• June 5, 2018

Egnyte Launches Egnyte Protect for GDPR Compliance

Egnyte, a cloud provider of smart content collaboration and governance, has launched Egnyte Protect, a solution to help companies identify content that could violate the European Union's new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in a matter of minutes. This new feature is available as a part of Egnyte's data governance solution.

Egnyte Protect uses advanced machine learning to identify the most likely areas where GDPR-sensitive information could be located in content repositories. In real time the system will find and classify the sensitive content, such as credit card numbers, national healthcare identification, phone numbers, and more, in those areas first.

"The new GDPR has put a lot of pressure on organizations to be accountable for the data they are managing and challenging them to take responsibility for the safeguarding of this information, which I believe is long overdue," said Jeff Sizemore, vice president of governance and compliance at Egnyte, in a statement. "What we have built with Egnyte Protect is a simple, fast, and effective way for organizations to answer that challenge, giving them complete control over the entire content lifecycle from creation to retirement. The new GDPR policy is the first of many intelligent policies that are being built by the Egnyte Protect team, furthering our commitment to providing practical solutions for privacy, security, and data compliance."

Egnyte Protect offers the following:

  • Unified Control - Companies can enforce protection policies, like the new GDPR policy, across Egnyte Connect, SharePoint, Windows File Servers, and OneDrive repositories with a single interface.
  • Real-Time Notifications - Companies can set up alerts for activity around sensitive content.
  • File Remediation - Administrators can take the necessary actions to move files, delete files, or revoke access to files right from within the Egnyte Protect interface. When moving or deleting files, a placeholder is left there to notify end users of the new location of their files.

"With Egnyte Protect, BuzzFeed was able to meet requirements for data governance without disrupting content creation and workflow, which was imperative to a digital media powerhouse where our content creators are fueling our immense growth," said Jason Reich, director of global security at Buzzfeed, in a statement. "At the end of the day, Egnyte lets us be smarter about our content, which makes us smarter about our business."

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