Nlyte Offers New GDPR Focused Solution For Safeguarding Integrity of Physical Computing Infrastructure

March 21, 2018 Paul Pinella

Leading Solution Provider Enables Organizations to Comply with Upcoming Regulations

 LONDON, UK – March 21st 2018 – Nlyte Software, the leading data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software company, today announced the availability of the new Nlyte GDPR solution for managing and monitoring the physical computing infrastructure that maintains organizations’ sensitive data, now available – globally.

Nlyte provides the ability to track physical IT infrastructure where the data resides, how those physical assets are managed and maintained, and who has made changes to those resources.

This is critical since the GDPR, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, has been established for the protection of personal data. The law provides explicit definitions defining personal data, how it can be used, and how it should be protected and managed. All electronic customer data resides on physical assets, and is processed on these assets, and accessed across a network. If any organization does not know where its customers’ data physically resides, it cannot truly understand the risks posed by malevolent or non-malevolent events occurring to those systems.

“For GDPR compliance, the physical security of the data processing infrastructure is as critical as the digital management. The concern of physical infrastructure extends beyond an organization’s data center, and includes colocation facilities, managed service providers, hosting services, SaaS vendors, and virtually any XaaS vendor,” said Robert Neave, Nlyte co-founder, Chief Technology Officer, and Vice President of Product Management.

Nlyte provides robust agentless IT discovery, asset management, and asset integrity monitoring throughout the asset lifecycle. This combination of functionality is key in helping any organization track data at rest and the infrastructure used for that data. Nlyte provides a consistent mechanism for the tracking of assets within an organization which includes: The physical locations of the assets; usage of the assets; end-to-end lifecycle management of the assets, both physical and logical; manual and logical auditing of assets; connection into an organization’s ecosystem/ITSM systems for the logical mapping of a data subject’s (personal and or customer) data.

Nlyte provides support for processes related directly to specific articles within GDPR:

  • Article 35, Data Protection Impact Assessment – through Nlyte Workflow. Workflow provides the ability to assign a data protection officer’s review activity within any IMAC data center process. This includes a GDPR form supporting capturing the asset name, application name, and if the system is running or hosting customer data.
  • Article 17, Right to Erasure (Right to be Forgotten) – Nlyte Asset Management provides the Controller the ability to flag/track the lifecycle of all assets that have been used for the storage or processing of data subjects’ (personal/customer) data.
  • Article 58, Investigative Powers – Nlyte Asset Tracking, along with business applications mapped to Nlyte’s Asset Optimization database, and support compulsory data protection audits. Nlyte Discovery provides asset integrity monitoring by ensuring all assets and applications are aligned correctly within the physical compute infrastructure. Additionally, it identifies any assets or applications that have changed in or out of authorized workflow and compliance standards.
  • Articles 59, 33, 33a, Activity Reports, Data Breach Notification to authorities – Nlyte Impact Assessment Reports list assets that have been flagged for GDPR tracking, providing Executive Summary or Operation Drill-down views
  • Article 45, Transfers on the Basis of an Adequacy Decision, International Companies – Nlyte lifecycle tracking of assets, and their moments between locations, provides accountability and compliance visibility and reporting.

“Recent outages and hacks exploiting vulnerabilities at the physical layer have highlighted some of the risks organizations’ data is exposed to in today’s digital world,” said Doug Sabella, Nlyte CEO and President. “For too long organizations have been exposed to potential power outages or known vulnerabilities with firmware/software on physical assets. The Nlyte GDPR solution will help mitigate these varied risks while also reducing the time to show GDPR compliance.”

With Nlyte’s GDPR compliance support, organizations handling EU citizen’s personal data within data center facilities can gain compliance and peace of mind, aligned to specific provisions within the EU’s GDPR.

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About Nlyte Software

Founded in 2004, Nlyte Software is recognized as the industry leading data center infrastructure management (DCIM) solution provider. Nlyte’s DCIM provides unmatched functionality that supports all data center processes across the entire “dock to decom” lifecycle. With a 98% customer retention rate, Nlyte’s DCIM solution is used by many of the world’s largest and most sophisticated data centers, as well as many small and medium sized organisations. Customers can quickly deploy the Nlyte DCIM solution and begin to immediately enjoy reduced costs and increased efficiency across all data center processes. For more information, visit www.nlyte.com or follow @nlyte on Twitter.

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