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Businesses need to plan future security strategies

Jan 15, 2013 3:13:36 AM

Companies of all sizes need to stay on their toes as the digital landscape evolves and organizations increasingly use electronic records rather than traditional paperwork. According to a report by Symantec, decision-makers need to plan ahead so their document protection initiatives can support future growth.


There are several factors to consider when preparing future strategies, including the level of document security needed to keep sensitive assets protect and the costs associated with using these solutions, the news source noted. Decision-makers need to remember that every new hire introduces another platform that must be protected, especially during the age of consumerization and the ongoing adoption of bring your own device (BYOD).


Furthermore, Symantec said executives need to understand how advanced security tools will impact productivity, as too many restrictions may inhibit an employee's ability to work efficiently.


To reduce complications, decision-makers need to consider adopting document rights management and other access control tools that enable only authorized individuals to use confidential assets. In most cases, these solutions will grow with the company, as IT departments will only need to create new digital identities and establish their boundaries.