Neil Wellard, Head of Information Security
Man Group is one of the world’s largest independent alternative investment management groups. Man Group’s managers (Man AHL, Man FRM, Man GLG and Man Numeric) have diverse long/short and long only strategies spanning equity, credit, managed futures, convertibles, emerging markets and multi-managers.
Like most other financial organizations, Man Group deals with vast quantities of highly sensitive information, much of which is communicated internally and externally across the organization’s email network. With 1200 employees, the risk of inadvertent data loss is high and has the potential to completely undermine the company’s reputation and leading position in the investment management industry.
Aware of the risks and the current limitations with conventional email DLP products, the information security team chose Tessian for its unique use of machine learning to automatically identify and prevent inadvertent data loss over email whilst ensuring minimum disruption to end-users at the organization.
Following a successful deployment across the entire firm, Man Group’s Information Security team initially familiarised themselves with the product by defining and deploying custom rules using the Tessian Platform.
Neil Wellard, Head of Information Security, added “Tessian proved its value after only a few weeks of being deployed firm-wide across the company. 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, both of which are key information security risks for our business”
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