In a bid to make achieving GDPR readiness a tad easier, Nlyte Software has released a new solution.
The data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) software company announced the global availability of its new Nlyte GDPR solution for managing and monitoring the physical computing infrastructure that maintains organisations’ sensitive data.
Nlyte says its solution enables organisations to track physical IT infrastructure where the data resides, how those physical assets are managed and maintained, and who has made changes to those resources.
This of course is crucial as its what the GDPR centres around – the protection of personal data. The law is very explicit in its definitions of personal data, how it can be used and how it should be protected and managed.
If any organisation does not know where its customers’ data physically resides, they could be in big trouble as it’s impossible to truly understand the risks posed by malevolent or non-malevolent events occurring to those systems.
“For GDPR compliance, the physical security of the data processing infrastructure is as critical as the digital management,” says Nlyte co-founder & CTO Robert Neave.
“The concern of physical infrastructure extends beyond an organisation’s data centre, and includes colocation facilities, managed service providers, hosting services, SaaS vendors, and virtually any XaaS vendor.”
Nlyte provides support for processes related directly to specific articles within GDPR:
“Recent outages and hacks exploiting vulnerabilities at the physical layer have highlighted some of the risks organisations’ data is exposed to in today’s digital world,” says Nlyte CEO & president Doug Sabella.
“For too long organisations have been exposed to potential power outages or known vulnerabilities with firmware/software on physical assets. The Nlyte GDPR solution will help mitigate these varied risks while also reducing the time to show GDPR compliance.”
Nlyte hopes to provide peace of mind for organisations handling EU citizen’s personal data by helping them to gain compliance.