Welcome!

Microsoft Cloud Authors: Elizabeth White, Liz McMillan, Mihai Corbuleac, Pat Romanski, David Bermingham

Blog Feed Post

HiSoftware Releases Security Sheriff SP Version 3.0 with Enhanced Data Distribution Controls, Encryption and Tracking Features

HiSoftware's Latest Solution Suite to be Unveiled at the European SharePoint Conference

Nashua, NH and Copenhagen, Denmark, February 5, 2013 - HiSoftware, a leading provider of compliance and security solutions for SharePoint, today announced the release of HiSoftware Security Sheriff™ SP Version 3.0 for SharePoint, featuring new and enhanced features for content security, encryption, tracking and asset management. HiSoftware will showcase the latest release of Security Sheriff SP in booth #22 at the European SharePoint Conference 2013, February 4-8 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Alan Pelz-Sharpe, research director - Content and Collaboration at 451 Research commented, "As organizations look to consolidate and deploy on lower-cost platforms, SharePoint continues to be pervasive across global organizations. Though SharePoint itself provides some security features, for many buyers this is not enough. They have a need for much deeper, more granular and auditable security capabilities to ensure that enterprise information stays within the enterprise and is not accessed inappropriately."

Securing SharePoint Content at the Document Level

HiSoftware Security Sheriff SP handles security and access at the document level using HiSoftware's secure metadata process within SharePoint. This enables organizations to ensure that only authorized personnel, not even site administrators unless required, access individual documents regardless of where those assets reside. Version 3.0 includes enhancements in the areas of asset management, document tracking and encryption.

Security Sheriff SP is part of the HiSoftware Sheriff Suite of SharePoint solutions, which also includes HiSoftware Compliance Sheriff® SP. Together these solutions help organizations manage and automate compliance with policies for content security, compliance and privacy.

"I always say the best thing about SharePoint is you can put anything in it, and the worst thing about SharePoint is you can put anything in it. Organizations can now mitigate the dichotomy they are experiencing as they balance an increasingly social collaborative environment with those of organizational security," said Kurt Mueffelmann, president and CEO, HiSoftware. "Security Sheriff SP resolves the content issues through metadata-driven, item-level security to secure sensitive content in SharePoint in accordance with polices. Organizations can collaborate with confidence to leverage their SharePoint investment and mitigate risk. It also features a rich API that can support mobile devices including iPads."
Version 3.0 of Security Sheriff SP and Compliance Sheriff SP features a series of new capabilities, including:

  • Asset Management - Distinguish between different types of site collections to make policy management easier among various business groups and sites.

  • Audit and log events in addition to tracking - More granular tracking allows users to audit and log lifecycle events pertaining to a document using Sheriff metadata's distribution, deletion, encryption/decryption and classifications. Security officers can create and view reports using Microsoft's SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS).

  • Encryption Key Management (EKM) - Security Sheriff now supports customer generated encryption keys, in addition to the product's native encryption functionality. EKM allows the customer to control the encryption keys that will be used to encrypt and decrypt documents.

  • Scan lists, list attachments and events such as calendars for policy violations in addition to SharePoint document libraries and sites.

  • Mandatory Metadata - Ensures that items added into an Asset are classified using pre-defined Sheriff metadata classifications upon upload. Additionally, classifying the item can trigger various security activities such as setting item-level permissions, encryption or workflows, based on the value of the metadata selected.

  • Intelligent Checkpoints - Allow users to set the priority of and weight result values for risk tolerance using "Intelligent Checkpoints" and use regular expressions when defining checkpoint rules and mapping scan results. This allows users to define more flexible and powerful rules, and automatically classify content based on sensitivity during a policy scan.

  • Asset Based Conditions - All rules (permissions, tracking, distribution and workflow) can now be defined for a specific Asset instead of the whole Farm. For example, it allows different permissions to be set on Assets used by different departments or divisions.

A Microsoft Gold Independent Software Vendor (ISV), HiSoftware provides content-aware solutions for managing SharePoint security and privacy, Web accessibility, brand integrity and quality, to hundreds of public sector organizations including federal agencies, colleges and universities, in addition to leading global corporations. More information about HiSoftware compliance and security solutions for SharePoint can be found at: http://www.hisoftware.com/sharepoint.

About HiSoftware
HiSoftware is a leading provider of content-aware compliance and security solutions for the monitoring and enforcement of risk management and privacy guidelines across digital environments. The company's solutions provide a data governance platform for content management and collaboration processes that support corporate and brand integrity, site quality, accessibility and confidentiality for public websites and portals, as well as intranets and SharePoint sites. HiSoftware's customers include some of the largest US and international government agencies, as well as Global 2000 companies. For more information, visit http://www.hisoftware.com.

# # #

HiSoftware is a trademark of HiSoftware Inc. which may be registered in certain jurisdictions. All other brand/product names are trademarks of their respective holders.

Media Contacts
Chuck Tanowitz
Fresh Ground Inc.
+1.617.575.9643
[email protected]

Irena Mroz
HiSoftware Inc.
+1.603.318.3112
[email protected]

Read the original blog entry...

More Stories By RealWire News Distribution

RealWire is a global news release distribution service specialising in the online media. The RealWire approach focuses on delivering relevant content to the receivers of our client's news releases. As we know that it is only through delivering relevance, that influence can ever be achieved.

