Vera and RFA (Richard Fleischman and Associates), a financial private cloud provider for the asset management community, this month announced a partnership that will make Vera’s advanced data security technology available to hedge funds, private equity firms, and asset managers in the United States, the United Kingdom, and beyond. Together, these two IT and security firms are helping investment management firms tackle the Securities and Exchange Commission’s strict compliance requirements and navigate the increased level of cybersecurity scrutiny these firms are under.  

The addition of the Vera data security platform to RFA’s portfolio of security and compliance services will enhance RFA’s comprehensive Information Rights Program, which encompasses data governance, user training, and testing capabilities. The program is available to clients located in both the United States and United Kingdom, and is customized to meet the strict requirements of country-specific regulations.

By combining Vera’s data security platform with their industry expertise, RFA can provide asset management firms with the ideal mix of security, data loss prevention, and access control. Vera provides simple, seamless data security that follows financial data wherever it travels, allowing firms to effectively manage access control and prevent data loss globally, whether files are on-premises, sent in e-mail, or shared in the cloud.

“We are committed to helping our clients understand emerging regulatory guidance and how they can best leverage new technology to adapt to an evolving cybersecurity landscape,” said Yohan Kim, COO of RFA. “With Vera, we can provide our clients with greater operational control and security risk management  by enhancing their ability to control access to confidential data both inside and beyond the firewall, without negatively impacting day-to-day business workflows.”