Managing and protecting information is one of the toughest challenges facing data-driven organizations today. Security threats continue to evolve along with more stringent data privacy and security standards. What's more, data at the average organization is more distributed than ever before; it is spread across different geographies, business departments, on-premises and cloud data centers, edge devices, and a myriad of file systems, databases, and applications.
Ultimately, to optimize the value of data, it has to be available for employees to act upon when and where it's needed. So, this growth in complexity is not surprising. However, it makes maintaining effective data security and governance practices increasingly difficult.