Solidifying Security in Investment Management

  • 06 August 2019

Man Group is one of the world’s largest independent alternative investment management groups with $114.4bn of client capital in liquid and private markets. Man Group’s managers (Man AHL, Man FRM, Man GLG, Man Numeric and Man GPM) have diverse long/short and long only strategies spanning equity, credit, managed futures, convertibles, emerging markets and multi-managers.

Man Group is protecting 1,700 employees with Tessian Guardian, Tessian Enforcer and Tessian Constructor.

“For the first time ever, we now have visibility and control over inadvertent data loss through misaddressed emails and information being sent to unauthorized email accounts, two key information security risks for our business.”
Neil Wellard Former Head of Information Security

Evolving beyond data loss prevention

Financial organization like Man Group encounter large quantities of highly sensitive information on a daily basis. Neil Wellard, Man Group’s Head of Information Security, recognizes that in large, complex organizations the risk of inadvertent data loss is high. The repercussions could undermine organizations’ reputations within their industries.

Email is the most used communication tool within enterprises. To Neil, it was vital for Man Group to continue looking beyond its existing security technologies like Data Loss Prevention. Aware of the potential risks and the limitations of legacy email security products, Neil and his team progressed with Tessian.

Best-in-class security, without disrupting business

After successfully deploying Tessian across the entire firm, Man Group’s information security professionals were quickly able to familiarize themselves with Tessian’s products and access detailed organizationwide security analytics through the Tessian dashboard.

Tessian’s machine learning helped Man Group automatically identify and prevent inadvertent data loss over email while ensuring minimum disruption to employees at the organization. With a low false positive rate, Tessian’s warnings effectively minimized unauthorized emails and accidental data loss without disrupting people’s regular workflows.

Staying vigilant in a changing environment

With Man Group and other multinational investment managers having to deal with constantly changing regulatory and commercial environments, the need to invest in agile and customizable security solutions will only grow over time. With Tessian in place, Man Group can mitigate the risk of misaddressed and unauthorized emails without disrupting business as usual.

Learn more about how Tessian prevents human error on email

Tessian is building the world’s first Human Layer Security platform to automatically secure all human-digital interactions within the enterprise. Today, our filters use stateful machine learning to protect people using email and to prevent threats like spear phishing, accidental data loss, data exfiltration and other non-compliant email activity. To book a demo and learn more about how we can help your organization, click here.