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Retail and eCommerce

Securing Customer Data and Protecting Brand Reputations

Retail and e-commerce businesses have been all over the news on account of being the victims of a plethora of cyber attacks. eCrime is probably one of the most active attack vectors to date. Be it ransomware, point-of-sale system compromises, e-skimming, phishing, or other attacks, e-commerce cybersecurity teams have had to fight harder than most to keep their businesses safe from threat actors.

Retail and e-commerce industry cybersecurity teams need to evolve from securing the perimeter and endpoints to establishing data security practices to protect customer data and their brands.

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Protect Customers and Brand Reputation

With customer data at stake, a cyberattack places retail and e-commerce and their supply chain partners at significant risk for cyber attacks. But most security solutions focus on other areas of the picture, other than the attackers’ ultimate goal, leaving many organizations exposed where they are the most vulnerable—their data itself.

Retail and eCommerce Data Security Challenges

Compliance and Data Privacy
Customer Data Protection
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Compliance and Data Privacy

In order to conduct digital business, retailers in droves collect customer information. Also, most retail and e-commerce organizations operate across multiple jurisdictions and borders and are challenged to maintain pace and compliance with various evolving privacy law requirements—GDPR, CCPA, PCI, and more.

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Customer Data Protection

It has been reported 69 percent of consumers would be less inclined to do business with a breached organization. The Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) outlined that 61 percent of attacks targeted payment card data. Retailers must secure their environment with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) compliance requirements, or they will be subject to fines. In order to protect customer data, you 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

Retail and ecommerce 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 retail and e-commerce sector can:
  • Comply with PCI, GDPR, CCPA and other regulations by establishing cybersecurity practices from the data out.
  • Minimize potential data risks and exposure with visibility into the enterprise data across cloud environments.
  • Automate data management and security tasks on a single console for the hybrid cloud.
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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
Retail and eCommerce Solution Brief

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The Retail and eCommerce Industry

DataGuard enables retail and e-commerce businesses 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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