Credit Union Solution

User Access Reviews For Credit Unions

Proudly Serving Federally Insured & State Charter Credit Unions

SecurEnds is serving a growing number of credit unions and community banks by allowing them to stay secure and compliant with Credit Union Administration (NCAU) Guidelines and Federal Financial Institution Examination Council (FFIEC)

Our User Access Review & Identity Lifecycle Management solutions can be rapidly deployed on-premise or cloud and come with industry leading flex-connectors for seamless integration with typical credit union applications and service management softwares.

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    Why Do I Need It?

    Your Credit Union most likely uses a manual process to conduct access reviews. Any remediation (eg deprovision access for terminated employee) is probably done after the fact and manually. This leaves you vulnerable to audit findings and cyber attacks.

    What Are The Benefits?

    Our User Access Review software takes out the complexity and helps enforce IT controls and compliance mandates.


    Why SecurEnds?

    Our lightweight, highly configurable and industry first flex-connector product can be easily deployed on your on-prem or cloud in a matter of few hours. Our product an easily bolt on to your existing single -sign-on solution to make a comprehensive end to end identity management solutions

    SecurEnds offers smaller community banks and credit unions the same identity governance programs used by big banks without needing a team of implementation consultants and long implementation cycles.

    Salient Features:
    • Create single source of truth by connecting to HR systems such as ADP etc
    • Automate user access reviews across connected and disconnected applications
    • Set up attribute based, one time or periodic, multi approval level access review campaigns.
    • Integrate with service management systems (Trackit, ServiceNow, Jira) to orchestrate deprovisioning workflow.
    • Generate proof of compliance reports for audit trails.
    • Ease to drill down identity mind maps for manager to see “who has access to what resource”

    Our Solution Allows End To End Identity Management

    Category SecurEnds Homegrown
    Data Collection Connect with enterprise, custom and cloud applications using flex-connectors or csv file upload Manual data extraction and aggregation of identities
    Entitlement Discovery AI enabled discovery of “who has access to what” using identity mind map Non existent
    Access Request Workflow Automated workflows to manage access requests, approval and fulfillment across enterprise systems Non existent
    Reminder Notification Intelligent email reminders with automated to reviewers, managers and end -users In person or spreadsheet based reminders
    Access Certification Intuitive interface that consolidates roles, permissions and credentials across applications one-time or periodically or based on attributes Manual review of spreadsheets or confirmation emails
    Segregation Of Duty (SOD) Proactively create rules that prevent entitlements or roles from being granted to the same person Non existent
    Proof Of Compliance Audit Reports Out of box audit friendly compliance reports Spreadsheet based
    Service Management Integration Out of the box integrations with service management systems (Jira, ServiceNow) Non integrated workflow

