Data Security Gridlock
Silos of data security using disparate solutions are quickly overwhelmed by the complexity of defining and enforcing consistent data access policies, as data travels continuously through diverse machine and human processes.
Data Security Is Managed in Silos.
Every enterprise manages a wide spectrum of IT systems where protection of sensitive data is a mandate. Each point of access is a data security silo – with its own proprietary security governance and management that spans data access policies and entitlements, encryption and key management, policy enforcement, and access analytics.
Third Party Cloud Applications
Cloud Storage Instances
Data Security Is Siloed. Sensitive Data is Not.
Data is not static. From creation to consumption, data travels and resides across applications, environments, data stores, and devices. Every point of access has a context, driven by identity, attributes, and access policy, that determines whether access should be authorized. Now multiply that complexity to enterprise scale.
The driving force behind Zero Trust was to move security pros from a failed perimeter-centric approach to security to a model that was much more data- and identity-centric and better adapted for today's digital business, where even the most basic business processes are rarely self-contained within the four walls of the corporation.
DR. CHASE CUNNINGHAM
Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
The Zero Trust eXtended (ZTX) Ecosystem, Forrester Research, July 2019
Key Business Drivers Make Things Worse.
Major initiatives and market trends make it fundamentally more complicated to secure and protect sensitive data.
Welcome to Data Security Gridlock.
It’s impossible to scale the protection of data when you are managing the state of data access policy and policy enforcement separately in all these systems. This creates gridlock that undermines the performance of your business and people.
Cloud Migration is Stalled
You can’t leverage the transformational
benefits of the cloud if data security can’t
Internal Stalemates Persist
The offices of CTO, CISO, and Chief Compliance/Risk Officer remain at odds over whether data is secure enough.
Regulatory Exposure Grows
If policy cannot be efficiently evolved and applied across applications, resources, workloads and data stores, the risk of compliance failure multiplies.
The Application Pipeline Stagnates
New innovations that will provide clear business value are delayed or diminished by security and privacy concerns.
Data Remains at Risk
When there is no common framework for applying data access policy across all use cases, exploitable security gaps remain and grow.
It’s Time to Scale the Protection of Sensitive Data.
In order to break through data security gridlock, there must be a system of record for defining and enforcing data access policy, in whatever context data is being accessed. At enterprise scale.