption and gateway encryption.
The Tennessee Department of Revenue is responsible for the administration
of state tax laws, motor vehicle title and registration laws established by
the legislature, and the collection of taxes and fees associated with those
laws. Employing a staff of more than 1,160 people, the Department of Revenue
collects approximately 92 percent of total state tax revenue. The department
hosts offices in New York City, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Nashville and
Memphis, among others.
Entrust (NASDAQ: ENTU) secures digital identities and information for
consumers, enterprises and governments in 1,650 organizations spanning 60
countries. Leveraging a layered security approach to address growing risks,
Entrust solutions help secure the most common digital identity and information
protection pain points in an organization. These include SSL, authentication,
fraud detection, shared data protection and e-mail security. For information,
call 888-690-2424, e-mail email@example.com or visit http://www.entrust.com.
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