White Paper

Understanding Data Sensitivity

You can’t protect what you don’t know. This can be a huge problem for many organizations. According to the “State of Data-Centric Security” survey by Informatica, for example, more than 84% of IT professionals do not know where their critical data is. And a study by Perspecsys found that 57% of users don’t have a complete understanding of how or where their sensitive data is stored. And if you can’t locate all of your sensitive data, then vast chunks of your critical and sensitive data may be left unsecured.

With this in mind Proofpoint has developed a module that can find sensitive documents anywhere on your servers and inform you about them immediately. This is the basis of Proofpoint Intelligent Classification and Protection.