Data Loss Prevention (DLP) technologies identify, monitor and protect data in use or in motion on the network, as well as data at rest in storage or on desktops, laptops, and mobile devices. While organisations are more successful at filtering incoming malicious content and deflecting unauthorised entry attempts, they are lagging behind with implementing technical solutions that effectively address data breaches.
Securolytics Data Loss Prevention is a system that is designed to detect potential data breach / data ex-filtration transmissions and prevent them by monitoring, detecting and blocking sensitive data while in-use (endpoint actions), in motion (network traffic), and at-rest (data storage). In data leakage incidents, sensitive data disclosed to unauthorised personnel either by malicious intent or by inadvertent mistake. Such sensitive data can come in the form of private or company information, intellectual property (IP), financial or patient information, credit-card data, and other information depending on the business and the industry.
Data Breaches Reach a Peak
According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, data breaches reached an all-time high in the U.S. in 2014, representing an increase of more than 27 percent of the number of breaches reported in 2013. Data breaches are a fact of life now, and organisations will continue to be negatively impacted by the loss or compromise of sensitive information.
An integral part of the answer in minimising these impacts and reducing risks associated with exposing sensitive information, losing intellectual property or violating compliance obligations is data loss prevention. This technology enforces data security policies by monitoring devices and traffic while preventing the outbound flow of sensitive information.
Before any information leaves your businesses network, Securolytics DLP scans it. If anything is triggered,
the email is redirected to the Securolytics DLP quarantine system and the sender will receive a notification.
In the notification message, the sender will see where they can review the message they tried to send. Administrators can allow employees to review the message, release the email, or delete the email and compose a new one. Securolytics DLP adds value to your business because it allows everyone to see what information was flagged for being sensitive and which policy it violated.
By utilising this system, employees will know the corporate policies and they will be aware of what is considered sensitive information.
Some examples of using of this product:
You can use predefined patterns (Credit Card Number, US Social Security Number, Vehicle Identification Number) or write your custom patterns with regular expressions.
Policy settings for CCN
Example of incidents with CCN
Policy for Username and Password
Username and Password incident
Many business owners think that DLP will be expensive and take a long time to set up. However, with Securolytics DLP, you will have secure email without the expensive price or long time to implement. Additionally, you will be able to utilise the system quicker and your team will not be impacted drastically.
Benefits for Administrators
Experts in this industry created Teknas DLP and the systems quality speaks for itself. With Securolytics DLP, administrators are able to define policies and create customised settings for quarantining email, give specific employees permission to review and authorise quarantined emails, manage quarantined messages with flexible searching and filtering settings and release or delete individual or multiple quarantined messages with a single click. The system also allows administrators to review reports on the quarantine activities and trends and automate custom notifications for quarantined messages.
Securolytics DLP is your solution to ensure that all of your outbound email security needs are met and it can be bundled with the policy-based email encryption service. If you are a current Securolytics customer, Securolytics DLP can be added on to your current package easily. Additionally, you can implement it as a standalone solution and integrate it with another email encryption solution.
Data Loss Prevention Must Be Integrated
DLP has finally evolved to become an important component of a broader security architecture. Through deep content inspection and a contextual security analysis of transactions, DLP technologies serve as the enforcers of data security policies and provide a centralised management framework designed to help detect and prevent the unauthorised disclosure or transmission of sensitive information. DLP protects against mistakes that lead to data leaks and intentional misuse.
As organisations recognise the growing risk of data loss and the importance of data protection, DLP solutions become more attractive. Although most organisations express an awareness of DLP capabilities, they struggle to make the business case for the product’s adoption, and achieving project buy-in from executives is a key first step to any security endeavour.
Although a DLP project can hold the attention of executives due to its ability to support regulatory compliance requirements, the difficulty lies in justifying the project’s costs with the benefits, which largely involve mitigating the risks of information loss and a technical means to protect information from leaving the network. Identifying top security drivers as problems addressed by DLP solutions helps increase executive support for a business case.