Salesforce Shield – What is it and What are its benefits?

Salesforce shield - what is it and what are its benefits

Salesforce Shield is a set of three security technologies that enables you to add extra layers of compliance, governance, and trust into your mission-critical apps. Businesses that seek stricter compliance and data protection standards should use Shield Salesforce. It includes a trio of interconnected security solutions that may provide more administration, compliance, and legitimacy to your business’s most crucial applications. In addition, Shield Salesforce offers features that aren’t included in the  platform’s default functionality. Customers who keep sensitive information in Salesforce and work in industries subject to restrictions should pay special attention to them.

Key features of Salesforce Shield

Key features of Salesforce Shield

Implementing Salesforce Shield gives you three powerful tools to help you get your Salesforce ready for compliance and safety checks. The key features of Salesforce Shield are:

 

  • Shield Platform Encryption 

Shield Platform Encryption enables you to securely encrypt your most confidential material while at rest throughout your Salesforce apps. Sensitive, privileged, or proprietary data is further protected by encryption while at rest. The number of standard and customized fields that can be covered with Platform Encryption is much more than the number of custom fields that can be secured using Classic Encryption, which is limited to a small subset of custom fields.

 

  • Event monitoring 

Event Monitoring is the second element in the Salesforce Shield deployment, providing Shield customers with access to vital data. The Salesforce Event Monitoring system tracks more than fifty events, such as logins, pageviews, API queries, and report runs. 

 

  • Field Audit trail

The Field Audit Path helps you prepare by following a wide range of standard and custom items. Using Salesforce’s metadata API, audit trails allow you to set a retention policy for historical data that can span up to ten years. In addition, it will enable tracking a higher maximum number of fields per unit.

6 benefits of Salesforce Shield

  • Customers can create their tenant secret using straightforward methods, and without extra hardware or software, they can encrypt fields, files, and connections.
  • Customers have complete control over the lifecycle of the tenant secret they derive from a Hardware Security Module or HSM. They can spin, export, and delete secrets as necessary to meet compliance needs.
  • Since data is secured at the application layer, crucial features like global search and validation rules can operate without problems.
  • Bring Your Own Key (BYOK) gives clients more control over their encryption procedures by allowing them to submit their tenant secret, produced by their own HSMs.
  • The architecture uses 256-bit AES symmetric keys and full stochastic encryption behind the scenes to achieve robust security.
  • If you have historical data that isn’t utilized often, you can archive it to save storage space, and the information could be easily accessed if necessary.
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