The first in a new family of products aimed at organisations that want to strengthen their Data Loss Prevention (DLP) strategies by actively involving staff in stopping accidental leaks of important information will make its European debut on stand J61 at Infosecurity Europe 2011, London, April 19-21.
TITUS Aware for Microsoft Outlook protects businesses from inadvertent data breaches by validating emails for policy violations and regulatory compliance before they leave the desktop. It checks email content, attachments and recipients against corporate policies, ensuring that commercial enterprises share the right information with the right people.
It differs from other DLP solutions because it actively involves users in data loss prevention, and helps to strike a balance between sharing information, and securing information. Many current DLP products depend entirely on automated solutions to detect sensitive information. The TITUS Aware products have Real Time Detect and Correct™ which can detect sensitive information at the desktop, educate users on the handling of sensitive information and give users the tools to remedy data breaches before they can occur. False positives from enterprise DLP solutions can also be reduced by the Metadata Assist for DLP™ feature of TITUS Aware. TITUS products fit seamlessly into an existing Microsoft Office environment and require no additional server infrastructure.
TITUS’ existing solutions for email, document and SharePoint classification are already in service across Europe with NATO, and with multiple public and private sector organisations.
“Our message and document classification products have become a proven solution for military and government organisations around the world,” said Tim Upton, president and CEO of TITUS. “However, the need for data protection does not stop there. As we have seen, there is a great need for commercial organisations to protect themselves from data breaches. By utilising our TITUS Aware products in conjunction with other DLP solutions, CIOs can find peace of mind in knowing that the data which should not leave the organisation, will not.”
Andreas Wuchner, CISO, CISA, CISPP, and currently a managing director of IT risk control, observed: “User driven security solutions are a necessity in today’s business environment, where data breaches are becoming more and more commonplace as information sharing has become such an important business practice. While there are from time to time breaches that are malicious, the majority of breaches are inadvertent and can be stopped by involving the user in the overall DLP strategy.”
For Gartner, Eric Ouellet, vice president of research said: “Organisations are continually sharing data with partners, clients and even competitors in this age of collaboration and transparency. There are significant benefits to involving the end users directly in the protection of data, and in turn in their organisation’s overall DLP strategy.”