Filling in the void left out by the Zero Trust Architect (ZTA), Universal Data Shield – Quantum Safe (UDS-QS) is the first and only holistic Data-Centric security solution designed to seamlessly protect all data in every state (wherever it travels or resides) with a patented quantum-computing safe encryption scheme. UDS-QS wins the current and future cyber arms race by leaving zero attack surfaces susceptible to deceptive and impersonation attacks.
Every effort to contain data breaches has thus far failed. The latest “Cost of a Data Breach Report” produced by IBM shows that ZTA, which had been heralded as a potential savior, also falls short of preventing data breaches. The IBM stated that 35 percent of reporting companies that had implemented Zero Trust programs experienced an average loss of more than $3.2 million from a data breach.
“The enterprise attack surface is expanding fast and attackers will quickly consider pivoting and targeting assets and vulnerabilities outside of the scope of zero trust architectures (ZTAs),” explained Jeremy D’Hoinne, VP analyst at Gartner.
In other words, ZTA has quickly become a white elephant. Cyber risk is becoming so elevated that Mr. Mario Greco, chief executive at the insurer Zurich, recently told The Financial Times that cyber “will become uninsurable.”
The National Security Agency (NSA), with its eyes, ears, and hands in every corner of the cyberspace, proposed a new cybersecurity pardigm. “The Zero Trust security model assumes that a breach is inevitable or has likely already occurred … data-centric security model allows the concept of least-privileged access to be applied for every access decision, allowing or denying access to resources”. The NSA demanded a data-centric solution and APF has delivered. UDS-QS is the first and only Data-Centric security solution incorporating, yet going beyond, Zero Trust Principles
Unlike other products that only protect the data in a storage (like S3 by AWS, Box), or in a network segment (like Hardware Security Module ), UDS-DS is designed to protect every data. Its cloud native and patented quantum safe encryption and key management allow UDS-DS to horizontally expand without limit. UDS-QS’s data discovery and end-to-end protection capability minimize protection for duplicated data.
Data moves by nature. Every time a piece of data moves, it needs protection when it is in transit. It also needs to be protected at rest on the new devices because clear data is a new attack surface created. The current solutions require multiple products. UDS, however, protects data seamlessly throughout the entire process in transit and on any devices, by itself. By protecting data seamlessly, UDS-DS leaves zero attack surface along the way.
Accessing organizational data is a privilege, not a right. By protecting data end-to-end and seamlessly, UDS also ensures a user has to acquire access right from the UDS to the data he needs to access regardless when and where the data resides. Although the unique integration of the UDS app makes this process effortless to the end users, the intelligent access right management by UDS keeps a watchful eye on every data at any time all at once.
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