LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Redemtech, a leading provider of Technology Change Management (TCM) services, and Brink's, Incorporated, through its Secure Data Solutions transportation services, today announced a new secure transport option that protects highly sensitive data during transit of computers that have been taken off network to be reused, resold or recycled.
The service, the first of its kind to be offered through an IT asset management company, provides secure transportation of IT assets to ensure the integrity and control of chain-of-custody, reducing the potential for loss or theft of data-bearing assets.
"Data security has become the number one priority for many CEOs and CIOs due to the rising frequency and costs of privacy breaches," said Robert Houghton, President of Redemtech. "Our clients are continuously looking for new and better ways to safeguard sensitive data and eliminate the risk of loss or theft. Brink's Secure Data Solutions transportation services, in conjunction with Redemtech's full complement of secure recovery solutions, provide the ultimate protection for data-bearing assets during transit."
Companies in privacy-regulated industries, such as financial services and healthcare, have a critical need to protect against data breaches, but often have widely distributed computing environments and confined IT resources. This limits their ability to take precautionary measures such as encrypting or erasing data on computers before transporting them. This represents a key gap in many security programs as these unsecured assets are particularly vulnerable during transport.
The Brink's Secure Data Solutions transportation service, offered by Brink's Global Services U.S.A., Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Brink's, Incorporated, adds a new level of security to Redemtech's existing secure asset recovery options. Brink's offers person-to-person armed transport from the point of consignment to delivery. Dedicated personnel inventory all assets at the point of recovery and seal the shipments with tamper-resistant packaging before signing them over to Brink's for transport.
The Brink's service primarily uses ground transportation and armed guards escort the shipment through delivery to Redemtech. This eliminates risky freight transfers that often are the weak link in the transport chain. Multiple transfers and unsecured storage often result in compromised chain-of- custody and lost assets. Assets transported by Brink's are guarded throughout transport and are inventoried again at their final destination to document safe delivery.
If air freight is required, Brink's guards escort sealed shipments directly to the airline for loading on the flight, and a second Brink's representative meets the flight on arrival and reclaims the secured freight.
There are also designated Redemtech employees at each of the company's U.S. TCM Centers who have been specially trained to accept shipments directly from a Brink's representative. This person-to-person secure delivery process ensures chain-of-custody and proper transfer of control.
"We are excited to partner with Redemtech to offer their customers a premium-level transport service," said Shai Anbar, Sr. Vice President, Brink's Global Services U.S.A., Inc. "With so much attention today on data security and personal identity theft, it makes perfect sense for companies to take extra precautions to safeguard their sensitive data at every step."