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Imperva Releases Data Privacy Solution

Sonar Platform enhanced with data privacy solution monitors, protects, and reports on personal data across all data assets.

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Cybersecurity vendor Imperva, Inc. has released a new data privacy solution to help organizations discover, identify, and protect personal data in on-premises, cloud, hybrid, and multicloud environments.

It has been five years since the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was first introduced. During that period, concerns over personal data privacy and security have grown and individuals worldwide are exercising their rights on how organizations handle their personal data. Today, more than 107 countries have enacted data privacy or protection laws including the right to be forgotten, the right to know what data they have, the right to rectify errors, and the right to port personal data. For organizations that operate in multiple jurisdictions, managing data subject access requests (DSARs) is an operational challenge. Industry experts estimate that manually processing these requests can cost upwards of $240,000 per million records.

Imperva Data Privacy brings Imperva’s expertise in database discovery, data classification, and sensitive data management to ease the task of identifying all the places personal data is stored in an environment, and who and what is accessing it. Imperva Data Privacy is built on the Imperva Sonar platform. With the newly added data privacy solution, the Imperva Sonar Platform can enhance data privacy compliance and protection, as well as minimize the manual processes required to maintain continuous compliance. New features help:

  • Simplify and automate the manual process of personal data identification and data classification
  • Expand the scope of DSAR fulfillment across the enterprise to better protect individual privacy rights
  • Lower the risk of privacy and noncompliance consequences

Increasingly, data privacy is required for businesses to operate lawfully across the globe. Regulations and compliance checks are holding organizations financially accountable for the security and privacy of the data within their environment. Fines for violating regulations will continue to create significant risk for businesses that do not prioritize the protection of personal data. Unfortunately, given the speed and pace of business, many organizations do not have a grasp of where that data is stored, how it’s controlled or who has access to it.

There is also the continued threat of data breaches that comprise an organization’s data. A report from Imperva Research Labs finds that personal data is a top target for attackers and accounts for 75 percent of data stolen in breaches. Further, Imperva researchers find that data leakage attacks are up 74 percent since the beginning of 2021, underscoring the vulnerability of data and not just the network, servers and applications around it. Recent estimates put the value of the largest breaches in the past 10 years at roughly $1.3 billion dollars.

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