This is part one of a series that focuses on how to use  automation to improve agility and accelerate data initiatives 

Automation has been part of BigID’s DNA since the very beginning. We understand the pressure you face every day to manage and secure your infrastructure, assets, networks, data, and more – completely and confidently. And that pressure comes from all directions – employees, executives, customers, partners, regulators, and so forth. Sometimes, you’re even asked to do more with less. Being resource-constrained, time is a luxury that you don’t have. That’s why leveraging automation wherever possible gets you executing faster and lets you focus on your most pressing issues. 

Here are six ways to automate  foundational workflows and processes to make your data discovery, classification, security, governance, and privacy initiatives more successful:

1. Cloud Data Source Discovery

With the Auto-Discovery Apps, automatically discover data sources across their cloud environments, saving countless hours and eliminating blind spots. Onboard cloud data sources across AWS, GCP, and Azure with a few simple clicks. Connect to your cloud account, and BigID automatically discovers all new, updated, and deleted data sources within a particular cloud environment. Also, create, update, and delete corresponding data sources directly within the BigID console.

2. Hyperscan

BigID’s Hyperscan automatically and intelligently predicts where sensitive data is across an organization’s data landscape, enabling you to discover and classify critical, sensitive, personal, and regulated data faster and more accurately, dramatically reducing scan time with over 95% accuracy. Expedite the classification, cataloging, and correlation of critical & sensitive data in high-volume file stores like Office 365, Sharepoint, AWS S3, and more for data compliance, privacy, remediation, access governance, cloud migration, minimization, and retention.

3. App Installs

For cloud-deployed customers, find and automatically install BigID apps for data privacy, security, and governance in just one click. Gone are the days of relying on your technical account team to help onboard and deploy apps. Deploy what you need when you need it so that you can realize value from each of the applications on day one.

4. Data Intelligence Reporting

Automate the creation and delivery of a variety of dashboards and reports that BigID has to offer. These include out-of-the-box app, core, and product dashboards, as well as the Executive Risk Report. Also, create customized analytics and reporting using Data Insights Studio that is tailored to your business needs. Schedule the automatic delivery of any of these reports to the right people at the right time.

5. Data Inventory

Automatically create, populate, update, and maintain the efficacy of your data asset inventory. Implement a “self-healing” data inventory that provides you with the most current state of all data assets across your entire environment. Automate the scheduled frequency of scanning at a cadence that meets the needs of your organization’s data initiatives.

6. Data Labeling

Automatically apply equivalent sensitivity classification rules, and corresponding labels, through policy-driven tools like DLP across disparate environments. Gain confidence in knowing that a standardized set of classification rules are being applied anywhere your data exists – on-prem or in the cloud, structured and unstructured. Then, automatically set the same governance rules and policies across all your data environments with BigID.

BigID helps organizations of all sizes manage, protect, and get more value out of their data anywhere it exists — on-prem or in the cloud. Save time, eliminate manual efforts, and accelerate your data privacy, security, and governance initiatives today. Get a 1:1 demo to see BigID in action.