AUSTIN, Texas, March 30, 2023—TPx, a leading nationwide managed services provider (MSP) delivering cybersecurity, managed networks and cloud communications, announced today an expanded agreement with ACA International, the Association of Credit and Collection Professionals (ACA), to help ACA and its members strengthen and expand their data security as they prepare for the upcoming Safeguards Rule compliance deadline.
As ACA’s Safeguards Rule security partner of choice, TPx will help educate ACA members and others on how to prepare for the Safeguards Rule’s requirements. ACA and its members will have access to TPx’s broad portfolio of cybersecurity solutions and deep expertise.
“TPx is excited to expand the services we provide to ACA and its 1,400 members,” said Patti Key, TPx’s Chief Revenue Officer. “Financial organizations are more vulnerable to cyber threats than typical businesses. As cyber adversaries continue to evolve their tactics, these organizations must strengthen their defenses.”
TPx models its service offerings on best practices derived from Information Security Standards and the company’s extensive experience deploying, architecting, operating, and securing environments nationwide. The full breadth of TPx’s security portfolio includes Managed Firewalls, Endpoint Security, Backup and Disaster Recovery Solutions, User Security, and Security Advisory Services.
“To limit security risks at ACA International, we’re taking additional steps to keep our sensitive information safe,” said ACA COO Ted Smith. “TPx is perfect for this task, particularly as they are already our security partner of choice for member education on the changes to the Federal Trade Commission’s Safeguards Rule.”
In 2022, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) updated the Safeguards Rule, which requires institutions that engage in significant financial activities to have measures in place to keep customer information secure. The deadline for compliance has been extended to June 9, 2023. Any entities that engage in significant financial activities, such as mortgage brokers, financial advisors, and auto dealerships, need to comply with the FTC Safeguards Rule.
As part of the agreement, TPx will provide ACA and its members with a variety of cybersecurity services including security assessments, a comprehensive security training program, IDR, firewalls, switches, and more.
For more information about TPx’s cybersecurity services, visit https://www.tpx.com.
About TPx Communications
TPx is a leading nationwide managed service provider focused on the success of small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with approximately 18,000 customers in more than 49,000 locations across the U.S. For more than two decades, TPx has offered managed services and solutions to help customers across every business sector address the growing complexity of their IT environments. For more information, visit www.tpx.com or follow TPx on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
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