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Orange County Selects MobileGuard's Compliance Solution
In order to safeguard crucial information within the organization, the government of Orange (News - Alert) County, Fla., has selected MobileGuard, a New York City-based technology company, for its patented compliance solution to handle government employees’ text messages.
Mobile Guard offers compliance solutions that provide monitoring, capturing, logging, archiving, supervision and altering of all communication on company mobile devices.
With advancements in mobile technology and an increased use in the workplace, security risks and breaches across the enterprise are common.
Last year, officials of Orange County were accused of violating public record laws by texting during a public meeting, without a system or methodology in place by which citizens could access those text messages. After this incident, Mayor Teresa Jacobs mandated a text message recording and monitoring system to be implemented. The solution of choice was MessageGuard (formerly TextGuard) – the flagship product of MobileGuard that captures and tracks text (SMS and MMS) messages.
Jacobs stated, “With MessageGuard now installed, Orange County is in compliance with the Sunshine Law and all SMS messages are recorded and monitored.”
Todd Michael Cohan, founder and CEO of MobileGuard, added, “The solution will allow officials and community members to have peace of mind, with respect to public information.”
In mission sensitive areas, security challenges are particularly evident in city, county and state governments under the force of laws like the Sunshine Law in Florida, which mandates that all communications of government employees are required to be recorded and accessible to the general public.
MobileGuard Compliance Solutions offer monitoring, capturing, logging, archiving, supervision and altering of all communication on company mobile devices.
So, Orange County leaders agreed to install MessageGuard onto all 2,000 county smartphones. The messages, sent directly from the smartphones, are securely archived in the County’s server, ensuring that all data is 100 percent protected.
Edited by Alisen Downey