Titus and Virtru partner to simplify data protection
Ottawa, ON and Washington, D.C. — Titus, a leading provider of data classification and protection solutions, and Virtru, a trusted provider of encryption and data privacy solutions, today announced a strategic partnership to deliver integrated data security and compliance offerings for enterprises of all sizes. The new partnership combines market leading data discovery, classification, encryption, and access control for both cloud and on-premise systems.
Businesses of all sizes have historically struggled to easily classify and protect the regulated and corporate confidential data that they create, store, and share. Legacy approaches are too cumbersome for end users, too hard to manage for administrators, or lack critical capabilities required for secure cross-platform data sharing. Integrating flexible data classification capabilities from Titus with encryption and access control technologies from Virtru offers a streamlined experience for end-users and administrators.
The first Titus/Virtru integrations protect email and attachments, delivering data classification and encryption for Google G Suite, Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Outlook/Exchange. The new offerings are particularly relevant for organizations moving to the cloud, where easily identifying and securing email and files remain among the top barriers to adoption.
“It is becoming increasingly apparent that third-party products designed to centrally and efficiently manage policy, privileges and activity will grow in use within midsize to large enterprises, and within highly regulated organizations of all sizes,” notes Gartner Inc. in Cloud Security Primer, Jay Heiser, January 17, 2018.
Based on the open-standard Trusted Data Format (TDF), Titus and Virtru help simplify the process of identifying, classifying, and protecting sensitive information. Administrators can set up specific data protection policies centrally to ensure that data classified in a particular way will be protected consistently. For instance, an organization can set a policy that emails containing personal data from an European Union resident would always be encrypted before it reaches the cloud provider to help meet General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance requirements.
The partnership between Titus and Virtru:
- Supports compliance in the cloud: Meet compliance regulations and standards such as the EU’s GDPR, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Export Administration Regulation (EAR), and many others, by accurately classifying and automatically applying encryption and access controls to emails and files.
- Protects the most sensitive data: Ensure intellectual property and other corporate confidential information is only accessible to authorized parties by enforcing policy standards that apply to how information is shared.
- Provides a seamless multi-platform integration into security ecosystems: Security and risk professionals can more easily connect and extend Titus and Virtru to other security solutions of their choice, such as Data Loss Prevention and Cloud Access Security Brokers, controlling how data protection is built in the flow of work for employees to meet specific business needs.
“Organizations need to have the ability to protect data on their terms with the flexibility to set policies and actions that keep information flowing freely and securely,” said Jim Barkdoll, CEO of Titus. “Virtru shares the same philosophy that data protection must be a seamless experience for end users that gives them the confidence to make the right decisions to keep valuable data secure.”
“As companies move to cloud platforms like Microsoft Office 365 and Google G Suite, they want to ensure they retain full control over who can access their most sensitive content,” said John Ackerly, CEO of Virtru. “Our integrated offerings with Titus help enterprise organizations make the move to the cloud with the confidence that they remain in control of their data.”
Virtru eliminates the tradeoff between data protection and ease of use. More than 8,000 organizations trust the Virtru Data Protection platform to easily protect and control sensitive information regardless of where it’s been created, stored or shared. Only Virtru combines the open standard Trusted Data Format (TDF) with patented Secure User-First Technology, which allows users anywhere, on any device to work the way they do today—without requiring a separate log-in, user interface or application. Virtru is privately funded with investments from ICONIQ Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, New Enterprise Associates, Samsung, Blue Delta Capital, Thyra Global, Soros Capital, and others. Learn more at www.virtru.com.