Cloud data security vendor Dig Security helps organizations discover, classify, protect, and govern their cloud data. With organizations shifting to complex environments with dozens of database types across clouds, monitoring and detecting data exfiltration and policy violations has become a complex problem with limited fragmented solutions. Dig’s cloud-native and completely agentless approach re-invents cloud DLP with DDR (Data Detection & Response) capabilities to help organizations better cope with cloud data sprawl.

They recently announced it has added support for Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to the Dig Data Security Platform. Dig can now detect sensitive customer data in image files, such as passports and driver’s licenses, that are stored in multi-cloud environments. OCR capabilities are critical as enterprises increasingly collect and store data in image files, and unless they can map all the sensitive data, it remains open to mass exposure. This platform enhancement bolsters Dig’s position as the market leader, as Dig now provides the only DSPM platform with critical OCR capabilities. 

The acceleration of digital transformation during the Covid-19 pandemic created a massive number of scanned documents in public cloud environments. With the wide adoption of digital IDs, sensitive data is stored in digital formats now more than ever. The new OCR capabilities enable Dig customers to identify sensitive data hidden in image files and move it to a secure environment. In one user’s environment – a company that validates customers via a driver’s license or passport – Dig found that the number of images containing Personal Identifiable Information (PII) was as high as the total number of customers. Dig found 80K images in one bucket.

The Dig Data Security Platform is the industry’s first and only solution to combine DSPM, data loss prevention (DLP), and data detection and response (DDR) capabilities into a single platform. Dig enables enterprise cloud and security teams to produce immediate insights using its agentless cloud native solution that delivers a short setup time, zero maintenance, and comprehensive, automated response at scale.

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