SOX compliance is important for your financial data security.

Sophos can help.

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act requires implementation of good financial reporting and corporate governance. The Act was passed in reaction to a number of major high-profile corporate and accounting scandals, including Enron and WorldCom. The Act aims to protect the general public from accounting errors and corporate fraud.

Enterprise Level Controls

XG Firewall allows user-based policy control over applications, websites, categories, and QoS. Endpoint Protection application control policies restrict the use of unauthorized applications.

Data Security

XG Firewall offers two-factor authentication for VPN connections. SafeGuard Encryption supports multi-factor authentication, tokens, and smart cards for user authentication for access to specific files and folders. SPX encryption, available on Sophos Email Appliance and XG Firewall, encapsulates email content and attachments into a secure encrypted PDF.

Privilege User Access Controls

Sophos Central, Sophos Mobile, and Sophos Firewall Manager offer policy controls for role-based administration that allow granular control of administrator privileges.

Controlled Data Access by Need to Know

Sophos provides user awareness across all areas of the firewall, as well as reporting, enabling controlled access to data based on the need to know. Data on mobile devices is stored and secured with AES-256 encryption with Sophos Mobile and access to the data can be restricted based on device compliance rules, time, Wi-Fi, or geo-location.

Security Intelligence

All Sophos products generate security event logs that can be used for incident detection and response. In addition, Sophos Mobile logs access to password-protected applications while XG Firewall controls and monitors remote access authentication and logs all access attempts.

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The Sarbanes-Oxley Act : A Refresher

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, also known as the Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act, was enacted in response to a number of major corporate and accounting scandals. All publicly traded companies are required to comply with SOX, and a number of the Act’s provisions apply to privately held companies.

There are severe penalties for non-compliance with SOX. CEOs or CFOs of companies found non-compliant with SOX face up to 10 years in prison and a $1 million fine. Penalties differ depending upon the section violation and, besides incarceration and fines, may also lead to firings, public censure, stock devaluation, and bankruptcy.

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This is not an exhaustive review of all elements of the Regulation, nor is it legal advice. Please consult your own legal experts if required.