Businesses are facing constant security threats to their cloud data however they’re all finding that securing that data is anything but an easy task – as was highlighted in the Ponemon survey on security yesterday – So to help reduce the risks data integration business Informatica has developed Secure@Source a security solution for cloud that gives businesses a view of data in motion, both inside and outside of the corporate firewall.
Informatica Secure@Source addresses security risks across public and private clouds, mobile devices, outsourced and off-shore resources and big data analytics platforms and provides an automated platform with easy-to-use graphical interface, and a dashboard and reporting environment.
The solution allows businesses to
- Make enterprise-wide assessments of sensitive data risks, allowing users to assess risk and quantify the cost of potential data breaches based on multiple factors and using customisable weightings
- Classify and discover sensitive data based on pre-existing and/or customisable policies, identify top departments and applications with the highest risks, and visualise hot spots of high data sensitivity, exposure and risk levels
- Discover and track sensitive data proliferation, visually monitor the flow of data from sources to targets, and determine the protection status, severity and risk score for each data store
- Apply policies to identify high-risk conditions and issue appropriate alerts, including when sensitive data leaves a country, when sensitive data is found in unauthorised locations, when regulatory data is not sufficiently protected, and when risk levels reach critical thresholds
The Secure@Source is powered by the Informatica Intelligent Data Platform and works by gathering insights from data context and from metadata to feed its location and risk analytics as well and is designed to work with existing data management and security solutions.
Informatica Secure@Source will be available as a subscription-based offering by the end of April 2015 and Informatica claims the solution is quick to implement, saying it can be up and running in a week against a typical two month or more time lag for traditional approaches.