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NextLabs Cited by Gartner in Three Separate Research Reports

January 11, 2018

NextLabs Cited by Gartner in Three Separate Research Reports

Market Need for Data-Centric Security Validated by Gartner Research

San Mateo, Calif. – January 11, 2018 – NextLabs, a leading provider of data-centric security software to protect business-critical data and applications, was cited by Gartner during 2017 in three separate research reports.  In one of them, “Deploying Enterprise Digital Rights Management to Control and Monitor Unstructured Data,” Gartner wrote, “Enterprise DRM provides persistent protection of data and can solve various security and compliance issues in digital business.”

NextLabs’ patented[1] approach to persistent data protection allows any file type to be protected and accessed from any device to ensure secure easy collaboration, regardless of where the data resides. Users can access protected files through their web browsers, mobile clients, or native applications. The solution can easily adapt to dynamic business situations and support ad-hoc data sharing, while still allowing organizations to maintain centralized visibility and control of data sharing policies. Comprehensive auditing and reporting capabilities track user activities, data sharing, and data access across multiple deeply integrated enterprise applications, including SAP, Siemens, Microsoft SharePoint, Office 365, and more.

NextLabs is also recognized in Gartner’s “Market Guide for Data-Centric Audit and Protection.” According to this report, “The exponential growth in data generation and usage across multiple data silos is rendering current data security methods obsolete, requiring significant changes in both architecture and product selection approaches.”

NextLabs was identified by Gartner as a Representative Vendor. As set forth in this NextLabs was evaluated for its capabilities across data silos (Database, Files, Big Data, SaaS, and IaaS) and DCAP capabilities (Behavior Analytics, Monitoring & Alerting, Integrated Policies, Data Classification, Integrated Data Discovery, Access Control, and Data Protection Policy Enforcement) among 24 other vendors.

Gartner also mentioned NextLabs in “Improving Runtime Authorization Maturity.” According to this report, “Externalized runtime authorization is becoming more common for mitigating digital risk and meeting compliance obligations. This report provides a maturity model for technical professionals to enhance underlying architecture by modernizing policy management and establishing enforcement patterns.”

NextLabs’ standards-based dynamic authorization platform, Control Center, simplifies entitlement management and rights management capabilities. The platform eliminates fragmentation through numerous deep integrations and automation of data classification, access control, rights management and audit capabilities. Policy changes can be made and managed centrally without modifying the application and automatically enforced at runtime. These benefits are extended to the cloud with the newly launched CloudAz product — the first commercially available authorization-as-a-service — which delivers authorization management as a service and can work in conjunction with an on-premises authorization management system in a hybrid model or as a standalone cloud authorization service. The dynamic authorization and attribute-based access control features of CloudAz match those of NextLabs’ on-premises Control Center, enabling organizations to centrally view and control who can access which applications under what circumstances.

“We believe the inclusion of NextLabs by Gartner – one of the world’s leading information technology research and advisory companies – in several reports validates our mission in protecting customer data anywhere, anytime,” said Keng Lim, CEO and Founder of NextLabs. “We’re proud to be at the forefront of pushing the envelope in the Dynamic Authorization and EDRM spaces. Our patent portfolio, which consists of over 50 patents, is focused on breakthrough technologies that power our information risk management suite of products. We continually strive to stay ahead of the curve for data-centric security solutions that enable companies to operate and compete more effectively in a highly dynamic global environment.” 

Gartner, “Deploying Enterprise Digital Rights Management to Control and Monitor Unstructured Data,” Mario de Boer, 11 August 2017.

Gartner, “Market Guide for Data-Centric Audit and Protection,” Brian Lowans, et al, 21 March 2017.

Gartner, “Improving Runtime Authorization Maturity,” Homan Farahmand, 25 May 2017. 

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