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About Eze Castle Integration

Eze Castle Integration is the leading provider of private cloud solutions, technology and IT services for the global alternative asset management industry. Visit www.eci.com to learn more about our complete offerings.

Why Global Private Networks Win at Direct Connectivity and IoT Future Proofing

Whether a network is public or private, there are a variety of forces at work going on behind every action a user sees on the screen. Eze Castle Integration has been experimenting with and improving upon these forces to offer our clients better network connectivity. Here are three reasons your firm should consider upgrading to a global private network. Internet […]

9 Steps to Create an Information Security Plan (Webinar Replay)

In today’s changing regulatory and investor landscape, Information Security Plans are critical for hedge funds and investment management firms to comply with SEC regulations, due diligence requests and state laws. In our recent webinar, we had our in-house information security experts weigh in on Information Security Plans: what they are, why they are important, and the 9 steps your firm can […]

The EU’s GDPR – What Does it Mean for U.S. Based Firms?

As the deadline to the GDPR steadily approaches, it is important to start preparing for the regulation if you haven’t already.  In case you aren’t aware, the EU took a major step to protect their citizens’ personal data and privacy rights by instating the EU Greater Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is scheduled to go into effect on May 25, […]

Snow’s Coming! Is Your Business Continuity Plan Up to the Test?

As we await the arrival of our first big snowstorm of the season in the New England area, now is ideal time for us to review business continuity steps your hedge fund can follow to prepare. Earlier we sat down with a Certified Business Continuity Planner at Eze Castle Integration to get insights on what hedge funds must consider when preparing for weather related […]

Five Tips for Optimizing Fund Operations & Reducing Costs

With 2018 around the corner many firms are locking down their budgets and looking for opportunities to run more efficiently. Technology is one area where savvy alternative investment firms can optimize their budgets to make room for new IT initiatives. Here’s our list of five technology budget areas to evaluate. Cloud Technology Go Cloud. If you’re still running an on-premise IT […]

The Importance of Employing Mobile Device Management Solutions

If your company employs any kind of Bring Your Own Device policy, it’s probably time to ramp up your Mobile Device Management (MDM). All companies should have some form of device management for their employees (e.g., password requirements, network stipulations), but that doesn’t mean they have enough protection. Why Does MDM Matter? MDM is a software solution that lets employers […]

Moving into a New Office – Top 10 Technology Checklist

Moving to a new office securely, effectively and without complications takes a lot of planning and strategy. So we caught up with our Eze Project Management Team to get the lowdown on the top 10 technology areas firms should consider before, during and after a move. Checkout our ‘technology move checklist.’ Conduct a Technology Infrastructure Audit: It is important that your […]

KRACK Wi-Fi Vulnerability Puts Patch Management in the Spotlight

Teams across our company are hard at work testing, validating and implementing the many new patches being released from vendors, including Cisco and Microsoft, as a result of the KRACK (‘Key Reinstallation Attacks’) vulnerability. Warnings around the new vulnerability, KRACK, made headlines earlier this week as its identification meant that virtually any Wi-Fi enabled device could be made vulnerable to […]

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: ‘Best of Cyber’ Articles to Keep Your Firm Secure

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and since we’ve written A LOT about security over the last few years, we thought it would be helpful to share some of our favorite articles. Here are some of Eze’s latest and greatest cybersecurity articles – happy reading! 20 Cybersecurity Dos and Don’ts Your Employees Should Follow Do: Be smart when browsing/surfing the Internet or clicking […]

Top Security Gaps and How to Avoid Them (Part 2)

This article appeared in its entirety in HFMWeek Magazine in August 2017. Part 2 is featured below. Read Part 1 HERE. Our two-part feature covers 10 common security gaps as well as actional advise on how to avoid them. In Part 1 we covered vulnerability assessments, patch management, social enginnering, risk management and IT asset management. Now on to Part 2. […]