Snow Software has launched a new solution to help organizations around the world assess their risk and accelerate their compliance with regard to the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), with a focus on identifying and remediating internal threats posed from unsecure applications and rogue employee risks.
Tackling the internal insider threat is critical to meeting the personal data security requirements proposed by the GDPR, the company says.
With the new solution for GDPR, Snow is extending its network discovery, software recognition and management capabilities. The solution provides visibility of devices, users and applications to pinpoint which applications present a potential data loss risk, whether on-premises, across cloud or on mobile.
Today, according to the vendor, the GDPR Risk Assessment solution identifies more than 23,000 application versions that hold or transmit personal data, and can flag devices which are insufficiently protected, for example, due to lack of encryption and/ or anti-virus software. The solution continuously analyzes applications and surfaces issues through out-of-the-box management reports so organizations can see, understand and mitigate risk.
Organizations conducting business in Europe must comply with the GDPR by May 2018, or they may face fines of up to 4% of their annual revenue or 20 million euros, whichever is greater. Despite this, many organizations don’t know where to focus their efforts. Snow GDPR Risk Assessment is aimed at providing a quick and cost-effective way to get started with a GDPR compliance program, according to Matt Fisher, SVP product strategy, Snow Software.
Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with European headquarters in Bracknell, UK and US headquarters in Austin, Texas, Snow Software is a dedicated developer of software asset management solutions
For more information on the solution, visit www.snowsoftware.com/int/products/snow-gdpr-risk-assessment.