The accelerating threat of cyber-attack and a rapidly tightening regulatory environment are turning data protection and compliance strategies into business critical decisions.
Unstructured data, as the most chaotic and fluid information repository within the organization, is simultaneously the most important and the most difficult to manage for data protection and compliance teams.
The ability to first analyze the entire unstructured data footprint is an absolute requirement and can present significant technical challenges. Being able to categorize this data as record/non-record, IP/public, employee/client/subcontractor PII, inside/outside of retention period, etc. enables the organization to take the next steps. Integrating appropriate maintenance and management of these data categories into the working practices of the user population completes the process of establishing a protected and compliant file service.
Establishing robust data compliance and protection practices across the entire unstructured data footprint is a legal requirement.