The Best Tools and Practices for Better Data Visibility and Monitoring

December 18, 2019

The Panaseer Team

As the adage goes, you can’t secure what you can’t see. With that in mind we asked 21 security experts what they think the best tools and practices for data visibility and monitoring are.

With companies managing rapidly growing volumes of data from a variety of disparate sources, security monitoring is increasingly complex as the security perimeter is difficult to define and constantly evolving. In one 2019 survey of some 300 IT professionals who manage public and private cloud deployments, 87% of respondents said the lack of visibility into cloud workloads clouds security and hinders business value. “Nearly seven out of 10 respondents said public cloud monitoring is more difficult than monitoring data centers and private cloud environments, and less than 20% said their organizations can properly monitor public cloud environments,” Dark Reading reports.

While cloud computing certainly makes data visibility and monitoring more complex, it’s not the only challenge. The sheer volume of data companies manage from a multitude of sources is difficult to aggregate in a meaningful way to derive valuable insights and detect potential security concerns – at least without the proper tools. To find out what tools and best practices today’s security leaders turn to for better data visibility and monitoring, we reached out to a panel of security professionals and asked them to answer this question: “What are the best tools and practices for better data visibility and monitoring?”

You can read the full article about the best tools and practices for better data visibility and monitoring at Digital Guardian.