DATA LOSS PREVENTION
Prevent the loss of sensitive data from corporate networks.
Data loss prevention (DLP) is a strategy for making sure that end users do not send sensitive or critical information outside the corporate network. The term is also used to describe software products that help a network administrator control what data end users can transfer.
DLP software products use business rules to classify and protect confidential and critical information so that unauthorized end users cannot accidentally or maliciously share data whose disclosure could put the organization at risk. For example, if an employee tried to forward a business email outside the corporate domain or upload a corporate file to a consumer cloud storage service like Dropbox, the employee would be denied permission.
Adoption of DLP is being driven by insider threats and by more rigorous state privacy laws, many of which have stringent data protection or access components. In addition to being able to monitor and control endpoint activities, some DLP tools can also be used to filter data streams on the corporate network and protect data in motion.
DLP products may also be referred to as data leak prevention, information loss prevention or extrusion prevention products.
Benefits of Implementing Data Loss Prevention Solutions
- Identify and control the movement of sensitive data in organisations
- Ensure proper channels for the movement of sensitive data
- Label data based on its sensitive and handling requirements
- Limit an organisations data loss
What is Data Loss Prevention Security?
Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is a computer network security term referring to systems that identify, monitor, and protect data in use (e.g. endpoint actions), data in motion (e.g. network actions), and data at rest (e.g. data storage).
How does Data Loss Prevention Security protect you?
Systems are designed to detect and prevent unauthorised use and transmission of confidential information Vendors refer to the term as Data Leak Prevention, Information Leak Detection and Prevention (ILDP), Information Leak Prevention (ILP), Content Monitoring and Filtering (CMF), Information Protection and Control (IPC) or Extrusion Prevention System by analogy to Intrusion-prevention system.
How does Data Loss Prevention Security work?
Data Loss Prevention Security works through deep content inspection, contextual security analysis of transaction (attributes of originator, data object, medium, timing, recipient/destination and so on) and with centralised management tools.
What are the business benefits of Data Loss Prevention Security?
Comprehensive data protection for your company or organisation is essential. Identifying and protecting confidential information prevents data breaches, data leakage, and demonstrates compliance and reducing the risk of external attacks and the insider threat. Data Loss Prevention Security is an important factor in the protection of your data and that of your customers.