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Manage Data & Application Risk Across Your Digital Business

Manage Data & Application Risk Across Your Digital Business

December 19, 2016 0 Comments
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Security is an ongoing journey, never more so than in today's digital age. Learn more about how you can safeguard your business.

As the business world becomes more digital—and what digital business means continues to transform—the challenges and risks facing your business is constantly changing. Whether it’s cybersecurity, the pervasiveness of data or regulatory requirements around data residency and privacy, organizations must develop a strategy to meet a growing list of security threats.

These challenges are compounded by shifting physical and software technologies and environments that raise significant questions for today’s CIOs and CISOs, such as:

  1. How do we engage disparate technologies to locate data and protect it across different environments, while providing appropriate levels of security?
  2. How can adequate data protection levels be maintained as public clouds evolve?
  3. How do we comply with changing data residency and compliance requirements, while storing and transferring data safely and affordably?
  4. How do we conduct application security testing, minimize post release errors and develop a reputation for superior quality?
  5. How can we develop secure mobile applications and conduct security testing of mobile applications; how does this differ from security testing traditional applications?

Security Is a Journey

Security is important to the overall business—from your endpoints to your network and gateway security—and should be assessed strategically, constantly adjusting to new potential threats. According to a recent Gartner report, today’s enterprise needs to take the following steps to secure their applications:

  1. Initiate data classification and discovery to assess security requirements as part of a data security governance process that protects unstructured, semi structured and structured data
  2. Store data in appropriate geographic locations and deploy security technology in accordance with data residency and compliance issues
  3. Develop safe cloud storage solutions

Helping You Secure Your Progress OpenEdge Application

Progress is committed to providing technology that helps you improve the security of your OpenEdge applications. The current release of OpenEdge employs the latest TLS security, helps meet security standards such as PCI and uses Spring Security as the foundation of our next-generation Progress Application Server for OpenEdge. Other recent enhancements in OpenEdge 11 address identity management, authorization and access controls, and data encryption

Each new OpenEdge release takes significant strides to proactively secure your applications against the emerging threats of today. With new security issues evolving all the time, staying current is one of the most effective ways to avoid putting yourself at risk of hidden vulnerabilities. It’s also an opportunity to distinguish yourself from your competition—in a recent survey, only 34% of IT professionals felt at least somewhat vulnerable to attacks, but 90% of businesses were attacked on some level in 2015.

We’ve long been devoted to helping our customers with everything from making sense of regulatory issues, connecting to their data and modernizing their applications. We’re dedicated to providing you with the support you need to succeed in a rapidly changing security environment.

Learn the Latest in Application and Data Security

Download this Gartner Application and Data Security Primer now to learn more about this leading analyst’s recommendations to strengthen your initiatives in application security and safeguard your business for the digital age.

For more information about OpenEdge and security, feel free to contact us.

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Tanya O’Connor

Tanya O’Connor is the product marketing manager for Progress OpenEdge. She has over 15+ years of marketing strategy, channel and communications experience in the application development market.

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