PKWARE Data Security Platform

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Company (that provides the nominated product / solution / service)PKWARE
Websitehttps://www.pkware.com/
Company size (employees)100 to 499
Type of solutionSoftware

In 3 bullets, summarize why this product or service is different from the competition and deserves recognition:

-Most competitors focus on where data resides, but PKWARE’s Data Security Platform focuses on what needs to be protected, and then applies the right forms of protection, regardless of where it lives.

-The platform is capable of locking and encrypting field-level information across multiple types of databases. For static data masking needs, the solution can irreversibly mask data completely or partially in more than 40 different ways where either realistic or unrealistic looking data are needed, all while maintaining both referential integrity and consistency. For data in motion, PKWARE offers dynamic data encryption and masking capabilities. Files that are exported from databases can have element level redaction applied to protect specific data. All of this combines to the ultimate balance of allowing end users to work without disruption or putting company data at risk.

-Additionally, PKWARE supports unmatched automation capabilities; we can automate our protection and the protection of other vendors, which is a huge advantage for customers. Also, while the end point is typically shied away from, we support it, so users can install the programs on a laptop, mobile, etc., which is especially beneficial during the current remote work trend. Lastly, we support crypto-agility, which allows us to add support for whatever the next generation of encryption looks like.

Brief Overview

PKWARE’s Data Security Platform removes the guesswork and legwork for customers by eliminating data security gaps, automating the management and protection of sensitive information, and meeting data compliance goals – all with the ability to tailor the solutions to the unique needs of their industry. By monitoring and protecting sensitive information in files on endpoints, servers and beyond, customers can rest assured their data are in good hands.

Driven by powerful automation capabilities, IT personnel and executives can focus more on their business needs and strategy and less on monitoring the security of their technology, since PKWARE handles it.

PKWARE detects sensitive data as files are created and modified, and takes automated action based on company policy. Then, when sensitive data are detected, PKWARE immediately applies the designated form of remediation (including classification, encryption, masking, quarantine or deletion).

Our solution has been deployed to be the enterprise-wide data governance programs for Fortune 100 companies and remains in place today, giving evidence to successful scalability.

PKWARE’s solution makes it easy for customers to protect production and test databases while maintaining compliance with data protection regulations. Data sharing has changed significantly from an environment where business teams were challenged by working with partial or incomplete data sets. Test and engineering teams can work with production data sets that include real-world anomalies that are vital to testing scenarios. Production database data that cannot allow for any downtime can also be protected. Personally identifiable information (PII) detection can constantly run, automatically executing masking tasks. Masking templates are also easily updatable to scale for new data protection requirements.