The Funding Corporation Selects Sophos to Ensure Security and Compliance

July 04, 2012 Sophos Press Release

IT security and data protection firm Sophos today announced that it is providing endpoint and email protection to The Funding Corporation Limited – a UK provider of non-prime motor finance.  The Funding Corporation specializes in loans for individuals with damaged credit histories who buy cars through its retail subsidiary ACF Car Finance Limited.  The company selected Sophos to continue meeting the growing compliance requirements imposed on the finance sector.

Over the ten years of its existence, The Funding Corporation has invested heavily in IT to satisfy increasingly stringent compliance regulations, and is keen to ensure that its systems remain not just up-to-date, but also able to cope with new and changing needs.

Although The Funding Corporation already had an anti-virus system in place, it recognized that the increase in sophisticated threats facing companies merited a defense system fully proofed against compromise.  The company moved to a wider set of IT security solutions – Sophos’ Endpoint Protection and Data Protection, as well as the Sophos web and mail appliances.

“The Funding Corporation is very process driven, and puts a great deal of focus on its IT strategy,” said Dan Tinsley, principal systems engineer at The Funding Corporation.  “It was therefore extremely important that we were able to work with a security provider that could understand our individual needs, and help us to find a suitable solution.  Since working with Sophos, we’ve been extremely impressed with the speed and capabilities of their systems, as well as the support during deployment and post sale.”

Sophos’ Endpoint Protection automatically identifies and cleans new malware threats, scans for virus infections and controls the use of software applications, devices, data and web access; it also includes patch assessment and disk encryption.

“Our technology’s ability to scan and block email for malicious and inappropriate content has dramatically reduced the load on The Funding Corporation’s exchange servers,” said Ian Pugh, sales director for UK&I at Sophos.  “We’re delighted to be working with The Funding Corporation to help them maintain the integrity of their IT protection systems and to help future-proof these against changing requirements."