Investment firms are among the most security-conscious businesses, for good reason. Their clients depend on them to be up and running constantly and to keep their investments and privacy safe. But disasters lurk in both physical (storms, power outages, hardware crashes) and cyber (viruses, malware attacks) realms. And in investment management, a day – or even an hour – of downtime is a disaster.
Technology and security play critical roles. Investment firms need fast, efficient and stable IT systems for research, trading, regulatory compliance and reporting results to their customers. And they have a paramount need to keep their proprietary data and customer accounts protected at all times.