Fortifying Data Protection with NextLabs: Insights from Four Industry Leaders

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⇨ While digital transformation offers numerous opportunities and benefits, it also brings significant cybersecurity challenges that need to be carefully managed and safeguard their digital core.

⇨ NextLabs empowers intelligent enterprises by providing advanced security solutions that go beyond traditional perimeter-based defenses and adopts a zero-trust, data-centric security approach, providing protection directly on essential data to ensure its safety.

⇨ Through successful implementations at industry giants like Boeing, Deutsche Telekom, Fiserv, and Solvay, NextLabs demonstrates its ability to secure the most sensitive data, ensuring its safety regardless of location or distribution.

The shift toward digital transformation has become essential in today’s rapidly evolving business environment, which is fueled by technological advancements and evolving customer expectations. Organizations are adopting digital technologies to streamline processes and improve agility and collaboration. However, while digital transformation offers numerous opportunities and benefits, it also brings significant cybersecurity challenges that need to be carefully managed and safeguard their digital core. The growing complexity of digital environments renders traditional manual detection and response methods both inefficient and expensive. This scenario necessitates a transition to an Automate & Prevent approach to enhance security effectively.

NextLabs empowers intelligent enterprises by providing advanced security solutions that go beyond traditional perimeter-based defenses and adopts a zero-trust, data-centric security approach, providing protection directly on essential data to ensure its safety, regardless of how it is used, with whom it is shared, and where it is accessed from or travels to.

Read below to know how four industry leaders—Boeing (aerospace and defense), Deutsche Telekom (telecommunications), Solvay (chemical), and Fiserv (financial services)—adopted NextLabs’ native zero trust data-centric security software and automated their security controls to prevent data leakage and unauthorized access, accelerating their digital transformation efforts and safeguarding critical data.

Boeing

Boeing, a leader in aerospace and defense, launched its digital transformation initiative (DTx) aimed at consolidating core business applications and leveraging data analytics to enhance product quality and manufacturing efficiency throughout its global operations, while adhering to industry security and compliance standards. A crucial aspect of this initiative is the secure access and management of global data.

The company faced increased demands for flexibility and agility, alongside greater risks and compliance needs in national security and critical infrastructure with increased digitization and connectivity. To address these challenges in data protection, Boeing implemented NextLabs’ Zero Trust Data Security. NextLabs’ Zero Trust Data Security enabled the company to enhance its security measures and unify its ERP systems into a global framework. This integration fulfilled the Global Data Access requirement, crucial for Boeing’s operations and provided real-time, high-visibility data access for more precise process monitoring.

Deutsche Telekom

Deutsche Telekom, a German telecommunications company, being at the forefront of providing global digital access, sought to consolidate their IT infrastructure under the Zero Trust Architecture to continuously protect sensitive information. To address these challenges, Deutsche Telekom implemented NextLabs’ Zero Trust Data Securityto unify data protection process for extensive user bases across all major platforms. Deutsche Telekom was able to adopt the zero-trust security architecture to automate and standardize security measures and implement a global ERP strategy with strict data access controls. Additionally, it enabled the Company to enhance cloud computing capabilities and ensures effective security measures by protecting against unauthorized access and data leakage, all while reducing costs with a no-code approach. These measures allow Deutsche Telekom to continuously protect sensitive data, implement field-level encryption, and enforce privacy policies, thereby strengthening data governance and standardizing data protection across the organization.

Fiserv

Fiserv, a leading global fintech company, faced the challenge of securely managing and sharing sensitive information such as customer and financial data, while maintaining agility and controlling costs. To ensure regulatory compliance and prevent  data breaches involving Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and Payment Card Industry (PCI) data, Fiserv needed to enhance control over its SAP S/4HANA system to meet stringent cybersecurity data protection requirements. This created the opportunity to consider advanced solutions like dynamic data masking and obfuscate data at rest.

To address these challenges, Fiserv implemented NextLabs to provide robust, real-time data security controls and data access governance. NextLabs enabled Fiserv to dynamically mask obfuscate with encryption, and segregate sensitive data to ensure regulatory compliance. NextLabs added a crucial layer of protection to applications by enforcing data security policies in real-time, reducing manual overhead, and ensuring ongoing compliance with internal and external regulations. This comprehensive approach not only secured confidential information but also centrally logged and monitored all data access for audit and compliance purposes. Additionally, the solution supports IT modernization efforts to accelerate business process integration and ERP transformation without sacrificing security or increasing total cost of ownership.

With NextLabs, Fiserv automated security and compliance management processes, effectively segregating sensitive data within a unified global S/4HANA instance. This ensures that Fiserv can continuously prevent data breaches and unauthorized disclosure of sensitive financial data. The holistic security framework not only preserved Fiserv’s business agility but also allow the company to rapidly adapt to evolving cybersecurity requirements.

Solvay

Solvay S.A., one of the world’s largest chemical manufacturers, sought to enhance its security and compliance posture, especially in preparation for its S/4HANA transformation. Traditionally, Solvay faced challenges in managing and controlling data access due to the complexity and maintenance difficulties associated with data security controls and static roles (PFCG roles in SAP), along with compliance with export control (such as ITAR and EAR) Environmental, Health, and Safety (EH&S) regulations, military, and dual-use regulations in various regions like the EU, UK, and Canada.

To address these issues, Solvay implemented NextLabs for SAP to bolster security, support EH&S compliance, and prepare for the SAP S/4HANA transformation. NextLabs for SAP enforces least privilege access, protecting critical data across applications, while obfuscate data at rest with encryption, segregate and mask data in use. Utilizing NextLabs’ dynamic authorization policy engine and zero-trust platform, the implementation ensured robust data-level security for EH&S and export-controlled information. This approach allows Solvay to manage policies centrally and enforce data protection in real-time, based on comprehensive access and security criteria. The solution also simplifies role provisioning, enhances data security, and streamlines data access management across crucial SAP applications, ensuring compliance with stringent regulations.

With NextLabs for SAP, Solvay can dynamically enforce “need-to-know” access by segregating and masking critical data within SAP applications. This helps automate and streamline Solvay’s security and compliance procedure across multiple applications, ensures alignment with EH&S and export control regulations, and prevents violations and data breaches. Additionally, the Company can quickly detect anomaly and risky activity while implementing real-time preventive controls for rigorous policy enforcement.

Takeaways

Through successful implementations at industry giants like Boeing, Deutsche Telekom, Fiserv, and Solvay, NextLabs demonstrates its ability to secure the most sensitive data, ensuring its safety regardless of location or distribution. The company’s dynamic authorization technology and its attribute-based zero trust policy platform with hundreds of out-of-the-box integrations, enable enterprises to automate data protection procedures and prevent regulatory breaches. While these four industry leaders serve as key examples, NextLabs consistently aids all its clients in securing their digital transformation projects. By leveraging advanced technology, NextLabs helps enterprises drive decision-making with data-centric analytics and facilitate secure collaboration across various platforms.

To learn more about these industry leader’s implementation story and read their case studies, visit NextLabs.

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