Is DCAP really worth the investment?

When you’re busy trying to keep your IT running smoothly, Data Centric Audit and Protection (DCAP) can feel like an intimidating world to get into.

Traditional security like a firewall or antivirus system is easy to understand and assess. You already know what your firewall can do, what a new one would need to do better, and whether that’s worth the money.

But, when it comes to DCAP, it’s hard to find a like-for-like equivalent in the average network. Let alone quantify the value that a more comprehensive DCAP platform could deliver.

All of which leads to one key question: is DCAP even worth the investment for the average business?

To help, Lepide have published a comprehensive new eBook: Do You Need a DCAP Solution? Available now, it’s a detailed look at problems with your current security – and how DCAP could help.

Isn’t your data already secure?

Firewalls can protect your perimeter from would-be hackers. An antivirus or anti-malware system can stop your data being locked down or encrypted. And approaches like least privilege can stop malicious insiders from exploiting their access to sensitive data.

You’ve already invested huge amounts in a stack that’s designed to keep your data safe. So why is DCAP still an important addition?

The problem with all of these approaches is that they only provide partial coverage for your data in specific contexts. A firewall stops attackers accessing data inside your network. Anti-malware could stop executables that try to encrypt it or access it on the endpoint.

But, to call on a cliché, we live in a data-driven world. And that means we all need a data-driven approach to cyber security.

Security that starts with your data

Most types of cyber security work around data, not inside it. They focus on specific attack vectors or the places where your data is most at risk. However, the number of places data goes has exploded in the last decade.

Today, data isn’t just inside your network. It’s in the cloud. On mobile devices. On storage you provided and storage your users had in an old drawer. Suddenly, it’s impossible to account for every place that data goes.

That’s where DCAP comes in. It doesn’t try to second-guess the methods your attackers might use, or the places your data is exposed.

Instead, it works by continually monitoring your data, auditing what is most sensitive, and spotting the unusual behaviours that may indicate an attack.

Get your DCAP eBook

In Lepide’s new eBook, Do You Need a Data-Centric Audit and Protection Solution, you’ll see how DCAP monitors and controls your data – from where it’s stored to how it’s edited and changed.

Designed to make DCAP simple, it covers:

  • The three most common IT security mistakes and why traditional security doesn’t fix them
  • Why DCAP is increasingly relevant for every business, regardless of size
  • How DCAP solutions compare and what to look for

It’s the complete, clear overview you need to make informed decisions about what’s next for your security.

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