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Data Compliance Solutions

Protecting more data in more places, with centralized visibility and control

Regulatory mandates are nothing new, but in most organizations, the pressure, cost, and effort required to sustain data compliance are reaching unprecedented levels. Organizations too often embark on compliance projects that patch holes in the system, only to have to restart the process all over when the next audit or mandate comes along. A new approach is needed in order to cost-efficiently and effectively meet compliance obligations: a layered approach called the Compliance Infrastructure.

Compliance Infrastructure

SafeNet believes that implementing an infrastructure to centrally support, manage and enforce policy is the most effective approach for passing audits, complying with regulations, and meeting business goals. Building a Compliance Infrastructure will eliminate encryption creep and encryption silos.

CENTRAL CONTROL

Organizations gain the central, efficient enforcement of security controls across the enterprise, across the data lifecycle, and across all security activities. Seeking to eliminate pockets of security and encryption silos, a Compliance Infrastructure provides an integrated foundation for managing security controls across the entire infrastructure.

RBAC/ACCESS CONTROL

Making sure only the right people can access or modify private information in today's high risk environments is a critical need if organizations are going to meet their customer and partner expectations. Making sure that administrators can manage data without altering the data, for instance, is a vital requirement for addressing a range of regulations.

UNIVERSAL DATA PROTECTION POLICY

Piecemeal workflows and technologies create isolated pockets of security mechanisms and controls, which makes it difficult, if not impossible, to consistently enforce policies. The Compliance Infrastructure makes it easy to apply a policy once and have it implemented-and enforced-across the enterprise.

ENTERPRISE KEY MANAGEMENT

A critical requirement for many compliance mandates and security best practices is centralized, secure management of cryptographic keys, including restricting access to the fewest number of administrators, regular key rotation, separation of duties, and more.

SECURE KEY STORAGE

Securing cryptographic keys provides reliable protection for applications, transactions and information assets. With keys securely stored in hardware, you can ensure both high performance and the highest security available. This approach is also the easiest way for organizations to integrate application security in order to achieve regulatory compliance.

ENCRYPTION SERVICES

Many regulations, including PCI DSS, mandate that sensitive data be adequately protected. Whether the information lives in databases, archived storage, a secured datacenter, the cloud, email archives, or PDFs, there are technologies that can encrypt, tokenize, or otherwise protect that information. This will not just meet the demands of regulation, but will also protect your business interests.

LOGGING/AUDITING

To be effective, the Compliance Infrastructure must deliver capabilities for centrally, comprehensively, and efficiently tracking the activities relating to regulated data. This management platform must also provide a centralized, efficient way to track and report on authentication-related activities.

 

Building an Infrastructure for Data Compliance Today and in the Future

Whether you're facing an audit or a new regulation, there's a way to approach compliance that keeps you compliant not just for the current project, but for the future, too. See our list of Regulations and Mandates to begin exploring the data protection solutions SafeNet can offer to help your organization become and stay compliant.   

 




 


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Meeting the demands of evolving mandates

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While regulatory mandates aren't new, just about everything about complying with them is. The number of relevant mandates has increased over the past few years, and the guidelines, rules, and interpretations of each regulation continue to evolve, as well as the infrastructures and assets that need to be protected—and the risks they're exposed to.

Increased scope, complexity, and cost are just a few of the challenge faced by compliance managers and security and IT teams. SafeNet's unified data compliance infrastructure represents an approach to compliance that will meet compliance needs today, and prepare you for the future.

Maintaining compliance when consolidating datacenters

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Consolidating data centers, especially after a server virtualization initiative or an acquisition, can have many benefits. But there are issues that, if not addressed properly, can leave gaps in compliance and data protection.

Compliance in the Cloud

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Cloud deployment offers many significant benefits to enterprises, ranging from improved IT resource management to more effective strategic and operational initiatives. However, without the ability to safeguard virtually-deployed data assets, the cloud can become not just a security liability but a compliance nightmare.

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Universal Data Protection Policy

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Policy definition must include the definition of assets, entities and access modes and the relationships between them—in a way that makes sense to both the administrator for setup and management, and lower-level key management components for enforcement. The Compliance Infrastructure makes it easy to apply a policy once and have it implemented—and enforced—across the enterprise.

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Enterprise Key Management

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A critical requirement for many compliance mandates and security best practices is centralized, efficient, and secure management of cryptographic keys and policies, across the key management lifecycle and throughout the enterprise. Some challenges include restricting access to the fewest number of administrators, regular key rotation, separation of duties, and more.

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Secure Key Storage

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Securing cryptographic keys provides reliable protection for applications, transactions and information assets. With keys securely stored in hardware, you can ensure both high performance and the highest security available.

With robust HSMs, encryption appliances, and key management solutions, organizations can maximize the security of encryption keys and policies, adding a critical line of defense for confidential information. This approach is also the easiest way for organizations to integrate application security in order to achieve regulatory compliance.

