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Protecting Your Most Critical Assets to Keep the World Going

Manufacturing organizations are the backbone of the global economy. These organizations collect vast amounts of data from their customers, supply partners, research and development projects, and more. Legacy cybersecurity technologies and processes are designed to defend the perimeter and endpoints, not the data the threat actors want to attain.

Manufacturing cybersecurity teams need to establish data security practices to protect their most critical asset, their data. Manufacturing companies must protect their reputation, revenue, and trustworthiness by protecting their data.

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Protecting Customers and Proprietary Business Data

In the last few years, there has been a boom regarding manufacturing organizations using automation, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and cloud computing to optimize their businesses and compete in international markets at a higher velocity. However, the faster a manufacturing organization moves to innovate and automate, the faster its security team must move to secure the business from cyber threats.

Manufacturing Data Security Challenges

Compliance and Data Privacy
Supply Chain Partner Risk
Intellectual Property (IP) Theft
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Compliance and Data Privacy

Most manufacturing companies operate across multiple jurisdictions and borders and are challenged to maintain pace and compliance with various evolving privacy law requirements—GDPR, CCPA, and more.

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Supply Chain Partner Risk

Manufacturing companies are highly susceptible to supply chain attacks. Threat actors will happily attack supply chain partners to move through their networks laterally, collect identity and access control credentials for manufacturing partners, and will then breach their main target organization. These supply chain partnerships create dependencies, shared user credentials and access to portals, and a massive volume of data that needs to be stored and protected. If one supply chain partner experiences a breach, this might create a domino effect in which customer data, business data, vendor data, and mission-critical data are exposed or stolen.

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Intellectual Property (IP) Theft

Manufacturing organizations are targets for IP theft. These organizations protect data such as blueprints, chemical formulas, trade secrets, company contacts, go-to-market strategies, and more. In order to protect IP, manufacturing companies need to know where it is stored, who has access to it, and what is being done with that data.

Comprehensive Data Security with DataGuard

Manufacturing industry cybersecurity teams use DataGuard to develop a complete understanding of what data they have, where it is located, who has access to it, how it is secured and in what manner it has been used.

With DataGuard DSPM, the manufacturing sector can:
  • Understand where customer data is stored, how it is accessed, and how it is used so that proper access permissions can be enforced.
  • Gain visibility and effectively manage data security posture, e.g., detecting dormant data, while transitioning to hybrid cloud operations.
  • Sustain and maintain pace with evolving regulatory requirements (such as GDPR and CCPA) while differentiating services from the competition.
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Enforce Data Security Best Practices


  • Discover sensitive data, even where you didn’t know you had it
  • Understand who has access to which sensitive data in your on-premise and multi-cloud data stores

Visualize and Detect

  • View a data map to quickly identify violations of least privilege for data access to simplify zero trust strategies
  • Detect and control out-of-country data operations and maintain compliance with privacy regulations


  • Minimize the cost and risk of data exposure by reducing access to dormant data
  • Improve the security posture of your sensitive data and cloud data stores

Respond and Recover

  • Minimize the cost and risk of data exposure associated with cloud data stores
  • Reduce time to detect and remediate data security issues to minimize data breach cost
Manufacturing Solution Brief

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The Manufacturing Sector

DataGuard enables manufacturing organizations with a single source of truth about their data security posture and associated data risks across AWS, GCP, Azure, and on-premise environments—without having data ever leaving their environment.

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