Data discovery involves identifying and locating sensitive or regulated data in order to appropriately protect or remove it. Data discovery involves auditing information, including confidential or proprietary data. Protected data such as personally identifiable information or electronic protected health information. Data discovery allows security teams to identify this information, protect it and ensure its confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
In today’s technology era, file sharing and storage are frequently conducted in the cloud . This poses many threats to enterprises and need to know precisely where their sensitive or regulatory data resides. Considering all of the intertwined connections that exists in today's environments between business processes, applications, databases, and shared files, protection, authentication, and confidentiality are the biggest challenges for enterprises. Data discovery is a solution for identifying a company’s data and making sure that the appropriate steps are put in place for security best practices and regulatory compliance measures.