Content-Aware Data Loss Prevention
Content filtering for removable devices, applications like Outlook, Skype, and Dropbox, webmail and others.
in 30 minutes
The use of more cloud-based services, from Dropbox to web-based e-mail, has increased the number of accidental or intentional data leakage incidents in the last years. Data Leakage Prevention (also called Data Loss Prevention or short DLP) has become one of the main security challenges for companies all over the world. Careless employee behavior is actually being considered a greater security threat than external attackers, highlighting the need for a close and detailed monitoring of all data transferred outside the companies' networks.
To protect your sensitive company data you need to be aware of its content. If data leaves the endpoint (Windows PCs, Macs and Linux computers) through cloud applications, USB sticks or e-mail, you need to be sure that the content is not against your policy. This is where Content-Aware Data Loss Prevention helps you.
One simple example is telephony; you want your company to be as efficient, productive and cost-conscious as possible. You allow users or even encourage them to use Skype. Great to reduce call costs and people connected to work efficiently. On the downside, who knows what files they transfer outside the company network using Skype’s file transfer features? With Content Aware Protection you can take control at the endpoint of what data is allowed to be transferred using Skype.
Here are more reasons why Content-Aware DLP is required in today's workplace:
- Skype is great in many ways but it is also a big risk factor to lose data
- Dropbox and Google Drive are great ways to improve productivity, but an even greater way for data to be leaked, lost or stolen
- Slack is the new preferred messaging and workstream collaboration tool for teams, but file sharing is extremely easy, exposing the organization to potential data breaches
Don’t let applications and data unsupervised!
How Content Aware Protection Works
Enforce corporate policy by ensuring documents containing confidential data is not shared outside the company without compromising productivity.
Start with general filters and progress granularly to advanced filters. Use the policies according to the type of data you want to protect: file type filter, predefined content filter, and custom content filter.
Create custom rules to detect and block transfer of data you consider sensitive. HIPAA, PCI DSS and other predefined rules are available.
Minimize risks of data losses that can affect business due to image prejudice, fines and lawsuits.