Data is being created and shared at a rate at which traditional security controls can no longer keep up. Increased cloud adoption and modern remote work policies have obliterated the perimeter, requiring new strategies for data protection. Further complicating matters is the need to safeguard sensitive data without over-burdening end users with time consuming workflows and guidelines for which they were not trained.
Re-inventing Rights Management
A common way to protect sensitive data is to restrict access to only the specific individuals that require it. Rights management, or encryption, solutions can define groups based on their department, role, security
clearance, geography, or any combination of these parameters and more. Encryption solutions excel at keeping prying eyes away from unauthorized data but can often fall short in a number of ways. Atakama and Spirion
have teamed up to re-invent rights management to meet modern requirements.
It begins with Data Identification
One area where traditional security misses the mark is in understanding which data requires which level of protection. Spirion simplifies rights management by enabling the appropriate level of encryption based on
the sensitivity of the data; not the opinion of an enduser untrained in the ways of information security. The unparalleled accuracy of Spirion discovery and identification allows organizations to eliminate end-user
error and leverage protection that is optimized for the sensitivity of the data.
Multi-Factor Encryption to Achieve a Zero Trust Posture
Traditional encryption solutions are heavily dependent on identity and access management controls. Login credentials, which allow the authorized users to access encrypted data, represent a single point of failure. Atakama enables the encryption of ﬁles on an individual level without reliance on usernames and passwords. The Atakama solution encrypts at the file level with each file receiving its own unique AES-256 bit key. Each key is then fragmented into “shards,” with the shards distributed across physically separated devices, included, but not limited to, users’ workstations and their smartphones. The single point of failure has been removed and the data remains accessible only to those individuals or groups it is intended for. And Atakama accomplishes all of this without disrupting existing workflows or creating worker frictions.
Atakama and Spirion are helping organizations stay ahead of shifts in the modern threat landscape by delivering solutions that focus directly on the data without reliance on an increasingly porus perimeter. Contact us to learn more about how Spirion’s accurate data identification combined with multi-factor file-level encryption from Atakama can help you.