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Why Data Security Should Be At The Forefront Of Your Digital Transformation

  Mark Hargreaves     May 31, 2022

Why Data Security Should Be At The Forefront Of Your Digital TransformationBusiness information has always been an important commodity. Due to this, it’s necessary for data security to be a top priority in every enterprise. The immense value and volume of data continues to increase as companies expand with digital transformation and extend their geographical footprint. Protecting information must be at the top of the list when organizations consider what they should focus on for enterprise growth. If a breach occurs, businesses may lose more than just time and money – they can also lose their customers’ trust. Fortunately, there are solutions to help organizations safeguard sensitive data, mitigate cyberattacks, and manage infrastructure demands.

Why Data Security Is A Trending Investment Among IT Leaders

A large percentage of enterprises are giving the keys to their annual investments to their IT leaders. Due to the increasing number of cyberattacks, companies are spending more than ever to stay protected. According to CSO Online, “spending on information security and risk management will total $172 billion in 2022, up from $155 billion in 2021 and $137 billion the year before.” Since companies are outgrowing antiquated data protection systems, it’s important for IT leaders to invest in cybersecurity solutions to prevent risk and stay current with regulations.

Not only does this investment help improve customer experience and enhance operational efficiency, but it can greatly enhance data security solutions, too. Forbes states, “Businesses suffered 50% more cyberattack attempts per week in 2021.” This number is forecasted to grow each year as more and more companies store their data in the cloud. Ransomware attacks in 2021 increased by 105% over 2020, which is more than triple the number seen in 2019. Unfortunately, we can only expect this to increase in the coming years. As such, it’s no surprise that IT leaders are investing in data security to heighten the efforts needed to improve their cybersecurity.

The distressing number of cyberattacks has made many organizations rethink their cybersecurity solutions. A predominant trend for companies trying to improve their data security is investing in next-generation cybersecurity technologies that use artificial intelligence and automation to analyze security-related data points and locate the most concerning actions. This is where Dell PowerStore comes into play.

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How Dell PowerStore Can Help With Data Security

Dell PowerStore is a groundbreaking appliance for data storage. Providing customers with a data-centric, intelligent, and adaptable infrastructure that supports every type of workload, this simple, powerful, and versatile platform streamlines data security operations. By using a container-based microservices architecture, integrated machine learning, and advanced storage technologies, Dell PowerStore can help you make the most of your data and keep it secure. Some of the key data security capabilities of this platform are as follows:

  1. D@RE

Data At Rest Encryption (D@RE) is a cyber resiliency feature that helps ensure data security by preventing unauthorized access to critical data. It uses Self-Encrypting Drives (SEDs) for primary storage. This feature can protect valuable data that could become compromised by blocking attacks and making it difficult for intruders to identify and steal information. D@RE can also assist businesses in complying with privacy and security regulations.

Encryption is also performed within each drive before the data is written to the media, ultimately protecting the data on the drive against loss, theft, or attempts to read the drive directly by physically deconstructing the drive. Overall, the encrypted drives keep enterprise data secure.

  1. Snapshots

Snapshots provide an easy and efficient way to protect local data. In the event of data corruption or deletion, Snapshots provide copies of the data and have the ability to instantly recover from these events. This is done by going back to an older point in time, or by copying the affected data from the snapshot. This feature is one of the most effective ways to safeguard important data across a wide range of industries.

PowerStore snapshots are ideal for recovering instantly from a ransomware attack because they are completely read-only and can’t be manipulated. They can be created manually or automatically with protection policies, and only users with an administrator role can manage snapshot policies.

  1. PowerProtect Cyber Recovery

Dell PowerProtect Cyber Recovery offers a data security solution that stores critical data away from attack surfaces. This feature can protect against external and insider threats through the deployment of a Cyber Recovery “vault.” With its multiple layers of protection, it physically isolates the data, keeping it from the attack surface. Through its many safeguards, Cyber Recovery can help businesses quickly identify a clean copy of data and recover essential systems to help keep your company operational.

An intelligent layer is also added for extra protection with the CyberSense analytics engine. This integration helps find data corruption if a cyberattack infiltrates the data center or backup environments. With the help of machine learning, enterprises can identify threats while protecting critical data.

Compromised data can lead to many issues for an organization. If you would like to learn more about helpful cybersecurity solutions for your company’s data security, contact WEI today. Our enterprise cybersecurity team can also assist in assessing your organization’s current vulnerabilities to help you stay protected from potential threats.

Next Steps: If you are interested in learning the differences between data protection and data storage and why both are required for meaningful digital transformation, download our infographic.

Tags  data security security strategy IT Strategy digital transformation Enterprise Technology Enterprise Cybersecurity

Mark Hargreaves

Written by Mark Hargreaves

Mark Hargreaves is a Virtualization Engineer here at WEI. He holds numerous certifications from VMware, Cisco, and Microsoft, including the VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV). He brings expertise and experience with him that enables him to put his customers first when dealing with vCenter, vSAN, deployments, upgrades, and troubleshooting.

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