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Data Defense

April 8, 2023

The importance of data defense cannot be overstated in today's digital age. With the increasing amount of sensitive information being stored and transmitted online, the risks of cyberattacks and data breaches are higher than ever before.

The consequences of a breach can be devastating, ranging from financial losses to reputational damage, and even legal action. As technology continues to advance and our reliance on digital infrastructure grows, it's clear that data defense will become even more crucial in the future.

Companies and organizations must take proactive steps to protect their data from potential threats by implementing robust security measures such as multi-factor authentication (MFA), encryption, and access controls.

Considering that 43% of all data breaches involve small and medium-sized businesses, it's safe to say that every business needs to be diligent. Failure to do so could result in serious consequences for both individuals and businesses alike. By prioritizing data defense now, we can help prevent costly breaches and safeguard our valuable assets for years to come.

Cigent's Data Defense software is a powerful and comprehensive solution for protecting your data from malicious threats. It provides a range of features to help you stay secure, including real-time threat detection, automated response capabilities, and advanced analytics that provide insights into potential risks.

It integrates with other security solutions to ensure maximum protection against all types of threats. Studies show that 95 percent of cybersecurity breaches are caused by human error, so it's essential to implement the software into your data defense strategy. With our state-of-the-art data defense software, you can rest assured that your data is safe and secure.

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Key Takeaways

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Capabilities

Prevent File Access with MFA

Our data defense software is a powerful tool that protects your sensitive files and data from cyber threats. The software offers several features to keep your data secure, including the option to prevent file access with multi-factor authentication (MFA). Critical files will always require MFA, and other encrypted files only require it when threats are detected.

The software protects against zero-day ransomware and malware. It also includes service bypass prevention. These features ensure that even if a new type of malware or ransomware is released, your files will remain safe and secure.

In addition to these features, our data defense software allows you to access your files online and offline using a variety of authentication methods. These include PINs, fingerprints, facial recognition, CAC/PIV cards, Duo Security, and authenticator apps. This makes it easy for you to access your files quickly while ensuring that only authorized users can view them.

Our data defense software is an excellent choice for anyone looking to protect their sensitive data from cyber threats. With its robust security features and flexible authentication options, this software allows you to rest assured that your important files are always safe and secure.

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Make Your Data Invisible

Our Data Defense software offers a unique feature that makes your data invisible to potential adversaries. The software creates an unreadable storage partition protected by a non-recoverable key. Even if someone were to gain access to your computer or device, they would not be able to see or steal your data because it is hidden.

Once our data defense software is installed and set up, your data remains invisible even after logging on. The only way to unlock and access the data is through MFA and the data defense software itself. This ensures that only authorized users can view and access your sensitive information. Keeping your data invisible can prevent this information from getting in the wrong hands and impacting your business.

Our data defense software is designed to provide an additional layer of security for individuals and organizations who are concerned about keeping their sensitive data safe from unauthorized access. With the ability to make your data invisible and require MFA for access, this software offers peace of mind by ensuring that your vital files are always protected.

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Protect Data Wherever It Goes

Our data defense software offers comprehensive protection for your data, no matter where it goes. The software provides encryption and access controls for any file, regardless of its format or type. All files, including Office documents, Adobe files, CAD drawings, images, and applications, can be protected from unauthorized access.

One of the key features of our data defense software is its ability to protect files, including files that are shared outside of the organization. Users can share files by adding individuals to the file's trusted user list. This ensures that only authorized users can access the file and helps prevent data breaches caused by accidental or intentional sharing with unauthorized parties.

Verified Device Erasure

Our data defense software offers a verified device erasure feature that ensures every block of data has been completely wiped, providing peace of mind for those looking to repurpose or retire their storage drives. This feature is essential for those who need to dispose of old devices but want to ensure that all sensitive information has been securely erased.

Verified device erasure not only provides emergency data destruction confidence but also saves money and provides a greener option for disposing of storage drives. By allowing drives to be safely repurposed or retired, organizations can save money on new equipment and reduce their environmental impact by reducing the production of electronic waste.

Our data defense software provides a reliable solution for securely erasing data from storage devices. With verified device erasure, users can have confidence that all sensitive information has been completely erased and they are making a responsible choice by repurposing or retiring their old devices.

