Adopting new technology requires a leap of faith for some in terms of whether or not the solution will address their needs. Important enterprise-grade technologies should not fall under this category with regards to security. In other words, uncertainty should not be present according to McAfee's "Making Privacy an Enabler in the Next Generation Data Center."
The age of big data and the struggle to find a solid information management system that securely allows for semantic enrichment and analytics laces many minds with uncertainty. When each piece of data has a different regulation, compliance complexity exists and hinders progress towards utilizing big data.
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Most global organizations are dealing with 42+ standards and regulations with which they must comply as part of ensuring the utmost privacy of their company data, employee information, and customer data. In a public cloud environment with services that are increasingly abstracted from hardware, it can be difficult for organizations to ascertain when data is moved, whether it has crossed geographic boundaries, and who has access to it.
One solution in particular should be called out for their success in maintaining security rules. PolySpot Information at Work naturally inherits the company's existing security rules by utilizing the access control lists for the data extracted from each application and the authentication directories.
Megan Feil, July 30, 2012