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Unlocking the Power of Automation with Policy Federation

Category: Data Security

In the evolving landscape of modern enterprises, data security, and compliance are paramount concerns for organizations of all sizes. Safeguarding sensitive documents and restricting access to authorized personnel can be a multifaceted challenge. In recent years, data-centric security has emerged as a solution to reduce some of this complexity by offering an integrated and more streamlined approach.

Successful data-centric security solutions should seamlessly integrate with vital enterprise systems and applications like Enterprise Content Management (ECM), Data-Loss Prevention (DLP), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and Enterprise File Sync and Share (EFSS) systems. Integrating across systems allows for a more cohesive and persistent security strategy that safeguards downloaded, uploaded, and shared documents regardless of how they are shared.

For the best user experience across these integrated solutions, data-centric security solutions must also leverage automation to define and apply document usage policies and permissions. While some enterprises may have valid reasons for allowing end users to decide permissions, this, of course, can introduce risk. -centric security solution to protect documents may result in multiple sources of truth that may contradict each other.

Seclore’s policy federation technology is a game changer. It uses patented technology to integrate access policies from existing enterprise systems like DLP, ECM, ERP, and EFSS. By doing so, it can seamlessly map the access policies and permissions to the granular permissions of Seclore.

With these integrations, when a user accesses a protected file, Seclore checks for permissions in real time by querying the source application. Any changes made to permissions for a user or group in the source application are promptly applied to the permissions of protected documents. This seamless synchronization reduces the effort and overhead required to manage overall policies and permissions, ensuring consistency in your data-centric security program.

Below is an example of how Seclore Policy Federation works with an enterprise application using SharePoint Online. Permissions are enforced from SharePoint Online even when the document is opened outside the SharePoint Online applications.

Policy Federation Enforce access

Below is an illustration of how permissions to Seclore-protected files can be dynamically revoked using policy federation. When a user revokes or updates permission in SharePoint Online, it automatically applies to downloaded copies of protected files.

Policy Federation Revoke access

Integrating a data-centric security solution like Seclore with existing enterprise applications is a strategic necessity in the contemporary data-driven world. The power of automation fuelled by the Seclore policy federation allows enterprises to easily enhance their data-security posture. Such automation makes enterprises more agile and resilient in the face of threats and empowers them to protect what matters the most – sensitive data.

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Ayaan has been a part of technical communication for more than five years, with his expertise in product content, visual communication, technical documentation, and wiki management. He approaches problems with a customer-first approach and finds simple and easy-to-implement solutions. He keeps exploring new and innovative ways and tools to make documentation interesting and easy to consume. In his personal space, he is into amateur astronomy and likes to travel to the mountains.

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