Data Discovery

Data Discovery by Micro Focus® is a SaaS-based File Analysis and Content Services Platform application, bringing sensitive data analytics and discovery features securely to the Cloud.

As an application in the File Analysis Suite, Data Discovery provides file analysis, tagging, analytics, personal data discovery, review and control of data within on-premise AND cloud-stored mission critical, unstructured repositories.

Get to truly know your data - all of it - and make better decisions

CONNECT

Create and manage the repository index process, including the configuration of metadata enrichment, such as sensitive data identification

ANALYSE

Discover and analyse data through enterprise dashboards and data subsets within workspace review workflows

MANAGE

Create and execute policies using workbooks to take action on items including data preservation, export, further enrichment, and deletion

Full-featured data discovery solution for your sensitive data

The Data Discovery SaaS platform from the Micro Focus File Analysis Suite offers true data connection, to a multitude of data repositories. These structured and un-structured data sources (regular files) cover an enormous amount of often overlooked business data, including

  • NT file shares;
  • Exchange;
  • Office365;
  • SharePoint/SharePoint Online
  • Micro Focus Content Manager (eDRMS); plus
  • Many other services (Dropbox, Google Drive, etc) through Micro Focus IDOL Connectors

The integration with Content Manager in particular, one of the worlds leading eDRM systems, exposes the best practice data management actions for disposition, records management and long-term preservation capabilities from within Content Manager, allowing these functions to be brought to bear from within Data Discovery management tools.

Pulling data from these repositories, in all of their various states and structured or unstructured layouts, Data Discovery provides unrivalled assistance to makes sense of it all, displaying data overviews and details in ways that are easy to understand and manage.

Data Discovery also addresses key concerns and challenges around data privacy and associated risk assessment use cases, representing a key solution for mitigating risk associated with data privacy challenges, including GDPR (EU—General Data Protection Regulations) and other privacy regulations.

As you look for the technological assistance you need in identifying, managing and securing personal identifiable information and other sensitive data, Data Discovery heeds your call.

Core Architecture

Data Discovery Architecture

The architecture of the File Analysis Suite, and Data Discoveries place within the Suite, built on the Saas (Software-as-a-Service) Framework allows for interconnection between multiple services and functions with related functionality.

As organisations look to meet their evolving workloads, wrangle enterprise data, comply with global regulations and contain the cost associated with managing and securing sensitive data, new solutions are required to meet these mounting data management requirements.

The File Analysis Suite Data Discovery module is ideally suited to meet these challenges.

Built as a cloud-first, multi-tenant SaaS solution, Data Discovery is built to scale, drive operational efficiency through data analytics, and intuitively identify risk while reducing the total cost of compliance.

Major features

Data Discovery monitors and indexes corporate data

Hybrid Cloud File Analysis

The design and architecture from the ground-up affording Data Discovery the power of the Cloud has provided a number of substantial benefits to the product, providing direct advantages to organisations using the product.

Some of these advantages include

  • Instant project startup and automatic scaling
  • Cost effective subscription service allows corporate data analysis quickly and without large capital expenditure
  • Agentless cloud connectivity for Office 365 and other cloud repositories—analyze your data directly in the cloud
  • Hybrid file analysis capabilities allows for data to be analyzed in the cloud regardless of the source data being on premise or cloud
  • Management console for monitoring all file analysis and index processing activities

Data Discovery interface provides detailed data analysis

Sensitive Data Analytics

With ever-changing definitions of what is 'sensitive', and differing regional requirements for levels of compliance with regulations, Data Discovery provides the functionality to automate the discovery and identification of this data.

Automated tagging, and metadata enrichment, with pre-built sensitive data analytics grammars, and pattern matching for sensitive data analysis and identification (PII, PCI, PHI) functionality is pre-built into Data Discovery.

Contextually aware pattern matching also reduces false positives, with configurable rules for tagging sensitive data to make identification more accurate.

Detailed Risk Assessments

Data Discovery monitors and indexes corporate data

Managing large volumes of previously disparate data and creating methods to not only analyse the data, but ascertain levels of associated risk related to that data is a specialty within Data Discovery.

Some of the methods employed within the the product to provide this functionality include

  • Identify data subject information and organize data into subsets via Workspaces allowing Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs) to be processed
  • Analytics-based tagging, keywords and data enrichment help create and refine data subsets, to identify risk and ultimately take action on data that needs to be managed (e.g., collect, hold, delete, declare as record)
  • Workspaces provide analytical views, sensitive data types, key risk indicators, hit highlighting as well as privacy scoring thresholds for better decision making


Some key benefits of Data Discovery include:

Automated tagging and metadata enrichment with pre-built sensitive data analytics grammars and pattern matching for detection and identification of personal and sensitive data.

Sensitive data dashboards allow you to identify sensitive data, where it is located across the enterprise, and drill down into the data for deeper analysis.

Analytics-based tagging, keywords and data enrichment help create data subsets refine data sets, to identify risk and ultimately take action on data that needs to be managed (e.g. collect, hold, delete, declare as record).

Through value-added data assessment and discovery, analytics and data management capabilities, FAS Data Discovery extends the value of our customer’s investment in managing information risk associated with changing and evolving global data privacy regulations.

Remediation actions to be applied to selected files to ensure the proper controls and data management practices are applied to sensitive and high value data sets.

Rich set of dynamic or manual actions for data deletion, declaration and archive data to Micro Focus Content Manager for compliance purposes. Review remediation actions by internal subject matter experts before execution and are fully audited.

Analyze data subject information, organize and report on external information requests including Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs) received.

Workspace reporting based on all actions, tags, privacy scoring for Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs). Contextually aware pattern matching to reduce false positives with configurable rules for tagging sensitive data to make identification more accurate.

Create Workspaces from subsets of your corporate sensitive data index to identify data sets and conduct deeper analysis and review of sensitive data.

Workspaces provide analytical views, sensitive data types, key risk indicators, hit highlighting, as well as privacy scoring thresholds for better decision making.

Built as a cloud-first, multi-tenant SaaS solution, FAS Data Discovery is built to scale, drive operational efficiency through data analytics, and intuitively identify risk while reducing the total cost of compliance.

Modern SaaS, micro service-based architecture designed for the cloud – providing instant project startup and automatic scaling. Hybrid file analysis capabilities allow for data to be analyzed in the cloud regardless of the source data being on premise or cloud.



Data Discovery interface provides detailed data analysis

Through value-added data assessment and discovery, analytics and data management capabilities, Data Discovery extends the value of your organisations investment in managing information risk associated with changing and evolving global data privacy regulations.

Data Discovery also allows businesses to confront the mounting technical debt associated with unbridled data growth, and helps drive down the total cost of compliance.

Data Discovery is intended to help organisations analyse, manage and secure their most sensitive and high valuable assets, by providing a file analysis application that will identify, tag and manage sensitive and personal data in both unstructured data and structured data repositories*.

* - via Structured Data Manager integration in a future release





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