451 Research Analyst Report Says Integris Addresses the ‘Missing Link’: Automated Remediation and Control of Sensitive Data Once It Is Identified

As data privacy and data protection regulations around the world continue to proliferate – each with its own nuances and requirements – many enterprises are now struggling to identify data down to the data element level and create cohesive human processes to manage data and control workflow. Given escalating volumes of structured and unstructured data, the need for automation is a given.

No single software product can make an organization compliant with GDPR, CCPA or similar regulations, so the enterprise typically employs several solutions. However, there is often a gap in tooling when multiple products are in place: the step of automatically enacting appropriate policy on sensitive or personal data once it has been identified. This is the layer of control that Integris helps customers to implement, and it’s a critical one for continuous, defensible compliance. Integris makes extensive use of automation and machine learning, for both detection of sensitive data and assignment/execution of policy, which are necessary given escalating volumes of enterprise data that cannot be manually evaluated and assigned protective policies.

In a new report published in March 2019, the analyst firm 451 Research outlines how Integris Software helps companies achieve their comprehensive data control objectives through automation. We are pleased to make the full report, Integris Software leverages automation for continuous data privacy compliance, available for complimentary reading. Here are a few highlights from the report:

  • Integris Software is designed to help automatically detect sensitive and personal data, and importantly, automate remediation and policy execution once that data has been identified. The company calls its approach “data privacy automation”, and these capabilities ensure that data is automatically protected with appropriate measures once it has been identified.
  • At a high level, the Integris platform provides a data privacy hub for multiple stakeholders including CIOs, CTOs, CDOs, CISOs and CPOs, as well as various lower-level practitioners.
  • Tools for visibility into where sensitive data resides, and the ability to automate policy actions on that data, help ensure that data isn’t just discovered and documented, but that an appropriate control workflow is kicked off as well.
  • Integris’ capabilities can be leveraged as a data logic layer, so organizations can add and control any type of rule to any type of data, for any use case, not just regulatory mandates. Privacy is simply the ‘tip of the spear.’

Read more about what 451 Research has to say about Integris Software’s approach to data privacy automation here.

Data privacy tools typically focus on either the technical control of data, or the coordination of human processes. Often the ‘missing link’ is direct remediation of sensitive data once it is identified. Integris Software is betting on the use of automation to fill this gap, in an approach it calls ‘data privacy automation.

CCPA has frequently been compared with the EU’s GDPR. While the regulations are similar in ethos, they have fundamental differences that reflect subtly divergent cultural attitudes and approaches toward data privacy and consumer rights.

 

Both regulatory compliance and effective leverage of data share the common requirement of granular data control, which needs to be addressed at the architectural level.