Data privacy and protection has been a hot topic within organizations in recent months, driven in part by the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and now similar regulations that are emerging in California and other jurisdictions. For the most part, organizations have used paper and people to manage their personally identifiable information to meet their compliance obligations under the new regulations. However, as both their data and their obligations around it grow, they’re learning this approach is inefficient, time-consuming, inaccurate, costly and ultimately unsustainable.
It’s no wonder then that Prifender had a full house at our recent hands-on lab in Seattle on July 17, 2018. Professionals from large multinational corporations, global consultancy firms and public-sector organizations flocked to the three-hour event to experience first hand how their organizations could automate and scale their privacy management programs using Prifender’s privacy technology platform.
Prifender’s patented AI-based platform helps organizations automate the process of identifying, inventorying, mapping, tracking and reporting on personal information across all of an organization’s systems and subsystems—allowing them to manage their data efficiently and effectively to meet their compliance obligations and fuel future growth.
Prifender focused on showing rather than telling
While a few technology tools on the market claim to automate privacy management, Prifender observed that many organizations were having trouble separating the hype of a product from its true value. With our hands-on lab series, we are able to demystify what our identity-aware privacy technology platform can do by showing rather than telling.
A proud Microsoft Azure partner, Prifender was delighted that Microsoft invited Prifender to host the sessions at its Bellevue Technology Center near Seattle. Participants explored just how easy it is to install and use the product, and then worked through real-life exercises that demonstrate Prifender’s capabilities. In one exercise, participants learned how to match identities to meet requirements related to data subject access requests. In another, they ran through a breach scenario that validated breach notification requirements based on country, obligation and employment contract.
Participants were impressed by how easy the technology was to use
Despite the highly sophisticated nature of Prifender’s AI-driven privacy technology platform, participants were excited by how easy it was to use. They were impressed at how fast the platform was able to inventory identities compared to the manual processes they had experienced before. They also experienced first-hand how Prifender’s solutions can scale to map identities across multiple enterprise systems of both structured and unstructured data. What’s more, many commented on the fact that they didn’t need to be an IT engineer to use the technology. For their part, IT professionals in the room were able to satisfy their in-depth technical questions and validate that the Prifender platform is highly secure.
To give them an opportunity to conduct a deeper dive into the full value of Prifender’s technology, we sent every participant home with a two-week trial version of the software to install and use on-site at their organization.
More hands-on labs to come
Based on demand and the overwhelmingly positive feedback we received at our first hands-on lab in Seattle, we are hosting additional events in locations around the world. The next labs are in Palo Alto, CA on August 21, 2018, and New York, NY on September 17, 2018. (Click to register.)