Symmetry Systems for

High Tech

Securing Proprietary Data and Preventing IP Theft

Technology companies drive innovation and economic growth. The Internet unleashed businesses to optimize their operations, scale to support growth, and enhance customer experiences. However, the Internet of Things, machine learning, artificial intelligence, remote work technologies, communication technologies, and many more have opened up a plethora of cyber risks that businesses must utilize to protect themselves and their data.

Legacy cybersecurity technologies and processes are designed to defend the perimeter and endpoints, not the data the threat actors want to attain. Technology cybersecurity teams need to establish data security practices to protect their most critical asset, their data; while also safeguarding their reputation, revenue, and trustworthiness.

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Protecting Proprietary Business Data from IP Theft

The high-tech sector is often ground zero for cyber-attacks. As early adopters of new technologies that are still adapting and maturing themselves, high-tech companies are especially vulnerable to attacks and exploits.

High Tech Data Security Challenges

Compliance and Data Privacy
Vendor/Partner Risk
Intellectual Property (IP) Theft
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Compliance and Data Privacy

Most technology 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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Vendor/Partner Risk

Technology companies and their products combine mobile, network, hardware, software, and data storage capabilities. These multi-provider networks create dependencies and a massive volume of data that needs to be stored and protected. Businesses, vendors, and customers are interconnected via APIs, portals, and, most importantly, data. If one customer or vendor 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

Technology businesses 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

Technology 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 high-tech 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 information security standards and regulatory requirements (such as SOC2, ISO 27001, ISO 27017, ISO 27018, ISO 27701, CIS Standards, CSA STAR, FedRAMP, StateRAMP, TX-RAMP, 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
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