When we first launched Symantec Data Insight, it was to help customers answer the question “Whose Data Is It Anyway?”. Establishing data ownership is very difficult for unstructured data but critical for effective information governance. Our customers know from experience that data owners (and neither IT nor Risk & Compliance) are best suited to make decisions about the data since they best understand its business value and relevance.
Yet, as customers started taking advantage of the analytics in Data Insight to identify data owners, they encountered a process challenge – how to engage and empower the data owners. We saw customers attempt to cobble together homegrown approaches or perform this manually which becomes costly and unsustainable. These challenges have only been made worse due to the explosive growth of data.
With the release of Symantec Data Insight 4.5, we have now streamlined this process. A new Self-Service Portal can help IT, Risk and Compliance professionals automate the process of engaging data owners in a scalable and cost-effective manner. These professionals can establish workflows for data owners to:
- Certify ownership to establish greater accountability
- Govern access or entitlements to key data resources they own
- Remediate sensitive files in conjunction with Symantec DLP to reduce risk of data loss
Data owners complete these workflows from the intuitive, web-based Self-Service Portal designed with non-technical, business users in mind.
In addition to the Self-Service Portal, Symantec Data Insight 4.5 adds new report templates for in-depth analysis. Each customer has unique analysis needs ranging from metadata search to user tracking to Active Directory analysis. These report templates, created from community knowledge, offer immediate and industry relevant insights for risk, compliance and operations efforts. Additionally we are pleased to launch a new community for report exchange between Data Insight experts and industry peers.
Furthermore, as our customers modernize their file servers and storage devices, we have extended the coverage of Data Insight to NetApp clustered DataONTAP, EMC Isilon and Windows Server 2012.
For more information about Symantec Data Insight 4.5, visit our website.