Enterprise digital transformation and increasingly sophisticated IT security threats have resulted in a progressively more dangerous
environment for enterprises with sensitive data, even as compliance and regulatory requirements for sensitive data protection rise. With attacks
adapting on a daily or even hourly basis, even next-generation network and endpoint defenses consistently fail to stop enterprise network
penetration. At the same time, digital transformation is expanding the attack surface available to adversaries beyond traditional enterprise
boundaries, as organizations embrace the advantages available from these new solutions.
Just as no single attack method is responsible for all increased threats to enterprise data, no single digital transformation technology is
responsible for all increased risks from these new environments – as each technology adopted presents unique data security challenges.
However, the number and complexity of these new technologies and the individualized approach required to secure data throughout each
environment combine to compound the problem.
Within this environment of increased risks to sensitive data, enterprises require the ability to limit access to sensitive information to only
those users, groups, and processes that require the use of the data – and no more. This need extends across traditional data centers, cloud
environments, SaaS implementations, and to the data stores of every digitally transformative environment. What is required is a way to make
sensitive data useless (and valueless) when not in use and then to control access to the levers that make the data useful again, when it is
needed by a legitimate user. This is what transparent encryption with user access control does.
CipherTrust Transparent Encryption enables quick, effective and transparent protection of data at the system level without derailing processes,
user tasks, and administrative workflows. With a single set of data security controls, information stored within physical and virtual systems, big
data environments, containers, and linked cloud storage are protected at the file system or volume level across data centers and cloud
environments. The result is greatly reduced risk, and an enhanced capability to meet compliance and regulatory data security requirements.