Data is the lifeblood of any organization, and keeping it secure is of the utmost importance. With the ever-increasing amount of data being generated and shared, organizations are facing more challenging data security threats than ever before. The rise of cyber-attacks, data breaches, and regulatory compliance requirements has made data security a major concern for organizations of all industries, geographies, and sizes.
According to a report by IBM, the average cost of a data breach is around $3.86 million – and that number is rising every year. With the introduction of strict regulations such as GDPR, CCPA, and HIPAA, organizations are under more pressure than ever to keep their data secure and compliant. Therefore, choosing the right data security solution is critical.
SaaS data security platforms are becoming an increasingly popular way to protect data at the speed of the cloud. In this blog post, we’ll explore eight ways the Immuta SaaS platform, with its SOC 2 Type 2 certification, GDPR compliance, and its ability to integrate with a range of data sources and platforms, provides a reliable and versatile solution to data security complexity. Let’s review!
1. Increased Efficiency and Productivity
Speed is an inherent ability in SaaS offerings because they are meant to be turnkey operations – you should just need to plug and play to leverage SaaS software to solve a specific problem. Immuta’s SaaS offering helps you to get to value fast without worrying about the IT department finding the time and energy to stand the software up. This helps organizations to focus more on productive work and increases the organizations’ overall efficiency.
2. Better Scalability and Convenience
Self-managed solutions require long-term planning to scale operations, and are often not the best option for growing businesses, as the IT staff has to constantly struggle in the upgrade loop. This could lead to significant restructuring costs as performance and functional demands increase. Additionally, upgrading or modifying existing systems can become costly due to potential downtime or other expenses associated with transitioning from one platform to another.
By contrast, Immuta’s SaaS platform software offers a more convenient way of optimizing operations across large corporate structures, with minimal lead time needed for additional licenses or functionality additions. This allows you to easily scale according to business needs, so you don’t have to worry about how the technology will keep up with future growth.
3. Higher Level of Security and Data Protection
Organizations today are extremely cautious about avoiding data leaks and breaches, and therefore need to invest in a trustworthy data security platform. Immuta’s SaaS platform is verified by a SOC 2 Type 2 certification, which ensures that only required data is stored, and only for as long as necessary. Only metadata is stored in Immuta’s SaaS to make policy enforcement decisions, meaning Immuta is NOT in the data path between your users and the data sources it protects.
Additionally, Immuta offers automated backups with encryption at rest, eliminating the need for someone to own or set up the backups manually. This helps us guarantee 99.9% uptime for Immuta’s SaaS service.
4. Cost Savings and Reduced Overhead
One of the biggest benefits SaaS solutions offer is cost savings. Self-managed software, on the other hand, requires a cloud engineer or IT person to ensure that software is running well and upgraded on time. Immuta’s SaaS platform can provide notable savings in several different ways, including eliminating the cost of IT resources for installation. With Immuta, organizations can benefit from both short-term savings (i.e. installation costs) and long-term savings (i.e. operational costs).
SaaS also helps to maximize the return on investment (ROI) in the first year post-purchase by reducing the overall overhead and reaching value faster. To see for yourself how this works, check out our ROI calculator.
5. Adaptability to Changing Needs
Self-managed applications often have significant restructuring costs as performance or functional demands grow. However, under the SaaS model these costs are minimized or eliminated.
As businesses and organizations continue to evolve, so do their data security needs. That’s why the Immuta platform is built to be flexible and adaptable to meet those needs.
Another important aspect of Immuta’s ability to adapt is its integration with a range of data sources and platforms like Snowflake, Databricks, Redshift, and BigQuery. This allows organizations to easily connect and manage their data, regardless of where it is stored or how it is used. This level of flexibility ensures that organizations can continue to use their preferred tools and systems, while still taking advantage of Immuta’s powerful security features.
Overall, Immuta’s agility is a major advantage for organizations looking to secure and manage their data. Its dynamic data masking, automated policy enforcement, and integration capabilities make it a versatile and powerful tool for data security and governance.
6. Availability and Reliability
Leveraging the Immuta SaaS Platform solution will improve availability and reliability by providing always-on data access while complying with data localization and sovereignty regulations. With a guaranteed uptime SLA of 99.9% and 24×7 monitoring by a world-class Site Reliability Engineering team, you’ll get the benefit of verified security and compliance capabilities, along with cost savings. Immuta also provides round-the-clock case support for enterprise customers, ensuring that experts are available to answer any product-related questions or educate users about features and use cases.
7. Get New Features Faster
Any new features that have been developed by Immuta’s Engineering team are deployed and available on SaaS first. This allows customers to get access to features faster, without worrying about planning major version upgrades and dealing with the hassle of downtime. With Immuta’s SaaS platform, customers can also access Private Preview launches earlier.
8. Upgrades with Minimum to No Downtime
Immuta’s SaaS platform eliminates the need to spend time and money on updating their software by allowing customers to log on to already upgraded services. Upgrades and maintenance are done off hours with minimum to no downtime, to ensure that Immuta’s capabilities are always available. The ability to monitor the dynamic threat landscape and to deliver patches directly through Immuta allow the organization to use data to focus on business.
In conclusion, Immuta’s SaaS platform helps businesses grow and innovate due to its scalability and flexibility. It offers dynamic data masking, custom policy enforcement, and integration capabilities that enable organizations to adapt to changing needs, while complying with industry standards and regulations such as SOC 2 and GDPR. With Immuta, organizations can feel confident that their data is secure, well-governed, and protected from breaches and unauthorized access.
By integrating with the platforms in your tech stack, Immuta unlocks greater ROI with less overhead and operational responsibilities.
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