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Rightworks Unveils Two New Security Offerings

The solutions help accounting firms and small businesses create a WISP to achieve regulatory compliance and resolve security gaps.

While Rightworks hosts its inaugural RightNOW conference in Austin, TX, the accounting-focused cloud solutions provider launched two new security offerings on May 15: Rightworks WISP and Total Security.

The new solutions help accounting firms and small and midsized businesses (SMBs) create a Written Information Security Plan (WISP) to achieve regulatory compliance and protect both employee endpoints and networks while also enhancing Rightworks’ OneSpace secure cloud hosting platform.

Tax preparers need a WISP in place to comply with IRS regulations, and they must acknowledge the need for a data security plan to renew their Preparer Tax Identification Number each year.

“Data breaches and cyberattacks are ongoing concerns within the accounting profession and can inflict long-lasting reputational and financial damage on firms and small businesses. With hectic tax seasons and a dynamic threat landscape, creating and maintaining a secure environment can be extremely challenging,” Rightworks CEO Joel Hughes said in a statement. “With our new comprehensive solutions, Rightworks serves as the single partner that evaluates and resolves security gaps for firms so they can implement and maintain industry best practices.”

With Rightworks WISP, firms can strengthen internal processes, identify missing tools within their plans, and develop a total cybersecurity strategy backed by OneSpace and Total Security.

Total Security provides several protective features, including:

  • Antivirus and endpoint detection and response (EDR): Automatically and proactively detects threats using artificial and human intelligence.
  • Cloud managed firewall: Controls traffic in and out of devices, regardless of employee location.
  • Device backup: Performs full machine backup so firms never lose their files or folders.
  • Intrusion detection system: Provides ongoing alerts across a customer’s network, adding another layer of protection to EDR that moves beyond the individual laptop.
  • Ongoing monitoring and threat prevention: Delivers 24/7 device protection.
  • Password manager: Makes the creation and storage of strong, unique passwords simple and efficient.
  • SAT and phishing simulations: Provide on-demand, gamified security training for employees plus phishing simulations tailored for accounting and business professionals.
  • VPN: Enables secure internet access in alignment with the IRS Security Six recommendations.

Visit Rightworks WISP and Total Security for more information.