Industries requiring strict compliance regulations can now use Salesforce Shield to help secure their data within Salesforce. Although Salesforce offers endless possibilities with its customizable multi-tenant environment, for financial services and healthcare industries it can be a daunting task securing data to meet compliance requirements.
Whether you’re an administrator responsible for managing HIPAA compliance for a healthcare company or a developer customizing the platform for a financial services firm, both will be faced with many challenges trying to maintain the security of data that meets industry’s demands.
To meet the increasing regulatory requirements for many of its customers, Salesforce developed a new security feature called Salesforce Shield. A Salesforce Shield implementation offers companies the ability to secure, track and monitor data that’s easy to set up and ensures the governance required for companies with the most strict compliance regulations.
Salesforce Shield is comprised of 3 components – Platform Encryption, Field Audit Trail and Event Monitoring. Let’s take a look at each component’s features and the benefits they provided: