Sealpath IRM: we discuss native integrations and its on-premises and SaaS (cloud) options.
Over the past few years, Sealpath has worked hard to provide native integrations with several popular and widely used tools in enterprise environments to facilitate adoption and improve efficiency in data protection and intellectual property. Some of these tools are mentioned below. Below is an updated list of the products 100% compatible with Sealpath IRM that we at Sixe have tested and which are already enjoyed by many customers around the world.
Sealpath main integrations through optional modules
All these modules are available in on-premises (local installation) or cloud (SaaS) format.
- Sealpath for RDS: This module allows working in remote desktop or Citrix environments that require a single installer per terminal server.
- Sealpath for File Servers and SharePoint: Allows the automatic protection of folders in file servers, SharePoint, OneDrive, Alfresco and other documentation repositories.
- Automatic Protection for Exchange: Provides automatic protection of message bodies and attachments in Microsoft Exchange according to specific rules.
- AD/LDAP Connector: Enables integration with Active Directory or LDAP in a SaaS system.
- SealPath for Mobile Devices: Provides access to protected documentation through the SealPath Document Viewer app or Microsoft Office Mobile on iOS, Android or Mac OSX mobile devices.
- Platform customization: Includes the ability to customize the appearance of email invitations, user and administrator portals.
- Multi-organization: Offers the possibility of having more than one “host” or sub-organization linked to the same company. Ideal for large corporate groups or government offices with different types of hierarchies or very complex organizational charts.
- DLP Connectors: Enables automatic protection of information based on rules configured in Symantec, McAfee and ForcePoint DLP, which are the solutions we like the most in this sector.
- SealPath Sync Connector: Facilitates offline access to a large number of files stored in certain folders on a user’s device.
- Protection Based Classification Connector: Enables automatic protection of documents classified by an information classification solution that includes tags in the file metadata.
- SealPath Secure Browser: Enables viewing and editing of protected documents in the web browser.
- SealPath SDK (.Net, REST, command-line): Allows the use of SealPath SDK in REST, .Net or command-line format for the integration of protection with certain corporate applications.
As you can see, there is no shortage of modules and add-ons that extend the capabilities of the main Sealpath IRM solution, allowing organizations to adapt protection and access control to their specific needs… and above all, without having to change the way they work or the products they already use.
Do we deploy it or use SaaS mode)?
This is the second major customer question. Sealpath IRM offers two deployment modes: Software as a Service (SaaS) and On-Premises. Both options offer the same functionality and data protection, but differ in the way they are hosted and managed. The main differences between the two modalities are presented below:
Hosting and infrastructure management:
- Sealpath SaaS: In the SaaS mode, the infrastructure and servers are hosted and managed by Sealpath in the cloud. This means that customers do not need to worry about server maintenance, upgrades and security, as these aspects are Sealpath’s responsibility.
- Sealpath On-Premises: In the On-Premises option, the infrastructure and servers are deployed and managed within the client’s facilities or in its own private cloud environment. This gives customers greater control over the location and access to their data, but also means they must manage and maintain the servers themselves.
Integration with Active Directory and LDAP:
- Sealpath SaaS: In the SaaS version, customers can integrate Sealpath with their Active Directory or LDAP systems using the AD/LDAP connector. This connector allows synchronizing users and groups with the Sealpath system and facilitates the administration of permissions and access policies.
- Sealpath On-Premises: In the On-Premises version, integration with Active Directory or LDAP is integrated by default and it is not necessary to purchase an additional connector.
Licensing of additional modules:
- Sealpath SaaS: Some modules, such as SealPath for Mobile Devices, are included in the SaaS version at no additional cost.
- Sealpath On-Premises: In the On-Premises option, these modules must be purchased separately according to the organization’s needs.
- Sealpath SaaS: Customization of the look and feel of the platform (colors, logos, etc.) may be limited compared to the On-Premises option, since it is based on a shared environment in the cloud.
- Sealpath On-Premises: The On-Premises option allows for greater customization of the platform, since it is hosted in a dedicated environment controlled by the client.
The choice between Sealpath SaaS and On-Premises depends on the organization’s needs and preferences in terms of control over infrastructure, costs and ease of administration. Both options provide robust protection and the same functionality for controlling access to confidential information and intellectual property. Unlike Microsoft and other competitors, customers are not forced to use one model or another, because only they know what is best for them.