It may come as a shock that over 80% of the data today are complete unprotected and unmanaged, but it is the fact. Unstructured and semi-structured data, counted over 80% of all the data in an average organization, and projected by IDG to grow to
93% by 2023, is completely exposed without protection today. Those data therefore becomes the primary target of hacking activities and most often the direct or indirect source of the damage caused by cyber breaches.
A critical characteristic of unstructured data is that it contains a company’s sensitive data or IP and probably represents in some form or another the sum total of all the knowledge that has been created or collected in the organization, and alone with ongoing business activities. If this data was leaked it could be detrimental to the company’s image and the valuation of IP, or could even result in heavy fines if the businesses are subject to legislation like GDPR, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) and New York State Department of Financial Services (NY DFS), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) as well as Payment Card Industry’s Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).
Unstructured data needs to be protected rigorously and it should be part of any data protection strategy. “Too big to handle” is no longer a valid excuse to not manage and protect unstructured data. Yet, those data in most cases are completed exposed with patchy solutions like centralized storage. If this situation sounds unacceptable, so we built Unstructured Data Shield (UDS), a first ever complete solution purposely built for the unstructured data protection and management