Data not in use or transit is in storage—whether short- or long-term. If that data is sensitive, it needs to be secure to protect your customers, your intellectual property, your organization’s reputation and your job security. And, while you need to meet compliance regulations, doing so will not ensure your data will not be breached. You need state of the art security. This is particularly true in the retail, banking and finance, insurance, and health care industries as well as at Federal and State agencies.
True security means your data is safe from both outsiders, including APTs, and insiders--those who may unknowingly make mistakes and those with malicious intent. These outsiders and insiders may engage in:
For any of the following reasons:
To protect against these kinds of threats, any truly secure data protection system will include at its core:
The Vormetric Data Security Platform
Because those who want to steal your stored data have many ways to get to it, Vormetric protects the data itself through Vormetric Transparent Encryption with integrated Key Management for data at rest, Application Encryption, Tokenization with Dynamic Masking, Vormetric’s Cloud Encryption Gateway, Transparent Encryption for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and more. These techniques make the data meaningless and worthless without the tools to decrypt it. Moreover, they can encrypt at various levels of storage from application to the cloud.
However, encryption would fall short, if cyber criminals were to gain access to the tools for decrypting the data. So the next step is to tightly control user access.
Vormetric enables the enterprise to monitor and identify unusual data access. Vormetric Security Intelligence provides detailed management logs that specify which processes and users have accessed protected data. The detailed management logs specify when users and processes accessed data, under which policies, and if access requests were allowed or denied. The management logs will even expose when a privileged user submits a command such as “switch users” in order to attempt to imitate, and potentially exploit, the credentials of another user. Sharing these logs with a security information and event management (SIEM) platform helps uncover anomalous patterns in processes and user access, which can prompt further investigation. For example, an administrator or process may suddenly access much larger volumes of data than normal, or attempt to do an unauthorized download of files. These events could point to an APT attack or malicious insider activities.
To learn more about Vormetric can help your enterprise defend its stored data, contact Vormetric today.
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