Global Velocity, a developer of Information-Centric Security (ICS) solutions based in Saint Louis, Missouri, has released its Securio Cloud platform that does what endpoint security and data loss prevention software cannot: protect information from theft or loss whether it is stored inside the enterprise or within a cloud hosting environment.
The Securio cloud platform is designed to secure data from the inside-out, as opposed to traditional cyber protection methods that focus on the outside-in by hardening points of entry to the data center and network. The solution provides real-time consolidated reporting and analysis across users and devices no matter their location.
Global Velecity’s Securio platform would be particularly beneficial for small-and medium-sized businesses, because while SMBs are among the largest adopters of cloud hosting-based services such as Dropbox, Salesforce and Evernote, they typically lack the expertise and resources to build a strong security posture.
“Employees want to use their own smartphones, tablets and other devices to access information that is increasingly stored and managed in the cloud, creating new security risks,” said Greg Sullivan, CEO of Global Velocity. “The Securio cloud platform offers a fast, functional, and scalable defense against data breaches that is cost-effective, easy-to-deploy, and helps manage risk to understand exactly where data lives and who has access to it. Users simply point their devices to the Securio platform, select the policies to enforce, and Securio provides the protection.”
Securio is available as a cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS), a prepackaged hardware appliance, or a combination of the two. There are four key components:
- Discover – inspects data storage areas at rest using document “fingerprints,” pattern matching and keyword dictionary comparisons. The digital fingerprints create a “virtual vault” that Discover uses to detect when the sensitive content, or portions of it, have been moved to unauthorized network storage locations, an indicator of possible malicious activity.
- Protect – defends against unauthorized data loss in motion over the Web and through email. Securio scans all outbound traffic for fingerprint, pattern, and keyword matches preventing sensitive data from being sent to unauthorized users or locations. The user defines policies that will determine if certain data is blocked, quarantined, or logged when it’s being sent.
- Track – constant monitoring data in use to track and record the genealogy and chain of custody of sensitive documents to identify meaningful deviations from normal behavior that point to possible malicious intent.
- Manage – easy-to-use and intuitive web interface that showcases all of Securio’s results based on its single unified policy.