EMC's IIG to help enterprises in Asia embrace mobility

Nurdianah Md Nur

According to EMC's recent Global IT Trust Curve survey, security breaches were the most costly events suffered by respondents. Respondents reported to have faced an average annual financial loss of US$860,273 due to breaches, followed by US$585,892 and US$497,037 respectively for data loss and downtime. 

Ad-hoc processes around security can no longer handle the scale and complexity of managing cyber security risks for an enterprise. Forward-thinking security teams recognise that keeping pace with threats and latest business and technology trends requires an overhaul of the information security processes.

A truly mobile and productive workforce requires access to information anytime, anywhere and securely. Ironically, sometimes the best way to secure a process is to not lock it down, but to allow it to happen with the proper controls and IT reporting in place.

Enterprises need to manage data on their employees' devices using technology, such as encryption, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure(VDI) and other cloud services, to create a clear boundary between personal and business data and keep corporate data off the device. 

The increased use of consumer applications is also a growing concern for organisations from a security perspective. The only way that IT can "manage the unmanageable" is by deploying an enterprise-grade solution that protects the organisation's corporate data while providing a good end-user experience.

Data Loss
According to EMC's Global IT Trust Curve survey, 54 percent of Asia Pacific including Japan markets, and 61 percent globally had suffered at least one of the following incidents: unplanned downtime (24 percent), security breach (27 percent) or data loss (29 percent) in the last 12 months.

With a clear need to provide mobility, keeping in mind the security needs of an organisation, IIG's approach provides enterprises the best of all worlds. EMC Syncplicity is a cloud-based online file sharing solution that simplifies end-user deployment and administration with on-premise storage. This provides the IT personnel with control of the storage layer while continuing to provide Syncplicity in the cloud. As Syncplicity enables enterprises to choose where their data resides — be it on cloud or on premise — enterprises will be able to adhere to data residency policies and/or compliance requirements too.

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