By: Alex Burkardt
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October 28, 2019
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Industry

Protect IT! Knowing Your Data is Safe Wherever It Goes

As we close out National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), there’s one final element of this year’s theme to explore. How do you protect all of your data regardless of where it resides in applications and on devices without sacrificing business productivity? The answer is found in prioritizing data with advanced security controls.

Security becomes increasingly challenging as businesses manage an abundance of applications, collaboration platforms, cloud computing and extensive supply chains. As we explored in our first post, given the risks that come with the extensive journey most data now travels, data ownership is more important than ever. There are potentially significant impacts to confidentiality, trade secrets, product development, competitive viability and many other corporate functions that could be harmed if sensitive data gets in the wrong hands. Truly Securing IT across the range of potential touch points and scenarios requires a data-centric approach that travels with the data wherever it’s stored or shared.

Many organizations’ needs for file security and access control cannot sufficiently be met with off-the-shelf solutions. As a result, they often build their own custom applications to achieve their goals. But administering these custom applications can become expensive and time consuming, limiting productivity that could be better directed elsewhere. Also, there is still no guarantee that files would be completely protected – achieving that deep level of security is a difficult problem to solve.

VERA can help. The VERA Desktop SDK empowers developers to build advanced data security and control into any business application. It allows programmatic execution of the full range of access definitions on a device: securing files, un-securing files, giving access to a file for specific users, groups or domains, revoking access to a file for specific users, groups or domains, or even revoking access to a file for any and all users.

This gives organizations complete visibility into how confidential information is used, and the tools to manage access to data anywhere it transits beyond company borders. Using the VERA SDK is the best way to integrate VERA features with your own applications and systems, reducing costs, saving time and significantly strengthening your organization’s security posture. The combined solution

means your data and your IP are truly protected.

As NCSAM 2019 winds down, hopefully everyone is reminded to reevaluate their security protocols and update their practices to best ensure we all Own, Secure and Protect the data that increasingly runs our lives. At VERA, we’ll continue actively leading customers and partners in their quest to master granular control, and embrace their data’s journey with confidence.

 

By, Alex Burkardt