Use Case: IP Protection

Protecting IP Across Borders 

With a worldwide workforce, data needs to flow – but that shouldn’t mean losing control of it 

IP (intellectual property) falling into the wrong hands, in the wrong parts of the world, can lead to devastating consequences. Often unstructured, IP is difficult to control with existing technology. Data leaks are common as organizations are becoming more global, relying on expanding supply chains, outsourced hires, and follow-the-sun productivity. 

From a security perspective, conducting business with foreign organizations can seem daunting: What data will foreign nationals have access to? What regulations govern the data now? Different legal systems, regulations, data ownership issues, and the threat of state-ordered backdoors and espionage draw concern for many organizations looking to expand on a global level.

An all-or-nothing approach to data sharing isn’t working for most globally connected businesses. Organizations need to be able to easily share data when the need occurs, but still remain in control of it, wherever that data needs to travel.

Intelligent IP protects itself differently in different locations

Allow secure collaboration around the world without fear of foreign threats

  • Geo-location Controls
  • Real-Time Access Rights 
  • Designated Time Access Windows
  • Platform & Transit Agnostic 

How our self-aware data transforms your IP to protect itself 

Keyavi’s technology is composed of multiple independent encryption layers, designed such that a layer cannot be compromised without triggering protection mechanisms of the surrounding layers. This multi-layer approach includes policies which are embedded directly into the data itself – fundamentally changing it – allowing the data to become self-aware and self-protecting. And with that comes the ability to not only ask who is permitted access and when, but also where. As the data owner, you can easily implement geo-fencing to restrict where data can be accessed – whether entrusting it only to a specific office location, state, or entire country. To determine geo-location, Keyavi takes multiple data points into account from several sources, including software, hardware and cloud resources, preventing unauthorized users from spoofing or mimicking authorized locations. 

Consider the case when conducting business with a foreign organization. Keyavi’s technology allows the data owner to permit only need-to-know, business-relevant information to be accessed by the foreign national. That data may not be shared elsewhere, opened by another user or device, and it can be set to expire or be revoked when the business need is no longer there. The IP stays aware of its environment and prevents unwanted access or modification as it resides in the geo-location established by your policy.

Don’t let your collaborative business processes suffer due to fear of data sharing. By knowing and restricting exactly where your data can be accessed and by whom, threats associated with IP, trade secrets, and general data theft are greatly minimized. With Keyavi, you maintain persistent control of your data at all time, no matter where it goes.