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EMC Targets SharePoint Challenges

As SharePoint deployments multiply, IT managers have ranked identifying sensitive information in SharePoint sites as an important issue

EMC and its security division, RSA, announced new solutions designed to simplify the management and ensure the security of Microsoft SharePoint environments. According to EMC, as SharePoint deployments rapidly expand, the platform becomes a more strategic and valuable asset that requires closer governance and the identification of sensitive data for security and compliance, issues that appear to resonate with SharePoint users. In a recent RSA survey, over half of U.S. respondents said they would likely invest in third-party data discovery technologies for SharePoint services and nearly that number ranked identifying sensitive information in SharePoint sites as a most important issue.

EMC's new RSA Solution for Microsoft SharePoint includes:

  • RSA's Secure View tool for Microsoft SharePoint -- Provides customers a hierarchical view of SharePoint environments, reveals which users have access to resources, and eases the process of identifying where sensitive data resides. Customers can then more effectively develop comprehensive risk remediation strategies.

  • RSA's DLP RiskAdvisor for Microsoft SharePoint -- Leverages RSA Data Loss Prevention Datacenter for automated discovery of sensitive information and provides a snapshot of potential exposure. The result is the rapid identification of sensitive data on target SharePoint servers, sites, and SharePoint infrastructure components.

To support enterprise SharePoint security initiatives, EMC conducted rigorous testing of RSA DLP Datacenter to validate its ability to scale to meet the needs of large Microsoft SharePoint environments. The resulting scalable EMC Proven Solution helps customers discover and protect sensitive information on SharePoint sites through integration of the RSA DLP Suite and Microsoft Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD-RMS). Enabled by EMC's Symmetrix storage systems and SRDF (Symmetrix Remote Data Facility), the new EMC Proven Solution provides technical validation for SharePoint customers to implement high availability by achieving fast recovery from unplanned server failures, simplified restart from server failures, consistent failover, and centralized management.

Charles King, President and Principal Analyst for research firm Pund-IT Inc., focuses on business technology evolution and interpreting the effects these changes will have on vendors, their customers, and the greater IT marketplace. View Full Bio
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