Financial advisers and brokerage houses possess unique telecommunications and data security needs. Financial advisers must ensure their client information is secure and access is prevented from any unwanted viewers. Brokerage houses need secure, fast, and reliable Internet. In addition, wide area network connectivity services are a necessity to execute trades fast and efficiently for its clients. Although the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) generally applies to the banking industry it’s also branching out and covering financial advisers and brokerage houses. Higher levels of authentication and Internet security are extremely important to ensure protection of client privacy and financial information. Companies that are negligent in the protection of client information can be subject to extreme penalties and fines by regulatory bodies. Iron Shield can help examine and advise you on products and services that are best suited to help protect you and your client’s information.