Metalogix, provider of the industry’s most recognized and trusted management solutions for mission-critical collaboration platforms, including SharePoint, Exchange and Office 365, announced today the availability of the Insider Threat Index. This free download assesses SharePoint content security, providing visibility into key vulnerabilities that may open secure business content to insider threats.
The Insider Threat Index easily downloads to a user’s desktop and analyzes SharePoint 2013 deployments against nine top security best practices metrics. The Index scans SharePoint environments for vulnerabilities due to inadequate access governance, gaps in monitoring content security and misuse of authority due to insufficient separation of duties.
“Collaboration platforms like SharePoint provide tremendous workforce productivity by allowing for the sharing and editing of content across the organization very rapidly. With this increased collaboration and productivity comes a significant risk for inadvertent and intentionally malicious insider threats and leaks if organizations leave their content inadequately secured,” said Steven Murphy, CEO, Metalogix. “We designed the Insider Threat Index to help IT professionals better understand the gap between workforce productivity, permissions and security across their SharePoint environment and provide knowledgeable insight to help teams secure sensitive business content from insider threats.”
According to Infosec Europe, 67 percent of IT professionals are concerned about insider threats, but the majority of security spending is not currently addressing this risk. That gap between concern and funding indicates companies have overlooked the risk and are unprepared for the damage that bad actors, sometimes unintentionally, can reap using sensitive content to undermine an organization.
With this release, Metalogix continues to expand its award-winning suite of solutions to include the ability to analyze security threats. The Insider Threat Index provides insight to organizations that seek to keep their content secure and confidential while enhancing the use and performance of their collaboration platform and fueling workforce productivity. The Insider Threat Index gives companies the means to quantify an organization’s level of risk.
Then, solutions like Metalogix ControlPoint can manage and reduce these risks with advanced capabilities that increase content security, end-user compliance and corporate governance. Metalogix solutions allow organizations to decrease their risk by simplifying, enhancing and expanding SharePoint’s security features with superior weapons to combat threats, both intentional and inadvertent.
The Insider Threat Index is extremely fast to download and run. Organizations gain insight into their strengths and vulnerabilities in only 15 minutes. Once completed, SharePoint professionals, CIOs, CTOs and CISOs will have an assessment that they can use to implement strategies and software to eliminate those risks. Download the free Insider Threat Index directly from Metalogix.com/insiderthreat.