Enterprises require multiple tools for cyber defense, so network and information security staff often end up managing a patchwork of solutions, a blend of legacy and new technologies. If they find and deploy solutions that solve several business and security problems at once, they can reduce costs, logistics, and headaches while helping the business grow and innovate.
Because data theft/loss is so common and can be so damaging to organizations, data protection solutions are a high priority for most organizations. Over time, enterprises have implemented different solutions in their architectures to prevent data breaches, and sometimes the various silos of an organization have deployed different solutions. It is rare to see an organization implement a single, centralized solution that works consistently across all platforms.
PATCHWORK SECURITY IS INEFFECTIVE
In terms of data protection, there is a myriad of approaches. Some enterprises rely on perimeter controls or locking down data behind security walls. Others apply a blend of data encryption (including Format-Preserving Encryption (FPE), monitoring/blocking/masking data, truncation, and hashing). Each of these technologies entails tradeoffs in performance, storage, security, and transparency. Typically, patchwork security leaves vulnerability gaps in data security and privacy and prevents companies from using, sharing, and analyzing their data.
A DATA PROTECTION UMBRELLA
The age of digital transformation relies on powerful cloud data protection solutions, datasets, and open collaboration between applications and businesses. Enterprises have never been more porous — and because of a move to hybrid workflows and digital customer interactions — more vulnerable to cybersecurity breaches.
The Protegrity Data Protection Platform acts as a data security multitool, providing multiple solutions while covering data governance, data protection, and data use. It offers logging, auditing, and monitoring for compliance and threat detection. However, it is not just a threat hunting or remediation tool. Its patented Vaultless Tokenization de-identifies data renders data useless to data thieves. Rather than protecting the systems that touch or manage data, it protects the data throughout its lifecycle, from whenever or wherever it is generated until the end of its use. Whether the data is on-premises, in a multi-cloud, or hybrid environment, Protegrity protects it at the data layer.
It enables centralized administrative controls that enforce role-based access controls with Least Privilege and Separation of Duties. It allows organizations to discover what sensitive data they have and where it is. It is a scalable, agnostic platform that works across all major database platforms, Hadoop distributions, applications, mainframe, and cloud providers, all while playing well with other cybersecurity essentials.
Furthermore, it doesn’t prevent companies from leveraging their data. It empowers customer support representatives to see the data they need to see to perform their jobs more efficiently, and it allows data scientists to analyze it with AI applications to glean business intelligence.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF USING A VERSATILE DATA PROTECTION PLATFORM?
The main benefit is consistency of policy and process; all data, regardless of where it is, can be controlled through the Protegrity Enterprise Security Administrator.
Organizations can save time and money while increasing security and compliance. They can sunset the legacy applications and token vaults that are ineffective but keep the databases that they need and just apply the centralize administrative controls to their data. Developers, architects, and security officers have a centralized tool with standardized policies, playbooks, and best practices, so they and spend much less time reviewing new application requests for security. Compliance audits can be smaller in scope and take less time and less staff. CISOs can rest easy knowing that their data is protected wherever it goes, whether it is at rest, in use, or in transit.
This is a type of security that keeps out the data thieves but opens doors to business innovation and efficiency.
Consider your data protection tools carefully, ensuring that they:
- Integrate with your platform, tools, and warehouses smoothly
- Offer system auditing and logging
- Provide role-based access control and cross border data access
- Provide more than one data protection method
- Protect data across borders
- Provide a short and long-term ROI
- Minimize patchwork cyber security gaps
- Assist in meeting regulatory compliance requirements
- Reduce breach risks
And more. Explore your data protection options at www.protegrity.com/solutions