• Security Manager's Journal: The ins and outs of extending DLP

    Posted October 21, 2013 - 1:11 pm

    I love DLP! That's not a statement that would sell a chief financial officer on data leak prevention, but I can show real ROI from our deployment as well.
  • How much do data breaches cost? More than you think

    Posted June 19, 2013 - 12:50 pm

    According to Symantec, data spills cost US companies nearly $200 per record lost -- a good reason why organizations need to do a better job of protecting our data.
  • Security Manager's Journal: Did DLP tool prevent an assault?

    Posted February 11, 2013 - 12:26 pm

    A data loss prevention tool flags keywords that lead to the discovery of a possible conspiracy to commit a crime.
  • IT security vendor Verdasys brings DLP to the cloud

    Posted January 29, 2013 - 4:55 pm

    Security vendor Verdasys says it's ready to bring data loss prevention (DLP) to the cloud.
  • Should you keep cell phones away from sensitive data?

    Posted April 3, 2012 - 1:49 pm

    The number, variety and abilities of smartphone exploits is growing exponentially, but few talk about the risk phones pose as entry points, not as a source of data leaks. Even if they're banned from sensitive areas, how can you keep them out without frisking everyone at the door?
  • Next up for DLP: The cloud?

    Posted March 15, 2012 - 7:22 am

    Traditionally there have been two ways to host a data loss prevention security service: An on-premise application managed by the customer, or an on-premise application managed by the DLP supplier. BEW Global, a managed security service provider, has a third way: Through the cloud.
  • 3 security acronyms to avoid (and 3 to embrace)

    Posted October 13, 2011 - 8:02 am

    Today's security trends are the usual acronym soup. Here are 3 you'd do well to avoid and 3 worth your attention.
  • For once, Microsoft is victim of its own FUD

    Posted January 28, 2011 - 12:54 pm

    Just because reigning FUD champion Microsoft gets a lot of credit for using leaked information as a stick with which to beat its opponents doesn't leaks don't whack it in the head once in a while.
  • Why you're probably not ready for DLP software

    Posted January 24, 2011 - 9:18 am

    9 questions you must ask and answer before deciding on any DLP solution.
  • WikiLeaks fallout: DLP helps but doesn't solve, analysts say

    Posted December 17, 2010 - 12:53 pm

    Data leak prevention technologies have a limited but important role in protecting enterprise data, analysts say. But can the technology prevent another WikiLeaks-like fiasco?
  • Softer data-leak prevention

    Posted August 3, 2010 - 2:00 pm

    Data-leak prevention is growing at 10% a year, a bit slower than anticipated but still pretty fast compared to other security technologies. In this year's research we see DLP use or active evaluation among 36% of research participants. The primary driver is compliance, as with most security funding. In looking at DLP deployment over time we noticed something very interesting: quite a few companies that deployed DLP last year pulled back on their deployments because of a backlash from users and management.
  • Downloadable DLP targets 'unsolvable' issue

    Posted July 19, 2010 - 8:58 pm

    Web security vendor Websense Inc. is now offering a full-featured downloadable version of its data loss prevention (DLP) technology that IT admins should be able to download and install in less than an hour. But one industry expert warns that DLP is one of those unsolvable problems.
  • IBM boosts IPS platform with Web application security, data-loss prevention

    Posted July 15, 2010 - 4:52 pm

    IBM Thursday announced it has added capabilities for Web application protection and data-loss prevention (DLP) to the basic technology platform for its intrusion-system prevention (IPS) product line.
  • 3 security best practices you should be following (but probably aren't)

    Posted June 30, 2010 - 8:10 am

    These proven tactics will help ward off cybercriminals -- if you make them part of your security regimen.
  • Too many data-loss prevention tools become shelfware, says analyst

    Posted June 23, 2010 - 1:23 pm

    The good, the bad and the ugly of data-loss prevention tools and technologies got a solid once over from Gartner analyst Eric Ouellet, who spared no punches during his presentation on the topic during the first day of Gartner's Security & Risk Management Summit.
  • Review

    DLP primer

    Posted April 20, 2010 - 11:48 am

    Data Leak Protection products (DLP) are designed to help organizations keep tabs on and protect sensitive data that, if lost, could create legal liability, loss of profit, safety or security risks, and so on.
  • Symantec Vision Conference: Total Control

    Posted April 14, 2010 - 9:42 am

    Symantec upgraded four of its product suites, but more importantly, they're starting to work together in ways that they never have before. You might like it.
  • Websense debuts unified security architecture

    Posted February 9, 2010 - 12:26 pm

    Websense Tuesday announced Triton, a unified security architecture, which merges its data-loss prevention and e-mail security products, keeping much of the security-as-a-service approach it already supports, but with a common management and reporting console.
  • Websense debuts unified security architecture

    Posted February 9, 2010 - 12:25 pm

    Websense Tuesday announced Triton, a unified security architecture, which merges its data-loss prevention and e-mail security products, keeping much of the security-as-a-service approach it already supports, but with a common management and reporting console.
  • Healthcare organizations find security, privacy cures

    Posted October 29, 2009 - 2:00 pm

    Healthcare organizations are energetically seeking cures for managing identity and security in fast-paced hospital environments to help physicians and nurses do their jobs more easily -- and to keep patient data safe.
  • Symantec ties DLP software to third-party security tools

    Posted October 27, 2009 - 10:00 pm

    Symantec has updated its Data-Loss Prevention Suite so that if the software finds a data issue that needs fixing, it can apply third-party encryption and digital-rights management (DRM) controls to the problem.
  • Sophos adds DLP to desktop anti-malware

    Posted October 8, 2009 - 9:19 pm

    Sophos added data-loss prevention capabilities to its desktop anti-malware software and is promising gateway-based DLP in the future.
  • Adobe, McAfee to combine DRM and data-loss prevention

    Posted September 28, 2009 - 12:56 pm

    Adobe Systems and McAfee will jointly develop a product that combines digital rights management capabilities with technology designed to prevent data from leaking outside corporate networks, the companies said Monday.
  • Cisco IronPort data-loss prevention: beta testers share insights

    Posted September 23, 2009 - 5:13 pm

    Beta testers of a data-loss prevention add-on to Cisco's IronPort security appliances say DLP is looking like a fine complement to existing anti-virus and anti-spam filtering capabilities.
  • Sticker shock over data-loss prevention products could be short-lived

    Posted September 21, 2009 - 11:58 am

    Data-loss prevention products can potentially save organizations a bundle by preventing the escape of sensitive information. But the six-figure starting price for a typical enterprise deployment of host and gateway-based DLP is tough for many to swallow.
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