Securing data in motion vs. data at rest? It’s the wrong question!

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Securing data in motion vs. data at rest? It’s the wrong question!

Securing vital and sensitive corporate data is an ongoing and forefront concern for any organisation. However, recently there have been numerous vendor announcements for new products claiming to solve data security problems and compliance challenges by either protecting “data in motion” or “data at rest.”

Data at rest refers to all data in computer storage. Examples of this include corporate files stored on the hard drive of an employee’s computer, copies of the file stored in backup tapes on-site and off-site, files on the servers of a storage area network (SAN) and representations of the ...

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