The customer credit card data, employee social security numbers, and company intellectual property (IP) files that reside within your live production IT environment can quickly proliferate across multiple workloads, user accounts, and uncontrolled collaboration shares. That uncontrolled, unstructured data is then archived and stored in backup repositories - until that data is needed to recover from an IT incident or security breach.
Backup and archive solutions are built with limited functionality to replicate and restore files stored across virtual workloads with the minimum loss of data. Very few solutions have native search and indexing capabilities that combine other factors such as file content, metadata, or are version aware. In addition, many backup solutions offer few capabilities to search entire archives and datasets, allowing for the recovery of specific files and file content should a targeted, surgical restoration be required.
Lets face it: We live in a data-driven world. Your data is your most valuable corporate asset. Yet, four out of five organizations don’t know where their sensitive data is located or how to secure it.
It should be no surprise that without a comprehensive understanding of your data it’s impossible to completely secure it against a multitude of cyberhacks, insider threats, general misuse, obscurity, or a wide variety of other risks.