CipherCloud, a cloud security company, announced the availability of the industry’s first cloud security solution designed to help companies comply with the European General Data Protection Requirement (GDPR).

CipherCloud’s Cloud Access Security Control (CASB) platform now has built-in GDPR-readiness capabilities, including the ability to detect sensitive personal data across multiple cloud applications, proactively remediate problems, encrypt or tokenize sensitive data to prevent unintended leaks, monitor user activity and detect geographic anomalies.

GDPR is a set of regulations put in place by the European Commission designed to strengthen data protection for EU citizens. The legislation was approved last month and companies must comply by May 2018 or face substantial risk and steep fines. Given the complexity of GDPR requirements, this is a very short timeframe for companies to become fully compliant with the new data privacy regulations.

CipherCloud’s CASB platform enables global enterprises to leverage the cloud while avoiding risk and legal entanglements by assuring data privacy, residency, and sovereignty. For organizations that need to comply with GDPR regulations, the platform offers:

GDPR-specific policies to detect and protect personally-identifiable information including:National identity numbers for more than 20 European countries

Names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses

Banking account and routing information including IBAN, SWIFT and ABA codes

Private healthcare and insurance information

Policy controls based on source, location, content, and destination of files and database content in the cloud

Proactive remediation of policy violations with blocking, quarantining, notification, and end-to-end file encryption

Activity monitoring and geographic anomaly detection to spot suspicious activity from non-EU locations

Strong encryption and tokenization with local key management to effectively maintain EU data residency and sovereignty, regardless of cloud provider location

Learn more about CipherCloud’s Cloud Access Security Control (CASB) here.