The Challenge Today
These days, data and application security is managed in several data silos with separate teams, processes, and tools. For instance, there could be silo with ERP and CRM applications, another one with document management systems, another one with SaaS applications, and yet another with unstructured data floating around.
The problem with all this is that there’s no unified approach to enforcing security and compliance policies and identifying threats across these silos. It becomes incredibly difficult to scale and expensive to manage. Collaboration becomes more challenging and you often lack the necessary agility to respond quickly to dynamic business conditions.
The net effect is that you risk compromising your valuable data or you fall out of compliance with the myriad regulations you may be subject to.
The Solution for Tomorrow
A modern approach is thus required to contend with the new challenges created by this new IT landscape – one in which the focus is on the data. Because 80-85% of data originates from applications, a framework that takes into account the synergies between data and applications is best-suited to accommodating the complexities associated with this new landscape.
In essence, a data-centric approach is fundamental to safeguarding the business processes that further organizational agility, global collaboration, and cost reduction initiatives. It’s a future underscored by an automated and centralized policy management framework – one in which native integrations bring functionality and scalability to new levels that can keep pace with today’s complex IT landscape.
With this framework, you can secure data anywhere it goes – whether it’s inside or outside an application – and enables you to optimize information lifecycle management.