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Concentric AI protects sensitive data with new capabilities
Tue, 16th Aug 2022
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Concentric AI, a vendor of intelligent AI-based solutions for autonomous data security posture management, has launched functionality that protects sensitive data shared as text or attachments across popular business messaging platforms, including email, Slack and Microsoft Teams.

These new capabilities, available as part of the Concentric Semantic Intelligence platform, autonomously evaluate and manage data security posture to give security professionals the powerful, centralised remediation tools they need to find access issues and prevent data loss.

The company's AI technology, which protects millions of users across cloud and on-premises data stores, now extends accurate, comprehensive and autonomous protection to data shared using these increasingly popular tools.

Available now, this capability reveals sensitive data shared across email and business messaging platforms and highlights who has inappropriate access to mission-critical content.

As messaging and communication tools increase in popularity, organisations struggle to control data leakage and prevent sharing abuses and mistakes, the company states. Limited visibility into content, context and access routinely allows regulated personal information, critical business documents, and other sensitive data to fall into the wrong hands.

Concentric's deep learning and natural language processing (NLP) technologies is designed to help organisations to:

  • Identify sensitive and regulated data, such as PII/PCI/PHI, confidential business content, and financial information as it flows across messaging and e-mail platforms.
  • Evaluate an organisation's data security posture to determine who has access and whether that access is appropriate and authorised.
  • Centrally remediate issues by disabling access, recalling messages, or integrating with end-user and SOC workflows for redress.

Karthik Krishnan, Concentric CEO, "Email, Slack and Teams are double-edged swords. They're unmatched as productivity tools, but they also create huge potential for data loss.

"Malicious actions or human error can easily expose business-critical data to unauthorised users. With Concentric, employees can continue collaborating and keep their operations humming without exposing the organisation to regulatory violations, intellectual property loss or data breaches."

Given the large volumes of data exchanged by end users and third parties, automation is essential to any practical data security posture management strategy.

Concentric's natural language processing (NLP) technologies and MIND deep-learning-as-a-service capabilities work together to automate sensitive data discovery, analyse content and context, assess risk, and mitigate problems without the burden of writing hundreds of rules to spot sensitive data or relying on end users to enforce appropriate security policies.

Concentric's Semantic Intelligence works without additional staff overhead, end-user frustration, or gaps in protection coverage.

Concentric's email and messaging protection capabilities are available now for Semantic Intelligence customers who have purchased the Enterprise licence.

On the whole, with Concentric, organisations can address unmet data security needs by discovering and protecting business-critical content. The company works to protect intellectual property, financial documents, PII/PCI content, customer data, business confidential data and more, across on-premises and cloud-based data stores, as well as messaging and communication applications.

The Concentric Semantic Intelligence Data Security and Governance solution uses deep learning and Risk Distance analysis to accurately categorise data, assess risk, and remediate security issues - without relying on upfront rules or complex configuration.