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"In our opinion, inclusion in seven Gartner Hype Cycles across two different technology categories underscores the depth and breadth of our data privacy and protection solutions."
ST. PETERSBURG, FL, August 31, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Spirion, a pioneer in data protection and compliance, today announced its inclusion in seven 2021 Gartner® Hype Cycle™ reports. Gartner identified Spirion's data protection capabilities across two different technology categories in this year's Hype Cycle reports, including Data Classification and File Analysis.
Spirion was included as a Sample Vendor in the following 2021 Gartner Hype Cycle reports:
• Hype Cycle for Privacy (data classification and file analysis)
• Hype Cycle for Cyber and IT Risk Management (data classification)
• Hype Cycle for Security Operations (file analysis) 
• Hype Cycle for Enterprise Information Management (data classification)
• Hype Cycle for Data Management (file analysis)
• Hype Cycle for Storage and Data Protection Technologies (file analysis)
• Hype Cycle for Data Security (data classification and file analysis)
Gartner Hype Cycles provide a graphic representation of the maturity and adoption of technologies and applications, and how they are potentially relevant to solving real business problems and exploiting new opportunities.
"In our opinion, inclusion in seven Gartner Hype Cycles across two different technology categories underscores the depth and breadth of our data privacy and protection solutions," stated Kevin Coppins, Spirion President and CEO. "We are proud of the unrivaled accuracy of the data classification and file analysis capabilities underlying our platform's protection of personal, sensitive, and regulated data across the key stages of enterprise readiness—from data security and data privacy to broad data governance initiatives."
Data classification technologies apply a level of confidentiality and defined handling instructions to each piece of information. According to Gartner Hype Cycle for Cyber and IT Risk Management 2021, "Data classification enables an effective and efficient prioritization for data governance programs that span value, security, access, usage, privacy, storage, ethics, quality, and retention. It is vital to security, privacy, and data governance programs. It also allows organizations to have the required knowledge about the sensitivity of the data they process."
File analysis technologies discover, index, and track growing volumes of structured and unstructured data, no matter where it resides. Gartner Hype Cycle for Privacy 2021 defines file analysis stating: "FA solutions improve organizations' ability to manage ever-expanding repositories of unstructured/structured data. They increase visibility to disparate, unorganized sources of information, allowing IT teams to establish qualified operational efficiencies; compliance teams to improve insight to sensitive information, including personal information (PI); and security team exposure to areas of data access risk.."
More about Gartner's Hype Cycle research can be found here.
Gartner, "Hype Cycle for Privacy, 2021" Bart Willemsen, July 31, 2021.
Gartner, "Hype Cycle for Cyber and IT Risk Management, 2021", Jie Zhang, Deepti Gopal, Claude Mandy, July 19, 2021.
Gartner, "Hype Cycle for Security Operations 2021", Pete Shoard, Shilpi Handa, July 23, 2021.
Gartner, "Hype Cycle for Enterprise Information Management, 2021" Donna Medeiros, Andrew White, August 2, 2021.
Gartner, "Hype Cycle for Data Management", Philip Russom, Donald Feinberg, July 27, 2021.
Gartner, "Hype Cycle for Storage and Data Protection Technologies", Julia Palmer, July 22, 2021.
Gartner, "Hype Cycle for Data Security", Brian Lowans, July 27, 2021
Gartner, "Gartner Hype Cycle", https://www.gartner.com/en/research/methodologies/gartner-hype-cycle
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Spirion has relentlessly solved real data protection problems since 2006 with accurate, contextual discovery of structured and unstructured data; purposeful classification; automated real-time risk remediation; and powerful analytics and dashboards to give organizations greater visibility into their most at-risk data and assets. Spirion's data protection software enables organizations to reduce risk exposure, gain visibility into their data footprint, improve business efficiencies and decision-making while facilitating compliance with data protection laws and regulations.
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