A Strong Data Strategy Requires a Unified Security Platform

Companies struggle with disparate data security products: over 90% of companies are interested in combining disparate data security products into a unified platform

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THE DATA SECURITY MONEY PIT: EXPENSE IN DEPTH HINDERS MATURITY



A strong, secure network requires a data strategy that aggregates data security into a single platform and combines classification, analytics, and reporting into one place.


About the Report

Over 90% of data security professionals continue to experience challenges with data security – including keeping up with cyberthreats, managing access to sensitive data, and securing data effectively.

Forrester found that “changing strategies from a product to a platform will transform data security for companies.  In fact, data security decision-makers expect to improve their ability to respond to breaches, reduce costs of legacy solutions, reduce exposure from a breach, and lower complexity.”

“The Data Security Money Pit: Expense In Depth Hinders Maturity” – a 2017 report from Forrester – highlights flaws in a fragmented approach to investing in data security tools: while most companies have invested in a variety of technology solutions, a “high security investment does not translate to high maturity with data strategy, nor does it mean a unified security strategy.”


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62% of companies have no idea where their most sensitive data resides.

66% of companies fail to classify unstructured data properly – the same data that holds intellectual property, product roadmaps, personally identifiable information on customers, employees and partners.

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More than 60% of data security professionals say their organization doesn’t properly restrict access to employee data with a least privileged model.

64% do not audit and alert on abuses for customer data.