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Tolly Group Benchmarks Spirion Data Discovery at 98.5% Accuracy

Leading Independent Test Lab Validates Spirion's Ability to Maximize Accuracy of Personal Data Detection While Avoiding False Positives

ST. PETERSBURG, FL, February 02, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/Spirion, a pioneer in data protection and compliance, today published the results of an independent test conducted by The Tolly Group, a premier third-party IT testing lab, that benchmarked Spirion’s effectiveness in discovering personal, sensitive, and regulated data at 98.5% accuracy.

Commissioned by Spirion, The Tolly Group’s evaluation tested the speed and ease with which its platform could be installed and configured to maximize the detection of personal data while minimizing the number of false positives through the use of flexible, customized data classification filters. The tests also demonstrated the platform’s automatic remediation capabilities, which do not require a third-party data loss prevention (DLP) solution.

“False-positive alerts are among the most significant and costly challenges that we see security operations teams struggling with every day, leading to lost productivity, low data visibility, and heightened risk for compliance infractions. As the amount of data continues to proliferate, accuracy becomes increasingly important,” said Kevin Tolly, founder of The Tolly Group. “Throughout our battery of tests, Spirion has demonstrated impressive flexibility in detecting personal data, even when contained within an image document. While comprehensive in its ability to accurately detect and remediate personal data, Spirion is equally impressive with its speed of installation and ease in configuring custom filters to identify data attributes that are unique to an organization.”

“The Tolly Group’s comprehensive assessment reinforces what our customers have been telling us—that Spirion leads the industry with the most accurate data discovery and fastest time-to-value,” said Kevin Coppins, President and CEO of Spirion. “Accuracy increases the productivity of security operations teams and reduces the risk of sensitive data being missed altogether, allowing security operations teams to focus on more strategic and impactful business activities.”

Highlights from The Tolly Group’s data discovery accuracy evaluation include:

Bottom line: The goal of the benchmark test was to use the filtering configuration capabilities of Spirion to maximize the accuracy of personal data detection. Testing illustrated that Spirion could deliver 98.5% accuracy with filtering configuration and tuning accomplished in under four hours.

System installation: Spirion was ready to scan in less than one hour. In comparison, some solutions require significant customization before scanning and discovery begin.

Custom filter configuration: While Spirion provides a rich set of filters for data selection, it is easy to configure custom filters. Tolly engineers were able to build a custom filter definition in just a few minutes.

Automatic remediation: Spirion can automate the response taken when vulnerabilities are detected. Tolly engineers tested a range of actions that included destroying, redacting and quarantining vulnerable data.

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About The Tolly Group
The Tolly Group companies have been delivering world-class IT services for over 30 years. Tolly is a leading global provider of third-party validation services for vendors of IT products, components and services and has worked with virtually every major vendor and evaluated the most important products and technologies to appear over the past decade.

About Spirion
Spirion has relentlessly solved real data protection problems since 2006 with accurate, contextual discovery of structured and unstructured data; purposeful classification; automated real-time risk remediation; and powerful analytics and dashboards to give organizations greater visibility into their most at-risk data and assets. Spirion’s data protection software enables organizations to reduce risk exposure, gain visibility into their data footprint, improve business efficiencies and decision-making while facilitating compliance with data protection laws and regulations. The award-winning company was recently named Outstanding Information Security Company in the 2020 US Outstanding Security Performance Awards, and received top honors for International Data Protection Solution, Postsecondary Enterprise Solution, and Governance, Risk & Compliance Solution in the 18th Annual American Business Awards.