Salesforce Shield is tailored for companies with heightened security and compliance considerations. Comprising four products that layer onto existing Salesforce products, it provides additional protection. 

Shields are used to intercept specific attacks.  Shield is no different.

Salesforce Shield is a trio of security tools that helps you build extra levels of trust, compliance, and governance right into your business-critical app.

These components include:

  • Platform Encryption: Enhance Salesforce data encryption with AES 256-bit encryption, allowing you to manage your encryption keys.
  • Event Monitoring: Utilize detailed reports and dashboards to monitor user behavior and identify those accessing sensitive data.
  • Field Audit Trail: Extend field history tracking capabilities to cover more fields and capture a decade of historical data, with accompanying dashboards for monitoring.
  • Einstein Data Detect: Leverage AI to identify sensitive data within your Salesforce Org and implement protective measures.

Is Salesforce Shield necessary?

In this sense, Shield gives you a helping hand through tools like event monitoring and field audit trails. Not only do these features practically help you maintain the security of your Salesforce environment, but they’re also proof of your compliance.

Salesforce Shield

How do I use shield in Salesforce?

  • Verify Access for a Particular Field.
  • Modifying Field Access Settings.
  • Field-Level Security. Set Field Permissions in Permission Sets and Profiles. Set Field-Level Security for a Field on All Profiles. Set Field-Level Security for a Field on All Permission Sets.

What are the benefits of Salesforce Shield?

Shield can help you protect your apps. Salesforce Shield is basically a set of security solutions that allows you to incorporate additional layers of trust, compliance, and governance into your mission-critical apps. Shield Platform Encryption, Event Monitoring, and Field Audit Trail are all included.

Does Shield work with marketing cloud?

You can use Salesforce Shield and Field-Level Encryption with Sales and Service Clouds. The Marketing Cloud does not offer Audit Trail or Event Monitoring via the Marketing Cloud app. However, Field-Level Encryption does encrypt data at rest and can support Platform Encryption users.

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