Quest Software has announced the data governance edition of its Quest One Identity Manager solution.
The company said that it has been expanded to enable the security of unstructured data, while empowering business-driven data governance and this approach puts the appropriate people in control of who has, and should have, access to data, as well as the ways in which they access it.
Research by Quest found that more than half of all people questioned believe that 50 to 100 per cent of their enterprise data is unstructured and organisations are not only drowning in information, but also have no effective way to determine what they possess, where it is stored, and who has access to it.
According to the company, Quest One Identity Manager Data Governance Edition features capabilities that enable automated, scalable, secure and efficient management of unstructured data by the information owners who should govern this data, rather than the IT employee who happens to know how to grant access.
It said that it enables the line manager to control who has access to the data and to protect their organisation through the power to analyse, approve and fulfil access requests and set best-practice policies that is based on the information discovered by the solution. Also historic and current data access activity can be viewed on specialist dashboards.
John Milburn, vice president and general manager of identity and access management at Quest Software, said: “We've seen countless organisations doing the best they can with what they have, and coming up short with regard to governance of unstructured data. With Quest One Identity Manager Data Governance Edition, we've moved data governance into an achievable, business-driven exercise.
“Now organisations of all sizes can confidently report that access to unstructured data is requested, approved, fulfilled and audited within a unified solution that places the control and visibility in the hands of people who are closest to daily business decisions.”