@ThingsExpo Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that BMC Software has been named "Siver Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. BMC is a global leader in innovative software solutions that help businesses transform into digital enterprises for the ultimate competitive advantage. BMC Digital Enterprise Management is a set of innovative IT solutions designed to make digital business fast, seamless, and optimized from mainframe to mo...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MobiDev will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. MobiDev is a software company that develops and delivers turn-key mobile apps, websites, web services, and complex software systems for startups and enterprises. Since 2009 it has grown from a small group of passionate engineers and business managers to a full-scale mobile software company with over 200 develope...
As cloud and storage projections continue to rise, the number of organizations moving to the cloud is escalating and it is clear cloud storage is here to stay. However, is it secure? Data is the lifeblood for government entities, countries, cloud service providers and enterprises alike and losing or exposing that data can have disastrous results. There are new concepts for data storage on the horizon that will deliver secure solutions for storing and moving sensitive data around the world. ...
SoftLayer operates a global cloud infrastructure platform built for Internet scale. With a global footprint of data centers and network points of presence, SoftLayer provides infrastructure as a service to leading-edge customers ranging from Web startups to global enterprises. SoftLayer's modular architecture, full-featured API, and sophisticated automation provide unparalleled performance and control. Its flexible unified platform seamlessly spans physical and virtual devices linked via a world...
SYS-CON Events announced today that ContentMX, the marketing technology and services company with a singular mission to increase engagement and drive more conversations for enterprise, channel and SMB technology marketers, has been named “Sponsor & Exhibitor Lounge Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. “CloudExpo is a great opportunity to start a conversation with new prospects, but what happens after the...
Companies can harness IoT and predictive analytics to sustain business continuity; predict and manage site performance during emergencies; minimize expensive reactive maintenance; and forecast equipment and maintenance budgets and expenditures. Providing cost-effective, uninterrupted service is challenging, particularly for organizations with geographically dispersed operations.
The IoTs will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, will demonstrate how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and share the must-have mindsets for removing complexity from the development proc...
SYS-CON Events announced today TechTarget has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. TechTarget is the Web’s leading destination for serious technology buyers researching and making enterprise technology decisions. Its extensive global networ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Commvault, a global leader in enterprise data protection and information management, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management...
The essence of data analysis involves setting up data pipelines that consist of several operations that are chained together – starting from data collection, data quality checks, data integration, data analysis and data visualization (including the setting up of interaction paths in that visualization). In our opinion, the challenges stem from the technology diversity at each stage of the data pipeline as well as the lack of process around the analysis.
A strange thing is happening along the way to the Internet of Things, namely far too many devices to work with and manage. It has become clear that we'll need much higher efficiency user experiences that can allow us to more easily and scalably work with the thousands of devices that will soon be in each of our lives. Enter the conversational interface revolution, combining bots we can literally talk with, gesture to, and even direct with our thoughts, with embedded artificial intelligence, wh...
Designing IoT applications is complex, but deploying them in a scalable fashion is even more complex. A scalable, API first IaaS cloud is a good start, but in order to understand the various components specific to deploying IoT applications, one needs to understand the architecture of these applications and figure out how to scale these components independently. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Nara Rajagopalan is CEO of Accelerite, will discuss the fundamental architecture of IoT applications, ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Tintri Inc., a leading producer of VM-aware storage (VAS) for virtualization and cloud environments, will exhibit at the 18th International CloudExpo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
SYS-CON Events announced today that MangoApps will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. MangoApps provides modern company intranets and team collaboration software, allowing workers to stay connected and productive from anywhere in the world and from any device. For more information, please visit https://www.mangoapps.com/.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Alert Logic, Inc., the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Alert Logic, Inc., provides Security-as-a-Service for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid infrastructures, delivering deep security insight and continuous protection for customers at a lower cost than traditional security solutions. Ful...
In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Bruce Swann, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Adobe, will discuss how the Adobe Marketing Cloud can help marketers embrace opportunities for personalized, relevant and real-time customer engagement across offline (direct mail, point of sale, call center) and digital (email, website, SMS, mobile apps, social networks, connected objects). Bruce Swann has more than 15 years of experience working with digital marketing disciplines like web analytics, social med...
SYS-CON Events announced today Object Management Group® has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
SYS-CON Events announced today that EastBanc Technologies will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. EastBanc Technologies has been working at the frontier of technology since 1999. Today, the firm provides full-lifecycle software development delivering flexible technology solutions that seamlessly integrate with existing systems – whether on premise or cloud. EastBanc Technologies partners with p...
WebRTC is bringing significant change to the communications landscape that will bridge the worlds of web and telephony, making the Internet the new standard for communications. Cloud9 took the road less traveled and used WebRTC to create a downloadable enterprise-grade communications platform that is changing the communication dynamic in the financial sector. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Leo Papadopoulos, CTO of Cloud9, will discuss the importance of WebRTC and how it enables companies to fo...
The IoT is changing the way enterprises conduct business. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Hoffman, Vice President at EastBanc Technologies, discuss how businesses can gain an edge over competitors by empowering consumers to take control through IoT. We'll cite examples such as a Washington, D.C.-based sports club that leveraged IoT and the cloud to develop a comprehensive booking system. He'll also highlight how IoT can revitalize and restore outdated business models, making them profitable...