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Why consider use of Data Leakage Prevention Technology in your Business?
Considering use of Data Leakage Prevention Technology? Here are some common questions
Do you know where your company’s confidential data is being stored, where it’s being sent and who is accessing it?
Data Leakage Prevention technology provides you with a good overview of the location and usage of data within your business. It checks network actions against your business security policies, and allows you to protect and control sensitive data, including customer information and financial data . Once you have this information you can change your internal policies accordingly and change user rights where necessary
Do you have a policy to protect you against theft and accidental disclosure of sensitive information by employees and partners?
Not all data loss is the result of external, malicious attacks. Accidental loss of confidential data by internal employees is a significant factor. Data Leakage Prevention software can prevent confidential documents leaving the network. It can block sensitive data transfers to Universal Serial Bus (USB) drives and other removable media. Data Leakage Prevention also offers the ability to apply policies that safeguard data on a case-by-case basis. For example, if a security event is detected, access to a specific workstation can be blocked instantly. Policies can also quarantine or encrypt data in real-time response to events.
Are you are concerned about your next audit and want to maintain compliance with complex regulations?
More than 50 countries now have data protection laws that require organisations to safeguard sensitive information. Penalties for noncompliance with strict privacy regulations and breach notification laws continue to grow. Requirements reach beyond the simple provision of written policies to prove compliance. By using technology to control usage you can help maintain compliance and will have the ability to prove what you are doing.
Do you need to protect your information against threats caused by mobile workers and social media channels?
Many employees are now using social media to keep up with consumer trends. Data Leakage Prevention software will help prevent the accidental exposure of confidential information across unsecure lines of communication. You can of course allow social media for appropriate uses. With the rise in use of mobile devices and more remote based employees, corporate data increasingly resides both in and outside of the organization. Wherever data lives in transit on the network, at rest in storage, or in use on a laptop or smartphone, DLP can monitor it and significantly reduce the risk of data loss.
Would you like to monitor your organization for inappropriate employee conduct and maintain forensic data of security events as evidence?
Insiders represent a significant risk to data security. An employee who emails a work-related document to his personal account in order to work over the weekend may have good intentions. However, he or she poses a big threat when there is confidential data involved. With Data Leakage Prevention software you can limit and filter Web surfing, and control which applications employees can access. It is an invaluable tool in the effort to stop dangerous or time-wasting activities, and helps to detect problems before they can damage your business.
Are you uncertain of your organization’s level of protection for confidential data in cloud applications and storage?
Large amounts of data are being moved to applications in the cloud—an environment in which it is not always clear where data will be physically stored and processed. Protecting sensitive information in virtual and cloud models is critical. Data Leakage Prevention software recognises confidential data and automates its encryption at rest, in motion and in use, preventing its transmission to third-party infrastructures.
Would your organization like to proactively prevent the misuse of data at endpoints, both on and off the corporate network?
DLP technology monitors all endpoint activity—whether on smartphones, tablets, laptops or desktops, on the corporate network or off. It can block emails or attachments containing confidential data, enforce policies on the transfer of data to removable media devices such as USB thumb drives, and even prevent activities such as printing, copying and pasting. DLP offers complete data visibility and control, ensuring that employees, third-party vendors, contractors and partners are prevented from leaking your data—intentionally or inadvertently
would you like to gain a competitive advantage, in both brand value and reputation?
When organizations fail to take the necessary steps to identify sensitive data and protect it from loss or misuse, they are risking their ability to compete. Whether it’s a targeted attack or an inadvertent mistake, confidential data loss can diminish a company’s brand, reduce shareholder value, and irreparably damage the company’s reputation. DLP facilitates the protection of valuable trade secrets and other vital intelligence, and helps to prevent the negative publicity and loss of customers that inevitably follow data breaches
Do any of the above apply to you? If so, call us now to discuss how you can increase your protection and ensure your data is secure