June 20, 2019 0 Comments

How sensitivity.io takes care of your sensitive data in the cloud?

Cloud migration is an important step in the digital transformation journey of any organization. According to a press release published by Gartner, Inc. in September 2018, “the worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow 17.3 percent in 2019 to total $206.2 billion, up from $175.8 billion in 2018. (…) By 2022, Gartner expects that 90 percent of organizations purchasing public cloud IaaS will do so from an integrated IaaS and platform as a service (PaaS) provider, and will use both the IaaS and PaaS capabilities from that provider.”*

There are a number of reasons why companies prefer moving to the cloud, including reduced costs, greater flexibility, and improved collaboration. However, with the growing complexities of the cloud environment, businesses find themselves facing increasing cybersecurity risks. Multi-cloud is also becoming a go-to strategy, which furthermore amplifies the risk and compliance efforts of companies. Cloud service providers only cover the security of the cloud itself, but companies are responsible for securing their data regardless of where it is, thus it is important to deploy cloud security solutions.

As data is becoming an ever more valuable asset and in light of data privacy regulations, it’s crucial to have tools that can assist in uncovering and securing sensitive information. Data Loss Prevention (DLP) APIs can help companies in safeguarding business-data, like credit card numbers, social security numbers, names and other forms of personally identifiable information (PII), thus facilitating compliance with different regulations like GDPR, CCPA, PCI DSS, HIPAA, etc.

Find sensitive data with predefined and custom scanning profiles

When it comes to the proper protection of sensitive information, the first step is to identify what type of data it is and where it is stored. This is essential in order to reduce risk in today’s regulatory environment, where mismanaged confidential data means real costs.

sensitivity.io is a powerful scanner that doesn’t require installation and it can be used directly on a large spectrum of storage services to perform data inspection and discover threats based on selected protection profiles. This cloud-based API provides advanced content detection, thus ensuring that the data that companies have in their cloud is one step closer to compliance. To facilitate this process, sensitivity.io has Predefined Protection Profiles and Custom Protection Profiles can be also simply created.

Gain visibility of data in multi-cloud environments

As more and more organizations choose to work in a broader-based, more diverse IT landscape founded on a multi-cloud environment, they have to ensure that sensitive information is protected on all platforms. sensitivity.io was developed to be compatible with a wide range of cloud service providers, including data storage services like Amazon S3, Google Drive, One Drive, and Microsoft Azure as well as file sharing and synchronization platforms like Egnyte or Syncplicity. This flexible tool helps companies to gain awareness and superior visibility of their sensitive information, regardless of their cloud service choice for storing and serving data for apps, employees and clients. With a powerful real-time sensitive data analysis, organizations can extend the security of their backup, sync and file sharing solutions and shield themselves against information security violations.

With performing periodic scans, businesses can monitor the data and have control over their stored files. The Predefined Protection Profiles include scanning after name, credit card number, email address, phone number, national ID number and many more PIIs.

*Gartner Press Release, “Gartner Forecasts Worldwide Public Cloud Revenue to Grow 17.3 Percent in 2019”, September 12, 2018


sensitivity.io allows developers to save significant time and money focusing on delivering superior applications rather than spending time developing security features. If you have a specific scenario in mind and want to know if it’s possible with our API, feel free to drop us an e-mail at team[at]sensitivity.io. We will be happy to offer additional information.

Andrada Coos
Andrada Coos is Senior Copywriter at CoSoSys and uses her international writing expertise in the IT and public policy fields to write compelling and engaging stories that people want to read. Having worked in both Western Europe and Asia, she brings a global perspective and an insatiable curiosity about all things technological to CoSoSys’ growing marketing team.
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