    Frequently asked questions

    What is Google Vault and does it backup your data?
    Google Vault is an archiving tool which may seem like a built-in backup utility, but it’s not designed as a backup service to save data from loss or corruption. Instead, it is intended to be an archive location to support eDiscovery. This additional G Suite application mainly works to help organisations with a way to archive data, and use eDiscovery in order to comply with legal requirements. Google Vault provides organisations with the ability to archive data and set retention rules, thus preserving users by placing ‘legal holds’, and also allows for IT admins to search the organisation’s data, export needed data for further processing, and analyse the activities of other Vault users, via its built-in audit reports.
    Is Google Vault a backup?
    Plainly put, G Suite – Google Vault is not a backup solution, even if there are methods to use it in order to restore lost data, in some particular situations. Its paramount to understand and differentiate Google Vault from a backup solution, simply because its primary function is to archive and hold data so that it can be found going forward. True backup & restore solutions are setup to maintain the integrity of your business data by continuously replicating a version, which can be used to replace the primary data if and when it is needed, in instances of Malware, malicious deletion, accidental, and or simply software error. IT managers who attempt to make use of Google Vault for backup & recovery instead of a 3rd party backup solution, find it will not function as a true primary data replacement solution. Its restore process and capability is cumbersome and slow. More information can be found in our blog posts: 1. Why Google Vault is not a Backup Option! 2. Google Vault Backup Vs CloudAlly Amazon AWS Backup 3. Does CloudAlly Replace Google Vault?
    What does Google Takeout do and is it a backup solution?
    Google Takeout’ is a Google service which allows users the ability to export and also archive their personal data, from Gmail, YouTube, Google Hangouts, Google Photos, Blogger, etc. These exported files are downloadable or .tgz formats. The user can select to export all of the available services or choose services from the above mentioned list. Google Takeout will then process the request and put all the files into a zip file. There is an option to send out an email notification once the export is completed, at which point the user can download the archive from the downloads section of the website. The zip file contains a separate folder for each service that was selected for export.
    Is Google Takeout a backup?
    Google Takeout is not designed as a backup solution, and it was developed by an internal engineering team known as the Google Data Liberation Front as a means for users to simply extract their data from within Google applications. And, as such Google Takeout extracts a copy of data that could be used for restoration in a data loss occurrence, but for enterprizes its by far an impractical, outdated solution with severe limitations.
    What is Google Backup & Sync?
    The Google ‘Backup & Sync’ is downloadable software, not cloud based, which takes data stored on their Mac / PC — like; documents, photos, videos, etc. — and systematically sync them to their Google Drive account in the cloud. Backup & Sync was released in July of 2017 (replacing the discontinued Google Drive desktop client). The software main function is to sync data remotely, while safeguarding from hardware failure and risks associated with physical data storage.
    How secure is G Suite, and is it encrypted?
    G Suite is a secure solution, and its data is encrypted ‘at rest’, within backup media, and while in transit between user devices and Google or between Google data centers. Google utilizes a high 2048-bit RSA encryption key model claiming to be; “first major cloud provider to enable perfect forward secrecy,” guarantees the encryption of data even as it moves between Google and other companies on the internet. View more about Google G Suite security.
    Does Google G Suite backup your data automatically?
    Google does perform a backup of your G Suite data, emails, docs, and such… so it guarantees that your data remains available, continuously with their own internal backup & disaster recovery SLA. The important issue is that these backups are unavailable to system admins, or for that matter end users, and exist only to safeguard Google from their own data loss occurrences. Hence, Google does not protect data from error for your business organisation, such as accidental and or malicious user deletion, software errors, malware, ransomware, etc.
    What happens to inactive G Suite Gmail business accounts?
    Before year 2017, Google own policy decleared that it “may terminate your account in accordance with the terms of service if you fail to login to your account for a period of nine months.” Google has removed this statement, and there is no current policy of automatic deletion following a period of inactivity. Thus, inactive Gmail accounts should remain in place, as is.
    How long do emails stay in Google G Suite Gmail?
    Google Gmail will keep your emails for an indefinite period of time, and there is no stated policy of deletion, regardless of their date. Hence, all emails are kept forever, unless they are deleted by the user. After deletion the email is kept in the trash folder for a period of 30 days, available for recovery, before it’s deleted permanently. Also, spam emails are automatically deleted after a 30 day’s period, unless the user modifies their status.
    Can a user recover permanently deleted emails from Gmail?
    The short answer is no. If an email has been permanently deleted, it’s not possible to recover it, without a backup & restore solution, activated prior to the deletion date. But, the organization’s G Suite system admin, or IT manager, might be able to restore the emails by: Using the system admin console within a period of 25 days of deletion. After the 25 day period, the data is purged forever. Mailboxes (including deleted messages) from the past 30 days can be recovered using the Email Audit API.
    Why backup your business G Suite data?
    Business which understand that they are responsible for the business data, and wish to enable a restore from any point in time, with an unlimited retention period, realise that ultimately, it’s their own data and that 3rd party solutions are necessary to assist the IT department to restore G Suite data. Google’s document on Privacy and Copyright Protection clarifies this issue: “When permitted by law, Google, and Google’s suppliers and distributors, will not be responsible for lost profits, revenues, or data, financial losses or indirect, special, consequential, exemplary, or punitive damages.” “In all cases, Google, and its suppliers and distributors, will not be liable for any loss or damage that is not reasonably foreseeable.” Business continuity is assured when the organisation IT understand that the data is the lifeline of the company, and since data loss incidents occur daily, a 3rd party backup is essential. Google does not take responsibility for the organisation data, and any data loss … and data protection is imperative even when cloud solutions are in place.
    Can I backup multiple G Suite domains?
    Yes, if it’s a sub-domain please contact CloudAlly support and we will activate the backups for you. If you have unique Google Apps domains simply sign in to your Google domain with admin rights and then activate a backup on CloudAlly. You can repeat this process for all your domains.
    What G Suite business solution services are backed up by CloudAlly?
    We backup Gmail, Drive (excluding Google Photos), Sites, Contacts, Calendar, Tasks and Chat within Google Apps and personal Google Accounts. Chat backup can be activated by clicking on “Show in IMAP” on the Chat line of your Gmail Manage Labels page.