Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has been positioned as a Leader in NelsonHall’s NEAT evaluation for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Services.
The report lists as TCS strengths, its extensive knowledge of customers’ IT systems, allowing for faster implementation; the wave-based approach to remediation which prioritizes the most vulnerable processes; TCS’ ownership of tools like MasterCraft Dataplus for data governance, cleansing and masking, and Crystal Ball for consent management; and a strong managed security services practice for ongoing compliance and security operations, along with investments in machine learning for security with the ignio platform.
“With growing concerns around the handling of personal data, we will only see more legislative interventions such as GDPR in the near future, forcing enterprises to prioritize spending on data privacy and security,” said Satish Thiagarajan, Global Head, CyberSecurity Practice, TCS. “This leadership ranking is a validation of our foresight, early investments in building intellectual property and capabilities, and the value delivered to our customers.”
TCS offers a full suite of services related to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR):consulting services, professional services, and also managed services.
In addition to the deep domain expertise around data security and privacy, TCS’ key differentiator has been the intellectual property it has built in this area, which helps reduce the time to market for GDPR implementations, while delivering superior outcomes. Some of the proprietary tools and platforms supporting TCS’ GDPR services include: GDPR Readiness Assessment Toolkit, Crystal Ball, MasterCraft DataPlus, Data Masker, GRC portal and the Security community portal.
TCS’ MasterCraft DataPlus provides data provisioning, privacy, quality, and governance management including data profiling, cleansing, deduplication, and data masking. Crystal Ball is a platform for capturing and enforcing customers’ privacy requirements.
Mike Smart, Senior IT Services Analyst with NelsonHall, said: “TCS’ GDPR services are backed by its wave-based approach to remediation, targeting the highest risk systems to improve client compliance. TCS’ knowledge of the regulation, of their clients’ current IT systems, and its toolkits allow it to put in place highly detailed remediation plans for GDPR compliance.”