Salesforce rolls out Shield, a security and compliance service bundle for regulated industries

Shield offers built in, bundled services such as archiving, monitoring, encryption and auditing for apps built on the Salesforce1 platform.

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Salesforce is rolling out a new set of Salesforce1 platform services designed to offer security and compliance tools to customers in regulated industries.

Now generally available, the service offers built in, bundled services such as archiving, monitoring, encryption and auditing for apps built on the Salesforce1 platform.

Salesforce says the drag-and-drop tools relieve a common burden for enterprise IT departments, which is complying with internal governance policies and industry regulations in a cloud app environment that is rapidly innovating.

"As businesses in regulated industries move more data to the cloud, they need a holistic way of managing and tracking that data," said Michael Markham, CTO of Salesforce partner Conga. "Salesforce Shield lets customers manage their data across apps in the Salesforce ecosystem without having to build or buy additional point solutions for each app."

The CRM giant is also marketing Shield to ISVs and systems integrators, as they can now create new corporate governance apps and sell them on the Salesforce AppExchange. Salesforce says Shield services also extend to any app built natively via Salesforce1.

Pricing for Shield is on an individual basis, as Salesforce says it will charge customers a percentage of their total Salesforce product spend in order to access the services. However, the various components of Salesforce Shield can be purchased together or individually.

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