MILWAUKEE, July 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- PKWARE, a global leader in data security, today announced Smartcrypt Data Discovery, a new capability in PKWARE's flagship Smartcrypt Platform. Adding sophisticated data discovery capabilities, large enterprises can identify, protect and control sensitive data across their organizations. Smartcrypt is the only encryption platform that integrates intelligent data discovery with strong data-level encryption—all in the same workflow.

According to a 2017 report, 2.5 million terabytes of data are generated every day—and the ways that employees share and store data continue to multiply. As the amount of data continues to explode, and as the number of non-corporate-controlled places to store data expand, companies are faced with a daunting challenge: How do we find and protect sensitive information?.

"Today, data can exist simultaneously in multiple locations across an enterprise," said Matt Little, chief product officer at PKWARE. "Because data is crossing traditional boundaries, both on premise and in the cloud, many organizations do not have visibility into where sensitive information is stored, leaving data unprotected and vulnerable to internal and external threats. Smartcrypt Data Discovery allows customers to not only find their sensitive data, but protect that information wherever it's used, shared or stored."

Smartcrypt Data Discovery finds sensitive information – credit card numbers, Social Security numbers, personal account numbers and customer-specified data – and can also encrypt it using Smartcrypt's persistent data-centric encryption. It is the simplest, most integrated way for organizations to identify their sensitive information and strongly protect it against theft or misuse.

"Organizations of all sizes are recognizing that many traditional security tools are no longer enough to protect sensitive data from breaches," said Garrett Bekker, Principal Analyst, Information Security Practice, 451 Research."Encryption is a powerful tool to protect sensitive data, but organizations generally face big challenges both finding sensitive data and also determining what data to encrypt – and what not to encrypt. Combining encryption with data discovery is a logical way to help organizations protect their data without the costs and overhead associated with using encryption indiscriminately."

Smartcrypt Data Discovery uses the existing Smartcrypt agent which continuously monitors desktops, laptops, file servers and other storage locations for sensitive information. Each time a file is added or modified, Smartcrypt initiates a scan based on the organization's policies. If the data fits one of the defined patterns, the system can apply remediation via encryption, reporting or other custom actions. The discovery and encryption process is transparent to end users and the organization maintains complete control.

PKWARE's Smartcrypt Data Discovery is now available. For more information, click here.

PKWARE is a trusted leader in global business data protection. For 30 years PKWARE has focused not just on networks and devices, but on the data itself. Building on our compression expertise with the latest encryption technology, PKWARE protects data for over 30,000 enterprise customers and 200 government agencies. Our software-defined solutions provide cost-effective and easy-to-implement protection that is transparent to end users and simple for IT to administer and control.

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