Understanding, identifying, classifying that data appropriately, is key to getting business done.
Where knowledge once simply meant power, in the world of data it now means much more. It can help you strengthen your security posture and reduce risk. Maintain an unsullied corporate reputation. Address security compliance requirements. And make business decisions that are informed, fast, and incisive.
That's not just power. It's intelligence and control. And it's possible with Verizon Terremark Data Protection Services.
Making Data an Asset, Not an Unknown
Data Discovery, Identification and Security Classification (DDISC), a professional service offering within Terremark's data protection portfolio, is designed to help you put your data in comprehensive context whether its "at rest" within your enterprise infrastructure, moving across your organization, or traveling across the extended enterprise to partner networks and beyond. Our approach incorporates three components; combined, they provide the perspective necessary to understand your data and, ultimately, to use it to your business advantage.
Data Discovery: Where is the data?
Our experts work with you to construct a full view of your data landscape. That means reviewing relevant policies. Conducting consultative and technical data assessments. And taking stock of your data at the server, at the desktop, in devices, on Microsoft® SharePoint® sites, on the network, in emails, in instant messages, with partners and vendors, and everywhere in between.
Data Identification: What is the data – and who does it belong to?
You now know where the data is. The next step is determining what the data is. Using proven analysis technologies, we help identify critical intellectual property including customer lists, R&D documents, and financial reports, as well as data subject to the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
Data Classification: How is the data being used – and why is it important?
Once you've discovered the data and where it resides, you can then classify it – by assessing relevance, sensitivity, location, or other requirements – to align with your specific business goals. This intelligence helps you to determine whether you're handling your data properly, securing it effectively, and addressing information security compliance requirements. Then, you can better manage your systems, and make informed business decisions fast.
What You Can Expect
We'll work with you to evaluate your data landscape and create a game plan for managing and securing it. Our approach also includes specialized focus developed through our expertise in several key business areas including healthcare, manufacturing, retail, and utilities.