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Data Security

Many Information Security leaders don’t understand data security.

How do you secure something that is constantly accessed?    Data is considered one of the “Crown Jewels” of a company but it’s hard to lockdown since we constantly need that data to conduct business.

Here is an analogy: the front door of your company may have 100s of people walking thru it everyday.  So we have security badges to make sure only authorized people come in.  We do the same for databases by using passwords.   Passwords obviously can get stolen.  So what else can we do?  Most companies have video cameras in the lobby; we can put a “video camera” on your databases — we call it database monitoring, a.k.a. Database Activity Monitoring or DAM.   A DAM tool can capture all the activities of a database and can send alerts and reports of unauthorized activities and can also terminate the unauthorized connection as well.

DAM is an essential tool in data protection and data privacy.   It’s one of the tools ALL companies need to comply with regulations such as PCI, NY DFS and GDPR.

IBM Security Guardium Data Activity Monitor prevents unauthorized data access, alerts on changes or leaks to help ensure data integrity, automates compliance controls and protects against internal and external threats. Continuous monitoring and real time security policies protect data across the enterprise (on-prem or in the cloud) without changes to databases or applications or performance impact.

IBM Security Guardium Data Activity Monitor can:

  • Monitor and audit all data activity for all platforms and protocols.
  • Enforce security policies in real time for all data access, change control and user activities.
  • Create a centralized repository of audit data for enterprise compliance, reporting and forensics.

Support heterogeneous environments all leading platforms, file shares and operating systems, including big data environments.

Adaptive Systems has certified IBM Security Guardium Specialists and Administrators that can help you implement and manage your data security needs.

 

Data Security