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Ensuring data security & Compliance with an iPaaS

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December 14, 2020

In today's rapidly evolving digital world, businesses need to implement multiple SaaS, cloud apps, and data sources in order to automate processes, streamline operations, and enhance customer experiences. However, using multiple applications across the business landscape causes data to be accumulated in disparate systems, leading to data silos. This makes it increasingly difficult for organizations to ensure data security and comply with customer data privacy regulations like GDPR. This blog explores how the Alumio “integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS)”, plays a pivotal role in ensuring data security and compliance in the modern business ecosystem.

What is data compliance and security?

When digitally transforming businesses implement multiple applications to digitalize and automate business processes, there is an increased risk of data loss, security breaches, and compromised customer data privacy. Therefore, as businesses grow their IT ecosystem they need to ensure data security measures and industry data compliance regulations that need to be fulfilled at the risk of severe penalties

What is data compliance?

Data compliance involves adhering to various regulatory frameworks and industry standards. These regulations are designed to safeguard consumer data, maintain transparency, and ensure ethical data handling practices. It imposes upon enterprises to safeguard and provide transparent access to all the customer data that they collect, across all the applications they implement.

Non-compliance can lead to hefty fines and damage to an organization's reputation. There are different privacy regulations based on region and industry. For instance, one of the most stringent privacy regulations is GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), for organizations operating in the European Union, then there’s HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) for the healthcare industry, there’s the CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act), there SOC2, and many more.

Compliance is about proving how you track and manage data, and this is extremely difficult to do with complex integrations and no tools to help.

What is data security?

Data security refers to the protection of all digital data against unauthorized access, breaches, and alterations. In an era where data breaches can have severe repercussions, maintaining robust security measures is non-negotiable. Data security encompasses encryption, access controls, and monitoring mechanisms, all of which are essential for safeguarding sensitive information.

Attempting to ensure data security and compliance for multiple disparate applications is counter-productive and increasingly challenging with each new app implemented, leading to data silos. This is why modern businesses are realizing the importance of integrating all their systems and applications, enabling real-time data exchange between these connected systems, and centralizing all their data on one cloud-based platform.

The Alumio iPaaS is a next-gen, API-driven middleware solution that checks all these boxes for data compliance and security. It helps businesses integrate all their applications and data on one central, cloud-based platform and provides complete data control across integrated systems.

How does the iPaaS help ensure data security and compliance?

The Alumio iPaaS (integration Platform as a Service) is a cloud-native, low-code middleware that helps businesses connect two or multiple systems, SaaS, cloud apps, and data sources. As an API-driven solution, it helps create, monitor, and manage all these data connections or integrations via one user-friendly interface, without the hassles of custom code.

Centralizing all integrations on one secure cloud space, the Alumio iPaaS ensures real-time data access across all systems, which significantly simplifies privacy compliance. It also provides reporting tools to help enterprises comply with key data privacy regulations like GDRP, CCPA, HIPPA, SOC2, FERPA, and more.

What’s more - this centralization of data and applications one cloud space also simplifies and streamlines data security. The Alumio iPaaS adheres to the latest data security standards and enables data synchronization to ensure data consistency across all connected systems. It also provides automated monitoring and logging, which helps automatically detect integration errors, API conflicts, or data inconsistencies. Additionally, it provides data caching, buffering, and reactivation procedures to ensure business continuity in the rare case of system crashes or data errors.

To discover more about how the Alumio iPaaS helps SMEs and large enterprises enable data security compliance, read our blogs on:

  1. Data Security: What Is It and Why Does It Matter?
  2. Enabling Privacy Compliance with the Alumio iPaaS

This blog, 'Ensuring Data Security & Compliance with an iPaaS' only explores one of the seven advantages of business leaders are implementing the iPaaS as the cornerstone of the IT ecosystem. Learn all about the other business benefits of the iPaaS, by download the white paper:
7 Business Benefits of the Alumio iPaaS

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