SafeNet's technology will help Volly mitigate the demands of today's
time-pressed consumers, as they will be able to securely manage their
financial statements and pay their bills wherever they are located.
SafeNet, Inc., a global leader in data protection, and customer
communications technology leader Pitney
Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI)
today announced that the companies have joined forces to enhance the
security of digital mail delivery in the cloud for consumers using
Volly, a Pitney Bowes digital delivery service for online mail and bill
With Volly, customers can receive, view, organize, and manage bills,
statements, and other mailed content from multiple providers using a
single, secure cloud-based online application. Volly is an opt-in,
consumer-focused consolidation service that also includes online bill
payment. It will be available at no cost to U.S. customers.
Pitney Bowes has decades of experience and a broad array of patents in
data encryption, which are central to the performance of its global
network of postage meters. These digital devices manage billions of
dollars of funds annually in a secure environment. Having brought these
encryption capabilities to the design of the Volly system, Pitney Bowes
is now further enhancing Volly's security by leveraging SafeNet's
DataSecure® appliances to help customers identify and
validate the source of digital mail delivery. By selecting SafeNet as
its security technology partner, Volly's digital mailbox content can
securely reside in the cloud, which will allow Volly customers to access
their account and virtual mailbox from any type of device, whether it is
a personal computer or smartphone. This is ideal for today's consumer
who is constantly on the move and will be able to pay their bills or
manage their statements regardless of where they are located.
"For generations, consumers and businesses have trusted mail carriers
around the world to handle sensitive information with great speed,
efficiency, and, above all, security," said Ray Umerley, Vice President,
Volly Solution Development at Pitney Bowes. "As the world migrates to a
digital mailbox environment, our customers are expecting, and should be
demanding, that same level of discretion and security for their digital
correspondence and bill payment. Volly from Pitney Bowes has engaged
SafeNet to help consumers make the transition to the digital mailbox in
a secure and cost-effective manner. Given SafeNet's ability to encrypt
and secure data on a large scale, they were the ideal choice to secure
our customers' digital assets, as they are able to attach security where
it matters most - to the data - regardless of whether it resides in a
physical, cloud, or virtual environment."
In order to maintain security and business continuity while moving into
the cloud, companies such as Pitney Bowes are deploying SafeNet
DataSecure on premise, and adding solutions like SafeNet
ProtectApp to secure virtualized applications that interact with
sensitive data, such as credit card numbers and personally identifiable
information. The centralized control provided by DataSecure creates the
flexibility to work with multiple cloud providers, and the solution's
on-premise platform establishes a root of trust for policy
enforcement and lifecycle key management.
SafeNet Executive Comment:
"Cloud computing offers tremendous benefits in cost and agility but it
can cause a breakdown in the traditional methods for ensuring visibility
and control of infrastructure and information," said Tsion Gonen, Chief
Strategy Officer at SafeNet. "By leveraging SafeNet's security
infrastructure, Pitney Bowes has been able to secure the digital mailbox
by providing end-to-end encryption and authentication, which are
essential for protecting large volumes of data within private and public
clouds. Now, Volly customers will be able to securely access their
financial statements and make online payments while on the go,
regardless of location or device."
The movement of data to the cloud creates a number of specific security
challenges, particularly in tracking and controlling data. It also
increases risk by introducing numerous privileged users and
administrators that access and operate data and systems independently.
Moving to the cloud can reduce access control and increase liability
concerns and compliance costs.
As organizations move sensitive data to the cloud, proactive and robust
security controls enabled by large-scale encryption will be an essential
method for ensuring data security and compliance.
Maintaining the trust of consumers is essential for almost every
company. While migrating applications to cloud environments enables
dramatic cost savings, as well as broad access for users, it also means
critical customer data now resides outside the ownership and control of
the organization. Without active protection of the data entering the
application, the potential risks associated with this loss of control
and trust are severe.
In order to realize the economic benefits of cloud-based applications
but also address the necessary security concerns, organizations must
satisfy several core requirements:
Transparent application integration - Ability to encrypt data
in its own application development environment with simple integration
that does not require a cryptography expert.
Centralized control and management - Centralized data
control that minimizes operational costs and provides the capabilities
required for auditing and separating administrative duties.
Flexible and agile deployment - Capabilities that enable
flexible data protection controls when migrating to different vendors.
Protection solutions, and the ability to encrypt, manage, and secure
data on a large scale, helps companies maintain the trust of customers
as they migrate to the cloud.
Founded in 1983, SafeNet,
Inc. is one of the largest information security companies in the
world and is trusted to protect the most sensitive data for
market-leading organizations around the globe. SafeNet's data-centric
approach focuses on the protection of high-value information throughout
its lifecycle, from the data center to the cloud. More than 25,000
customers across commercial enterprises and government agencies trust
SafeNet to protect
and control access to sensitive data, manage risk, ensure
compliance, and secure
virtual and cloud environments.
About Pitney Bowes
Delivering more than 90 years of innovation,
Pitney Bowes provides software,
and services that
integrate physical and digital communications channels. Long known for
making its customers more productive, Pitney Bowes is increasingly
helping other companies grow their business through advanced customer
communications management. Pitney Bowes is a $5.3 billion company and
employs 29,000 worldwide. Pitney Bowes: Every connection is a new
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SafeNet Media Contact:
Michele Loguidice, 443-327-1409
Bowes Media Contact:
Matthew Broder, 203-351-6347
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