Egnyte Releases Advanced Content Governance Tools

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Egnyte, the leader in cloud content governance, announced several enhancements to its platform aimed at enabling secure remote work across more apps, devices, clouds, and locations than ever before.

The rapid shift to remote work has accelerated content sprawl as companies adopt new cloud-first ways of working. This expanding corporate data footprint is opening up new threat vectors and compliance concerns; 40% of IT leaders say content sprawl is increasing their risk of a data breach.

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Egnyte is leveraging machine learning automation to help companies rise to the governance, security, and compliance challenges brought on by remote-work-fueled content sprawl. The latest enhancements, unveiled today at the Egnyte Exchange Customer Summit, enable customers to detect zero-day ransomware, identify critical business documents, selectively encrypt sensitive files, and extend the perimeter of data governance beyond traditional file-based repositories.

“While many software providers are good at securing and governing the data in one particular cloud or storage solution, that’s simply not good enough in today’s world where content is being accessed and shared across so many different places,” said Egnyte CEO Vineet Jain. “Today’s announcements reflect our continued commitment to providing customers with ‘Any Device, Any App, Anywhere’ content security, compliance, and governance solutions through one unified, turnkey platform.”

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Highlights from Egnyte’s latest product release include:

Email Governance

Expanding on governance coverage for a wide range of third-party sources like SharePoint, OneDrive, Box, and G-Suite, Egnyte now scans Exchange and Gmail inboxes for 500+ data patterns, matching attachments against the same policies as the files in the repository.

Zero-Day Ransomware Detection and Remediation

In response to rising incidences of ransomware, Egnyte has expanded its signature-based detection to include zero-day discovery of unfamiliar ransomware types. Zero-day detection flags anomalous system behaviors that indicate an active ransomware infection such as mass deletions and encryptions.

Dynamic Encryption

New end-to-end dynamic encryption will ensure that sensitive files can only be opened by the intended recipient, even if the file is further shared. Customers can track every file open (or failed attempt) and retroactively revoke access as needed, adding new layers of security for valuable intellectual property and private data.

Document Type Analytics

Egnyte now makes it easy to find a growing list of business document types like NDAs, financial statements, and budgets, and automatically analyze them against internal policies and compliance frameworks and restrict access to authorized users only.

Smart Cache

The “new normal” will consist of both remote and onsite workers, making it very hard for file admins to predict who will be where, what files employees will need locally, and when they will need them. Egnyte is announcing Smart Cache to predict and dynamically adjust digital workloads at distributed sites. Smart Cache produced an average 40% improvement in accuracy over traditional cache, yielding a drastic reduction in network traffic and lower latency.

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