Informatica Offers Analytics for Detection of Security Threats

Informatica is addressing the increasing need for data security intelligence with the addition of data-focused user behavioral analytics to detect higher sensitive data risk and protect by orchestration of remediation capabilities in its data security offering, Informatica Secure@Source.

The latest version of Secure@Source, dubbed “Detect and Protect,” adds advanced data security intelligence by providing automated and integrated sensitive data discovery, proliferation analysis, detection of anomalous user activities, multi-factor data risk analytics, and automated orchestration of remediation in a single platform. With coverage across cloud, Hadoop and legacy environments, Informatica says the updated solution provides capabilities to support diverse and complex data classifications, proliferation and risk analytics, user access and activity correlation, user behavior analytics and orchestration support for a range of data protection technologies.

The objective with the solution is to reduce the risk of data breaches and misuse through more proactive and intelligent sensitive data risk monitoring, investment prioritization and protection, and to provide increased support for data privacy compliance mandates such as GDPR, HIPAA and FINRA. Security breaches continue to rise because most organizations are focused on securing the endpoints, said Amit Walia, executive vice president and chief product officer, Informatica. The "Detect and Protect" release secures data at its source, providing a data-centric security solution that enables organizations to assess where they need to focus resources to reduce the risk of breaches or misuse.

With Secure@Source, says Informatica, customers are able to know where sensitive data resides, recognize what is at risk using continuous multi-factor risk scoring based on data sensitivity, protection status, risk cost and other factors, and then understand who is using the data through visibility into users with access to sensitive data, with usage monitoring and highly accurate anomalous behavior detection. The solution also offers risk-based remediation recommendations and orchestration of data security measures including dynamic or persistent data masking, encryption, blocking, and other solutions from Informatica as well as third-party providers.