Understanding Your Data and the Security of It

“We have so much stuff out there, we don’t even know what we have or who has access to it.” – Every customer

When we meet with a new customer, if there is one comment that has risen to the top of the popularity list over the past 15 years, it’s this one. So…you are not alone.

Before you can begin to govern data or security, you’ve got to understand what you are working with. 

For most organizations, the landscape is massive, and the problem can seem overwhelming…without the right tools, framework, and process of analysis.

Anarchy, Entropy, and Fear

“We save everything….forever, and that’s a problem!” – More people than you think.

Most organizations have the common problem of anarchy and entropy within their unstructured data stores. Different people on the same team use different processes for managing and the teams evolve. Data and security naturally become more disorganized over time. There is a hesitance to clean up old work and a “Save Everything” mentality ensues.

Uncontrolled Data Growth

“It’s not our data so we don’t understand it.” – IT Staff

Unstructured data makes up 80 percent of your organization’s stored data. It is the fastest growing data and the most complex to secure. Your IT personnel can set up storage areas, but as data continues to grow, they have little idea of what to retain and what to delete. Plus, they’re most likely unaware of the sensitivity of specific files and if they should be better secured by changing access permissions or moving them to other locations.

Answering Tough Questions

“We need the confidence to take action on our data and secure it correctly.” – Cx0

We get it. You have lots of people, groups, and data. Your organization is dynamic, and security is complex and ever-changing. To obtain data insight, you need tools to help gain clarity and confidence. For Windows file system security and management, you need tools to take action by remediating Windows file share permissions, moving data to secure locations, deleting redundant, obsolete, and trivial (ROT) files, or creating policies. We can help.