Immutable Insider Detection

Our data defense software offers an immutable insider detection feature that captures all insider threat activity through secure data access logs. This provides a crucial layer of protection for organizations, as it can help identify and prevent internal data breaches caused by employees or contractors with authorized access to sensitive information.

One unique aspect of our data defense software is that it is the only solution that tracks data theft when insiders boot off a USB stick. Even if an employee tries to steal data using an external device, the software will detect and log this activity, preventing them from covering their tracks. With our software, potential insider cyber attacks are logged as soon as they occur and stopped in their tracks.

Our data defense software provides comprehensive protection against insider threats, helping organizations safeguard their sensitive information. With its secure data access logs and ability to track data theft from external devices, our software is an essential tool for any organization looking to protect itself from internal security breaches.

Integrations

Cisco Secure Endpoint Integration

Cisco Secure Endpoint is a security solution that combines user and endpoint security into a unified platform. One of the key features of this software is its built-in platform called SecureX, which provides integrated extended detection and response (XDR) capabilities. This integration allows Cisco Secure Endpoint to work seamlessly with our data defense software to provide enhanced protection against cyber threats.

SecureX is advanced data defense software that detects potential risks and vulnerabilities in real-time. It triggers a risk-based file protection mechanism with MFA when threats are detected, preventing unauthorized access and mitigating the risk of ransomware attacks. By integrating with SecureX, organizations can proactively safeguard their systems against malicious attacks and keep their sensitive information secure. SecureX offers unparalleled security for protecting financial data or trade secrets in today's digital age and its integration into our data defense software allows you to capitalize on this powerful tool.

CyberArk Integration

CyberArk is a leading provider of privileged access management solutions. One of its key products is the CyberArk Endpoint Privilege Manager, which takes a proactive approach to security by detecting threats before they can cause harm. Through integration with our data defense software, this platform provides enhanced protection for sensitive information.

CyberArk Endpoint Privilege Manager is a powerful data defense software that provides robust protection against cyber threats. One of the key features of this software is its advanced threat detection capabilities, which enable it to identify potential risks and vulnerabilities in real-time. In the event a threat is detected, CyberArk Endpoint Privilege Manager automatically triggers a risk-based file protection mechanism that secures files and partitions with MFA. Only trusted users can access sensitive data; this prevents unauthorized access and mitigates the risk of ransomware attacks.

By combining advanced threat detection capabilities with risk-based file protection and MFA, this integration offers a comprehensive solution for safeguarding against data breaches and other types of cyber attacks. With CyberArk Endpoint Privilege Manager, organizations can rest assured that critical files and data are secure, even in the face of sophisticated cyber threats.

Duo Security Integration

Duo Security is a leading provider of MFA and secure access solutions. One of its key products is the Duo MFA platform, which helps ensure that only trusted users can access sensitive information. Through integration with our data defense software, this platform provides enhanced protection for files and data stored on Windows systems.

The integration of Duo Security with our data defense software extends Duo's MFA capabilities to require zero trust access to sensitive files, external media, and internal storage on Windows systems. Trusted users can access these files, which protects against unauthorized access, insider threats, and ransomware attacks.

By combining the advanced security features of both platforms, this integration offers a simple yet highly effective solution for protecting sensitive information from cyber threats. With its focus on zero trust access and MFA, this integration provides a robust layer of security that helps keep sensitive information safe from potential breaches.

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Integration with Microsoft Software

Our data defense software has been integrated with Microsoft's Windows Hello PIN, facial recognition, and fingerprint technologies to provide enhanced security for critical files. This integration enables zero trust access for these files, ensuring that only trusted users can access them.

When threats are detected or the system antivirus is disabled, out of date, or misconfigured, our data defense software automatically requires MFA for risk-based files and partitions. MFA prevents unauthorized access and potential breaches by ensuring that only trusted users can access sensitive information.

By leveraging the strengths of both platforms, this integration provides a simple yet highly effective solution for safeguarding against cyber threats. With its focus on zero trust access and MFA, it offers a robust layer of security that helps keep sensitive information safe from potential breaches.

The integration of Microsoft's Windows Hello PIN, facial recognition, and fingerprint technologies with our data defense software provides organizations with a powerful tool for protecting their critical files from cyber threats. By combining advanced threat detection capabilities with risk-based file protection and MFA, this integration offers a comprehensive solution for safeguarding against data breaches and other types of cyber attacks.

