A Universal Challenge – Protecting Your Sensitive Data

Financial Services

Financial Services companies do not have a shortage of sensitive data. In fact, the business of banks and large scale financial institutions depend on personally identifiable information (PII) and cardholder data. With millions of records often stored across multiple data centers in varying countries, protecting this type of information is paramount in order to protect customer confidence and preserve the integrity of the brand itself. Add to that the fact that banks are bound to regulations like SOX, PCI-DSS, in addition to state and foreign privacy laws, having the proper protection in place is critical.

Government

Often the catalyst of compliance, government, be it local, state, or federal all maintain the same level of responsibility to protect the sensitive information of their citizens. With compliance standards often more stringent and specific in the government sector, the software needed to support the government’s level of security continuously needs to be properly vetted and certified.

Protegrity’s Data Security Platform has been used to support the security requirements of local and state governments since our software was first made available to the public. Using both NIST approved algorithms and the capability to provide FIPS level products to our clients, Protegrity offers an easy and effective option for governments of all sizes to consider.

Healthcare

The vulnerability of the Healthcare industry is only heightened by the vast amounts of sensitive data it needs to collect. Your life could depend on it. Before HIPAA and more importantly, the HITECH Act, the scope of privacy and security protections were extremely narrow. Now, with the emergence of the HITECH Act, Healthcare companies are quickly needing to identify how they can protect the extensive amount of information stored in their systems that is deemed sensitive; and the task can be daunting.

Leading Healthcare companies are turning to Protegrity for help. Faced with upwards of 18 different types of data that needs to be protected, encryption can be a taxing and unrealistic answer to the problem. Additionally, other tokenization vendors with massive lookup tables and latency and replication issues are also not realistic or effective alternatives. Despite this, healthcare companies continue to consider and adopt Protegrity Vaultless Tokenization. With support for multiple data types, the elimination of latency and lookup tables, Protegrity Vaultless Tokenization is quickly becoming the most viable and sought after solution for HIPAA-HITECH.

Insurance

Security, like a good flood or fire plan, is at its core an insurance policy. On a good day, nothing bad happens. For insurers, maintaining proper security is the equivalent of their flood or fire plan. In today’s climate of daily publicized breaches and brands on the verge of collapse, the collection and use of sensitive data is a risky business, and one that needs good insurance. Following similar compliance requirements as their colleagues in the financial services or healthcare industries, insurance companies rank close to the top in terms of what they stand to lose should the unforeseeable occur.

More and more insurance companies have turned to Protegrity. The Protegrity Data Security Platform can quickly address the compliance needs of any large insurer, providing a broad and effective approach to securing a wide variety of data through flexible protection methods like strong encryption and vaultless tokenization, thus ensuring all sensitive data can be protected while creating as little impact to the environment as possible.

Manufacturing

Manufacturers are just as vulnerable as any other vendor. Whether it’s employee information, the sensitive financial information of their clients, or trade secrets; manufacturers are held to the same compliance regulations and can suffer the same noncompliance repercussions and breach fall out as any other company.

The Protegrity Data Security Platform is an excellent match for manufacturers. With heterogeneous platform support, the ability to protect data in a myriad of methods including strong encryption, vaultless tokenization, and built-in enterprise reporting and key management; manufacturers can protect all of their sensitive data with a single and scalable security solution.

Retail & Payments

Over the past 7 years, retailers large and small have been tasked with safeguarding their customers’ credit card information to support PCI-DSS. Bound to annual assessments and a standard that continues to evolve each year, companies need to find confidence in a single solution that can cast a wide and deep compliance net.

Since the inception of PCI-DSS, the world’s largest and leading retailers have continually turned to Protegrity for our expertise and ability to satisfy several difficult requirements within PCI-DSS including requirements 3, 7, 10, and 12. Supported by the broadest and most flexible protection platform on the market, these customers have confidently complied with PCI year after year and have learned to trust a platform that continues to evolve with the changing demands of the industry.

Travel & Transportation

The Travel and Transportation industry is fueled by the exchange of sensitive information. Everything from credit cards to passport numbers even bank routing information helps to feed the breakneck pace by which we need to move in order to survive. As such, the companies that store and use this information are held accountable to a wide and diverse array of compliance requirements including PCI-DSS and various state and foreign privacy laws.

Whether their need was driven from a regulatory driver or a simple act to protect their brand, many of the world’s largest and fastest growing Travel and Transportation companies continue to select the Protegrity Data Security Platform as their enterprise standard when it comes to data protection. Supported by the broadest and most flexible protection platform on the market, these customers can support compliance requirements as diverse as the systems they’re trying to protect.