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Encryption Services

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Many regulations, including PCI DSS, mandate that sensitive data be adequately protected. Safeguarding regulated data in applications, databases, mainframes, storage systems, laptops, and other areas is a critical requirement for security and compliance. With encryption employed, even if an organization's initial defenses are subverted, organizations can still guard these critical repositories against theft and manipulation. This will not just meet the demands of regulation, but will also protect your business interests.

Organizations can leverage encryption solutions that provide granular control over confidential information. Encryption can give security teams an essential means to not only guard against unauthorized access to sensitive records, but to provide the visibility needed to control and track who has accessed or modified sensitive information.

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Tokenization Technology

With format-preserving tokenization technology, organizations can convert sensitive records, such as social security numbers or credit card numbers, to an encrypted token in the same format. By preserving the format of information, applications and end user transactions can continue to operate seamlessly, while security teams limit access to sensitive assets.

Role-Based Access Control

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Making sure only the right people can access private information in today's high risk environments is a critical need if organizations are going to meet their customer and partner expectations. This is also a vital requirement for addressing a range of regulations. Layering access control with both strong, multi-factor authentication solutions and hardware security modules (HSMs) ensures only authorized individuals can access regulated information.

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Logging and Auditing

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To be effective, the Compliance Infrastructure must deliver capabilities for centrally, comprehensively, and efficiently tracking the activities relating to regulated data. For example,authentication management platforms should enable organizations to centrally manage authentication devices and policies across an enterprise.

This management platform must also provide a centralized, efficient way to track and report on authentication-related activities. In addition, encryption appliances should maintain an extensive set of log files that can be used to track administrator and user activities.

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Central Control

Establishing a central point of control and visibility for managing encryption technologies, keys, policies, logging and audits, access controls are critical to the ability to "prove" control of your data. This concept is also essential to enforcing separation of duties. Organizations gain central, efficient enforcement of security controls.

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Compliance in the Cloud

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Organizations need to be able to isolate data and associated policies in shared, multi-tenant environments in order move to the cloud without compromising their security posture or compliance status.

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Compliance Regulations and Mandates

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  • Basel Compliance Basel compliance is intended to establish a set of regulations among active banking organizations to protect against financial and operational risks.

  • CJIS Compliance The CJIS Security Policy contains specific requirements for wireless networking, remote access, encryption, certification of cryptographic modules, and minimum key lengths.

  • EU Compliance European Privacy Directive requires member countries of the European Union (EU) to adopt laws that protect personal information, and to disclose who is collecting the data and why, and who will ultimately have access to it.

  • GLBA Compliance The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, also known as the U.S. Financial Modernization Act, regulates the protection of consumer personal information held by financial institutions.

  • HIPAA Compliance The U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) mandates that all healthcare organizations comply with strict rules designed to protect the confidentiality and integrity of patient information.

  • J-SOX Compliance J-SOX compliance introduces rules for the control of financial reporting to protect investors by improving the reliability of corporate disclosures.

  • NCUA Compliance National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) mandates that credit unions must design and implement an information security program to control identified risks.

  • PA-DSS Compliance A subset of PCI-DSS, the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) ensures that applications securely store, process, or transmit sensitive cardholder data.

  • PCI-DSS Compliance SafeNet’s PCI compliance solution offers end-to-end compliance to meet the requirements of The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS).

  • PIPEDA Compliance In Canada, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) establishes laws that regulate the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information by private sector organizations.

  • SOX Compliance The SOX Act forms a structure for corporate governance, and U.S. companies could face criminal litigation and penalties if found in non-compliance.

  • State Breach Notification Laws U.S. State Breach Disclosure requires notification when unencrypted personal information has been put at risk by a data security breach.

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The Compliance Infrastructure Approach

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Compliance and the Road Ahead - White Paper

Regulatory mandates are nothing new, but in most organizations, the pressure, cost, and effort required to sustain compliance are reaching unprecedented levels.

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Compliance in the Cloud

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A Blueprint for Compliance in the Cloud - White Paper

For organizations that manage regulated data, there are a range of implications that must be contended with when migrating to the cloud. This paper describes the leading cloud offerings.

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Encryption, Tokenization, and Key Management Technologies

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How Cloud Deployment Affects Compliance - Security Guide

In order to meet their regulatory mandates in today’s consolidated data center, organizations need a Compliance Infrastructure that enables them to uniformly and efficiently address all relevant mandates.

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Addressing Specific Mandates

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Sustaining PCI Compliance in the Cloud - White Paper

For years now, journalists, analysts, vendors, and pretty much everyone else in the tech industry have been singing the praises of the cloud, touting such benefi ts as cost savings, enhanced service levels, unprecedented agility, and more. However, for those security teams working at PCI-regulated businesses, the cloud presents unique compliance challenges that must be addressed if the cloud's potential is to be fully realized.

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Data Compliance Case Studies

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Encryption Solutions

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