Data loss prevention, or DLP, is a set of technologies, products, and techniques that are designed to stop sensitive information from leaving an organisation.

Data can end up in the wrong hands whether it’s sent through email or instant messaging, website forms, file transfers, or other means. DLP strategies must include solutions that monitor for, detect, and block the unauthorised flow of information.

This is how dlp works

DLP technologies use rules to look for sensitive information that may be included in electronic communications or to detect abnormal data transfers. The goal is to stop information such as intellectual property, financial data, and employee or customer details from being sent, either accidentally or intentionally, outside the corporate network.Many government and industry regulations have made DLP a requirement.

Components we provide of a Data Loss Solution

  • Securing data in motion
  • Technology installed at the network edge can analyse traffic to detect sensitive data sent in violation of security policies.

  • Securing endpoints
  • Endpoint-based agents can control information transfer between users, groups of users, and external parties. Some endpoint-based systems can block attempted communications in real time and provide user feedback.

  • Securing data at rest
  • Access control, encryption and data retention policies can protect archived organisational data.

  • Securing data in use
  • Some DLP systems can monitor and flag unauthorised activities that users may intentionally or unintentionally perform in their interactions with data.

  • Data leak detection
  • DLP solutions and other security systems like IDS, IPS, and SIEM, identify data transfers that are anomalous or suspicious. These solutions also alert security staff of a possible data leak.

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