Sensitive Data Everywhere
Find It, Classify It, Manage It, and Protect It
Data rapidly and naturally proliferates within an organization as a normal function of business operations. Employees and business partners constantly create files and records that can contain highly sensitive proprietary information, records that contain regulated data, and work products that contain personally identifiable information with growing sensitivity related to privacy mandates. It’s no longer effective to only apply controls to traditional databases and applications, as most data created now is unstructured. Unstructured data, including text files, spreadsheets, presentations, and business correspondence, is scattered to every point in the IT infrastructure, including endpoints, shared folders, and cloud instances. Until recently, very little effort was devoted to managing unstructured data and even less to protecting unstructured data from unauthorized use or theft.