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Data governance

Effective data governance ensures the security, integrity, and usefulness of your data repositories. Imperva provides complete visibility into these repositories and enables you to apply the automated security controls critical to your data governance program.

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So much data, so little data governance

Organizations understand the importance of a data governance program; but face big challenges implementing workable, effective solutions. Successful data governance starts with the basics - efficiently scanning, discovering, and classifying sensitive enterprise data.

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  • Critical data often is exposed in plain sight

    As businesses create more value, they amass more data at an astounding rate. According to International Data Corporation (IDC) estimates, by 2025, the total of all the world’s data will be approximately 175 Zettabytes, with the majority of that data being unstructured. Efficiently scanning, discovering, and classifying enterprise data (structured, semi-structured, and unstructured) contained in diverse, fragmented silos is an ongoing business challenge.

  • Manual and DIY approaches won’t scale

    Many businesses’ manual efforts or DIY tools don’t have the capacity to scale to the extent needed to address the sheer volume, velocity, veracity of their entire data assets, making data governance processes slow, cumbersome, expensive, and inefficient.

  • ‘Set it and forget it’ is not an effective security and privacy strategy

    In the constantly-evolving data landscape, it’s an ongoing challenge to identify, classify, and correct weak security postures and inappropriate user access rights for business data governance.

  • Ongoing privileged user data access reporting consumes security resources

    Privileged user data access reporting - showing who has what level of access to sensitive data and what they did with it – is a critical data governance objective and can be overwhelming for many security teams.

Data governance best practices

Sound data governance requires the application of enterprise security controls to all sensitive data. Organizations cannot enforce policies on data they have not identified and classified. As data privacy regulations evolve, identifying and classifying sensitive data take on greater importance; as they are key to effective data analytics, operations optimization, and business decision-making.

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  • Catalog your data estate with powerful automation

    Continuously discovering and classifying your sensitive data, no matter the data type or where it resides, is critical to maintaining an accurate catalog of your enterprise data assets.

  • Ensure appropriate access to critical security information

    Security teams need to know where, who, what, and how data is accessed by privileged users, so they can apply the proper data governance policies. Simplify safe access to this security information with self-service reporting and analytics tool integration that unburdens your data security team.

  • Make data security information useful with contextualization

    It’s difficult to leverage raw information about your data assets. Adding the right level of context provides actionable intelligence that enables you to safeguard your data’s availability and integrity.

  • Secure data at scale with centralized policy controls

    By centralizing security and compliance controls for all data repositories, organizations significantly reduce the time, effort, and expertise required to maintain effective data security governance.

Know who’s accessing your sensitive data

Mitigate your data security risks

Automate data security compliance and security threat detection to avoid data breaches by continuously discovering and classifying all your valuable data.

Gain visibility and insights

Accelerate risk mitigation and streamline incidents response by leveraging risk-based threat analysis enhanced with machine learning to spot risks early.

Spot risks before they become breaches

Utilize advanced detection techniques to pick up evasive behaviors while applying grouping and scoring algorithms to rank and prioritize incidents.

How Imperva can help you with data governance

Database Risk and Compliance

Database Risk & Compliance

Take a significant step toward comprehensive data governance with discovery, classification, and activity monitoring.

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Data User Behavior & Security Analytics

Identify unusual data activity and policy violations to investigate and contain data misuse.