To assure it doesn’t become a victim of a hacking attack, Chico’s FAS is taking proactive measures to protect sensitive company information. By adding Document Control software from Liquid Machines, Waltham, Mass., the women’s apparel specialty retailer is securing and controlling access to its most critical and sensitive proprietary data.
Chico’s operates more than 800 stores across the United States, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico under the Chico’s, White House|Black Market, Soma by Chico’s and Fitigues banners. All merchandise, which is designed by the company’s in-house product development team, bears each brand’s trademark. It remains confidential until it is made publicly available in stores, online or in company catalogs.
But as businesses, such as Chico’s, become more global, they rely on external partners and suppliers to create merchandise and conduct business. These partners also need access to sensitive company information.
To ensure it is not hacked, “Chico’s protects critical information across all of our brands, from our product design, purchasing and sales information to our marketing plans and new product introductions,” said Ed Martin, information security manager for Chico’s Retail Services, Inc.
By using Liquid Machines Document Control solution, documents are encrypted and can only be opened by authorized users. Windows-based login credentials authenticate users.
The solution provides an audit trail as the data travels from machine to machine, within and beyond the enterprise. It also alerts managers to fraudulent attempts by unauthorized parties to copy any information.
The solution is deployed on users’ PCs.
“Liquid Machines is an important part of our intellectual property protection strategy, giving us the confidence to share confidential information with authorized associates,” Martin said.
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