Spirion Offers No-Cost Data Privacy Tools to Safeguard Remote Workforce in Response to Global Health Crisis

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Facilitates a ‘privacy-first’ environment by identifying sensitive data for remote workers and enterprises

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"Never have workers left a traditional office setting to work from home this quickly, at this scale, or with this little pre-planning. IT teams have been working around the clock to ensure business operations continue as securely as possible.”

Spirion, a pioneer in building solutions that enable companies around the globe to take the critical first step towards data security and privacy, today announced the availability of no-cost resources to help both remote employees and enterprises implement a ‘privacy-first’ work environment in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The company is offering data security teams a 60-day no-cost license for the essential functionality within its Sensitive Data Manager software. Spirion is also offering remote employees a no-cost Data Discovery Agent to discover personally identifiable information on their home computers.

Amid heightened COVID-19 concerns, millions of people are moving to a pervasive ‘work, study, and teach from home’ policy with many individuals working on their private computers. On March 13, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the risk advisor to the United States, issued an alert encouraging “organizations to adopt a heightened state of cybersecurity” when implementing work from home alternatives for employees, as they introduce increased cyber-vulnerabilities.

“These are unprecedented times: never have workers left a traditional office setting to work from home this quickly, at this scale, or with this little pre-planning. IT teams have been working around the clock to ensure business operations continue as securely as possible,” said Kevin Coppins, Spirion President and CEO. “Spirion was founded to protect personal data, and at no time in our company’s history has data become more vulnerable and more targeted than it is right now. The sensitive data threat surface for almost every organization, public or private, has grown exponentially in just the past ten days as dedicated workers do their jobs from home. Our team is committed to working alongside any organization that is concerned with protecting sensitive data that belongs to its customers, employees, partners, and communities.”

No-Cost Sensitive Data Manager 60-Day License
Spirion is offering organizations a 60-day no-cost license for its Sensitive Data Manager software to search remote workforce computers for sensitive data. The program includes a limited version of console server software and agent software for searching Windows 7 and Windows 10 endpoint devices. The customer will install console server software in their data center behind its firewall and VPN gateway. The company will also include up to four hours of professional services to install, configure, and fine-tune the system and setup reports.

No-Cost Data Discovery Agent for Remote Workers
Spirion is also providing a no-cost download of its Data Discovery Agent to help remote workers discover the sensitive information that lives on their computer. The agent will find personally identifiable information such as social security, credit card, bank account, driver’s license numbers, and passwords. It will display the type and location of discovered sensitive data so remote workers can take measures to secure their personal information. Currently, the no-cost Data Discovery Agent is only available for Windows.

About Spirion
Spirion (http://www.spirion.com) is a pioneer in designing the critical first step of data security and privacy through its data discovery, persistent classification, and behavior software and services. Since 2006, thousands of organizations across all industries worldwide have reduced their sensitive data footprint and proactively minimized the risks, costs, and reputational damage of successful cyberattacks and regulatory violations. The company was recently ranked by CIOReview magazine as one of the “20 Most Promising Compliance Technology Solution Providers of 2019,” an annual listing of 20 companies that are at the forefront of providing compliance technology solutions and transforming businesses. Spirion is an award-winning data privacy software company with recent wins in the Info Security Products Guide 2020 Global Excellence Awards as a Grand Trophy Winner and as a winner in specific categories for SaaS, cloud, and on-premise data discovery and classification. 

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