Proofpoint Data Discover

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Company (that provides the nominated product / solution / service)Proofpoint
Company size (employees)1,000 to 4,999
Type of solutionCloud/SaaS

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

• Enterprises need a solution for data protection, control, and visibility challenges for their on-premises content. Legacy tools remain costly to deploy, difficult to manage, and do little to help enterprises protect their most sensitive data. Proofpoint’s Data Discover is the first such solution deployed from the cloud and architected to overcome these limitations.

• Powered by a cloud-based platform, Data Discover delivers rapid deployment with unprecedented time-to-value. Many organizations are able to deploy in just 90 minutes and realize benefits in 24 hours.

• Data Discover makes the most of the investments made in Proofpoint Email and Information Protection offerings. It shares more than 80 template-based policies—including PCI, HIPAA, PII, GDPR and more—across email, files on network shares, SharePoint sites, and across cloud services. Custom policies can be created and extended to both data in motion, and at rest.

Brief Overview

Data breach disclosure laws have forced enterprises to adopt new information protection practices that harden their digital attack surfaces against the loss of sensitive or regulated data. The challenge: most organizations have little visibility into where their sensitive data resides within the corporate network and who has access to it. In fact, the average organization’s attack surface will grow by 40% per year over the next decade.

Proofpoint Data Discover finds and tracks sensitive information across an organization’s network with reliable, automated content analysis across on-premises file shares, SAN and NAS storage, and SharePoint sites. It automatically identifies sensitive data types most at risk to exposure, including PCI, PII, PHI, and GDPR. When sensitive information is at risk, administrators can visualize access rights, quarantine, or delete it automatically.

With Proofpoint Data Discover, organizations can:

• Accelerate remediation effort by quickly drilling into the unique PCI violations in which the organization is over-exposed and everyone has access. Proofpoint Data Discover continuously monitors for new incidents in new or modified files automatically to ensure compliance.

• Remain compliant with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements for personally identifiable information. Data Discover updates the policies for GDPR and many other forms of confidential and sensitive data automatically, ensuring consistent compliance across the organization.

• Ensure that the right people have the right level of access only to data that is relevant to their role. The finance team is unlikely to require access to your manufacturing team’s trade secrets, while the manufacturing group should not have access to profit and loss statements.

• Eliminate the complexity of complying with rapidly expanding regulatory compliance guidelines through automated classification and remediation for data subject to regulatory compliance guidelines such as electronic health records, confidential design documents, cardholder and other unstructured data.