Data is the lifeblood of business. The potential damage to companies both financially and reputation-wise from data loss is well documented. Whether protecting sensitive data from theft or accidental loss, data protection is at the top of IT team’s priority list.
Data security is also designed to use physical security, logical controls, cyber security, administrative controls, and other protocols to protect your data. Some of these methods include:
- Data encryption — Encoding the data so it requires a key to unlock and read.
- Data masking — Masking specified areas of data, so only authorised users can view it.
- Data erasure — Ensuring that obsolete data is completely removed.
- Data backup — Creating multiple copies of data for data recovery if the original is lost.
Secure Managed File
Managed file transfer (MFT) is a technology platform that allows organisations to reliably exchange electronic data between systems and people in a secure way to meet compliance needs. These data movements can be both internal and external to an enterprise and include various types, including sensitive, compliance-protected or high-volume data. It can be offered as software or as a service and may include a single pane for visibility and governance.
Benefits of managed file transfer
There are several factors pushing companies to move to MFT:
- Data security: High-profile data breaches and failed transfers can drastically impact a company’s bottom line and reputation. MFT offers a preemptive security strategy with real-time monitoring, and validation security policies and controls to protect data in transit or at rest.
- Data growth: Data is everywhere, and companies face larger and more varied files than in the past. The number of users sharing files has grown as have the number of end-points and devices. And as files get larger, the time to move them over global distances becomes longer. MFT brings reliable, automated governance to the movement of files inside and outside the business and can accelerate big data movements around the globe.
- Regulatory compliance: Legislative and industry requirements, such as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA), Basel II, Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) and others, typically have stringent data security standards. Using a properly configured MFT system to encrypt, transmit, monitor and store sensitive data empowers organisations to meet security mandates.
- Technology megatrends: Moving files has become more complex with the adoption of transformational technologies. The growth of big data, cloud applications, artificial intelligence, data analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) place a premium on the speed and bulk of file transfers. MFT offers advanced capabilities and support for multiple platforms, mobile devices, applications and other existing IT infrastructure.
- Visibility: Companies need to anticipate risk factors to mitigate damages. Operational visibility over file movements leads to proactive issue resolution, like failed transfers and improved compliance with SLA commitments.
Information Governance Server
Information Governance Server (IGS) provides additional data loss prevention (DLP) features to protect your organisation’s valuable intellectual property or classified data from accidental or malicious data breaches.
It acts as a secure central repository for document owners to register classified and sensitive information – e.g., payroll information, intellectual property and product designs – to protect it from accidental, unauthorised sharing or malicious breaches both internally and externally.
Benefits of Information Governance Server:
- Apply classification levels
- Secure and control your most sensitive data
- Track, trace even if the file format changes
- Adhere to policies and remain complaint
- Information provenance & reporting