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By Alexei Balaganski

Why Your Organization Needs Data-centric Security

Data-centric security is an alternative approach towards information protection that has emerged as a direct response to the increasingly obvious failure of traditional measures focusing on protecting IT infrastructures. Deceptively simple in theory, it promises to drastically improve security and compliance when dealing with sensitive data but requires a careful strategic approach to translate into a practical architecture. This whitepaper explains how the layered security approach combined with unified visibility and analytics help make data-centric security a reality.

Commissioned by Imperva

1 Introduction

Digital Transformation has profoundly changed our entire society within a relatively small timeframe. Every year, organizations produce staggering vol ...

Data-centric security is an alternative approach towards information protection that has emerged as a direct response to the increasingly obvious fai ...

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2 Built-in Database Security Is Essential - but Not Enough

Most modern organizations have to deal with various kinds of sensitive data – either related to their own business processes or regulated by governm ...

The most important thing to consider, however, is the simple fact that data cannot always reside in a single database. In reality, data is constantly ...

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3 How Threats Become Exploits and Breaches

One does not have to be a security expert to understand that database security controls will not protect the data while it is being sent to a client o ...

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4 Modern Data Ecosystems and the Challenge of Scale

As already mentioned earlier, very few companies can afford the luxury of keeping all their data in a single type of data store. There are multiple re ...

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5 Unified, Data-Centric Approach to Protecting Sensitive Data

So, having established that the legacy approach towards security, the approach that focuses on infrastructure protection and trying to build a perimet ...

There is certainly more than one way to design such a layered, integrated data-centric security architecture, as long as it follows the basic principl ...

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6 Imperva’s Approach Towards Data Protection

Imperva is a cybersecurity solution company headquartered in San Mateo, California. Since 2002, the company is primarily known for its web application ...

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