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Ability to find, classify, and protect extremely sensitive PII data was a top CloudLock feature request
June 13, 2012
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Waltham, MA – June 12, 2012 – CloudLock, the cloud data loss prevention (DLP) company, today announced its industry-first pattern matching engine that identifies, classifies, and secures very sensitive information, including Personally Identifiable Information (PII), Payment Card Industry (PCI) data and custom regular expressions, allowing Google Apps customers to address auditing and compliance requirements in Google Drive (Docs).
PII is data that can be used to uniquely identify, contact, or locate a single individual. CloudLock’s PII and PCI Compliance Scan allows customers to identify files containing Social Security Numbers, Credit Card information as well as any custom patterns/regex that they can define such as Product SKUs, postal codes or any other pattern.
“As more companies move to the cloud, more sensitive data follows, including PII and PCI data that is subject to auditing and compliance requirements. With CloudLock’s pattern matching engine, customers can identify data containing PII, classify it as such and take action. Customers now have a way to implement and enforce Acceptable Usage Policies; whether that entails securing sensitive data or preventing its dissemination to certain applications and users in the first place.” said Gil Zimmermann, CEO and Co-founder of CloudLock.
The ability to find, classify, and protect extremely sensitive PII data was a top CloudLock feature request from its growing customer base, including AMAG Pharmaceuticals.
“As a publicly traded pharmaceutical company, we face the challenge of complying with SOX and FDA regulations as well as protecting our IP. With CloudLock’s pattern matching engine, we’re able to identify PII as well as very sensitive data related to our intellectual property, giving us the ability to find, classify, and protect our data in Google Drive,” said Nathan McBride, vice president of IT, AMAG Pharmaceuticals.
While companies like Dominion Enterprises value the collaboration benefits of moving to the cloud, they recognize the necessity of keeping PII from being exposed improperly.
“Our company’s move to the cloud has been more about collaboration and efficiency than cost savings. We needed a platform where we could share ideas and best practices and perform our daily functions more efficiently without exposing PII or sensitive data. We wanted to make things easier but we didn’t want our sensitive data being compromised. CloudLock gives the visibility we need to identify, classify, monitor and eliminate any employee’s risky sharing behavior in the Google Apps cloud,” said Joe Fuller, VP/CIO, Dominion Enterprises.
In addition to CloudLock customers, leading industry analysts have emphasized the new PII protection capabilities necessary for companies moving to the cloud.
“Enterprises handling sensitive data, including personally identifiable information, have a responsibility to protect access to this information regardless of whether the information is kept on-premises or in a cloud-based provider. Moving to the cloud doesn’t remove this responsibility, nor does it shift it solely to the cloud provider– enterprise security policies must be extended to cloud-based information and we need to be able to show compliance with these policies,” said Neil MacDonald, vice president and Gartner Fellow.
CloudLock helps enterprises extend their data security practices and data loss prevention (DLP) to the cloud. CloudLock’s suite of security applications give businesses the controls and visibility they need to take advantage of the collaboration benefits of public cloud offerings, without sacrificing on security. The largest Google Apps customers in the world trust CloudLock to secure their data. For more information about the company or reseller opportunities call (781) 996-4332 or visit http://www.cloudlock.com.
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