In a new report on social media security, Forrester Research, Inc. has identified Edgwave’s iPrism Social Media Security as a technology that offers social media risk mitigation capabilities. This is the first solution of its kind to monitor and control employee interactions with social media, allowing companies to enable and realize the full value of social media.

According to Forrester’s ‘Manage the Risks of Social Media‘ report, published on November 29, 2012, social media is a top concern for enterprises, with malware, social account hijacking, data leakage, HR concerns and regulatory compliance among the risks. But blocking social media isn’t recommended, with Forrester citing the business growth potential of social media.

“We believe that Forrester clearly supports EdgeWave’s decision to invest in taking a leadership role in safe social media,” said Steve Kelley, Senior Vice President of Product Strategy at EdgeWave. “We have introduced a one‐of‐a‐kind solution with completely integrated controls and monitoring within the social media application, making it easy for companies to safely turn on social media and build a competitive advantage in their markets.”

The Forrester report states that companies can’t ignore social media, and recommends addressing risks with technical controls. EdgeWave’s iPrism Social Media Security was included in the Social Control Systems category, featuring the ability to:

  • Enforce and/or monitor rules‐based permissions of social networking actions; granular feature‐level control beyond standard website blocking.
  • Prevent publishing of language inconsistent with corporate policy, such as profanity, in real‐time.  Identify and control individual social accounts by enforcing account level policies around user and admin access.
  •  Archive social media activity to reduce risk and meet regulatory obligations.

Forrester’s ‘Manage the Risks of Social Media‘ report demonstrates the strong need for organizations to address social media and gain control of it today. EdgeWave will be presenting a complimentary webinar featuring Forrester to further analyze the dangers of social media and discuss technology solutions available for organizations who want to quickly manage and secure social media.

About EdgeWave, Inc.
EdgeWave Delivers the World’s Safest Inboxes™ by eliminating email-borne security risks from targeted, socially engineered attacks. Our multi-layered Email Security Platform provides unparalleled predelivery protection, postdelivery detection and incident response to secure inboxes from today’s proliferating messaging threats like ransomware, spear phishing, business email compromise and more. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, EdgeWave has more than 2,500 customers and over 3.5 million protected users worldwide.

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Amy Dardinger