More and more, financial institutions are being forced to grapple with security issues, concerning the advanced technologies their employees and vendors are using in day-to-day business. While some are embracing SaaS cloud computing for a more centralized and secure way of lending, others are apprehensive about embracing the transition.
The truth is, traditional IT departments are failing to adapt to the increasing security demands of the modern technology that their employees and vendors are using. This failure shows a valid need for financial companies to find a secure and centralized cloud computing system that provides their workforce with the tools they need for optimal efficiency.
Mobile Workforces are the Game Changer
Advanced mobile technology is changing the way mortgage companies and their clients interact and do business in the world today. The availability of efficient apps, through smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices, is giving mortgage professionals more tools and options with which to conduct business. The problem is that many of these options may not be approved by traditional IT departments and often create security risks.
For instance, if an employee uses Gmail to send and save sensitive data or a note-taking app to track unsecured customer information, they could be putting that information at risk, without even realizing it. For large institutions (with hundreds or thousands of employees), controlling the apps used to conduct day-to-day business with clients is becoming more difficult for their IT departments.
The risk of sensitive data being leaked through an unsecured cloud-based app (from an employee or vendor) is a real problem. As this becomes an increasingly common challenge for mortgage lenders, the best solution is to find a reliable, cloud-based software provider to partner with.
How Transitioning to the Cloud Can Help Mortgage Company Security
By transitioning to a secure, cloud-based platform, mortgage companies can provide their employees with the advanced mobile tools they need, while ensuring a controlled secure environment for all sensitive data.
Access Business Technologies provides a flexible cloud platform called MortgageWorkSpace®, which is designed specifically for mortgage companies. This SaaS will support and protect mortgage professionals and customers throughout the entire lending process. No longer will lending professionals need to use unsecured apps to conduct efficient day-to-day tasks, as ABT gives them tools such as:
- Email encryption
- Custom email signatures
- Security Compliance
- Custom cloud interface
- Document management
- Multiple system back-ups
Through our MortgageExchange™, we can seamlessly connect third-party services to a client's work space in our secure private cloud. And with our DocumentGuardian™, your clients will have a secure, fast, and easy way to share their personal documents with lenders.
No longer will documents and secure data from borrowers be stored on individual computers and devices. With ABT’s suite of mortgage security services, you can access all of your data in one centralized, secure data center. This means more control and easier access to the important documents needed for day-to-day business.
Centralize for Security and Ease of Access
ABT's MortgageWorkSpace® is an innovative SaaS that gives financial institutions the perfect solution for creating a secure and controlled environment. MortgageWorkSpace® acts as a secure mobile desktop that provide seamless access to all of the applications and software systems your company knows and loves.
An entire workforce will have access to an easy-to-use interface, which integrates all of the current technologies your mortgage professionals need to conduct efficient and secure business with their clients.
No longer will financial institutions have to worry about vulnerabilities caused by unsecured mobile devices or applications used by your workforce. Through the cloud workspace portal, they can access email, files, databases, software applications, and programs anywhere, at any time, and on any device!
Financial institutions are faced with a future of ever-growing regulations concerning security and compliance, as well as rapidly advancing technologies, which their traditional IT departments may be struggling to keep up with. In light of these challenges, many mortgage companies are seeking a centralized cloud computing solution.
ABT is dedicated to helping mortgage companies secure their valuable data without sacrificing speed and efficiency. To learn more about how ABT can help your company make the cloud transition, please contact us today.