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Data Permissions Use Case

Effectively audit and manage data permissions

Strengthen your business’s data access processes and gain a multi-dimensional view of your threat landscape

Data permissions administration is increasingly important as businesses work to harden identity and access management (IAM) in support of zero trust. Traditionally, data permissions were handled by system administrators and run through databases and authentication platforms like Active Directory.  

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the challenge

Connected systems and cloud adoption complicates data access practices

For years, data permissions management meant that IT teams would add individual permissions on an ad-hoc basis and as part of their organization’s standard onboarding and offboarding procedures. Traditional IT infrastructure made administration more manageable as data lived on servers housed inside the business’s four walls.

But distributed workforces, rapid cloud adoption and a reliance on connected systems means that today sensitive data is copied, moved and shared to systems and collaboration tools that reside outside of the business.

Legacy data permissions practices and technology make it impossible to audit data permissions based on a business’s sensitive information and where it lives. As a result, system administrators struggle to stay on top of data access.

Risks of limited and manual capabilities:

Breach liability

Cyber breach incident

Data exfiltration

Legal action

Poor data hygiene

Regulatory non-compliance

Reputational damage

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the solution

Limit Access to Sensitive Data

IT teams need to understand what sensitive data the organization has, so they can limit access to it.

Building an IAM strategy with data discovery and classification as the foundation ensures that document and data access is limited by its type and sensitivity. This helps teams apply appropriate permissions, accurately adjust permissions and run audit reports that support attack surface management.

Cavelo helps you

Align to industry best practices

Reduce team time and task burden

Achieve regulatory compliance

Consolidate enterprise tools and save operational spend

Gain a multi-dimensional view of the business’s overall threat landscape

Let Cavelo simplify data permissions management.

Here's how:

Integrate with cloud services including Microsoft and Google and manage on-premises active directory, all through a single pane of glass.

Access regular reports that ensure data permissions align to the business’s access control policies.

Run audits to flag when configurations and permissions deviate from set controls.

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