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Chief Strategist at Mainframe analytics
Dec 07 2016

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of CA Data Content Discovery is the ability to recognize, in an intelligent and accessible way, which data sets on the mainframe contain sensitive data that needs to be protected from a governance and regulatory... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It allows people who are essentially technical, to go in and look at data from a business value perspective. They can recognize how regulatory compliance and other types of exposure help the company's business stay secure in a broader than... more»

What needs improvement?

It is still the initial phase of being rolled out and it is already an outstanding solution. However, there is no question that as more companies implement CA DCD, that opportunities to improve the product will be identified. I think the next... more»
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Sr. Information Security Architect MF at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 01 2016

What is most valuable?

From a security perspective, the most interesting thing is the number of classifiers the product has right out of the box. When I first started with the product, it had 88 and now it has 133. So you know that CA has been working to add more... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It improves our understanding of where data is as opposed to having data, but not understanding the relationship of the data to things like PHI and PII and PCI information. These are now becoming more and more critical in organizations. When... more»

What needs improvement?

I'm on the sprint team so it means that I'm constantly talking with the developers. The product comes with 133 classifiers as I stated, but I have about 168. I've added classifiers that were important to me that the product didn't have. Those... more»


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What is CA Data Content Discovery?

CA Data Content Discovery helps you identify data exposure risks on z Systems™ by scanning through the mainframe data infrastructure. Data that is scanned includes data that may be highly regulated in multiple vertical sectors or other non-public data sources deemed critical to your business. By discovering where the data is located, classifying the data to determine sensitivity level and providing comprehensive reporting on the scan results, data can be adequately protected and exposure risks can be mitigated.

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