RSA unveils advancements in its data security system

File Security Manager offers encryption and access control of sensitive data


BEDFORD, Mass. , June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- RSA, The Security Division of EMC, Tuesday unveiled new capabilities in the RSA(R) Data Security System's encryption and key management suite which are designed to secure sensitive data in file systems. The RSA File Security Manager is a turnkey offering focused on transparent encryption and access control of sensitive data in files and folders on Windows(R) operating systems and Linux(R) servers.

"The RSA Data Security System helps organizations secure sensitive information by providing centralized policy management that is business risk driven," said Dennis Hoffman , Vice President and General Manager, Data Security Group and Chief Strategy Officer, RSA, The Security Division of EMC. "RSA File Security Manager is a key element of the Data Security System since it provides the enforcement controls needed to control access to the sensitive data stored in unstructured formats. RSA File Security Manager can be deployed on its own or utilized with other RSA solutions that form part of the Data Security System, such as the Data Loss Protection Suite and RSA Key Manager(R)."

"Organizations are getting serious about protecting data and information, especially the ever growing amount of unstructured content (e.g. emails, videos, audio and text data) that has become the majority of all data retained by an organization," said Charles Kolodgy , research director at IDC. "To mitigate risks, reduce costs, and manage complexity associated with this data, primarily to meet regulatory compliance mandates, solutions are required that can confidently protect private consumer, employee and partner data generated in a heterogeneous application and platform infrastructure."

About RSA File Security Manager

RSA File Security Manager 2.2 is designed to offer transparent encryption and role based access control for sensitive files and folders on Windows and Linux servers. By providing an extra layer of access control above and beyond what is offered via the operating system, the RSA File Security Manager solution is engineered to enable a "separation of duties" between security and systems administration, as well as restricting full access to files to only authorized users. This ensures that only authorized members of a role will have access to the actual content in the files and folders RSA File Security Manager 2.2 also offers complete transparency to users and applications, meaning that authorized users see no change when they access files and folders, and file server administrators can continue to manage these systems without any changes.

"RSA File Security Manager helps organizations comply with everything from payment card industry (PCI) directives to regulations such as Sarbanes Oxley or the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA). It also helps organizations mitigate risk from the exposure of highly sensitive non-regulatory data such as intellectual property. The product's 'least privilege' access policy enables a customer to ensure that only people with a 'need to know or need to access' are ever able to view the sensitive data in the clear," said Hoffman. "This technology, along with the rest of the RSA Data Security System, helps organizations tackle the deployment of data protection solutions more efficiently and holistically."

RSA Data Security System

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