Production company revamps document protection resources

HIT Entertainment, the independent producer of popular children's television programs Barney and Bob the Builder, recently announced that it has deployed a document protection solution.

Overall, the new document security tool has allowed the company to track and govern access to its mission-critical data, both structured and unstructured, according to a release. James Herbert, senior manager for global infrastructure for HIT Entertainment, said the benefits of the solution were apparent immediately.

"Once we deployed [the solution], we were able to identify excessive permissions within seconds," Herbert said. "Previously, this process took days or even in some cases weeks."

The need for a new document security solution arose in response to the company's rapid expansion. With several offices across three continents, managing access permission to data had become too difficult for the IT department to handle on its own.

Research and analysis firm Quocirca recently released a report that highlighted the fact that some companies have placed themselves at risk because of poor document security. In fact, 70 percent of respondents said an information leak has resulted from poor practices.

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