Integration with Products from PC Matic

Our data defense software has been integrated with PC Matic's products to provide enhanced security for files and data. PC Matic is a US-based company that develops, researches, and supports a range of products designed to protect against cyber threats. These products feature patented whitelist technology, fileless malware detection, and remote management tools.

When threats are detected by PC Matic, our software automatically protects risk-based files and partitions with MFA. This ensures that only trusted users can access these files, preventing ransomware attacks and data breaches that could potentially compromise sensitive information.

By combining the advanced threat detection capabilities of PC Matic's products with the risk-based file protection and MFA provided by our data defense software, this integration offers a comprehensive solution for safeguarding against cyber threats. With its focus on preventing unauthorized access to critical files and data, it provides a robust layer of security that helps keep sensitive information safe from potential breaches.

SentinelOne Integration

Our data defense software has been integrated with SentinelOne's endpoint security software to provide enhanced protection against cyber threats. SentinelOne is a leading provider of endpoint security solutions that defend against every type of attack at every stage in the threat lifecycle.

When an attack is detected by SentinelOne's XDR platform, Cigent MFA for File Access automatically responds by requiring MFA for designated risk-based authentication files. This helps prevent ransomware attacks and data theft by ensuring that only trusted users can access sensitive information.

By combining the advanced threat detection capabilities of SentinelOne's endpoint security software with the risk-based file protection and MFA provided by our data defense software, this integration offers a powerful solution for safeguarding against cyber threats. With its focus on preventing unauthorized access to critical files and data, this integration provides a robust layer of security that helps keep sensitive information safe from potential breaches.

Sophos Central Integration

Sophos Central, an award-winning Synchronized Security platform, has been integrated with our data defense software to provide enhanced protection for files and data. This platform offers a unified console for managing Sophos products under a single umbrella, making it easier to manage and monitor security across an organization.

When threats are detected by Sophos, our data defense software automatically protects risk-based files and partitions with MFA. This helps ensure that only trusted users can access these files and prevents ransomware attacks and data breaches that could potentially compromise sensitive information. Sophos Central integration protects against cybersecurity threats and can effectively be used with our data defense software to protect your organization.

VMware Carbon Black Integration

VMware Carbon Black is a leading provider of cloud endpoint protection solutions. Its Carbon Black Predictive Security Cloud (PSC) platform consolidates endpoint protection and IT operations into an extensible cloud platform, making it easier for organizations to manage their security needs.

When threats are detected by Carbon Black, our data defense software automatically protects risk-based files and partitions with MFA. This helps ensure that only trusted users can access these files and prevents ransomware attacks and data breaches that could potentially compromise sensitive information.

The integration of VMware Carbon Black with our data defense software provides organizations with a powerful tool for protecting their valuable assets from cyber threats. By leveraging the strengths of both platforms, this integration offers a simple yet highly effective solution for safeguarding against data breaches and other types of cyber attacks.

It’s Time to Get Serious about Defending Your Data

Data defense is not just important - it's a matter of survival. Our personal and professional lives are intertwined with technology in ways we couldn't have imagined even a decade ago. We store our most sensitive information online, from financial records to medical histories, and rely on this infrastructure for everything from communication to commerce. To keep all this information secure and protected from cyber attacks, it is crucial to implement data defense software.

The consequences of a breach can be catastrophic, ranging from lost revenue to irreparable reputational damage. The threat of cyber attacks looms large over every aspect of our lives, and the only way to protect ourselves is through data defense measures that leave no stone unturned. Ignoring the importance of data defense is comparable to playing Russian roulette with your most valuable assets. It's time to take action and secure your digital future before it's too late.

Cigent’s data defense software offers a wide range of features and integrations that make it a comprehensive solution for protecting sensitive information from cyber threats. By providing an additional layer of security through multi-factor authentication (MFA), it ensures that only trusted users can access critical files and makes data invisible. You can rest assured that your information is protected after switching or retiring digital devices, as our software provides verified device erasure. The software also collects a secure data log to prevent internal data breaches.

If you're interested in experiencing the benefits of our data defense software for yourself, we encourage you to start your 30-day free trial. With your free trial, you'll have the opportunity to see how our innovative approach to data security can help protect your organization from potential cyber threats. Take the first step towards securing your data today! For complete details of the solution, go to www.cigent.com.

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