Dataguise Customers Gather to Discuss Future of Secure and Compliant Data Infrastructure in the Cloud

For nearly a decade, Dataguise has established close partnerships with Fortune 500 enterprises to ensure their data security and compliance challenges are addressed. As a customer-driven organization, the company has formalized a customer forum for regular strategic interaction and joint planning. The Dataguise Customer Advisory Board is chartered with driving cross-industry improvements, accelerating and growing member value, and ensuring that Dataguise DgSecure remains market-driven to meet the evolving requirements of a broad range of sectors, including financial, healthcare, technology, retail, and more. Members collaborate with Dataguise on business and solution priority alignment, organizational best practices, and defining and validating value metrics.

“Many of our developments found their way to engineering through detailed conversations with our valued customers. Being market-driven, listening closely to the ‘voice of the customer’ is a key element of our growth strategy. It also informs and guides our product roadmap, ensuring that we continue to deliver innovative and smart solutions that positively impact the security, compliance, and bottom line of our customers,” noted Venkat Subramanian, Chief Technology Officer for Dataguise.

The Dataguise Customer Advisory Board meeting was held last week in Palo Alto, CA at a time when the priority for data governance, including the security of sensitive data in the cloud, remains high. Organizations are under greater pressure to ensure compliance with a growing range of regulations, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the EU-US Privacy Shield regulations. Dataguise provides a secure pathway to success in the compliance of these and other regulations confronting organizations in the United States, Europe, Asia, and other regions.

According to Bloomberg News, “U.S. companies that are preparing for the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the European Union-U.S. Privacy Shield may see increased regulatory scrutiny and potentially high implementation costs associated with the GDPR and the Privacy Shield because of the uncertainty behind the programs. Failure to comply with these standards can bring reputational and monetary damage. Companies that do not comply could face fines up to 10 million euros ($11.29 million) or 2 percent of a company’s worldwide revenue, whichever is higher.”(1)

“Transitioning or migrating data to cloud-based infrastructure in a secure and compliant manner requires a multi-platform data security solution with comprehensive sensitive data detection, protection, monitoring, and auditing capabilities,” stated a Fortune 100 financial services user of the Dataguise DgSecure platform. “The data cannot be moved to the cloud until all of the information has been secured through element-level encryption or masking. With cloud being top of mind for many of the attendees at the Dataguise Customer Advisory Board meeting, there has been great interest in solutions which close this gap – DgSecure being the premier option.”

Ranking high among the concerns at the Dataguise Customer Advisory Board meeting this year was the need to integrate the protection of data in the cloud with on-premises data in a secure and compliant manner. Attendees agreed that the tightening of regulations have further complicated the approach and that any solution selected to address the challenges today must provide answers now, yet be forward looking to anticipate future requirements.

“Many of the world’s largest organization’s trust Dataguise to protect data on-premises, in the cloud, and within hybrid cloud data infrastructure,” said JT Sison, VP, Marketing and Business Development, Dataguise. “The Dataguise Customer Advisory Board opens the door to constructive discussions in a roundtable setting to allow for the exchange of ideas. This year’s meeting was especially useful to both Dataguise and the participants.”

(1) Bloomberg News, EU Data Regime May Face More Regulatory Scrutiny