Enhanced Risk-based Alerts Surface Suspicious Behavior Needed to Help Shut down Potential Data Breaches
SailPoint Technologies has unveiled the latest release of SecurityIQ, which extends identity governance to data stored in files like spreadsheets and documents. SecurityIQ 6.0 includes the option to deploy in the data centre or on public cloud platforms, plus enhanced scalability for data classification and permission analysis, and new forensics and real-time alerting to help global enterprises fight data breaches. SailPoint’s SecurityIQ 6.0 enables enterprises to better understand where to focus their identity governance controls, identifying where sensitive data resides and applying appropriate governance to that data.
As the volume of enterprise data rises exponentially, coupled with the increase in privacy-focused regulations like the European General Data Protection Act (GDPR), a majority (65%) of organisations informally polled at the Gartner IAM Summit in London are realising that their identity governance strategy must address this growing need. SecurityIQ 6.0 helps address this need, empowering organisations to discover and secure data stored in files, which makes up the vast majority of an organisation’s data and is largely unmanaged because it lives outside of IT’s purview. As a result, this data has also become the prime target for hackers.
“With so much of our corporate data now living in files, we needed to extend our identity platform to help us identify and govern this data,” said Jeff Brouette, Manager, Identity & Access Management Engineering at Raymond James. “SecurityIQ will help address this gap and contribute to providing a holistic view into all of our users and their access to data and applications, helping us reduce exposure points within the company, and ultimately, improving our overall security posture.”
“Organisations are now realising they need to manage access to data in the same way they manage access to applications to improve security and achieve compliance,” said Paul Trulove, Chief Product Officer for SailPoint. “With the latest release of SecurityIQ, customers can better expand the scope of their identity governance programs, giving CIOs and CISOs a 360-degree view into all digital identities and their access to all data. This comprehensive approach to identity governance is one of the new frontiers SailPoint has defined for identity.”
New features in SecurityIQ 6.0, which is available now, include:
- The ability to deploy via a public cloud platform, like Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure, or in the data centre, providing customers with flexibility in their deployment strategies.
- The means to seamlessly manage access to both on-premises file storage systems like SharePoint and cloud-based file storage systems including Box, DropBox, Google Drive and OneDrive in a flexible, cost-effective way.
- An adaptive connectivity model that enables organisations with large, complex storage environments to optimise data classification and permission analysis for increased scalability and performance.
- Enhanced risk-based forensics and alert management that reveal greater insight via a user-friendly interface, so security and audit teams can quickly detect and proactively remediate suspicious activity like a user downloading large amounts of data outside of business hours or alerting an administrator when files are getting renamed in bulk, detecting symptoms of ransomware.
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