Allocating Resources Appropriately for Data Breach Prevention
As with most industry buzzwords, the definition of “Data Loss Prevention” (DLP) has drifted with time, but Identity Finder’s goal has remained the same: Preventing sensitive data breaches. Identity Finder finds difficult-to-discover leaks before they become breaches.
Identity Finder’s development is driven by two facts: 2/3 of all breaches happen while the data is at-rest; and preventing breaches decreases liability and saves companies money… a lot of money. One of the most disturbing trends is that the number of sensitive data breaches continues to rise. We think that breaches are increasing because companies don’t look for breaches in the right places, and underestimate the liabilities associated with breaches. Even though data-at-rest breaches account for 2/3 of all breaches (100% of all reported breaches in the healthcare industry), only a small percentage of data loss and breach prevention funding is focused on data-at rest. The facts tell us that 2/3 of breach prevention efforts should be focused on discovering, classifying, remediating and reporting data-at-rest leaks.
Identity Finder has learned from years of experience with its large customer base, and constant innovation. With the release of 7.0, Identity Finder has improved our solutions to perform Discovery, Classification, Remediation, and Reporting; similar to the way Forrester defines DLP programs. These four steps outline a path enterprises can take to effectively prevent data breaches at an affordable cost.
Identity Finder’s 7.0 release focuses all features and benefits on those four areas so that we help you prevent a data breach. Enterprises are already spending money on data loss prevention; now it’s time enterprises spent their existing budgets smarter. Companies are losing money in preventable breaches right now; focusing far less than 2/3 of your budget on data-at-rest solutions will solve at least 2/3 of your problem. The question isn’t how much money data-at-rest solutions cost; it’s how much money you’re currently loosing by failing to address the problem.