Numerous quantifiable business benefits of adopting the cloud are compelling enterprises to consider a prominent role for cloud technologies in their overall IT strategies. However, when contemplating cloud adoption, the questions of data privacy and security are typically raised. Corporate policies or the regulations of the governing jurisdictions impact the way sensitive data is managed – where it is located, what type of data it is, who has access to it – and often determine the degree to which organizations can realize the value of cloud computing. When enterprises are considering migrating software applications from on-premise versions to cloud-based versions, they frequently need to address challenges such as data residency, industry compliance mandates and third party obligations surrounding the use and processing of sensitive data.
The AppProtex Cloud Data Protection Gateway provides a flexible cloud data control platform that enables organizations to identify and monitor cloud usage and then encrypt or tokenize data that it does not want to put in the cloud “in the clear”. Using patent-pending technology, the Gateway intercepts sensitive data while it is still on-premise and replaces it with a random tokenized or encrypted value, rendering it meaningless should anyone outside of the company access the data while it is being processed or stored in the cloud. Cloud end-users keep application functionality, such as the ability to search and sort data, send emails, and generate reports, while the enterprise ensures its data is secure and it remains compliant. Capabilities include:
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“Aberdeen’s research shows that by selecting and implementing security solutions that augment the current capabilities of the cloud solution providers, but remain under enterprise control, companies spend one-third less annually on a per-application basis — driven in part by better security and in part by more consistent and efficient operations. These findings align with the Perspecsys solution, which is designed to give enterprises an innovative new option for security by keeping their data out of the cloud and enabling them to control it within their own environment.”
Vice President, Aberdeen
With Perspecsys, Siemens can control data used in SaaS applications and enforce data residency without limiting the functionality and usability of the cloud for our business.
Vice President of IT, Applications and Data Governance, Siemens AG